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xposit / two fifteen. The alumni exhibition series at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Event Label
Artist talks
Organisational Units
Location Address (1)
Schillerplatz 3
Location ZIP and/or City (1)
1010 Wien
Location Room (1)
Rektorat, M5
Location Address (2)
Schillerplatz 3
Location ZIP and/or City (2)
1010 Wien
Location Room (2)

Each semester, works by three alumni recommended by professors at the Academy are exhibited in the offices of the Rectorate.

This semester, works by the artists Andrea Haas (Art and Education under Elke Krasny) and Anastasiya Yarovenko (Figurative Painting under Kirsi Mikkola), as well as by the architect Edward George Lloyd (under Hannes Stiefel) are on display.

Fri., 22 Jan. 2016, 1.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Artitst talks

1.30 p.m., M 5
Edward George Lloyd, project presentation

2.00 p.m., M 21
Stefanie Seibold in conversation with Anastasiya Yarovenko

2.45 p.m., M 5
Andrea Haas
Queering the Archive: From A to J – A Ghost Road Movie.
Live movie screening with sound improvisation by Johanna aka MS Mutt.

Recent program:

Fri., 16 Oct. 2015, 1.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m

Meeting point: Office of the Rector, room M 5
Words of welcome: Eva Blimlinger
Introduction to the work of Edward George Lloyd: Hannes Stiefel (Architecture)

Office of the Vice-Rector for Teaching | Promotion of Early Stage Artists/Researchers, room M 5
Words of welcome: Karin Riegler
Introduction to the work of Andrea Haas: Elke Krasny (Art and Education)

Office of the Vice-Rector for Art | Research, room M 21
Words of welcome: Andrea B. Braidt
Introduction to the work of Anastasiya Yarovenko: Kirsi Mikkola (Figurative Painting)

Opening hours (M 5 & M 21)

Fri, 16 Oct. 2015, 1.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. (opening)
Fri, 22 Jan. 2016, 1.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. / Artist talks in the frame of the open hours 2016
19 Oct. 2015 – 29 Jan. 2016, by appointment.

For visits outside of opening hours, please contact .

Andrea Haas

Andrea Haas studied art and communication and lives in Vienna. On her own initiative she went on several study trips to Canada; these included a period of attendance at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver) as a guest auditor in 2011 and a visit to The Banff Centre for research purposes in 2013.

Her artistic works take up the theme of archives and see the gaps within the latter as starting points for the reconstruction of hegemonic historiography. Invisibilities can thus provide space for the imagination and impetus for completely rethinking structures of representation.

Andrea Haas, Queering the Archive: From A to J – A Ghost Road Movie, 2015
Andrea Haas, Queering the Archive: From A to J – A Ghost Road Movie , 2015

Queering the Archive: From A to J – A Ghost Road Movie is her diploma project. In it, she uses experimental artistic processes to break up rigid structures at both the visual and textual levels and reveal possibilities for queer feminist perspectives.

Edward George Lloyd

Edward was born in England, UK in 1987. He graduated from the University of Liverpool School of Architecture in 2010 and continued his studies at the Institute for Art and Architecture (IKA) of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, receiving two prizes for his master thesis (advisors: Oliver Domeisen, Hannes Stiefel & Hannes Mayer) in 2015: the Pfann-Ohmann-Preis and the Würdigungspreis of the Academy. Edward was also selected as a finalist for the Prague-based StartPoint prize in 2015.

The Tears Of A Setting Sun. A Tale Of Tenganism, Gold And Textiles

In his work, Edward extends the traditions of the nomadic tribes of Mongolia to the present conditions, and expresses the current environment through a series of contemporary artefacts that work with the shifting temporal notions of technique and production. Traditional architectural representation is transposed to that of the object, and in doing so acts as a prototype for the rewriting of a cultural identity and a bridge between the traditional canons of architecture and cultural studies, while at the same time working with the dichotic relationship that runs through the veins of Mongolia, the palimpsest of permanence and time. Most importantly, his work serves as a paradigmatic example of how cultural values can be re-established within the nomadic communities of contemporary Mongolia.

Edward George Lloyd, Mappa Mungli, 2015 © Edward Lloyd

Anastasiya Yarovenko

Anastasiya Yarovenko was born in 1983 in Tula, and lives and works in Vienna. She is a visual artist who approaches questions of the body in relation to social structures and behavior, space and surroundings through the use of different media, actively rethinking and expanding the field of needs and necessities and exploring their immediate boundaries. She studied Philology: Theory, History of Literature and Comparative Studies at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Ukraine (MA 2006) and Fine Arts with Kirsi Mikkola at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (diploma 2015). Recent exhibitions include: Spring Onions. The Elementary Forms of Social , Schneiderei, Vienna (2013), Kyiv Biennial, The School of the Displaced (2015), 6th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art (2015). She is a recipient of the Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2015 .

Anasatasiya Yarovenko, one third of 3 , 2015 (collage)

The work of Anastasiya Yarovenko deals with space as a situation, as a material gesture, as a collective image. Between form and function, between space and dimension, it creates concrete opportunities and specific associations. She uses the grid as a tool to depict and combine different aspects of reality. This grid maps the surface of the objects; it maps the space of the room, and at the same time the social relationship. It is more than just a formal device or a tool. It creates a situation like that in which we find ourselves today, in which social forms, structures and products that limit individual choices and patterns of acceptable behavior can no longer keep their shape.