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Agora

“A linguistic travelogue from the Hellenic to the Cycladic and beyond”

Operngasse 4, 1010 Wien, 20 March 2014; 18:00-22:00

Agora
“A linguistic travelogue from the Hellenic to the Cycladic and beyond” Operngasse 4, 1010 Wien Thursday, 20 March 2014; 18:00-22:00

Minda Andrén Kasper Møller Christiansen Benjamin Grodin Eiko Gröschl Anna Holtz Mads E Hvidtfeldt Tanja Nis-Hansen Niels Pallesen David Peschka Edin Zenun

Curated by Niels Pallesen and Mads E Hvidtfeldt Presented by Ken Mapayo

Project FOUR
worksatfour@gmail.com www.fourworks.net

Minda Andrén, oil on canvas, 2013

Minda Andrén (b. 1990 Sweden)
minda.andren@gmail.com

Currently enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna Lives and works in Vienna since 2012

Education 2012-20XX 2010-2012 Exhibitions 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013

Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Professor Daniel Richter, Wien Pernbys Målarskola, Painting, Stockholm

First Emerald, Then Sapphire, Then Black, Group Exhibition, Wien Rundgang at Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien Andrén at HHDM, group exhibition at Haus Hinter Des Meeres, Wien Group Exhibition, at Friday Exit, Wien Rundgang at Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien

2011-2012 Spring exhibition at Pernbys Målarskola, Stockholm

Tanja Nis-Hansen, glazed ceramic, 2014

“Seeing art as a documentation of the rise and fall of glorified things, I use video, painting and sculpture as an attempt to go through my own imagery archive and work with the objects, characters and situations that need to be revised in here. Some things that need to go through this art machinery is in the case of my artistic practice among others; father figures, weightlessness, cocktail fountains, bowling centers, gardens, and ashtrays in clay. All these things are deceptive little bastards that make me think of relief and a world that I understand. I tend to stay working with these subjects so that I can keep on believing.”

Tanja Nis-Hansen (b. 1988, Denmark)
t.nishansen@gmail.com tanjanis.blogspot.co.at

Currently enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna Lives and works in Vienna since 2011

Education 2011-2014 2014-20XX 2011 2009-2010 2008-2009 Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Professor Constanze Ruhm, Wien Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Professor Silke Otto-Knapp / Henning Bohl Figurative Painting Vera, School of Art, Copenhagen, Denmark In the class of Sonja Lillebæk Rasmussen and Pernille With Madsen BKV, Working in studio in collaboration with Emilie Hansen, Valby, Denmark Spektrum, School of art, Copenhagen, Denmark In the class of Ingela Skytte and Thomas Skytte

Exhibitions 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2011 2010 2009 “Leiblichkeit und Sexualität” Votivkirche, Vienna, a group exhibition curated and organised by David Rastas “Agora - a travelogue from the Hellenic to the Cycladic and beyond” Operngasse, Vienna, a group exhibition curated by Mads E Hvidtfeldt and Niels Pallesen presented by Ken Mapayo Project 4 “First emerald, then sapphire then black” Semper Depot, Vienna, a group exhibition on painting curated by Christian Weidner and Edin Zenun Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria “Der Imperativ der Inszenierung” screening in the cinema of MUMOK - Museum of Modern Art Vienna “Chibolét? Schibole... Gibolé!” a group exhibition at Morisson Club, Vienna, Austria “Preserve and Serve”, a group exhibition at Friday Exit, Vienna, Austria, curated by myself, with Christiana Perschon, Elisabeth Kihlström, Mads Egeberg Hvidtfeldt and myself. Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria IN DER KUBATUR DES KABINETTS, group exhibition at Fluc, Vienna, Austria. Participating with the artist collective “Services for the ignorant” Galore, Underground art festival, Valby, Denmark. Participating with the artist collective “Blind Vinkel” Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria Year Exhibition, Vera, CPH, Denmark Galore, Underground art festival, Valby, Denmark View 09, Year Exhibition, Spektrum, CPH, Denmark

David Peschka, epoxy resin fiber glass enamel, 2014

“You can observe a lot by just watching” (Lawrence Peter “Yogi” Berra)

David Peschka (b. 1989, Linz)
davidpeschka@gmail.com Currently enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna lives and works in Vienna Education 2009-20XX Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien (Prof. Gunter Damisch, Daniel Richter) Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien (Prof. Johanna Kandl, Thomas Zipp)

2009 Sommer-Akademie-Salzburg (Prof. Katrin Plavcak) Exhibitions 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 Agora project 4, Wien K&K pushing B&W Oben Unlimited, Wien Traces are just Empty Categories, Friday Exit, Wien Bad Chemistry, BOKU, Wien EG-Nord_eine Malereiausstellung, Sempterdepot , Wien Angewandte-Essence, Künstlerhaus, Wien Parallel Vienna, altes Telegrafenamt Börsenplatz, Wien Parallel Vienna, Mauve-vienna, altes Telegrafenamt Börsenplatz, Wien Diotima Bar ReMap, Athen

2012 BUCHTAUFSICHTSKÖRPER KRIMINALITÄTSAUFSICHTSGESICHT 2012 2012 2012 Publications 2011 Panel Magazine, Wien 2013 Ve.Schheft, Wien L’Ocean Licker/PRO CHOICE, Wien Adidas House Party, Wien Before the Movies, paintings were like the movies, mo.ë, Wien Vanity Fair, Ve.Sch, Wien

Mads E Hvidtfeldt, oil on canvas, 2013

“I work with both sculpture and painting, and it is along the border between these two media where I find my pictorial inspiration. The content of my works is often a spin around of our cultural symbols and I experience that the result is often associative to both realistic and abstract pictures. I practice this in allmost all my linguistic expressions, even in my curatorial works..”

Mads E Hvidtfeldt (b. 1989 Denmark)
mads.e.hvidtfeldt@gmail.com http://madsehvidtfeldt.net/

Currently enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna Lives and works in Vienna since 2011

Education 2010-2011 2011-20XX 2012-2013 School of Fine Arts Spektrum Akademie der Bildenden Kunste Wien, Professor Julian Göthe. Member of the Exhibitionspace “Friday Exit”

Exhibitions 2014 2014 ject 4 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 Ready for the Beach, group show in class, Julian Göthe BOX Gallery Curated by Kristian Narvesen Nammack, Museumquartier, Vienna. Sweet Køko Bottøm Nut, Group exhibition.Curated by Edin Zenun, Café Lassa Bad Chemistry Curated by Feidhlim McConigly, BOKU. In Defense of the Poor image, Curated by Christian Weidner, [hu: fʌk off] space #16 Artists: Johanna Folkmann, Max Freund, Eiko Gröschl, David Gruber, Doris Theres Hofer, Lukas Janitsch, Sophia Mairer, Preserve and serve, Curated by Tanja Nis-Hansen w. Christiana Perschon, Elisabeth Kihlström, “Leiblichkeit und Sexualität” Votivkirche, Vienna, a group exhibition curated and organised by David Rastas “Agora - a travelogue from the hellenic to the cycladic and beyond” Operngasse, Vienna, group exhibition curated by Mads E Hvidtfeldt and Niels Pallesen, presented by Ken Mapayo Pro-

Friday exit 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011-2013 2010-2011 Interference, curated by Feidhlim McConigly Y w. Ida Westh-Hansen, “Kiosk” Kurzbaugasse Massemensch, Theater/exhibition by Andrea Imler. Rauchgefekte, Art Competition, Akademie der bildenden kunste Wien, Aula. Rundgang, Akademie der bildende kunst, Wien Yearshow, Spektrum, Copenhagen

Curated Exhibitions 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 “Agora - a travelogue from the hellenistic to the cyclanic and beyond” w. Niels Pallesen. Presented by Ken Mapayo, Project 4 KATHARINA SWOBODA – THEA MOELLER, Friday exit Curated w. Daniela Grabosch Artists: Katharina Swoboda and Thea Moeller. POSTORIGINAL, Friday exit, Curated w. Olivia Jaques. Artists: Anna Rettl, Birke Gorm, Doris Theres Hofer, Johanna Folkmann Maria Porsch, Max Freund, Sophia Mairer and Titania Seidl. In Defense of the poor image curated w. Olivia Jaques, Friday Exit Saigon moment, Curated w. Anna Retl, Friday exit

Edin Zenun, oil on canvas, 2012

“I worked for almost four years in two tradional fields of painting (landscape and floral still life). I wanted to express my love and admiration for these underrated genres, but without the heaviness of their historical meanings; just the colour, form and line.”

Edin zenun

(b. 1987, skopje/sfrj)

zenun_edin@hotmail.com

Currently student at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna Lives and works in Vienna

Education 2010-20XX Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien. Professor Erwin Bohatsch and Daniel Richter

Exhibitions 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 “agora - a travelogue from the hellenic to the cycladic and beyond” Operngasse, Vienna, a group exhibition curated by Mads E Hvidtfeldt and Niels Pallesen, presented by Ken Mapayo Project 4 first emerald then saphire then black, atelierhaus der akademie der bildenden künste goofy, weißes haus hotbed, kunstquartier bethanien berlin 2014 in defense of the bad picture, hufak universität für angewandte kunst wien artstreamshop, moscow artfair ces’t la vie, yekaterinburg rrr curated by hans knoll, atelier suterana ces’t la vie, atelier suterana sweet køko bottøm nut, cafe lassa fetal heart costudy, friday exit crystal business, friday exit neue arbeiten, atelier suterana eg nord, atelierhaus der akademie der bildenden künste 2013 i don’t like kids with funny accents, subterrarium 1505, reality raum residenz chapin, der steinbock und die blaue note, atelier carlos perez hawarie, schloss kuenburg are you a legitimate artist, friday exit du kannst den knopf drücken so oft du willst, universität für angewandte kunst wien jürgen zelt, milchbartcombat, bildhauerateliers der akademie der bildenden künste preisverleihung der Lenzing AG, akademie der bildenden künste metamart, künstlerhaus wien salonaustellung, aliiertenstraße 16 turn on or turn off, atelier lisa ruyter young painting, galerie ausstellungsstraße opfer für jade, vesch unterm strich,vesch

2014 karst, vesh

2013 2000, celeste

friday exit

2011 Incantos, vesch 2010 .. und die reise geht weiter, gallerie am schillerplatz einladung für dich, grundsteingasse 7

Niels Pallesen, mixed media, 2014

“Once upon a time a head on a block was golden“

Niels Pallesen

(1990, Skive, Denmark)

Currently enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna Lives and works in vienna

Education 2012-20XX 2011 Akademie der Bildende Künste Wien, Professor Erwin Bohatsch Ærø Kunsthøjskole, Ærø, Denmark

Exhibitions 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2013-2014 “Agora - a travelogue from the hellenic to the cycladic and beyond” Operngasse, Vienna, a group exhibition curated by Mads E Hvidtfeldt and Niels Pallesen, presented by Ken Mapayo Project 4 Gonzagagasse. Group exhibition curated by Ken Mapayo, Wien, Austria BOX gallery Curated by Kristian Narvesen Nammack, Museumquartier, Vienna, Austria Project 4, Paradise of What am I doing here? - group exhibition curated by Ken Mapayo, Exhibition at Friday Exit, VIenna, Austria Ærø sculpture festival, Ærø, Denmark Rundgang, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien

Wien, Austria

Kasper Møller Christiansen, oil on canvas, 2013

“As an expressionistic painter the flow and the un/conscious energy work as the foundation. My works are based on the process of making and destroying and never trusting the idea of a “painting”. The Painting is never the result. It is in the process of the making. I paint, I draw.”

Kasper Møller Christiansen
Kaspermc@hotmail.com

(b. 1989, Denmark)

Currently enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna Lives and works in Vienna since 2012

Education: 2011-2012 2012-20XX Ærø kunsthøjskole Ærø, Denmark Akademie der Bildende Künste, Vienna, Professor Erwin Bohatsch

Exhibitions: 2014 2014 2013 2013 2012 First Emerald Then Saphire Then Black. Group exhibition curated by Christian Weidner and Edin Zenun, Vienna, Austria Rundgang, Akademie der Bildende Künste, Vienna, Austria Gonzagagasse. Group exhibition curated by Ken Mapayo, Vienna, Austria Rundgang, Akademie der Bildende Künste, VIenna, Austria Søby sculpture festival. Group exhibition curated by Ærø kunsthøjskole and assisting Artists. Ærø, Denmark

Anna Holtz, metal and paper maché, 2014

‘You could consider her work, as a playful humor, about post minimalistic aesthetics, which thematizes pop-cultural intellectual games. The sculptures, as well as the fragile objects, always consider the leftovers of morbid existence. The drama of lost cultural background seems like a behavior in contemporary art scenes. She’s addressing the gap between social construction and postfordistic irony.’ (Sören Hiob)

Anna Holtz

(b.1982, Stuttgart, Germany)

annaholtz@gmx.net http://pcncbaypcncbay.tumblr.com

Currently student at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna Lives and works in Vienna since 2012

Education 2010-2012 2012-20XX Academy of Fine Arts, Stuttgart, Germany Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Professor Heimo Zobernig

Exhibitions 2014 2013 2012 Art & Shadow, Czech Center/NOD Gallery, Prague, Czech Peer, Vienna Plant Life Zen Sound, Struktur & Organismus, HHDM, Vienna

Eiko Gröschl, oil on canvas, 2014

“Most of the time I am sitting somewhere, like at the coffeehouse “Sultans”, drinking something and thinking about what I want to paint next. And then the second “most of the time” I am painting.”

Eiko Gröschl (b.1992 Graz)
Eikog@gmx.at

Currently enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna Lives and works in Vienna

Education 2011-20XX Exhibions 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2009 Eg Nord (Wien AUT), First Emerald, then Sapphire, then Black Galerie 3 (Klagenfurt AUT) / Kunst zum Schenken... Galerie Gaudens Pedit (Lienz AUT) / Gute Aussichten Atelier Suterena (Wien AUT) / C’est la vie... Hotel Obir (Eisenkappel AUT) / Reception Universität für Angewandte Kunst (Wien AUT) / In defense of the poor Image Atelier Suterena (Wien AUT) / Neue Arbeiten Eg Nord (Wien AUT) / Eine Malereiausstellung Forum Stadtpark (Graz AUT) / Ink on your floor Academy of Fine Arts, vienna, Professor Erwin Bohatsch

Benjamin Grodin, mixed media, 2014

“I open my box in ignorance”

Benjamin Grodin (b. 1991 Denmark)
Benjagrodin@gmail.com Benjamingrodin.blogspot.com

Currently enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna Lives and works in Vienna since 2012

Education 2012-20XX 2011 2010 2009 Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, Professor Heimo Zobernig Open art university, (kunsthøjskolen Holbæk), Holbæk, Denmark Musik + Music School, Copenhagen, Denmark K.U.B.A., Productionschool, Photography, Copenhagen, Denmark

Exhibitions 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 KE 13, Den frie efterårsudstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark Galleriga, Philip Nussbaum & Emil Madsen, Copenhagen, Denmark Exhibition initiated by Ken Mapayo, Vienna, Austria KE 12, Den frie efterårsudstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark KE 12 Prize, Den frie efterårsudstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark Rundgang, Akademie der Bildende Kunst, Vienna, Austria Window 107, Copenhagen, Denmark Final exhibition, Holbæk, Denmark

Collection: 2013 Misunderstandig #1, Asbæk collection, CCA Andratx, Spain

Picture: Niels Pallesen and Mads E Hvidtfeldt / Catalogue: Mads E Hvidtfeldt