Exhibition: Elke Krystufek

Praha

gandy gallery

Elke Krystufek

16.06 - 05.08.2000

HITLER'S CHILDREN

Ego as media 

In 1993,just after entering the fine arts academy of vienna, Elke Krystufek began a violent work involving the deconstruction of archetypes and artistic formalism. Through a considerable and protean work (video, drawing, photography, performance art), she has adopted a strong feminine stance in opposition to the authoritarianism of the viennese activism and pictorial tradition. Hers is an unclassifiable work that defies the political and critical establishment (between feminisn and subversion), and produces a wide-open and prolix imagery on her own positions as an artist and a woman. A multiplicity of self-portraits oil paintings, charcoal drawings, intimate videos and collages ; she uses her body and face as a medium and mirror, as infinite methods to infiltrate the world of contemporary art and the media. These sudden, frontal and sometines brutal views challenge the codes and models of the fashion industry, art, sex, religion and politics. 

Einzelausstellungen / Solo Exhibitions :

2000

"Hollywoodland", maison levanneur, Chatou
Galerie Drantmann, Brussels
Gandy Gallery, Prag
Portikus, Frankfurt
Gallery Side 2, Tokyo
Georg Kargl, Vienna
Galleria ll Capricorno, Venezia

1999

"Sleepingbetterland", Bahnwärterhaus, Galerie der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen
"ln The Arms Of Luck", Centre genèvois de gravure contemporaine, Genève
"Warum ich nicht gerne ausgehe...", curated by Gertraud Presenuber & Linda Klösel, Club Shabu, Vienna
"Like nothing you've ever seen", Georg Kargl, Vienna
"ferdinandeum video 13", Tiroler Landesmuseum, Ferdinandeum, Innsbruck
Künstwerke Berlin, Berlin
"l am dreaming my dreams with you", Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius

1998

Galleria ll Capricorno, Venedig
Galerie Drantmann, Brussels
303 Gallery, New York
Emily Tsingou and Company, London
"Cameron Jamie, Elke Krystufek, Jeffrey Wisniewski", Berufsvereinigung der bildenden Künstler Vorarlbergs, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz

1997

Wiener Secession, Wien
Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Kopenhagen

1996

Galerie Drantmann, Brussels

1995

Galerie Drantmann, Brussels
Videos, Forum Stadtpark, Graz
303 Gallery, New York
Galleria ll Capricorno, Venedig
Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin

1994

"Chambres d Amis", Vereniging vor het Museum vor Hedendagse Kunst, Gent
"Migrateurs", ARC Musée d`Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris

1993

"Elke Krystufek", HELL, Centre d Art Contemporain, Martigny
Galerie Metropol, Wien
"Le Principe de Réalité", Galerie Bruno Brunett, Berlin

1992

Galerie Metropol, Wien, mit Franz Graf
"Unfair", Köln

1991

"Der Morder steht vor meiner Tür", Institut fur Planungsgrundlagen und Gebaudeforschung, Akademie der bildenden Künste, WieN
"Installation Davidgasse 791312", Atelier Franz Graf, Wien

1990

"Aktion", Institut für Gegenwartskunst, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Wien

Gruppenausstellungen / Group Exhibitions :

2000

"Desperate Optimist", Stiching Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht
"Presumed Innocent, childhood and contemporry art", curated by Marie-Laure Bernadac and Stephanie Moisdon Tremblay, capcMusée, Musée d art contemporain de Bordeaux
"Shoot", Malmö Konsthall & Cinema Spegeln, Malmö
"Die Verletze Diva". Hysterie, Korper, Technik in der Kunst des 20.Jahrhunderts, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck
"Presumed Innocent", CAPC, Bordeaux

1999

"Aspekte-Positionen 50 Jahre mitteleuropaische Kunst 1949-1999", Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien
"Peace", Migros Museum, Zürich
"Bad Women", Luciano Inga-Pin, Mailand
"Materialien", Künstlerhaus Bremen
"A Girl Like You", Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris
~Hotel Utopia", curated by Constanze Ruhm und Arye Wachsmuth, Summerstage, Wien
"Video Stage 1.0 - The Music Session", curated by Alexandre Pollazzon, Candid Arts Trust, London
"Einblicke in die Sammlung" Generali Foundation, Wien
"FunktionsSystemMensch", Museum Bochum, Bochum
"Zeichnen-Osterreichische Zeichnungen der Neunziger Jahre", Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg
"Wild Life", curated by Adi Rosenblum & Markus Muntean with Anthony Auerbach & David Burrows, Austrian Cultural Institute, London
"neuerwerbungen 1992-1999", Österreichische Galerie 6elvedere, Wien
"Jahrhundert der Frauen", Bank Austria Kunsfforum, Wien
"Beside Images-European Video Projection" curated by Stephanie Trembley,Artspace, Australia
"Herbert Hinteregger,Elke Krystufek,Muntean/Rosenblum,Gaby Trinkaus, Alexandra Wacker,William Wegman, Antonio Ferrara, Reggio Emilia, "Junge Kunst aus der Sammlung Franz Morgenbesser" Kunstverein Horn,Horn
"Film und Videoprogramm~ curated by Maria Lind, Moderne Museet, Stockholm
"draw ingrid calame,karen kilimnik, elke krystufek, nader mily Tsingou gallery, London
"confidential" galerie ilse hukinger,ebensee,Austria
"time scan 1" curated by Ursula Graf,modebus,Vorplatz Museumsquartier,Wien
"Lè Grând Praemière Opéning Show", Galerie Nicolai Wallner, Kopenhagen
"Elke Krystufek, Anne Schneider, Franz West" (curated by Andreas Reiter Raabe), Austrian Pavillion, Melbourne Biennale
"Close to me against you. Camern Jamie & Elke Krystufek, Georges Tony Stoll", Galerie
Art & Essai, Université de Haute Bretagne, Rennes
"Generation Z", P.S.I., Contemporary Art Center, New York

1998

Biennale von São Paulo, São Paulo
"The end is the beginning", Bricks & Kicks, Wien
"Close Echoes", Prague City Gallery und Kunsthalle Krems
"Ein Jahrhundert kunstlerischer FreiheitU, Secession, Wien
"No Budget Films by No Budget GalleriesU, 57 Hope, Brooklyn, NY
"Submit" (konzipiert von Muntean/Rosenblum, Ge,-wald Rockenschaub), Bricks & Kicks, Wien
"Sisi, Sisimus, Sisismen", Galerie Menotti, Baden
"Photography as Concept - 4th International Foto-Triennale Esslingen", Villa Merkel/Bahnwarterhaus, Esslingen ,Manifesta 2, Luxemburg
"disidentico - maschile femminile e altro", Palazzo Branciforte, Palermo
"Galerientag Graz", Camera Austria, Graz
"One step backwards: Books, Prints, Videos 1998" (kuratiert von Vérnique Bacchetta), Liste 98, Warteck, Basel

1970 in Wien / Vienna
lebt in Rotterdam und Wien / lives in Rotterdam and Vienna