_____ St.A.i.R. – Artist i Residency Programm _____

Das Atelier Schillerstraße ist seit Jänner 2017 ein Kooperationspartner des steirischen „Artist in Residency-Programm“ (St.A.i.R.) St.A.i.R. ist ein Förderungsprogramm der Abteilung A9 Kultur, Europa, Außenbeziehungen des Landes Steiermark für internationale KünstlerInnen, denen im Rahmen der Residency sowohl monatliche finanzielle Unterstützung ihres Projektvorhabens, als auch ein Wohn- und Arbeitsplatz in Graz geboten wird. Folgende KünstlerInnen hatten seither ebendiesen Arbeitsplatz im Atelier Schillerstraße und präsentierten hier im Rahmen eines Material Talks ihre aktuellen Arbeiten:

The Regional Government of Styria / Culture Department allocates scholarships for young artists. These scholarships are for international artists of all kinds as well as for art theorists. The scholarship provides living and working space in Graz. The aim is to create and strengthen the network between Styrian based and international artist. To achieve this goal the Styrian Government / Culture Department cooperates with several culture Institutions in Graz who are responsible for international artists and include them in their processes, allow space for working and work presentations.

April- May 2021: Malgorzata Markiewicz
July – October 2020: Jennifer Eckert
February – June 2020: Endri Dani
November 2019 – January 2020: Martin Chramosta
July – November 2019: Nadia Guerroui
August 2018:  Ilka Helmig
July – October 2018:  Liviu Bulea
August – October 2017:  Matej Frank
May – July 2017:  Juliana Höschlova
February – April 2017:  Ryts Monet 

_____ Małgorzata Markiewicz _____

Małgorzata Markiewicz lives and works in Kraków, Poland. She graduated from the Faculty of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, where in 2015 she obtained a doctoral degree. Markiewicz also studied at Konstfack, Stockholm and at the Critical Design Studio at the Faculty of Architecture of the Royal Technology Academy in Stockholm, Sweden. Currently she works as an Assistant Professor at Media Art Institute at Pedagogical University of Cracow. Her artistic practice explores the complexity of contemporary gender dynamics in the context of home environment, as well as broadly understood society. She is interested in reintroducing women’s voices into cultural and historical narratives and discourses.

Her works were presented, among others, at Zachęta National Gallery of Art (Warsaw), Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw), MAXXI (Rome), The Photographers Gallery (London), Sculpture Park in Bródno – MSN (Warsaw), Central Museum of Textiles (Łódź), Matadero arts centre (Madrid); Berardo Museum (Lisbon), MOCAK (Kraków), Łaźnia (Gdańsk), The Cable Factory (Helsinki), SPACES (Cleveland, OH).


Foto: Jaqueline Sobiszewski

_____ Material Talk – Jennifer Eckert _____


Mittwoch 21.10.2020, 18:00 Uhr
Davor: Open Studio von 14:00-18:00 Uhr
Ein Gespräch zur künstlerischen Praxis mit Jennifer Eckert, Künstlerin und Teilnehmerin am Programm Styria Artist in Residence
Das Gespräch wird via ZOOM online übertragen.

In experimentellen Forschungsreihen entstehen Arbeiten in unterschiedlichen Medien und Materialien, die aufeinander Bezug nehmen, und das Buch, die Sprache, die Schrift, das Wort, Buchstaben und das Papier thematisieren. Übergänge und Zwischenräume, aber auch die Gegensätzlichkeit des geschriebenen und gesprochenen Wortes sowie die Zusammengehörigkeit von Sprache und Gestalt werden, in Zeit, Prozess und Kombinatorik, bildgebende Verfahren.

Jennifer Eckert
2015 Master Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, 2015-17 künstlerisches Forschungsprojekt „Was das Buch ist“. Lehraufträge MKH Kiel, HBK Saar, Gastkünstlerin Raketenstation Hombroich, Künstlerhaus Lukas Ahrenshoop, Jelinek-Projekt Literaturhaus Graz.
Ausstellungen u.a. Wachhaus Raketenstation Hombroich, „Transmission“ Galerie Schnitzler & Lindsberger Graz, „Badeverbot“ Schaumbad Graz, Ahrenshoop, Ahrensburg /Hamburg, Hombroich : Philosophie, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, Bad Driburg, Koo Ming Kown Gallery Hong Kong.


_____ Material Talk – Endri Dani _____


Endri Dani, artist and participant of the Styria-Artist-in-Residence (St.AiR) spoke about his artistic practise and current projects online via ZOOM

During this presentation, Dani talked about his practice which meets with his idea about the notion of ‘vernacular’ productive, like gathering a living archive of collective gestures and memory to be passed over. But what is passed over is not so much the craft or object making than the intimate gestures – often important but also often muted – in collective memory processes. Some of his work aiming at dissolving the motif/legibility to reveal the gesture itself. This method aims at creating formally minimal works capturing a poetry of gestures, stepping away from the vernacular as image/folklore.

Material Talk – Endri Dani:


Endri Dani was born in 1987 in Shkodra, Albania. He studied at the University of Arts in Tirana from 2006-2010 and currently lives and works in Tirana. He is co-founder of MIZA Galeri, an artist-run space in Tirana dedicated to emerging artists from the Balkan/Mediterranean region. His recent work has been deeply oriented towards anthropological research, focusing on the predicaments of local identity in the era of globalization and underlying paradoxes, particularly as they manifest themselves in material and consumer culture. Dani’s work has been exhibited in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India (2016); Bienal del Fin del Mundo, Argentina (2015); Marrakech Biennale 5, Marrakech (2014), as well as in museums such as the Centre Pompidou, Metz (2020); The Isreal Museum Jerusalem (2019); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); MuCEM, Marseille (2016); Ludwig Museum-Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest (2016); The Pino Pascali Museum Foundation, Italy (2015) and the National Art Gallery, Tirana among others.

_____ Material Talk – Martin Chramosta _____

January 16, 2020 – 6pm

Ein Gespräch zur künstlerischen Praxis mit Martin Chramosta, Künstler und Teilnehmer am Programm Styria Artist in Residence

Martin Chramosta untersucht in seinen Arbeiten häufig historische Formen auf ihren
zeitgenössischen Wert und ihre gesellschaftliche Relevanz. Aus ihnen modelliert er
Assemblagen materieller und ideeller Natur, die sich in verschiedenen Medien wie
Skulptur, Zeichnung oder Performance kristallisieren. Seine Werke wurden unter Anderem in der Kunsthalle Basel, bei Rinomina Paris, im Kunstmuseum Uppsala, im NCCA Kaliningrad, im Belvedere21 Wien, an den Swiss Art Awards und am Schweizer Performancepreis präsentiert.
Martin Chramosta lebt und arbeitet in Basel.

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_____ Material Talk – Nadia Guerroui _____

October 31, 2019 – 6pm

Nadia Guerroui, artist and participant of the Styria-Artist-in-Residence 2019 (St.AiR), in conversation about her artistic practise and current projects.

Nadia Guerroui (*1988) creates poetic-abstract works in which she explores everyday phenomena and concepts from our complex, contemporary world. An intense reflection process and experiments with unconventional materials are at the base of her creation process. The dialogue that her work brings about with the observer and the space, and the well-considered choice of materials, textures and shapes link Guerroui’s work to minimalism. Her works are able to transcend the personal, the anecdotal and as a result layers of meaning and imagination are given free play. Nadia Guerroui obtained a master in textile design from La Cambre, Brussels. In 2014 she was selected for Coming People, S.M.A.K, Ghent and her work was exhibited in Cab Art Centre, Brussels. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Palimpset (Art Institute Shibukawa Gallery, Shibukawa, Japan 2018); Blink (DAC, Dolceaqua, Italy 2017) and Impostor Syndrom (Snap Projects Gallery, Lyon, France, 2016).


_____ Material Talk – Liviu Bulea _____

October 11 2018, 6pm

Liviu Bulea, artist and participant of the Styria-Artist-in-Residence 2018 (St.AiR), in conversation about his artistic practise and current projects. Born in 1989 Liviu Bulea is an artist based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. His work concentrates on social issues, human behavior, gender and sexuality topics, and also on the way mass media affects our society. He transposes his visual research through installation art, ready-made, photography, text and drawing, engaging to bring the feelings, the struggle and the memory of space and people in front of his audience.



_____ Material Talk – Ilka Helmig _____

August 24, 6pm
Gespräch zur künstlerischen Praxis mit Ilka Helmig
Künstlerin und Teilnehmerin am Programm Styria Artist in Residence

Ilka Helmig beschäftigt sich in ihrer künstlerischen Arbeit mit dem Spannungsverhältnis
von natürlichen und kulturellen Erscheinungsformen und untersucht die dabei entstehende
Wechselwirkung anhand von visuellen Experimenten und Gegenüberstellungen. Kern ihrer
Arbeit ist die Frage nach einer zugrunde liegenden Ordnungssystematik und ihrer möglichen
Übertragung von natürlichen Umgebungen auf zivilisatorische Strukturen.