Sarah Bildstein was born in Austria and holds a diploma from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Her work concerns metaphor, abstraction and the observation of the alienated subject at the interface of the post-industrial age and consumer culture. She is concerned with the possibilities of abstraction within discourses of alienation. Her practice is influenced by the politics of aesthetic methods and reacts to site-specific and thematic contexts. 

 

 

Upcoming & Ongoing

30. October 2018 18pm        Presentatióne de Sarah Bildstein y Janine M. Schneider
Open Studio, Intercambio Kunsthaus Bregenz, BilbaoArte, Bilbao, Spain

 

5. - 28. October 2018          Studies on Rupture
Solo show at Turm zur Katz, Opening on 4. October 2018, Kulturzentrum am Münster, Wessenbergstr. 43, 78462 Constance

 

14. September 2018 - 2. Februar 2019          SOLD OUT - Anti Propaganda - Mit den Widersprüchen der Gesellschaft leben
Group show at Künstlerhaus Wien, Stolberggasse 26, 1050 Vienna


15. November 2018, 18pm           Funkenflug 11 - Paradoxie als Strategie der Resilenz

Artist Talk at Künstlerhaus Wien, Stolberggasse 26, 1050 Vienna

 

9.-11. November 2018           Potentiale
Art Book Fair, Druckwerk Lustenau, Kleiner Saal des Vorarlberger Landeskonservatoriums, Reichenfeld-Areal, Feldkirch

 

 

 

Solo Shows

 

2015 Der Bien, Kunsthaus Graz

2015 On being manipulated: blood, sweat, and tears with Sanela Nikodijevic, The Smallest Gallery, Graz

2014 Connected Component, Gallery No Mad, Styrian Initiative for Culture, Graz

2014 Borrowed an Auditor’s Instrument, Schaufenstergalerie Scharf, Graz

2013 Nous, Boutique – Space for Temporary Art, Cologne

2009 Obstacles, Abbey – The Mobile Gallery, Graz

 

 

Group Shows

 

2018 Bodies and Inhabitants, Sigmund Freud Museum, Vienna

2018 Vis!te, Art Festival, former Vincentius-Hospital, Constance 

2018 In der Unendlichkeit sagt die Linie Hallo, Donnerstags in der Bibliothek, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

2018 Rekonstruktion: Decollage, Werkstadt Graz

2017 Art on Prescription, Labor für Kunst, Via Garibaldi, Venice

2017 Sharing Stories - Dinge sprechen, Weltmuseum Wien, Vienna

2017 the curtist and the arrator, the springboard, Graz

2017 Freischuss Vol. 3, mo.ë contemporary, Vienna

2017 Cum shots Vol. 2 - das Gegenteil ist die (fotografische) Inszenierung, Stubenbastei 12, temporary space, Vienna

2017 Freischuss Vol. 1 - die Wichtigkeit des Moments in der Fotografie von 1971–2016, AU, Vienna

2017 Small #2, Kunstraum Super, Vienna

2016 nonplagiate, Gallery Eugen Lendl, Graz

2016 A Spectre is Haunting the Earth, Diploma, Xhibit, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

2016 DinA4, A und V, Leipzig

2016 Hands-on, Gallery bäckerstraße4, Vienna

2016 Wandlungen/Transformations, kunstGarten, Graz

2016 Abstract 15/16 Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

2015 Entities,  Austrijski Kulturni Forum Zagreb, Valpovo, Croatia

2015 A Spectre is Haunting the Earth, Exchange, Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow

2015 System Struktur-Oberfläche, mo.ë contemporary, Vienna

2015 Schlawiener, Gallery Loft 8, Vienna

2015 AIR Albrechtsfeld - Gallery bäckerstraße4, Vienna

2015 Sold out, Antipropaganda, next-Verein für zeitgenössische Kunst, Graz

2015 Abstract 14/15, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

2014 Feston: How do we deal with these unidentifiable fragments? Lege Artis Festival, Lech

2014 sampling surface, mo.ë, Vienna

2014 Die Reichen werden immer reicher, Schaufenstergalerie Scharf, Graz

2014 Hof-biennale 02, Steiermarkhof Graz

2014 Übergänge (Passageways) - Excursion to a presented city, ESC, Graz

2014 UBIK Space, WUK, Project room Exnergasse, Vienna

2014 Abstract 13/14, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

2013 Small Pieces III/2, Gallery Eugen Lendl, Graz

2013 Melting Pot Of Arts, Parkhouse, Graz

2012 Anna will be inflated, Kurzbauergasse, Vienna

2012 Museum Frauen Circus, Kunsthalle, Feldbach

2012 Schaumbad Altweibersommer, Graz

2012 Museum Frauen Circus_Phase 03, Pavelhaus, Laafeld

2012 The Last Title Was Fabulous, Fluc, Vienna

2012 Rollenbilder # 5, Free Gallery, Graz

2012 Microcredit, Gallery Centrum, Graz

2011 Old Friends-New Friends, Gallery Eugen Lendl, Graz

2011 Luftblicke, Jakoministraße, Graz

2011 Fluchtpunkte, ESC, Graz

2010 Lebensraum, ORF, Graz

2010 AIR Styrian Art Foundation, Rein

2009 The whole and its counterparts, Gallery Eugen Lendl, Graz

2009 Uns geht es gut, Gallery Centrum, Graz

2008 Still life, Art Award Gallery Centrum, Graz

2008 The young hearts art competition, Hotel Goldener Engel, Graz

 

 

Residencies and Awards

 

2018 Artist in Residence funded by the Federal State Government of Vorarlberg, BilbaoArte Foundation, Bilbao

2016 Nomination ´Preis der Kunsthalle Wien 2016´, Vienna

2015 Erasmus Scholarship, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

2015 Residency Albrechtsfeld - Gallery bäckerstraße4, Vienna

2010 Residency Styrian Art Foundation, Rein

 

 

Collections

 

2016 Graphic Collection, Kupferstichkabinett, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

2015 City Collection, Graz

2015 Collection Magdas Hotel, Vienna

2010 Collection Styrian Art Foundation, Graz

2009 Schauwerk - Black Box, Kantonsbibliothek Appenzell, Trogen

 

 

Talks and Lectures

 

2018 Between Skylla and Charybdis, artist talk and card game played at the kunstGarten, Graz

2018 Quartett, artist talk and card game played at the Filtercafe, Neue Galerie, Graz

2017 Bewährungsprobe #16, Depot, Vienna

2017 Ideal Work, Haiku Workshop, Making of Manifesto of ideal Work, Wienwoche, Vienna

2017 Between Skylla and Charybdis. Art Positions, Künstlerhaus - Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz

2016 Art Lecture, Sacré Coeur, Pressbaum, Vienna

2016 Typical Female? Radio Igel, Department of Art and Media, University College of Teacher Education Styria, Graz

2015 Chromatography Crit, Painting, and Printmaking, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow

2014 Noos at Passageways, ESC and Department of Folklore & Cultural Anthropology, Karl-Franzen-University, Graz

 

 

Education 

 

2012-2016 Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Judith Huemer and Erwin Bohatsch

2015 Glasgow School of Art, Painting, and Printmaking, Glasgow

2006-2012 Art History, Karl Franzens University Graz

2007-2009 Class for Art and Painting, Graz

2001-2006 Ortweinschool, Sculpture, Graz

 

 

Publications

 

2018 Artist book, Chromatographies,  limited edition of 10, self-published, Bilbao

2017 Small #2, ed. Kunstraum Super, Vienna

2015 Side by Side, ed. Magdas Hotel and Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

2015 Die Verschränkung von Kunst und Nachhaltigkeit, Ans Wabl, ed. Keiper, Graz

2015 Landschaft in Bewegung, ed. Kunsthaus Graz

2014 Connected Component - Sarah Bildstein, ed. Styrian Initiative for Culture, Graz

 

 


Catalogue Layout and Photo by Stefanie Schwarzwimmer