Manuela Picallo Gil austrian/spanish artist, was born 1985, lives and works in Vienna and Burgenland.

artist statement
I use the field of tension between inclusion and exclusion on a linguistic level in order to question social and own categories through multimedia objects, works on paper and installations. As an archaeologist of my biography, I deal with my heritage, the effect of past events in the present, taking up the relationship between country and city, with three areas of interest: work, faith and language. My focus is on sensitive, individual and collective memory, often using participatory action and the method of oral history. Furthermore, my works predominantly moves in the field of gender/sex diversity, identity and sexuality, which has parallels a futher focus of my work: social marginalization through the media, where by image and language are exploited to exclusion.

2014-2020  Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna, Contextual painting and Art Education

solo and duo exhibitions (selection)
2023  offen. 2023, Freiluftatelier, Walbersdorf
2022  Gratis kommt uns teuer, 12-14 contemporary, Vienna
Gratis kommt uns teuer, Grillagen/Praterstern, philomena+, Vienna
Corona-Chronicles-Déjà-vu, cooperative with Jelena Micić, hosted by Kaeshmaesh, Roter Stern, Vienna
2020  Newspaper Rolls, Hole Newspapers & Artist Talk, Verband Freier Radios, Vienna
Tabacco Shop Mind the Gap, philomena+, cooperative with Sanae Arraquas, Vienna
We don´t talk about Susi., INSEL, Upperaustria
Stuhldialoge, kaeshmaesh, Vienna
2014  Sonntagszimmer, Raum im Raum, Vienna
Ins Blaue, Schikaneder, Vienna
2013  Think big, Galerie SIX, Linz

collective CRAFT with Oscar Cueto
2023 My choice of work, my resistance, Düsseldorf
2019 MOHNMANIE, Notgalerie Kunstraum Nord by Reinhold Zisser, Vienna

group exhibitions (Selektion)
2023  Philomena @ Belvedere 21 – On the New, Viennese Scenes and Beyond, Belvedere 21, Vienna
Meetingpoint, Kunstraum 5020, Salzburg
Things, Atelier Glockengasse 8A, Vienna
Dos por Uno, Horror-Error, Mexiko City
2022  Speed Dating – Meet Local Single Artists* Books, VBKÖ, Vienna
open studio days, Ateliers, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Upperaustria/department cultur, Linz
40 Jahre KUGA – 40 Künstler*innen – 40 Arbeiten, KUGA, Großwarasdorf
Dark Materials, der goldene shit, Vienna
Festival der Platane, presented by MUME, a project by Oscar Cueto, public space, Vienna
bam pew pew, der goldene shit, Vienna
2021  House of Loosing Control, Vienna Art Week, Vienna
La Gota Gorda, Error, Puebla
Act Public! THIS IS TOMORROW., Fluc, Vienna
2020  FIT’RI:NAةنيرتف, philomena+, Vienna
2019  publish shit, University library, Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna, Vienna
Free The Nipple, Studio Lassie, Vienna
Tansformazione, Galleria Fare Arte, Ravenna
Sapperlot, Bauernmarkt 24, Vienna
The future is female, the future is diverse, The Loft, Vienna
FOTO Vienna, cooperation with Oscar Cueto, das weisse haus, Vienna
Fake Covers for Fake Music, Hilbert Raum, Berlin
  DeAktionZember II / Aadventmarkt Renegades, Gallery aa colletions, Vienna
Das Jubjub, Galerie 5020, Salzburg
Lotus Charity, ega Frauenzentrum Vienna
Sobreviviré, 12-14 contemporary, Vienna
praktisch scheiße, Kulturtankstelle, Linz
2017  freeze the frame vol. 3, mo.eë, Vienna
cumshot vol. 2, Stubenbastei 12, Vienna
Freischuss vol. 1, Au, Vienna
2016  Lari Fari Haute Volee, Gallery Die Schöne, Vienna
2015  Small, Kunstraum SUPER, Vienna
Schlawiener, Loft 8 Gallery, Vienna
2014  UBIK Bueller´s Day Off, WUK-Exhibition, Vienna
Eine von Fünf (One in Five), The Austrian Museum of Folk Life & Folk Art, Vienna

lectures & discussions (selection)
2022  Bewährungsprobe#40, by Johannes Franz-Figeac, Vienna
2021  Coffe House Cairo by Oscar Cueto, Vienna
2020  Über Susi sprechen wir nicht, Retz
2017  Gender/Sex and Identity in Arts and Fashion, KunstModeDesign Herbststrasse, Vienna
2014  One of Fife, Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art, Vienna

art residency
2022  Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria
2021  Errorr, Puebla, México