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20 Sep 2016

Katharina Swoboda to launch the new residency program for Austria based media artists

Kamen Stoyanov

New residency program for Austrian media artists at the WRO Art Center
WRO Art Center


The organizers WRO Art Center together with Austrian Cultural Forum in Warsaw in collaboration with the Artist-in-Residence Program A-i-R Wro run within the framework of the European Capital of Culture – Wroclaw 2016 Residency period: October 1-31, 2016

coordinator: Kamila Wolszczak
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+48 71 343 32 40

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Katharina Swoboda is the first artist-in-residence at the WRO Art Center within the new program for media artists based in Austria. In her work Katharina Swoboda (b. 1984), focuses on video, video installation and also uses photography and performance. In 2012 she graduated in transmedia art from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and since 2014 she has been a student of the transdiciplinary PhD programme at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Her works have been internationally shown, she has participated in several artists-in-residence programs, such as the KAMOV City of Rijeka residence in Croatia and the Nida Art Colony in Lithuania. Swoboda is member of the Vienna-based Golden Pixel Cooperative, engaged in contemporary video practices on theoretical and practical level, she lives and works between Hamburg, Vienna and Graz.

Katharina Swoboda's residency project is based on a critical inquiry of the WRO's audiovisual archives from the feminist position. The artist is especially interested in hybrid video formats between documentation and a work of art. As departure for her interaction with the archive shall serve two video documentations: of the interactive installation Frontiers of Utopia (1995) by Jill Scott (AU), and the to-camera-performance Non-finite Installation (1997 by Anna Płotnicka (PL).

The organizers:

WRO Art Center
is an independent public benefit organization specializing in the areas where contemporary art and culture intersect with developing media

Austrian Cultural Forum Warsaw is since 1965 an agency of the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, whose task consists of initiating and supporting the cultural, artistic and scientific dialogue between artists and scientists of Poland and Austria.

Artist-in-Residence Program A-i-R Wro is a platform for coordination and organisation of the art residencies in Wrocław and Lower Silesia, run within the framework of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016. The program is subsidised by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland.