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Don't worry, be happy

Eva Moosbrugger (A), Iris Nitzl (D/A), Femke van Gent (UK/NL), Emma Wood (UK)

Vernissage: Fr, 26. Februar 2010, um 19 Uhr
Eröffnung: LAbg. Bürgermeisterin Erika Adensamer
Eva Moosbrugger (A)
“Over the course of her prodigious career, Eva Moosbrugger has sought media that would best communicate her close affinity with nature and her deep commitment to the creative process.  She has absorbed significant influences from her immediate surroundings in Bregenz, in Austria’s Vorarlberg region, and from travels to far-flung locales. She has employed a wealth of materials to cross physical and conceptual borders.  ….
Moosbrugger began as a painter in the 1980s.  ….
Stone held an early and enduring attraction for her, lending itself to physical involvement in carving and polishing with her own hand, which has remained a signature of her creative output.  ….  
Since 1996, Moosbrugger’s medium of choice has been glass—a material with virtually unlimited versatility and expressive potential that allows her to convey her evolving artistic concepts.  Added to her love of color, a leitmotif that has buoyed her imagination through more than a decade's work in glass, is her passion for biomorphic forms inspired by nature.”
Ursula Neuman, “Eva Moosbrugger  PURE”
Born 1957, 11th of April, Austrian. Lives and works in Dornbirn (Austria) and Venice (Italy).

Since 1974 studies of various painting and material techniques.
Since 1981 various exhibitions and exhibition participations in Europe, USA and Japan.
1984 Change to three-dimensional art; creation of wall- and room-installations made of wood, iron, photography, concrete and stones.
1985 Studies of Raku-Ceramics. Integration of ceramic objects in her installations.
1989 First stone sculptures.
1993 Summer Academy Salzburg, teacher: Jim Dine.
1995 Initiation of glass art.
1997 Scholarship from the Austrian Ministry of Cultural Affairs in Vienna for Venice, Italy.
1999 Passage through Southern India
2001 Grant of Impulse Stiftung, Austria
2005 Passage through The Northern Territories of Australia
2008 Voyage to China
Selected Occurrences, International Exhibitions and Exhibition Participations
in addition to the gallery shows

2010 Kunst Verein Baden, Baden bei Wien, Österreich  
2009 7. Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea, Florenz, Italien  
2009 Int. Triennale der Skulptur ragARTz, Schweiz und Liechtenstein. Mit Botero, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Heinz Mack, Daniel Spoerri, Kan Yasuda uvam.  
2009 Hypo Salzburg, Romanischer Keller, A: . Kurator: Dr. Hiltrud Oman  2008 European Glass Context 2008, Denmark
2008 International Design Festival Hangzhou, China
2007 Art Bodensee, Dornbirn, Austria, with Bode Gallery, Nürnberg, Germany
2007 Madonna di Campiglio, Italy: Vetro d‘ Artista – Int. Artists connected with Italian Glass
2004 Notojima Glass Art Museum, Japan
2004 Design Center Ishikawa, The International Exhibition Of Glass Kanazawa, Japan
2004 The Corning Museum of Glass, NY: New Glass Review 25
2004 Hilton Hotel, Vienna, Austria: Permanent Installation (Bar and Restaurant)
2004 Art International, Zurich, Switzerland, with Glass Inspiration Gallery
2003 Glasmuseum Immenhausen, Germany: Austrian Glass Positions
2003 Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, Hokkaido, Japan
2002 Art in Public Space, Dornbirn, Austria: Permanent Installation
2002 USA, SOFA Chicago, Society of Arts, with Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery
2002 Glass Ways, Museo d’ Aosta, Italy: European Glass from it’s origins until present
2002 The Corning Museum of Glass, N. Y.: New Glass Review 23
2002 Glassmuseum Ebeltoft, Denmark: Glass and Poetry
2001 Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale, Hokkaido, Japan
2001 The International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa, Japan
2000 Glasmuseum Frauenau, Germany
1998 Biennale “Venezia Aperto Vetro”, Venice, Italy
1998 Museum of Arts and Crafts, Hamburg, Germany
1997 Museum of Contemporary Art Het Paleis, The Hague, The Netherlands

Iris Nitzl (D/A)
Zufall und Unabsichtlichkeit
Für die Vögel,
nachgefahrene Bewegungen am Himmel, scheinbar zufällig, unabsichtlich.
In der Gesprächssammlung von Daniel Charles mit John Cage „Für die Vögel“, aus dem Jahr 1970, erklärt John Cage folgendes über den Zufall:“ Wenn wir Zufalllsoperationen benutzen wollen, müssen wir die Resultate akzeptieren. Wir haben kein Recht, sie zu benutzen, wenn wir entschlossen sind, die Resultate zu kritisieren um eine bessere Antwort zu suchen.“
Spuren
Spuren am Himmel als Vogelfluglinien, am Boden als Ameisenfährten, oder als abgeschrittene Wege zur Vermessung einer barocken Gartenanlage auch als Linien, Umrisse von Pflanzen und Gras, direkt nachgefahren, als Übersetzung von Gesehenem zum Dargestellten.
Helle Spuren auch am Himmel, verglühender Staub beim Eintritt in die Erdatmosphäre. So entstanden Sternschnuppenbeobachtungen am Höhepunkt des Perseidenschauers.
Vermessung
Implizierte Fehlleistungen, die sich schon in der Bedeutung des Wortes „Vermessen“ zeigen, ergeben sich auch in meinen „4 Versuchen zur Vermessung einer barocken Gartenanlage“, in der ich versuche Wege und Blumenbeeteinfassungen abzuschreiten und aufzuzeichnen.
Auf Transparentpapier übereinander gelegt, ergeben sie eine Kartographie des Raumes, jeweils versehen mit der Dauer des zurückgelegten Weges.
Himmelsbeobachtungen und Beobachtungsstandorte
Auf der Spur von John Constables Wolkenstudien und Luke Howards Klassifikationssystem „On the modifications on clouds“ von 1803 stehen Himmelsbeobachtungen und Bodenbetrachtungen im Dialog. Die Ausschnitte des Himmels sind durch Silhouetten eingegrenzt. Es ist ein Spiel mit realer und fiktiver Beobachtung. Und ein Spiel mit object trouvees: Fossilien, Schmetterlingen, Luftballonen, Linoleumböden, Teppichen und kartographischem Material, z.B. als Kupferstich, als Lithographie oder abgepaust von Google Earth.
Die Bodenbetrachtungen sind jeweils mit dem Ort der Himmelsbeobachtung, dem Datum und der Beobachtungszeit des Himmels versehen.

lebt und arbeitet bei Landshut und in Wien
*1979 Augsburg, (D)
2002 - 2008 Bildende Kunst an der Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Wien
Klasse Wolfgang Herzig und Johanna Kandl
2008 Diplom
Preise und Stipendien: 2006 Artist in Residence, Linhart Foundation, Prag
2008 Junge Kunst, Kunstprojekt der Sparkasse Passau
2009 Sussmann Stipendium
Öffentliche Sammlungsankäufe: Museum auf Abruf, MUSA, Sammlung der Stadt Wien
Sammlung der Sparkasse Passau
Solo-Ausstellungen (Auswahl):
2009 Himmelsbeobachtungen / Institut für Wissenschaft und Forschung, Wien
2008 Für die Vögel / Diplomausstellung, Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Wien
Sternbild Maus / Startgalerie im Museum auf Abruf (MUSA), Wien Nächtliche Umrundungen / Oberndorf
2007 Sternschnuppen, Mäus und Schmetterling, wie reimt sich das
zusamm? / Oberndorf
Ausstellungsbeteiligungen (Auswahl):
2009 Junge Kunst Heute / Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Wörlen, Passau
Fundort Region / Große Rathausgalerie, Landshut, Kunstverein Passau
Walter Koschatzky Kunstpreis 2009 / Hofstallungen, MUMok, Wien
Item-Kunstpreis / Ulm
Stark bewölkt – Flüchtige Erscheinungen des Himmels / MUSA, Wien
2008 Expedit 04 / werkstatt Graz
Junge Kunst 2008 / Preisträgerausstellung, Kunstverein Passau
Parasite-Paradise / Intervention in der Sammlung Esterhazy,
Kunst- und Wunderkammer Burg Forchtenstein
2007 In Touch / Qingdao Art Museum, China
International Project Karfiol, Traditionen und Rituale /
Kunsthalle Project Space, Wien, Prag
...und immer fehlt mir was und das quält mich.../ färbergasse Wien, werkstatt Graz
Sixpack 2 / Hansen, Wien
2006 Artist in Residence, Linhart Foundation / Prag
Figurama / Bratislava, Pilzen, Ostrava, Znojmo
The Essence 06 / Museum für Angewandte Kunst ,MAK, Wien

Femke van Gent (NL/UK)
My work is a mixture of photography, props, video, performance, interactive
installation and social art projects. I like working with people who are outside the
mainstream art -world and show my work in unconventional places. Exploring both
the dark and light side of play. Often inviting the viewer to become part of the work.
Born in The Netherlands, Femke van Gent moved to North-Wales in 2002. She lives
and works from a rural location on Anglesey.
Projects
2009 ● Jump – photo series as part of Harlech Biennale, North-Wales
● Red Tree - short performance as part of Locator 20; 7 day outdoor
performance residency by Simon Whitehead – North Wales
● Red lady strikes again - photo project as part of Celf Eden minority
language residency in North-Wales
● Llangoed Tea party - organised event with performances, activities, tea
& cake to bring community together as part of Anglesey Open Studios
● T project continued as part of Anglesey Open Studios
● Paint the town red - organised event with workshops, video &
performance in and around Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead
2008 ● Switch Moves Summer Tour - guerrilla performances North Wales
Dance Collective with my body-objects in three counties of North Wales
● Alban Hefin (Light of Summer), Llanrwst. Travelled from Caernarfon to
labyrinth on bike in red dress through green Welsh countryside
● View from Parc – book - collaboration with poet Martin Daws
● T project - social art project in which people connect by drinking tea
● Switch Moves to Liverpool - performance with North Wales dance
collective in city centre as part of the Fringe Festival British Dance Edition.
● Suitcase project - red suitcase in different locations, with performance
changing from red to green. Gave other people suitcases and they
recorded its journey. Photos of various parts brought together in a book.
2006 ● Periferias international festival, Huesca (Spain). In collaboration with
choreographer Carlos Cortes & dancers created a performance in 7 days,
included workshop with amateur dancers and audience participation.
Performers from London, Brighton & Spain
● Collaborative workshops in Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno: one with
professional dancers and one for community members (7-70 years old)
SWITCH performance at the end of the workshop, including choreography
based on three of my objects by professional dancers
● Gloria Days community workshop Marc Rees on Anglesey, invited to
respond in 3D to dancers, Anglesey, Wales
● 2 workshops and performance Stillness & Movement collaboration
with North Wales Dance Collective and choreographer Carlos Cortes
related to exhibition in Galeri, Caernarfon, Wales
● Research installation & dance in Slate Museum, performance in Slate
Hospital, Llanberis, Wales
2005 ● Interactive Line Lab Coleg Menai ‘open studios’ at graduation show
2004 ● Intimate space project where people were invited to puzzle with space ●
Message in a bottle sold 32 bottles with a treasure map on exhibition
Beach & sea in Oker Ontwerpers, The Netherlands. People could buy a
bottle and go on real treasure hunt on the island Terschelling.
Exhibitions
2009 ● Celf Eden Library, Blanau Festiniog
● Open Studios Anglesey Arts Forum, Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead &
Llangoed
● Heglu Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead
2008 ● Coleg Menai graduation show Oriel Bangor Museum, Bangor
● Graduation show 2008 Coleg Menai, Bangor
● If you build it they will come g39, 10-year anniversary gallery, Cardiff
2007 ● Open studios, Zoeterwoude, The Netherlands
● Real Writers Residency g39, Cardiff
● And Another Thing donated work, Oriel Dafydd Hardy, Caernarfon
Jan Baker deconstructed the work as part of the exhibition
2006 ● Spotlight solo exhibition interactive installation based on lines,
2007 connections and communication, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales
● Stillness & Movement Galeri, Caernarfon, Wales
exhibited body-objects combined with paintings by Sue Fielding
2004 ● Fine Art Oriel Bangor, 3D self-portrait, Bangor, Wales
● Identity Oriel Davies Open 2004, series of cocoons, Newtown, Wales
● Fine art Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw, Llanbedrog, Wales
2002 ● Beaumaris Festival David Hugh Centre, Beaumaris, Wales
2001-2006 ● Oker Design yearly exhibition Harlingen, The Netherlands.
Chickens (2001), Beach/sea (2002), Witches (2003), Fat Ladies (2004),
Hearts (2005)
2001 ● ICO, exhibition with 6 young illustrators, Assen, The Netherlands
2000 ● Galerie Noord 4 paintings, Groningen, The Netherlands
1999-2000 ● Art Centre Groningen series of self-portraits, The Netherlands.
1997 ● Group exhibition De Permanente, Groningen, The Netherlands
Educatie
2003-2008 BA Hons Fine Art Degree (part-time), Coleg Menai, Bangor, Wales
1991-1997 BA Social Sciences and MA Social Sciences, University of Utrecht, The
Netherlands (Degree awarded 1997)
Training
2005-2006 Year group expressive dance, North England
2005 Basic Welding Coleg Menai, Llangefni, Wales
2002-2003 Life Drawing Coleg Menai, Beaumaris, Wales (teacher: Iwan G Parry)
1997-2002 Several courses at Art Centre, Groningen (life)drawing, painting,
printing techniques
1997-1999 Stielstudio, artist group, Groningen, The Netherlands
Professional Practice
1998-now Self-employed illustrator. Work for environmental, recreational &
educational projects
1999-2003 Commissioned paintings and sales to private persons >15
1999 Commissioned to make two 3 meter high birds to attract attention for an
environmental festival in Groningen, as member of Stielstudio

Emma Wood (UK)
Drawing Movement
I am interested in documenting the particular character of places and the people in them by documenting energy and rhythm. I try to capture an essence of my subject by recording movement and locating a particular expression, which is only there momentarily.
This intention has been a focus for me now for many years and my work usually begins from expressionist origins and is then refined with topographic detail and compositional devices. My work to date has mostly been executed though traditional process. However, recently I have become interested in the potential of incorporating video with drawing and painting. - Single shot video is projected on to paper in order that it can be drawn and painted into. My challenge is to describe movement through mark making and represent the moving image as a static image.
Born 1967  
Nationality   British/USA
Email:    emma_wood50@hotmail.com
Education
1986 Diploma in Art Foundation
Chesterfield College of Technology and Art
1989 B.A Hons, Graphic Design, Leeds Polytechnic (2:1)
1993 Post Graduate Diploma in Fine Art
Slade School of Art, University College London
2007 PGCE in ‘Post-compulsory education’,
Institute of Education, University of London.

Teaching  
(Currently Tutor and head of Foundation at Blake College London)
1990   to 1991Print workshop manager and resident artist, Etching and
painting tutor
1991 Kirklees Art Centre Etching tutor
2004 Chesterfield College of Technology and Art Visiting Lecturer
2005 Macau Polytechnic, Macau.
2006 to 1996  Slade School of Art, Printmaking research assistant,
Visiting Lecturer Leeds Metropolitan University
2007 to 1997  Kensington and Chelsea College. Painting, drawing and printmaking tutor.
2008 Assistant to Prof. Dos Santos. Commission to make large scale etched stone panels for Macau Museum, Macau.
Begun Teaching at Ormond Road Craft Centre (1997-2003)
2009 Macau Polytechnic Institute, China. Visiting Lecturer
Blake College, New Cavendish Street. London-Began Teaching  
2004 Curwen printmaking Studios. Cambridge. Visiting tutor
2007 Sheffield Hallam University (Fine Art dept) Visiting Tutor
Leeds Metropolitan University (Graphic Design dept associate lecturer)
2007 Leeds Metropolitan University (Graphic Design dept associate lecturer)
Residency to complete own work Barnet College
2008 Leeds Metropolitan University (Graphic Design dept associate lecturer)
2009 Slade Summer school

Residencies
2010 Macau Polytechnic, Macau, China Resident Artist Supported by Fundação Oriente.
2005 “Nexo” Todelo Spain. Residency and exhibition
2006 Art Dulcinium. Montenegro Residency
2009 Harlech Biennale residency

Selected Exhibitions
1990 Young Printmaker of the Year, CCA Galleries, Bath & London

1991 Easthorpe Gallery, Resident Artists Group exhibition
    Intaglio Gallery, Islington London

2004 Amadora International Print Exhibition,
Print exhibition Bankside Gallery

2005 Fine Art Consultancy Selected Prints, Shad Themes Gallery, London  
Paperworks open, Seagate Galleries, Dundee
Royal West of England Academy Open            
London Print Workshop Group Exhibition
Courtauld Institute Group Exhibition
New English Art Club Mall Galleries
1994 Rocket Gallery, London W1, Three Contemporary Printmakers
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London
National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Royal West of England National Print Exhibition
Macau Polytechnic Institute Macau, China, Solo Show (Work Collected
permanently)
St Marylebone Crypt, Group show

2000 Rocket Gallery, London W1, Solo Show
National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
National Print Exhibition, Whiteleys Gallery, London

2001 National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Art multiple, Dusseldorf, Germany (Work Collected
permanently)

2002 National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Apthorp Young Artists Exhibition, London (Work Collected
permanently)
2003 Taveria Print Studio, Portugal (Work Collected
permanently )

2004 Six Artists Insitvto Portvgves Do Oriente Macau, China (Work Collected
permanently by the Oriente Foundation)
          Solo show Supported by the Milly Apthorp Charitable Trust Bull Gallery
Amadora International Print Exhibition Portugal  (Work collected
Permanently)

2005 Group Exhibition Soho 601 London
          North London Hospice Group Show

2006 “Everyday Less Ordinary” Group Exhibition Soho House, London
Amadora International Print Exhibition Portugal. (Work collected
Permanently)
The Macau International Exhibition of Prints
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Mall Galleries London

2007 National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
North London Hospice Group Show
2008 National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
North London Hospice Lauderdale House Group Show

2009 International Print biennial in Bejing Work collected by the Beijing Tai-he
Masterpiece Cultural Exchange
South Bank Show Bristol

2010 National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
NEXO Collaboration Toledo. Spain- (Work Collected
permanently in Todedo government collection)

2011 Finchley arts festival London
“100 Artists for a Museum “ International contemporary art centre in      Casoria, Naples Italy Work collected for International contemporary art centre in Casoria,Naples Italy

2012 National Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2013 Art Dulcinium. Montenegro Group exhibition in Gallery of old town Ulcinji
East Thames gallery, Breathe exhibition. Group Show
2009 Slade School University College London Exhibition with Penny Brewill
Harlech International Biennale group show – North Wales
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