GROWING presents positions of five artists Mariama Diallo, Erisa Mirkazemi, Abiona Esther Ojo, Manuela Picallo Gil and Barbara Stöhr, resulting from a research of the mechanisms that construct a sense of self-recognition and identity through hair and its symbolism.The form and meaning of hair are examined in their relationship with the body, sexuality, power and media, in the work of five positions that confirm that man is a being that needs symbols to give meaning and order to his life. GROWING is an artistic exploration of hair as a symbol of power, but also of resistance and freedom.The contradictory nature of the multifaceted meaning of hair is shown and will also be discussed in the exhibition. To what extent is the subject of hair connected with power, health, gender, class, religion, representation, resistance and identity in the history of humanity? And how can patterns and symbols acquire new content?The artistic interpretations range from a research to a call to action, re-discussing and re-interpreting symbols. The motivation is to live in a society where symbolic images raise their voices, genital hair is combed, and art motivates social growth.

Date: November 18th – December 20th, 2023
Open Time: Fri – Sat: 2 pm – 6 pm
Location: VBKÖ – Vereinigung bildender Künstlerinnen Österreichs (The Austrian Association of Women Artists)

Opening: Friday, November 17th, 6 pm
Thursday, November 30th, 7 pm with salon_tongue
Workshop with teenagers: Thursday, November 30th, 7 pm with salon_tongue
Finissage: Wed, December 20th, 6 pm


Galerie 21 presents 1000 prints by Burgenland artists at the designforum in the Museumsquartier in Vienna. The prints are available for purchase. In cooperation with Weintourismus Burgenland, wines can be tasted and talks can be held with the artists on site.

Thu, 16.11.2023 at 7 pm: Presentation of the “Alfred Schmeller Award” in cooperation with the artists’ village of Neumarkt an der Raab

Date: Saturday, 18.11.2023, 3-6 pm: Children’s printing workshop “x-press.yourself” (registration at

Location: designforum at Museumsquartier


Project of CRAFT: Meine Arbeitswahl, mein Widerstand (my choice of work, my resistance)

In recent years, there has been a growing demand for an active confrontation with unwanted monuments in public space. The event “Antimonument Extended” in Düsseldorf pursues this desire and invited various artists and cultural workers whose positions can be seen and experienced in public space as well as in the Wild Palms Gallery. The project is organized by Antimonument e.V., a non-profit organization based in Düsseldorf, which was founded in 2017 on the basis of Shinpei Takeda’s “Antimonument Manifesto” and sees itself as a platform for projects at the interface of art, memory and technology.

“The debates about monuments today increasingly revolve around the question of who is represented by whom. To date, the erection of monuments has usually not been preceded by democratic decision-making processes or citizen surveys […]. The CRAFT collective responds to the invitation from the “Antimonument Extended” event to recontextualize monuments whose artists were called “God-gifted” during National Socialism, with an artistic practice based on intensive research that combines performance with monument activism and virtual reality. The performance and action on the square is accompanied by the sound installation by Navid Razavi, which is based on the sound of the resonance body of the sculpture “Bergischer Löwe”. […] “My choice of work, my resistance” is a project that not only aims to detach a monument from the otherwise unquestioned presence in public space, but also to address the gaps in previously unrealized monuments for female resistance fighters.”

Ursula Maria Probst
Vienna, 2023

Organizer: “Antimonument Extended”, @antimonumemxt at Instagram  

Complet text about the CRAFT project by Ursual Maria Probst

“Manufacturing Antimonument”, 05.08 – 27.08.2023, open days: Thu & Fr, 3 – 7 pm, Sa, 12 am – 6 pm, Wildpalms Gallery, Gerresheimerstr. 33, 40477 Düsseldorf

Sa, 05.08., 3 pm, VR Workshop mit Shinpei Takeda
Fr, 18.08., 6 pm, Vortrag Demo mit Philip Gröning
Sa, 19.08., 2 – 8 pm, VR Workshop & Performances: “La Limpia” von Alejandra Baltazares and “Meine Arbeitswahl, mein Widerstand” (My choice of work, my resistance) by CRAFT in cooperation with Navid Razavi
Wed, 23.08., 3 – 5 pm, “Antimonument Expanded”-discussion with Center for Technology and Culture, University of Southern Denmark, Livestream via Zoom: (Meeting ID: 987 117 8624)

Curator: Yumi Watanabe

Artists: Alejandra Baltazares (MX), Navid Razavi (IRN), Shinpei Takeda (JPN) and CRAFT: Oscar Cueto (MX/AT) & Manuela Picallo Gil (AT/ES)

“Antimonument Extended VR” Technical Partner: Prof Jens Herder, Andrea Feuerstein, Soren Ali, Taylan Ergün, Jeremy Benjamin, Julian Dohmen, Enya Funke, Valentin Kiesche, David Ribeiro, Kocere Yildiz (Virtual Studio/ Virtual Reality Lab, Hochschule Düsseldorf); Sound Design: Jewgeni Birkhoff


open. 2023 is an event with the intention of making the contemporary visual art scene in Burgenland as comprehensive as possible and freely accessible.
On two Sundays, on May 7, 2023 in Northern Burgenland and on June 4, 2023 in Central & Southern Burgenland, each from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., over 130 artists* will open their studios, workshops and work spaces. In addition, there are other art venues, such as land art projects, sculpture gardens, art associations, galleries, museums, architectural features, printing workshops and private collections, among others. At various locations, there are excellent wines from 27 Burgenland wineries or special wines to taste from Weintourismus Burgenland. 

Manuela Picallo Gil’s open-air studio presents works in Walbersdorf, once the center of the mahaleb cherry tree cultivation. The story of the village and especially of that family of the last mahaleb cherry tree farmer in Austria is told through by a single mahaleb cherry branch, whose purpose would have been a walking stick, umbrella handle or pipe. Now reconstructed, this mahaleb cherry branch with its reddish shimmering wood, seems to grow on. Sourrounded by young green mahaleb cherry plants, it presents its leaves, bringing moments of the past into the present. Erwin Land, other family members and futher participants are talking of labor as identity – from obligations to failures and opportunities, where unspoken themes are heard and connections with personal stories to social narratives are made. Their voices shapes these installations and share their momories with visitors.

Date: Sunday, May 7th 2023
Open Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p .m.
Location: Bahnstraße 7, 7210 Walbersdorf, Burgenland, Austria
Composition of selected red, white and sweet wines from Weintourismus Burgenland
Event initiated by: open. is an initiative of the Province of Burgenland and is implemented by the Coordination Office for Contemporary Visual Arts Burgenland Dept. 7 Education, Culture and Science.

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Date: Saturday, April 7th 2023, from 6 p .m. open with Gin Tonic Bar; Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. with Lazy Bar
Location: Atelier Glockengasse 8A, 1020 Vienna, Austria
DJs: Lässer Techno/House/Italo – Berlin/Detroit/Naples – nur Vinyl! Stefan Lässer; from 10 p.m. Electrorider Minimal/Techno Daniele Cunico

Alberto Storari, Aldo Giannotti, Andrea Habith, Andrea Heyer, Ania Zorh, Antonella Anselmo, Atelier Rote Gazelle, Barbara Burger, Bea Rice Küningernger, Brunilda Castejon, Casaluce Geiger, Christine Baumann, Christiane Spatt, Esel Lorenz Seidler, Elisabeth Grübl, Fi Do Mila, Florent Souly, Francesca Cent -Francesca Centonze, Franziska King, Gerald Straub, Eckmayr Georg, Ilaria Carli Paris, Isabelle Seilern, Josef Kinz, Juliana Herrero, Julius Werner Chromecek, Lavinia Lanner, Karin Maria Pfeifer, Klaus Taschler, Manuela Picallo Gil, Miriam La -, Miriam Laussegger, Michikazu Matsune, Michael Gumhold, Naoko Muneoka, Olaf Osten, Oscar Cueto, Pablo Chiereghin, Patrick Topitschnig, Paula Flores, Peter Kraus, Peter Fritzenwallner, Rafael Lippuner, Ryts Monet – Enrico De Napoli, Roman Pfeffer, Rudolf Hübl , Samt & Seide, Sandra Fockenberger, Stefan Wanka, Sula Zimmerberger, Torsten Gerhald Köpf, Tanja Prušnik, Ulrike Johannsen, Wolfgang Pavlik, Yana Gryniv



07/04 – 21/05/2023

curated by Christine Bruckbauer and Aline Lenzhofer

Opening: Thursday, April 06, 2023, 7 pm at venue: Belvedere 21, Arsenalstaße 3, 1030 Vienna

Opening hours: Tue–Sun 11 am – 6 pm, Thu 11 am – 9pm

philomena+ team @ site: Wed–Sat 3–6 pm

Belvedere 21, photo: Lucas Schaller, digital collage: philomena+

For the exhibition “On the New – Viennese Scenes and beyond”, the philomena+ project office moves to the exhibition space of Belvedere 21 and offers insights into its way of working. Team meetings and gatherings with artists and future collaborators take place at Belvedere 21. Alongside the display of everyday work, philomena+ also presents performances, interventions and screenings by artists from current or past collaborations. The intensive mediation programme and the participatory character that characterises philomena+ projects can be experienced by visitors at events with a school class or at two participatory interventions with artists at the site.

Painting, sketches, drawings and models: 

by Oscar Cueto, Sarri Elfaitouri, Vanja Krajnc, Manuela Picallo Gil and Christoph Srb


Thursday, April 6, 2023, opening night: Intervention by Markus Hiesleitner & Malek Gnaoui, Wunderkorb 1694 and Performance by Vitoria Monteiro, Opening Pandora’s Box

Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 3 – 5 pm: Presentation of a school workshop between Tunis and Vienna: Bochra Taboubi, Verena Miedl-Faißt and school class of the BG/BRG Keimgasse Mödling  

Sunday, May 14 – Sunday, May 21, 2023: Intervention & Exhibition: Patrick Timm, Poststelle

Sunday, May 14, 2023, 2-6 pm: Margareta Klose, dialogs on donut


Horror presents “Dos por uno” (Two for one), an exhibition that activates two collective pieces by CRAFT and Tratado Material produced between Mexico and Austria.

On the terrace will be presented “DESTAJOAKKORDARBEIT” performative piece by the collective CRAFT (Manuela Picallo Gil and Oscar Cueto). On this occasion, the collective will produce a live action aimed at the handmade production of a flag. The piece reflects on the idea of work as an ethical, moral and hygienic measure. The collective has invited Roy Meuwissen (NL/CA) to define the content of the textile piece and Doris Steinbichler (AT) to modify the advertisement “se compran colchones” by María del Mar Terrón (MX) that will provide the cadence of the activity.

In the exhibition hall, “Ultramarinos” by Tratado Material (Oscar Cueto, Frida Robles and Ramiro Wong) is presented. The collective invites two groups of artists to create works on the concept of “art and speculation” to be presented in Mexico and Austria. In the first phase of the project, the sound pieces of nine artists living and working in Austria will be broadcasted as a signal; in the same way, nine artists proposed by Horror will create other pieces with the same theme to be presented in Austria. The pieces presented in Mexico will be recorded in extended play (cassette) format and will be available for purchase in both countries as a piece of art. Each EP will cost 200 pesos (10 euros) or can be exchanged for something of similar value if the artist and collector so decide. The participating artists in the first phase are: Alex Iwanov (AT), Alisa Omelianceva (RU), Hui Ye (CH/AT), Joanna Zabielska (PL), Katrin Euler (AT), Margareta Klose (DE), Marlene Lahmer (AT) & Leonhard Pill (D), Nazanin Mehraein (IR) and Sheri Avraham (IL).

Date & Opening time: March 18, 5 p.m.

Location: Salamanca 11, Roma Norte, Mexico City


Speed Dating – Meet Local Single Artists* Books

Salon for artists* books

Concept: Vinko Nino Jaeger, Barbara Stöhr, Anne Glassner

Location: VBKÖ-Vereinigung bildender Künstlerinnen Österreichs, Maysedergasse 2/28, 1010 Vienna
Open times: Saturday, 17.12.2022, 3 – 7 p.m.
Performances: Anne Glassner, Mit dem Buch schlafen, 4:30 – 6 p.m. and
Barbara Stöhr, Yeahyeahyeah: How to make a phony book, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Speed Dating with twelf artists* and their books: 5 – 7 p.m.

At Speed Dating – Meet Local Single Artists* Books you have up to 12 unique dates with the artists* and their books in one evening within 120 minutes. Enjoy a relaxed conversation with the artists and get to know their publications. The publications are available for purchase or as a gift for free withdrawal.

Please sign up for Speed Dating – Meet Local Single Artists* Books:

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Open studios in Linz

This weekend are the “Days of the Open Studio” in Upper Austria. It is a pleasure to participate in this event as part of my residency at Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz and to present my current projects to visitors and exchange thoughts. My studio space will be open on Saturday, and I am looking forward to a visit or a meeting during my residency in the coming weeks here at Atelierhaus Salzamt or in the city.

Location: Atelierhaus Salzamt, Ob. Donaulände 15, 4020 Linz
Studio: Studio 8, 2nd floor
opening studio 8: Saturday, 15.10.2022, 2 – 6 p.m. 

open studio days presented by: Land OÖ, Abteilung Kultur
opening of open studio days in Upper Austria: Sa, 15.10. and Su, 16.10.2022, 2 – 6 p.m.



Walbersdorf, once the center of the mahaleb cherry cultivation. The story of the village and especially that of the family of the last the mahaleb cherry farmer in Austria is told by a single mahaleb cherry branch, whose purpose would have been a walking stick, umbrella handle or pipe. Now reconstructed, this mahaleb cherry branch with its reddish shimmering wood, seems to grow on. Sorrounded by young green mahaleb cherry plants, it presents its leaves, bringing moments of the past into the present. Erwin Lang, other family members and futher participants are talking of labor as identity – from obligations to failures to opportunities. Their voices bring this installation to life and share their memories with visitors to KUGA’s 40th anniversary exhibition.

KUGA – Kulturna zadruga – is intercultural center of this region and reflects its cultural and linguistic diversity. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of KUGA, 40 artists are invited to present 40 works in all their diversity.

kurator/curator: Mag. Manfred Leirer – langjähriger Galerieleiter der KUGA
otvaranje/opening by: Mag.a Claudia Priber, Amt der Burgenländischen Landesregierung, Abteilung 7- Bildung, Kultur und Wissenschaft
muzika/music: Vokalensemble KUGA
peljačtvo muzike/direction: Mag.a. Jelka Zeichmann-Kocsis
otvaranje/opening: 23.9.2022, 7:30 pm
otvoreno/duration: 24.10. – 4.12.2022
mjesto izložbe/location: Park ulica/Parkgasse 3, 7304 Veliki Boristof/Großwarasdorf, Gradišće/Burgenland

Andreas Berlakovich l Fria Elfen l Hans Dieter Frühstück l Sabine Gager l Christine Grafl l Ewald Hatz l Herman Hemetek l Annemarie Hollweck l Judith Horvatits l Wolfgang Horwath l Lui Janele l Annelies Kelemen l Klaus Ludwig Kerstinger l Franjo Kröpfl l Florian Lang l Charlotte Lassalle l Sepp Laubner l Andreas Lehner l Manfred Leirer l Doris Mayer l Sonja Melchart-Ledl l Rudi Moratti l Franz Milkovits l Petra Neulinger l Erich Novoszel l Peter Palkovits l Herbert Paulitsch l Manuela Picallo Gil l Kurt Pieber l Harro Pirch l Viktoria Ratasich l Thomas Resetarits l Bernd Romankiewitz l Doris Schamp l Herbert Schügerl l Walter Stifter l Monika Trimmel l Hilda Uccusic l Milan Vukovich l Hans Wetzelsdorfer


“It is as old as creation. There will never be a shortage of it. It’s time to sing the praises of shit,” writes Oliviero Toscani affirmatively about a subject that shapes our understanding of culture, society, hygiene, health, morality, humor and taboo.

Inspired by the name of the exhibition site, different artistic positions are exhibited here, offering humorous approaches to theories on topics such as order, hygiene, disgust, pollution, identity and linguistic interaction. In the process, the repressed comes to the surface via detours, systems of order want to be questioned and bodily excretions cheered.

Through the perspective of the seven artists’ chosen media – video, object, photography and performance – the theme becomes the subject of visual exploration.

The exhibition ‘Dunkle Materien’ (Dark Matter) enables access to social themes and aims to stimulate communication with visitors to the busy Yppenplatz around the multifaceted theme in the art space itself.

Thursday, July 21 at 7 pm the vernissage will take place with the performance ‘Turning The Tide’ by Em Schwarzwald at 10 pm

Exhibition Duration
July 21 to August 3, 2022 from 5 to 8 pm

Art space der goldene shit, Yppenplatz 5, 1160 Vienna

Clara Boesl and Daniel Fajardo l Erisa Mirkazemi l Jochen Gasser l Manuela Picallo Gil l Tomash Schoiswohl l Em Schwarzwald

Production and Exhibition Support
Lena Kauer

Graphic design
Jochen Gasser

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 7 pm

Manuela Picallo Gil


MUME: Festival der Platane

MUME (Museo Mexicano/Mexican Museum) is a nomadic anti-museum by artist Oscar Cueto that seeks to create alternate narratives in the decolonial and global migration context, presenting collaborative projects between international curators and artists in Austria. For this edition, Austrian artist Manuela Picallo Gil will present the “Festival der Platane” at the MUME in collaboration with nine other artists.

The three-day “Festival der Platane” proposes a paradigm shift in relation to monument culture. In search of a reference point for resistance, protest and peace, the festival aims to orient the current discourse on monuments towards the mighty shade plane tree, whose roots have been anchored in the soil of Vienna’s first district at Dr. Karl Lueger Square for more than 100 years.

May 20 
Dr. Karl Lueger Square & Die Druckstube 
Workshop with high school students: Antimonuments, civil disobedience and risograph printing by Oscar Cueto, Giulio Paolini and Manuela Picallo Gil

June 24
Die Druckstube | Darwingasse 23, 1020 Vienna
6:00 pm | Printing Action by Giulio Paolini and Manuela Picallo Gil

June 25
Dr. Karl Lueger Square, 1010 Vienna
4.30 pm | Action by Hubert Hasler
5:15 pm | Talk by Dora Kuthy
6:00 pm | Performance by Lena Lieselotte Schuster
6:45 pm | Music by Reni Weichselbaum, Gobi Drab, Laura Pudelek and Bernhard Schöberl

Guest artist: Manuela Picallo Gil

MUME is a project by Oscar Cueto

MUME is supported by the Department of Culture of the City of Vienna (MA 7).


drawn, printed, contextualized >> Graphic works of the exhibition “bam pew pew” open up a range of artistic works in the form of posters, whose function ranges from pleasing the eye to representing critical positions. Sixteen visual artists* are responsible for this task and will open the event on Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 p.m. together with musical support by Global Fyre 2099 Kollektiv (Dj – sets) in the art space der goldene shit. The exhibition at the Yppenplatz can be visited from June 9 to 28.

FINISSAGE: Tuesday, June 28th 2022 at 19 p.m.

Location: art space der goldene shit, Yppenplatz 5, 1160 Vienna

Conzept & Organisation: Manuela Picallo Gil

Production & Exhibition Support: Lena Kauer / Der Goldene Shit

16 Artists: Guadalupe Aldrete l Carli Fridolin Biller l Wilhelm Binder l Ana Paola Castro Villegas l Oscar Cueto l Isabel Fröschl l Dora Kuthy l Fernando Loeza l José López l Lucia Simon Medina l Erisa Mirkazemi l Giulio Paolini l Manuela Picallo Gil l Em Schwarzwald l Barbara Stöhr l Stefan Wirnsperger

Music: Global Fyre 2099 Kollektiv (Dj – Sets)

Duration: from June 9th to 21st 2022


BEWÄHRUNGSPROBE #40 – Artist* talk

The event series Bewährungsprobe by Johannes Franz-Figeac presents two positions of artists living in Vienna and addresses questions about art production. Under which working conditions and with which material do the respective approaches arise in order to negotiate the world that surrounds us in the field of art?
Manuela Picallo Gil uses multimedia objects and installations to question social categorizations in the field of tension between inclusion and exclusion.
Jakub Vrba’s artistic work is mainly composed of drawing, sculpture, video and film. He addresses notions of spectacle, pathos, unpaid labor, and the dictatorship of everyday contingency.

Projekt and Moderation: Johannes Franz-Figeac
Artists: Jakub Vrba and Manuela Picallo Gil

Here you can watch the Bewährungsprobe #40, whitch took place on May 2nd 2022 at 7 pm.

Depot – Kunst und Diskussion, Breite Gasse 3, 1070 Wien

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