10.11. - 10.12.: AWAY - Stories from abroad

a project around residences

Since the 70s the Federal Chancellery of Austria has been awarding scholarships to artist and sending  them all over the world. For the first time now the AWAY exhibition presents the stories and works of 170 artists - in the former post office and telegraph office in the 7th district and spread out on over 4 floors.

A stay abroad and government funding are said to be proof of a successful artist career. Since the 90s there's a boom - in western countries and Austria -  in sending out local artists to art metropolis as artists in residents programs. At the mement there are 17 work studios in 12 destistinations - including Istanbul, Shanghai, Tokyo, New York - where 50 artists in the field of visual art, photgraphy and media art are supported annually.

Stories from abroad

The round 170 scholarship awardees who were in a residents program until 2013 were asked to give a full report on their resident stay, a portfolio and a proposition for the exhibition. Staying abroad is mainly about the "artistic process" and not just about the "product" itself. That is why the artist were asked about their experiences, intermediate results and "by products" for the exhibition Stories from abroad.

The exhibition is curated by Alexandra Grausam (head of the artspace das weisse haus) and Genoveva Rueckert (curator at the OK / open house of culture in Upper Austria and lecturer of spatial theory at the art university of Linz).


Katharina Aigner/ Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond/ Iris Andraschek/ Maria Anwander/ Bernadette Anzengruber/ Anna Artaker/ Michael Aschauer/ Ruben Aubrecht/ Alfredo Barsuglia/ Sabine Bitter/ Helmut Weber/ Hubert Blanz/ Alan Cicmak/ Gabriele Edlbauer/ Eva Egermann/ Baptiste El Baz/ Bernhard Frue & Christina Zurfluh/ Alexander Glandien/ G.R.A.M./ Gregor Graf/ Manfred Grübl/ Katharina Gruzei/ Daniel Hafner/ Hanakam & Schuller/ Nikola Hansalik/ Matthias Herrmann/ Benjamin Hirte/ Siggi Hofer/ Katrin Hornek/ Christoph Höschele/ Olivia Jaques/ Franz Kapfer/ Alek Kawka/ Leopold Kessler/ Karl-Heinz Klopf/ kozek hörlonski/ Paul Kranzler/ Susi Krautgartner/ Annja Krautgasser/ Andrea Maria Krenn/ Friedl Kubelka/ Wolfgang Lehrner/ Paul Albert Leitner/ Katharina Loidl/ Andrea Lüth/ Marko Lulić/ Kai Maier-Rothe/ Luiza Margan/ Manuela Mark/ Albert Mayr/ Sissa Micheli/ Gerlinde Miesenböck/ Susanne Miggitsch/ Chiara Minchio/ Anna Mitterer (mit Marcuse Hafner)/ David Moises/ Gregor Neuerer/ Jakob Neulinger/ Karina Nimmerfall/ Lucas Norer/ Wolfgang Obermair/ Zita Oberwalder/ Noële Ody/ Drago Persic/ Ben Pointeker/ Marlies Pöschl/ Agnes Prammer/ Alfons Pressnitz/ Lukas Pusch/ Ulla Rauter/ Jörg Reissner/ Claudia Rohrauer/ Anja Ronacher/ Corinne Rusch/ Maruša Sagadin/ Georg Salner/ Peter Sandbichler/ Samuel Schaab/ Johann Schoiswohl/ Tomash Schoiswohl/ Anneliese Schrenk/ Franz Schubert/ Michael Strasser/ Misha Stroj/ Peter Szely/ Sofie Thorsen/ Johanna Tinzl/ Timotheus Tomicek/ Kosta Tonev/ Lisa Truttmann/ Antoine Turillon/ Nadim Vardag/ Martin Vesely/ Salvatore Viviano/ Kay Walkowiak/ Sylvia Winkler / Stephan Köperl/ Anna Witt/ Andrea Witzmann/ Natalia Załuska

Former post office and telegraph office

Zollergasse 31
1070 Vienna

Opening: 9.11.2016 at 6.30pm

Introduction by:
Thomas Blimlinger (district leader of Neubau) in a conversation with
Thomas Jakoubek (CEO of BAI and Wed GmbH)
Thomas Drozda (federal minister of arts and culture)

Performances by:
kozek hörlonski
Salvatore Viviano
Kosta Tonev

Exhibition period:
10.11. - 10.12.2016
Mo – Sat (2pm – 8pm)
Sun (12pm – 5pm)