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.
* 4 November 1951 in –Freudenstadt/ Black Forest, Germany
Michael Schultz, studied Music and Theater at the Freie Universität Berlin (1974–78). He was editor in chief of the now defunct “Berliner Kunstmagazin”. He went on to become the managing director of the Michael Wewerka gallery (Berlin). In 1986 he founded Galerie Michael Schultz.
2005 he branched out with “schultz contemporary” which puts its focus on emerging young contemporary artist from Europe, America and Asia as Cornelia Schleime, Helge Leiberg, Norbert Bisky and SEO. Nowadays it is Maik Wolf, Bernd Kirschner, Feng Lu, Sonja Alhäuser, Andy Denzler and Sabina Sakoh.
Michael Schultz mainly represents contemporary figurative artists from Germany, Switzerland, Austria, China, and Korea, like, in alphabetical order, Sonja Alhäuser, Arif Aziz, Chen Wenbo, Andy Denzler, Sven Drühl, Tommy Fitzpatrick, Feng Lu, Kristina Girke, Burkhard Held, Huang He, Huang Min, Stephan Kaluza, Kim Yusob, Bernd Kirschner, Helge Leiberg, Ma Jun, Joel Morrison, Römer+Römer, Cornelia Schleime, SEO, Bong Chae Son, Maik Wolf, Zhu Cao. On the secondary market he deals with Georg Baselitz, Markus Lüpertz, A. R. Penck, Sigmar Polke, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter.
2006 he opended a depandance in Beijing, and Seoul. Thus he is running four galleries on two continents. The galleries provide cultural exchange, as Asian artists are shown in Europe and vice versa.
Class: Career of an Artist
Born and raised in Britain, Justine studied at Royal Holloway (University of London), the University of Pisa, Venice Conservatoire, the Accademia Musicale Pescarese and the Accademia Europea (Vicenza) gaining a degree in music and diplomas in violin, piano, choral conducting and orchestral conducting.
As a conductor she has performed with various choral and orchestral ensembles including the Orchestra Accademia Vivaldiana, the strings of the Berliner Symphoniker, the Orchestra Regionale dei Conservatori del Veneto, the Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta, the Ensemble Musica Venezia, the Coro Polifonico Sant'Ignazio di Loyola (Lido di Venezia), Coro Humilitas di Voci Bianche (Venice), the Stifts-Chor St. Leodegar (Lucerne).
Justine has been invited to act as a choral clinician at international workshops and seminars, including the Sarteano Choral Workshop and for the RYE association (Research on Yoga in Education).
Justine is deputy conductor (vice maestro) of the Cappella Marciana, the choir of St Mark's Basilica, Venice, and is the first woman to hold the post in the choir's 700-year history.
She is the founder and conductor of the Gaspard Edesse Vocal Ensemble, a versatile group of eight singers appreciated particularly for its stage performances incorporating poetry and music. These have included Mia Nayiri Luminosa, for which the Armenian Minister of the Diaspora awarded the group the Komitas Medal for services to Armenian culture and Nelle plaghe d'Oriente sia pace sulla terra (2015) featuring the acclaimed Italian actress Ottavia Piccolo.
Also active in the field of contemporary music, Justine has conducted performances for both the Venice Biennale Musica and Biennale Arte.
1968 born in Arnsberg/Westf.
1990-1995 Studies of the "Freien Kunst" at the Kunsthochschule Kassel with Urs Lüthi; Sudies of "Kunstwissenschaft und Philosophie" with Hannes Böhringer at the Kunsthochschule/Universität Kassel
since 1997 Berlin based
2010/ 2011 Project grant Walter-Heilwagen-Stiftung „Vom Himmel der Ästhetik und die Moral von der Geschicht“ (symposium, exhibition and publication), Kasseler Kunstverein
2016 Project grant Hypo Kulturstiftung „Space Identity“, Tabakfabrik Vierraden
2017 Finalist Gabriele Münter Prize
2017 Shanghai-grant, Shirley‘sTemple-International-Artist-in-Residence-Program
Public collections [selection]
Deutsche Botschaft, Bejing
National Museum of Art, Osaka
Norton Museum of Art (Collection Jeane von Oppenheim), Palm Beach
Sammlung Alison und Peter W. Klein, Nußdorf-Eberdingen
Sammlung Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
Sammlung Reyn van der Lugt, Rotterdam
Sammlung zeitgenössischer Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
Staatliche Museen Kassel, Neue Galerie, Kassel
Solo shows [selection]
2018 Pentimenti revisited, Kunsthalle der Europäischen Kunstakademie Trier / Starke Foundation, Löwenpalais, Berlin
2015/ 2015 Bin ich noch in meinem Haus, Galeria Okno, Slubice / Galeria Wozownia, Torn
2012 Pentimenti, Starke Foundation, Löwenpalais, Berlin
2009 Through the Looking Glass, VGH Galerie, Hannover
2008/ 2009 There’s no reason to define the outside environment as alien, Galerie der Stadt Remscheid / BOX 202, Paris
2006 Point de vue, Immanence, Paris
Group shows [selection]
2018 CO/LAB III, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles
2017 Gabriele Münter Preis, Akademie der Künste, Berlin / Frauenmuseum Bonn
2017 Blue behind the mountain, STA-in-Residence, Shanghai
2017 Espace des arts, Kunsthalle der Europäischen Kunstakademie, Trier
2016 Space Identity, Tabakfabrik Vierraden
2016 Manipulation, AnalogueNow, Berlin
2015 I look at the window, PHOTOWERK, Berlin
2013 SilesiaTopia, Rondo Sztuki, Katowice
Class: Photography I
Born in 1959, Mumbai.
Widely considered as one of India’s most significant artists.
Trained in both Mumbai and Paris, Atul Dodiya became known in the Nineties for hyperrealist paintings depicting middle-class Indian life and for his watercolour series on Mahatma Gandhi. The paintings by Atul Dodiya are populated by diverse traditions in painting, the written words, images from the media and of saints, legends, national history, political events, traumata and autobiographical narratives. His allegorical paintings on canvas or metal roller shutters and watercolours may be aggressive or poetic.
Atul Dodiya has had more than 30 solo shows in India and abroad, which includes a mid career retrospective at Japan Foundation Asia Centre, Tokyo in 2001, a solo show in Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid in 2002, Contemporary Arts Centre, Cincinnati, US in 2013, a major survey show of his work held at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 2013, Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai, 2014-15.
Participated in 1st Yokohoma Triennale, 2001, 51st Venice Biennale, 2005, Documenta12, 2007, 7th Gwangju Biennale, 2008, 3rd Moscow Biennale, 2009, Biennale Jogja XI, 2011, 7th Asia Pacific Triennale, Brisbane, 2012 and 1st Kochi Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India, 2012.
Atul Dodiya lives and works in Mumbai, India.Laurent Montaron frequently draws inspiration from the recent history of technologies, expressing in his work, in a suggestive and fascinating way, different means by which these technical inventions renew our perception and our understanding of the world, in playing with different mediums of recording reality, and these distortions or filters that they generate.
Class: Photography II
Fiorenzo Bertan is a professor at the University of Architecture IUAV in Venice (Italy), Department of Architectural Design, as a teacher in Architectural Drawing and Survey, and History of Technical Representation. Also teaches an Architectural Design Workshop for the Master’s Degree in Architecture of IUAV. He was the Director (1998-2008) of the Master for “Teacher in Art and Drawing” of SSIS Veneto – School of Specialization for High School Teachers – at the University of Cà Foscari in Venice, where he was a teacher of “Theory and History of Architectural Representation.” From 2010 onwards he hs sat on the teachers board of Ph.D. in “Educational and cognitive Sciences” at the University of Cà Foscari. He is the Director of “Drawing Library” (Biblioteca del Disegno) for the Venice Publisher “Cavallino”. He had conferences and lessons in various Universities and Public Institutions in Italy.
Class: Experimental Architecture
Sergio Los, forerunner of bioclimatic architecture, studied architecture at the IUAV in Venice, where he graduated in 1963. Working with Carlo Scarpa in his office and the University, in 1967 he published his first book on his work, Carlo Scarpa Architect Poet, followed by other books and articles on the thinking through figures that have appeared in Italy and abroad.
Since 1964, Sergio Los carries out teaching and research activities at the IUAV, where he will be Professor of Interior Architecture (1967-1971), Urban Design (1972-1978) and Architectural Composition (1979-2000). In parallel, the early sixties leads his professional career in Venice and Padua. In 1982 he founded, along with Natasha F. Pulitzer, "Synergia", a design activity committed in multi-scale architecture, construction and urban planning, research, training, event organization, with offices in Venice, Padua, Milan, Vicenza and Bassano del Grappa.
In 1969 he received in Brussels on PLEA XIII International Award for having "pursued the integration between the art and science of architecture in the planning, teaching and research." In 1998 in Florence gets the "Pioneer Award" from the WREN for contributions in the field of renewable energy. In 2000, the SAIE devotes a section of the exhibition "Sustainable Building". In 2003 he received the European Award in Berlin Eurosolar his career. His publications include: Mandala (1969) The organization of complexity (1976), The architecture of evolution (with Natasha Pulitzer 1977), Habitat & energy (with Adriano Cornoldi 1979), The Architecture of Regionalism (with Natasha Pulitzer, 1985), Regionalism Architecture (1990) Carlo Scarpa (1993), Carlo Scarpa. Architecture Guide (1995); Characters environmental architecture (1999), Geography of Architecture (2012).
Class: Experimental Architecture
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
geboren 1952 in Wien
Czernin schrieb Aphorismen, Prosa (auch theoretische und kritische Werke), am Rande auch dramatische Werke, vor allem aber experimentelle, von der Wiener Gruppe beeinflusste Lyrik. Er beschäftigte sich auch mit traditionellen Gedichtformen wie Sonetten, Terzinen oder Sestinen.
1987 veröffentlichte er zusammen mit Ferdinand Schmatz im Residenz Verlag einen Band, für den die beiden absichtlich minderwertige Gedichte schrieben, wie sie im direkt darauf folgenden Enthüllungsbuch darlegten. Sie taten das, um die Urteilskriterien des Verlags und den österreichischen Literaturbetrieb in Frage zu stellen.
Seit 2008 ist Czernin Mitglied der Darmstädter Deutschen Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung. In Österreich gehört er der Künstlervereinigung MAERZ an
• 1998: Heimito von Doderer-Literaturpreis, Sonderpreis für Literarische Essayistik
• 2003: Heimrad-Bäcker-Preis
• 2004: Literaturpreis des Landes Steiermark
• 2007: Georg-Trakl-Preis
• 2007: Österreichischer Staatspreis für Literaturkritik
• 2011: Magus-Preis der Gesellschaft zur Förderung der westfälischen Kulturarbeit
• 2012: H. C. Artmann-Preis
• 2015: Ernst-Jandl-Preis
• Briefe zu Gedichten (2003, mit Hans-Jost Frey)
• das labyrinth erst erfindet den roten faden. Einführung in die Organik (2005)
• Der Himmel ist blau. Aufsätze zur Dichtung (2007)
• Zur Metapher. Die Metapher in Philosophie, Wissenschaft und Literatur (2007, Hrsg. zus. m. Thomas Eder)
• staub.gefässe. gesammelte gedichte. Carl Hanser, München 2008, ISBN 978-3-446-23068-2.
• Das telepathische Lamm: Essays und andere Legenden. Klever, Wien 2011, ISBN 978-3-902665-27-0.
• Metamorphosen. Die kleine Kosmologie. Droschl, Graz 2012, ISBN 978-3-85420-798-6.
• zungenenglisch. visionen, varianten. Edition Lyrik Kabinett bei Hanser, München 2014, ISBN 978-3-446-24470-2.
Class: Creative Writing - German
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.
Class: New Media Art
born in Miskolc, Hungary in 1967
works and lives in Budapest since 1981
Since the early 90’s I’ve been making traditional oil-canvas paintings. As a starting point, I often use media images, newspaper cut-outs, postcards, film-stills. When painting, I concentrate on such high density moments, when our everyday experiences and viewing practices become obsolete while decoding. I create empty spaces around the objects of thoughts and figures without defining them in a preconceived notion. It is the distance and the concentrated attention on absence that rules my relationship with painting. What I am most interested in is the search of interpretation of knowing and not-knowing, the way they are able to extinguish one another. I collect inspiration from the rubbish of collective memory, which I then re-interpret through the reality of painting. I attempt to dissolve the already defined and often false structures, and introduce new types of looking in a peculiar formal and compositional levitation, where the paintings’ vacuum-like state partially originates in the loneliness of represented elements, and partially from the transformation of metaphysical into universal.
Individual exhibitions (selection)
2017 Preparing for Lightness, Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie, Düsseldorf
2016 Waiting for the Unknown, Federico Luger (FL Gallery), Milano
Specters and Experiments, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
2015 Vertical Attractions, Erika Deák temporary Munich Gallery, Munich
2014 Still Light, Kieselbach Gallery, Budapest
The End of Gravity, Erika Deák Gallery, Budapest
2013 Still Light, Kepes György Institute, Eger
2012 Strange Light, / with Alexander Tinei / Tajan, Paris
Planking, Erika Deák Gallery, Budapest
2011 Close to Eclipse, Galerie Emmanuel Walderdorff, Cologne
2010 Loneliness shines, Berlin Selected Artists, Berlin
The Hidden and the Revered, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, New York
Can be found on the artist’s website.
Works in public collections
Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
Ludwig Museum, Budapest
ICA-D, Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros
Szent István Király Museum, Székesfehérvár
Hypo Bank, Budapest
Raiffeisen Bank, Budapest
Frissiras Museum, Athén
Gallery of Szombathely, Szombathely
Regional Collection, Miskolc
Museum of Literature Petőfi, Budapest
European Parliament, Brussel, Belgium
Rippl-Rónai Museum, Kaposvár
Can be found on the artist’s website under “publications”.
Class: Painting II
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
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|
Class: Painting I
1976 born in Brussels, Belgium
Lives and works in Brussels
Solo exhibitions (selection)
Group exhibitions (selection)
Class: Painting III