The International Summer Academy for Fine Arts and Media, Venice was founded by professors who have been teaching at European and U.S. schools. They are combiningthe didactic, factual knowledge of a university degree together with the freely accessible, open atmosphere of the Summer Academy. The teaching staff is changing from year to year but the continuity remains because of the academy's teaching concept.
Nemanja Nikolić (born 1987) graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade in 2010, department of Painting. Currently a student of doctoral art studies at same faculty. Since 2007 his works was exhibited on numerous solo and group exhibitions in Serbia and abroad. He has won several awards, such as Award for drawing from Vladimir Veličković Fund, special award for mural and wall installation from Raiffeisen Bank and Gallery 12HUB and Award for an exceptional creative innovation from Miloš Bajić Fund. His works featured in many private and public collections including ABN AMRO collection in Amsterdam, The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, WAP Foundation in Seoul, Telenor Collection in Belgrade, Collection of October Salon (Cultural Center of Belgrade) etc.
Nemanja Nikolić is initiator of Belgrade based U10 Art Space.
Lives and works in Belgrade.
2018 - Vanishing Fiction, U10 Art Space, Belgrade
2018 - Field of Teleportation, Belgrade Youth Center, Belgrade
2018 - It’s ok. Go, Navigator Art Gallery, Belgrade
2018 - New Paintings, Rima Gallery, Kragujevac (Serbia)
2017 – Samples of the Liquid Book, Galerie DIX9, Paris
2017 - Volta New York, Galerie DIX9, New York
2017 - Code Art Fair, Galerie DIX9, Copenhagen
2017 - Contemporary Istanbul, Galerie DIX9, Istanbul
2017 - Trains Planes Waves Hands, MKM4, Belgrade
2016 - UNTITLED Art Fair, Miami Beach
2016 - Instead of the Ending, Cultural Center of Kragujevac, Kragujevac
2015 - Instead of the Ending, Cultural Center of Belgrade, Belgrade
2015 - Samples of the Liquid Book, U10 Art Space, Belgrade
2012 - Visible Things, U10 Art Space, Belgrade
2018 - Chalk (curator Judith Van Meeuwen), Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort (Nederlands)
2018 - 57th October Salon (Belgrade Biennale), curated by Gunnar & Danielle Kvaran, Belgrade
2018 - First Biennale of Young Artists ART EX-YU (curated by Sava Stepanov), The Center for Contemporary Art
of Montenegro, Podgorica (Montenegro)
2018 - Art Rotterdam, Galerie Dix9 , Rotterdam
2018 - Anatomy of the Flight (curated by Milica Lapcevic), Aeronautical Museum, Belgrade
2017 - Art and Film,120 years of Exchange (curator Dominique Paini), CaixaForum Madrid
2017 - Drawing Now Paris (11), Galerie Dix9, Paris
2016 - romANTIsch (curators Stella Bach and Claudia Maria), Künstlerhaus, Vienna
2016 - Art and Film, 120 years of Exchange (curator Dominique Paini), Caixa Forum Barcelona
2016 - 56 October Salon, The Pleasure of Love (curator David Elliott), Belgrade
2016 - Drawing Now Paris (10), Galerie Dix9, Paris
2016 - Book Memories, Galerie Dix9 Helene Lacharmoise, Paris
2016 - Liber Numericus, Stereolux / Platforme Intermedia, Nantes
2016 - (Para)matters of Perception, / U10 art Collective, Project Space (Projektraum), Uqbar, Berlin
2015 - Liste Art Fair, U10, Basel
2015 - Parallel, U10, Vienna
2015 - Constellation (Curated by Svetlana Montua), Serbian Cultural Center in Paris
2015 - Art Market, U10, Budapest
2013/2014 - Ex-ordinary, No Borders No Nation, City gallery Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo; U10 Art Space, Belgrade; Center for Contemporary Art Montenegro, Podgorica
2013 - Mixer Festival, Thrill in Movement, About and Around Curating, Belgrade
2013 - From – to, MKM4, Belgrade
2013 - Hard to be... Within the Time (curator Biljana Tomić), Geozavod, Belgrade
2012 - Bound (curated by Sofia Touboura, Maria Lianou, Nana Sachini), OpenShowstudio, Athens
2012 - Mixer Festival, The most beautiful building (curated by Milica Pekić and Ana Adamović), Belgrade
2012 - What I’m doing, MKM4, Belgrade
2011 - Transform in Art Education, National Academy of Art, Sofia
2011 - Drawings (curated by Dejan Grba), Goethe-Institut, Belgrade
2010 - Through drawing (curated by Miroslav Karić), MKM4, Belgrade
2013 - Special Award for mural and wall installation, New Wall contest, Raiffeisen Bank and Gallery 12HUB
2011 - Award for drawing, Vladimir Veličković Fund
2009 - Award for an creative innovation, Miloš Bajić Fund
2009 - Award for drawing, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade
2007 - Award for drawing, Evening Nude class, Faculty of Fine Arts, Belgrade
Gisela de Villiers is a composer, choir director and cabaret artist.
Miro Švolík was born in Zlaté Moravce, Slovakia, in 1960. He lives in Prague, Czech Republic. In 1987, he was awarded a degree in art photography from Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). 2009-2017, he was the Head of the Creative Photography Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia. Since 2018, he has been the Head of the Photography Studio at the Art & Design Institut, Prague, Czech Republic.
His work has been featured in over sixty solo exhibitions and two hundred group shows. He has exhibited his photographs in various European countries, several times in the U.S., including FotoFest 1990, Perspectives, Real and Imaginary: Nineteen Contemporary Czechoslovak Photographers and FotoFest 1998, Altered Worlds: Contemporary Slovak Staged Photography. In 2011, he presented his photographs at the exhibition A Matter of Wit (Gilbert Garcin, Miro Švolík, Colin Blakely), FotoFest Headquarters Gallery, Houston.
His photographs are included in the collections of the International Center of Photography, New York, Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Since 2018, he has been head of the Photography Studio at the Art & Design Institute, Prague, Czech Republic.
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Karen Stuke completed her studies in Photo and Film Design at the Bielefeld University of Applied Science and graduated under Gottfried Jäger and Jürgen Heinemann in 1999.
1996 she achieved a foreign exchange scholarship for the Academie Minerva in Groningen, the Netherlands.
In 1999, Stuke received a crucial grant from the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia. To this day, she has been working as a freelance photographer for many renowned artists and artistic institutions such as Gottfried Pilz at the Vienna State Opera, Oper Leipzig, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper der Stadt Köln, Opéra Comique Paris and the Los Angeles Opera.
She founded her own project space called »Kronenboden« in Berlin, where she focusses primarily on the intersections between visual and performing arts.
|2014||“Opera obscura di Napoli”, Teatro Kismet Opera Bari, Italy, organised by Museo Nuova Era and PrimoPiano Napoli|
|2013||“Stuke after Sebald’s Austerlitz”, The Wapping Project, London|
|2012||“Meistersinger & Co.”, Kronenboden, Berlin, Germany|
|2011||“Opera Obscura di Napoli”, PAN, Naples, Italy
“Opera Obscura”, Galleria PrinoPiano, Naples
Bibliography“Opera Obscura di Napoli”/PrimoPiano Editioni
Die deutsche Bühne 10/2011
“Die Gleichzeitigkeit des Ungleichzeitigen“
“Der gedehnte Blick”
“Es werde Dunkel! Nachtdarstellungen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst”
* 1953 in Stuttgart, lives and works there.
Studied philosophy, German and art history at the universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen.
Harry Walter has been working as an artist, exhibition organizer and author since 1978. In 1983, together with René Straub, he founded the artistic production association ABR-Stuttgart, which existed until 2006 and dealt in numerous exhibitions and publications with questions of the ornamental constitution of reality.
From 1985 to 1987 he worked as a lecturer in German literature at the University of Kanazawa in Japan, and subsequently held various teaching assignments at art colleges, including the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (Visiting Professorship 2004) and Karin Sander at the ETH Zurich (2007- 2013). 2009 Co-founder of the artist group "SOUP (Stuttgart Observatory of Urban Phenomena)", the artistic support office for the civil protest movement Stuttgart 21.
Walter's works move in the borderland between philosophy, literature and visual art. His solo projects as well as his collaborations with other artists are less about creating artefacts than about an "aesthetics of showing". In the process, certain everyday objects - a model railroad, a wallpaper, a found photograph, a maggifuge bottle or a television chest - are considered from the speculative point of view that the stories in which they are embedded, can be retold in any direction. The range of resources used ranges from literary and essayistic texts to lecture performances and object stagings, where genre overlaps occur and are intended as such. Walter's current projects revolve around questions of "productive failure" based on a failed perpetual motion and a gigantic but unfinished model railroad.
From January 2016 to December 2017, Harry Walter published a monthly column on photo footage in the magazine Merkur.
Born in the small town of Montagu, South Africa in 1956, Willie Bester’s creative genius was apparent from a young age. Making toy cars from recycled wire just like the other kids, Willie’s draadkars would stand out from the rest with elaborate decoration and metal work. Willie’s passion for political and social issues was ignited in the early age of 10 years.
Today Willie Bester is regarded as one of South Africa's most important resistance artists. He incorporates recycled material into his paintings, assemblages and sculpture, usually commenting on political injustices and human rights issues of the day.
Solo shows [selection]
2017 Transformation, Fynarts Festival, Space Gallery, Hermanus, South Africa
2016 Comprehensiv, Art B, Bellville, South Africa
2015 Sculptures, Imibala Trust Gallery, Somerset West, South Africa
2014 Community, Everard Read Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa.
Backyard, Barnard Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Group shows [selection]
2016 This Place-This Space, Moore Gallery, Franschoek, South Africa
Outdoor Exhibition, Mok Gallery, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg South Africa
2015 Die Burger 100 years of Art at Artscape, Cape Town South Africa
Changchun Sculpture Symposium - China
2009 Johnny Walker artists award
2004 Order of the Disa, Member Class, Government of South Africa
2003 Honorary Medal for Promotion of Fine Arts: Suid Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kurs
1992 Prix De L'Aigle, 4th Grand Prix International D'Arts Plastiques de la Vlille de Nice, France
1991 Merit Prize : Cape Triennial
BOGATZKE, H., BROCKMANN, R., LUDSZUWEIT, C. 2000. ONDAMBO - African Art Forum. Page 30 - 49, Page 174 - 177. Gamsberg Macmillan Publishers ( Pty ) Ltd., ( ISNB 99916-0-211-9 )
FRANK, H., & D'AMATO., M., 1999. LIBERATED VOICES, Contemporary art from South Africa. Page 27. New York, London, Prestel, Munich : The Museum of African Art, ( ISBN 3-7913-2195-1 )
KONATE, Y., 2001. WILLIE BESTER. Bruxelles : Centre D'Art Contemporain
LEE, D., 2006. WILLIE BESTER, ART AS A WEAPON, Awareness Publishing Group ( Pty) LTD., ( ISBN 1-77008-178-X )
LITTLEFIELD KASFIR, S., 1999. CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART. Page. 159 -161. London : Thames & Hudson, ( ISBN 0-500-20328-8 )
Andrzej Wełmiński was born in Krakow in 1952 and studied in the Graphics Faculty of the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1977.
He works as a fine art painter and the installation artist, director, stage designer and performer.
Andrzej Wełmiński’s works intimately reflect the artist’s approach towards history, philosophy and creativity. Having lived and worked in Poland, since 1973 as a member of Tadeusz Kantor’s Cricot 2 Theatre company and in close relationship with the Foksal Gallery, Welminski continues to make pictures and to direct student groups in the ways and methods of the Cricot 2 Theatre.
His works address the history of his native country, particularly in relation to the censorship and devastation inflicted on its people and culture by the Nazi and Soviet occupation regimes. In the process of addressing these particular aspects, however, Wełmiński’s art evokes universal themes about life and death, entrapment and escape, and our own interface between individual and the collective history.
His works were performed and exhibited by several major institutions across Europe and overseas, from Sao Paolo through Tehran.
Jay Pather is a choreographer and director based in South Africa. He graduated with an MA from New York University as a Fulbright Scholar in 1984 and since then has collaborated with visual artists, architects and urban planners, taking his inter-cultural performances into public spaces and working with the architecture of Johannesburg, Durban, London, Zanzibar, Amsterdam, New York, Barcelona, Mumbai, Muscat, New Delhi, Copenhagen, Koln and Cape Town.
He is currently Associate Professor at UCT, director of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) and artistic director of Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre. Pather was a co-curator for Spier Contemporary 2007/8, part of the curatorial team for Spier Contemporary 2010, and conceived and directed the first Infecting the City Festival with Brett Bailey. He is currently chairperson of the National Arts Festival Artistic Committee.
Class: Art and Performance
Faggionato started his career in London in 1982 after completing a fine art course at the Sotheby’s institute. He then joined the Robert Fraser Gallery which was key to bringing the work of Keith Haring and Basqiuat to a London audience in the 1980s. After working at the gallery for several years Faggionato moved to work at Christie’s in the impressionist and modern art department, from this he progressed to the director of contemporary art for Europe and eventually head of contemporary art worldwide.
In 1993 he launched his own gallery Faggionato Fine Arts which has been based in Mayfair for the last 22 years, specializing in postwar and contemporary art. The focus of the gallery, now known as Faggionato Ltd, has predominately been European and American modern and contemporary masters. Faggionato Ltd represents an extensive list of artists including Gilbert and George, Richard Hamilton and Alexander Calder, Jeff Koons, Marlene Dumas, Luc Tuymans and Oscar Murillo, among others.
In 2015 he joined the sales team of the New York mega-gallerist David Zwirner. Here he concentrated on sales of new works and on the re-sale market for older material.
With over 30 years of experience in the art industry, Faggionato will bring his expertise in contemporary and modern art to the Summer Academy Venice.
Natan Sinigaglia is a sound and visual artist based in Varese, Italy.
With a strong background in music, contemporary dance and realtime graphics, he creates canvases where languages loose their boundaries and share forms and meanings.
In the year 2008 Sinigaglia co-founded Abstract Birds artistic duo, together with Pedro Mari. Between 2008 and 2013 the duo produces and performs sound-visual projects in many prestigious international festivals. In addition to the artist role , he’s also the technical director and main programmer of all Abstract Birds projects.
Between 2011 and 2014 Sinigaglia collaborates with the London based visual artist Quayola, producing artworks and Performances under the name of Quayola & Sinigaglia.
In 2015, driven by the necessity of exploring themes related to body-space relationship and contemporary art’s fruition, he starts to produce artworks in form of interactive site-specific installations.
Natan Sinigaglia gives lectures and workshops about generative code and sound-visual art in international festivals.
Sinigaglia’s work has been exhibited and performed at Cite’ de la Musique, Paris; Roundhouse, London; Tribeca Film Festival, New York; Arsenal, Metz; Le Centquatre, Paris; LeCube, Paris; Nemo, Paris; Auditorium, Bordeaux; Nova, Rio de Janeiro & Sao Paulo; Elektra, Montreal; Freemote, Utrecht; Node, Frankfurt; MIGZ, Moscow; Milan Design Week, Milano; Celeste Prize, New York City; Ars Electronica, Lintz; VIA, Pittsburgh; Screenplay, Berlin; Troyka Multispace, Moscow; UCS, Los Angeles; Node, Frankfurt; OFFFmx2015, Mexico City; NoPlace2, Fombio, Festival Ars Musica, Bruxelles, Saatchi Gallery, London.
Wolf Werdigier studied architecture in Vienna and London as well as painting and design with Jaap Bakema, Xenia Hausner, Jakobo Borges, Herman Nietsch, Markus Lüpertz. Works include urban designs, installations and city interventions. Visiting professor at the Pratt Institute of New York and at the University of Stuttgart. Works in the area of interactive art and paintings with exhibitions in Vienna, Barcelona and Vieussan, France, New York, Jerusalem, Philadelphia, Venice.
Since 2003 founder and director of the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts & Media | Venice.
Since 2015 co-founder and artist of the Produzentengalerie Wien
The Myth of Lviv - A live Video and Performance
In Search of the Unknown of ones own Self
15 Tage Diolog durch 2
10 SQM Vienna
Die Geburt der Bilder
|2015||My work with Willie Bester|
|2014||Truth and Reconciliation
The South African - European Studio
|2013||The Point of No Return
|2012||13 Ways To Look on a Love Story|
|2011||Kicken, Kunst und Kebab
Der Weibliche Blick auf den Körper des Mannes
|2010||Werdigier – Abstraktionen
Das Phantasma der Ausländer
|2009||Websearch Your Life
Die Spittelberg-Bilder, Bilder einer Musik
|2007||Goethe's italienische Reise
Du sollst dir (k)ein Bild machen
Die Gefahr des Schosses heisst Stille
Berlin 1933 - Wien 1938
Colour and Identity
Das Leben: Zufall oder Wiederholung?
|1985||Les Fleurs Du Mal|
Pieter Schoolwerth is a painter and filmmaker who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. His work explores the ways in which the ever-changing forces of abstraction in the world effect the task of representing the human body. He is interested in depicting the figure grounded in the ubiquitous glowing screens of digital technology, and how this mediated reality affects our sense of space, time, and attention span. Schoolwerth’s ‘painting in the last instance’ captures invisible flows of abstraction that structure contemporary experience, and turns them into motifs for an elaborate new kind of figurative painting, with group portraiture as his main area of focus. In his work, the stuff of paint itself appears at the end of a layered, multi-media process only to supplement an already constituted image. Compression and superimposition are recurring features in his imagery.
Since receiving his BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1994, Pieter Schoolwerth has exhibited internationally, with notable solo shows at Thread Waxing Space, Greene Naftali, American Fine Arts Co., and Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, Galerie SKE, New Delhi, India, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris and Brussels, and Capitain Petzel, Berlin. His work has been included in group exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou, Paris, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Sadie Coles HQ, London, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin, and Gavin Brown Enterprises, New York. His work is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Denver Art Museum, and the Phoenix Art Museum. He has held teaching positions at Cooper Union, Bard College, and the Critical Theory and the Arts MA Program at The School of Visual Arts in New York. In 2017 Schoolwerth presented his latest project Model as Painting in a series of three iterations, with solo exhibitions in Berlin, New York, and Paris.Class: Painting II
1976 born in Brussels, Belgium
Lives and works in Brussels
2000–03 Postgraduaat, Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpen
1995–99 Vrije Kunsten, optie schilderkunst, Hogeschool Sint-Lukas Brussels, laureate schilderkunst
1998–99 Socrates exchange, Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts Montpellier (FR)
1993–97 Ecole des arts d’Anderlecht, peinture
Solo exhibitions (selection)
2018 Summer Perspectives, curated by Frederik Vergaert, Hosted by Mimi Huys, Knokke (BE)
Lichtung, Galerie Straihammer und Seidenschwann (AUS)
2017 Effervescent, Transit Galerie, Mechelen (BE)
2016 Pareidolie, Galerie Straihammer und Seidenschwann (AT)
2015 Summit fever, STRABAG Kunstforum, Vienna (AT)
Le Mont Analogue. De Garage, Mechelen (B)
2014 Tablatuur, Transit Galerie, Mechelen (B)
2013 Interpunctions, YIA ART FAIR #03, Transit Galerie, Bastille Design Center, Paris (FR)
Espèces de points, Phoebus, Rotterdam (NL)
Group exhibitions (selection)
2018 Summer Perspectives, Virginie Bailly, Sarah De Vos & Geoffrey de Beer, Sarah Van Marcke, knokke, Curated by Frederik Vergaert, Hosted by Mimi Huys (BE)
Arture#9, Virginie Bailly, Hans Everaert, Fred Michiels, Wannes Lecompte, Hilde Overbergh, Bart Vandevijvere en Fik Van Gestel, Herzele, Curated by Sven Vanderstichelen (BE)
Workflow, CC Zwijgershoek, St-Niklaas, Curated by Wim Wauman (BE)
Art Brussels, represented by Transit Galerie, Brussels (BE)
2017 Kunstsalon Perchtoldsdorf, Virginie Bailly, Judith P. Fischer, Krasimira Stikar, e.a., Perchtoldsdorf (AUS)
Fear in a handful of dust, Bart Baele, Steven Baelen, Virginie Bailly, Anouk de Clercq, Atallah, Léon & Cocina Diluvio, Productions Bruno Hardt, Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys, Nick Van Dijck, Renato Nicolodi, Philippe Vandenberg, Stefan Serneels & Renie Spoelstra. Marion de Cannière, Antwerpen Curated by Stefan Serneels (BE)
Art Bodensee, represented by Galery Galerie Straihammer und Seidenschwann, Dornbirn (AUS)
Art Brussels, represented by Transit Galerie, Brussels (BE)
2016 Daniel Karrer – Virginie Bailly, CCHA, Hasselt (B)
2015 Looking Back/Going Forward, Galerie Straihammer und Seidenschwann (AT)
A Belgian Politician, Galerie Marion De Cannierre, Antwerp (B)
2013 Constructies, Emergent Galerie & Vereniging, Veurne. Curated by Frank Maes (B)
2012 Brisure, Belfius, Brussel. Curated by Stef Vanbellingen (B)
Schriftuur, De Bond, Brugge. Curated by Michel De Wilde (B)
LandscapesCitiesPeople, Netwerk, Aalst. Curated by Frank Maes (B)
Manifestaanwezig!, Kasteel Oud-Rekem. Curated by Annemie Van Laethem (B)
Joris Van de Moortel (Ghent, 1983) lives and works in Antwerp. Graduated from the Künstelerhaus Bethanien in Berlin (2013), as well as the Higher Institute of Fine Arts (HISK) of Ghent (2009).
Van de Moortel has shown his works in museums, institutions, and art galleries, including: Palais de Tokyo, Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art and Maison des Arts de Malakoff in Paris; Musée Sainte-Croix in Poitiers; MAC’s (Grand Hornu) in Mons; Be-PART Foundation in Waregem; Museum D’hondt-Dhaenens in Deurle; Museum Cultuur in Strombeek; Bozar Centre of Fine Arts, Musée d’Ixelles and the Fondation Boghossian - Villa Empain in Brussels; Central Museum in Utrecht; Ludwig Museum in Budapest, and SCAD College of Art and Design in Atlanta.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS [selection]
2019 Guitare Préparé, Sint Lukas Galerie, Brussels, BE
2019 solo presentation, ART Cologne, Cologne, DE
2018-19 Cachivache Bugui Bugui, Palais des Beaux-Arts, BOZAR, Brussels, BE
2018 The sound of White Smoke, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AU
2018 European Son, Raised Catholic, Drawing Room Gallery, Manila, Philippines
2018 This incomplete mythical world whose perfection lay outside it, Galerie Nathalie Obadia Paris-Brussels, Brussels, BE
2017 Closer Festival Installation "De Grot" music curated by Gregory Frateur, Antwerp, BE
2017 12 X, BANG Festival 5 / KultuurKaffee curated by Joris VdM, Begijnhofkerk, Brussels, BE
2016 - 2017 The 10 Commandments for Vienna, Krinzinger Projekte, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, AT
2016 Pink Noises, SCAD Museum Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
2016 Birds, Robin Hood, Acoustics, "noise", Notating, Detail, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, FR
2016 Tragedy by the everyday and the absurd by the logical, ARCO with Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Madrid, ES
2015 Ça vous intéresse l’architecture? Botanical vibrations travel through the air tangled as wires, attempting to play with the rhythmic structure, Be Part, Waregem, BE
2015 Rotten Sun, Art Untitled Miami Beach, Denis Gardarin Gallery NY, Miami Beach, Miami, USA
GROUP EXHIBITIONS [selection]
2018 Mystic Properties, curated by Elena Sorokina, Hotel de la Poste, Art Brussels, Brussels, BE
2017 Ecce Homo, different locations, Antwerp, BE
2017 Celebration part 1 "Let there be Light (neon)" Group show curated by Joris Van de Moortel with Alan Vega, Jan Van Munster, Navid Nur, Michel Francois, Lieven de Boeck, Muller Vanseveren, Kelly Schaght, Mekhitar Garabedian, Thomas Bogaert, Ivan Navarro, Guillaume Bijl, Keith Sonnier, Nico Dockx, Steve Van den Bosch, Jan Van Den Bosch, Paul Schwer, Andy Wauman, Sarah Yu Zeebroek, Dennis Tyfus and and ... yes some more to come, Galerie Sofie Van de Velde, Nieuwe Zuid, Antwerp, BE2017 Focus, presentation in the collection, Musée d'IIxelles, Brussels, BE
2017 RE-ART2, Zaventem, BE
A Sunday Mess, de 7 Sacramenten, 12" vinyl
The Sound of White Smoke, 12” vinyl
Fieldrecordings of my own environment, audio CD, edition on 500, 2015
Girard kanard Vol II, solo record, 12" vinyl, edition on 200, 2015
Fruchtfleisch unser architektur in collaboration with Paul Schwer, 7" vinyl, edition of 100, 2013
üR Geräusch Kammer Ensemble Live in Bourges, tape, edition on 50, 2012
Giarad Kanard & his magic kazzoo 2006-07, tape, edition on 50, 2012
Erratum musicale for four people, 7" vinyl, edition on 300, 2012
2017 A 2 min. sound check by the Ur Geraush Kammer Ensemble feat. Krist Torfs, Jezus Factory, Niels Latomme and Mauro Pawlowski, Liberty, London, UK
2017 A Sunday Mess (night) feat. Thomas de Prins on piano, Gouvernement, Ghent, BE
2017 A Sunday Mess (morning) feat. Thomas de Prins on piano, Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle, BE
2016 Liquid Fire, MAF Middelheim Art Festival, Middelheim Museum, Antwerp, BE
2016 Spectra Enesemble and Filip Rathé play the music of Joris Van de Moortel SP, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, FR
The Viennese music producer Brenk Sinatra has become one of the most famous Beatsmans in Europe in recent years. After Brenk provided already numerous artists from Austria and Germany such as Casper, arrest warrant, Morlockk dilemma, Olexesh, Xatar and more with his tailor-made instrumentals, he also caught the attention of rappers from the US like Mac Miller, Xzibit or B-Real who recorded tracks on his instrumentals.
In 2018 the next big DeutschrapCollabo with the original Said from Berlin was "HAU" released. The fan-celebrated project will be continued next year with numerous feature guests.
Brenks productions are gaining recognition in the media and has been nominated for the Austrian Amadeus Music Award. He can also look forward to international airplay: both cult DJ Gilles Peterson with his worldwideshow on BBC Radio 1 and Eminem's radio station Shade 45 are sending his tracks regularly over the airwaves.
When he does not play as a part of the trio Betty Ford Boys in front of sold-out clubs around Europe or on joint album projects, Brenk Sinatra is already working on the album "Wh ich Way lz West" based on DJ Premier New York's music label Year Round Records. DJ Premier is not only an executive producer on "Wh ich Way lz West", but also collaborates with Brenk to deliver the instrumental template for Eihts musical comeback.
In addition to rap music from California Brenk Sinatra heart beats for old, European Prague rock and the soul music of the 70s. This passion manifests itself not only in the numerous music samples used, one of Brenk's musical trademarks, but also in the form of an album with Kansas City's soul voice Miles Bonny, who unceremoniously founded Group S3 (Supa Soul Sh * t) with Brenk. After Brenk's instrumental debut "Gumbo", released in 2008, the successor "Gumbo 11", released three years later, caused quite a stir among the beat gourmets around the globe. On the 2015 released solo album "Midnite Ride", which Brenk conceived as a soundtrack for nighttime car rides, he blended his spherical "wavy" beats into one of his most atmospheric releases of all time.
From 1980 to 1983 he graduated from the vocational school for the graphic arts and completed his apprenticeship as a copper printer with excellent success. Until 1984 he worked in the Atelier Kasimir in Vienna.
From 1984 he began studying at the Franz Schubert Conservatory in Vienna jazz flute saxophone and successfully completed this with a teacher and in jazz flute. He taught and played in various groups and big bands (including Sound Off - Trio, Voltmachine Big Band).
In 1987 he returned to the Kasimir studio without interrupting his musical activity.
In 1991 he founded his own workshop, Studio 67, in 1160 Vienna.
In 1997 he moved to Mödling and opened the still existing studio R. Voltmann.
Since 2006, Rainer Voltmann has been advising the Neuhauser Kunstmühle in Salzburg, respectively since 2015 in Hohenberg, Lower Austria.
He works with artists and is available to advise you: like u.a. Christoph Kiefhaber, Michael Fuchs, Peter Florian, Eva Meloun, Rena Meren, Wolfgang Pupek, Felix Watzke, Walter Strobl, Michael Hedwig, Jakob Kirchmayr, Sabine Playel, Gerald Brettschuh, Eric Kressnig, Florentina Pakosta ... and for the gallery Klewan (Vienna) and international artists, among others Paul Ching Bor (New York), Gottfried Salzmann (Paris), Marika Voss (Berlin), Armin Zingerle (Italy), Robert Helmus (Germany), Nieves Salzmann (Paris), Andreas Legat, Stefanie Binding (both Germany) ... ,
Rainer Voltmann is a printmaker and heliograver. Since 2003, many of his own etchings and he has attended various training courses and seminars, including. In 2007 a training course for heliogravure in Rielasingen (Germany), which shaped his further path very much.
Since 2007, he has been intensively involved with photography, which he translates in printmaking with his own works as a heliogravure.
Solo Exhibitions [selection]:
Ateliers 33/3, Wien 2015
Galerie Blumentopf, Wien 2016
Botega Lopez, Mödling 2016
Burg, Hannersdorf, 2016
Dorfgalerie Großpetersdorf, 2016
Tiroler Hof, Dölsach 2017
Mödlinger Künstlerbund, 2018
Christoph Kiefhaber Privatstiftung, Kunstservice Wien, 2018
Group Exhibitions [selection]:
Jurnee de l’estampe, Paris 2014
Londoner print fair, London 2016
Jahresausstellung, Neuhauser Kunstmühle, Wien 2016
Mödlinger Künstlerbund, Mödling 2017
Forum Fotografie, Mödling 2017
Kirchberg am Wagram, 2018
Wasserturm, Wien 2018
Köszeg, Ungarn 2018