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Curriculum vitae

Lilo Nein (*1980) studied Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria and Hamburg, Germany.
She works with the media of performance and its relation to text, sculptural installation and other media.


2003-2009 Studies of Fine Arts with Monica Bonvicini and Marina Gržinić at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Diploma 
2007 Erasmus semester at the Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg, and at the department of Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg
2016-2017 Six month course in professional speaking at Wifi Vienna, (Diploma)
2013-17 PhDArts, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands

Solo exhibitions 

2018 Rehearsal for an Exhibition: Non-Representational Photography, medo, Vienna, Austria
2018 Writing Performance Exhibition 8, Greta, Zagreb, Croatia
2018 Writing Performance Exhibition 7, ebenBERG, Vienna, Austria
2017 Writing Performance Exhibition 3, Galerie Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, KABK, Den Haag
2017 Writing Performance Exhibition 2, galerie michaela stock, Wien, Österreich
2017 Writing Performance Exhibition 1, RMIT:ART:INTERSECT, Melbourne, Australia
2017 RELATION(SHIP)S, curated by Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein | viennacontemporary, galerie michaela stock, Vienna, Austria
2016 INCONVENIENT POSITIONS, curated by Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein, galerie michaela stock, Vienna, Austria
2014  time, Kulturdrogerie, Vienna, Austria
2014  The Space between Concepts and Realisatio, GEMAK, The Hague, Netherlands
2012  We are the Text – The Bodies of the Audience, VBKÖ – Austrian Association of Women Artists, Vienna, Austria
2012  WHAT MOVES US! About Texts and Other BodiesPerformance Awards H 13, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria
2009  Translate Yourself!, curated by Reni Hofmüller, ESC im Labor, Graz, Austria
2009  Text_ Translation_ Performance, Ve.Sch – Space and Form for Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
2005  self_works, Kapu – Cultural Centre, Linz



2016  Admittedly in the act of the performance I am you, with Peter Zeillinger and Lisa Hinterreithner, within the framework of the Redereihe Lust in the text, Tanzquartier, Vienna, Austria
2015 Re-do Rehearse Histories, within the framework of What is left?, curated by Walter Seidl and Gülsen Bal, Vienna Art Week, Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna, Austria

2014 Documenting Performance, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, in the framework of the book presentation Performing the Sentence – Research and Teaching in Performative Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
2013  Sometimes Things Are Not True Yet, contribution to the event Choreographed Exhibition, curated by Mathieu Copeland, La Ferme du Buisson - Centre d'art contemporain, Paris, France
2013 The Audience is Present, Young Artists Biennial, Mediterrana 16, Ancona, Italy

2013 Do Rehearse Histories, in the framework of the performance series "In-Formation", curated by Christian Helbock, Künstlerhaus Vienna, Austria
2012 Text vs. Performance, in the framework of Predicting Memories, curated by Robert Punkenhofer and Ursula Maria Probst, Vienna Art Week, Austria
2012 to became utopian, in cooperation with Salzburger Festspiele and the Belcanto Chorus Salzburg, Gallery 5020, Salzburg, Austria
2011 Winner Performance – An Appropriation, in the framework of My voice is burning, curated by Ursula Maria Probst, Neuer Kunstverein Vienna, Vienna, Austria

2010 Translate it!, performance-evening with performances from the book TRANSLATE YOURSELF!, Art-Saloon, curated by Ursula Maria Probst , Fluc, Vienna, Austria
2009 Watching and Being Recorded, in collaboration with Miriam Raggam, in the framework of GOOD NIGHT & GOOD LUCK. First Dance Night Vienna, a cooperation of Tanzquartier Vienna and Brut Vienna (Austria)
2007 Reconstruction_maschine, in collaboration with Britta Wirthmüller, in the framework of Four Pelicans for Rauschenberg, commissioned by deufert&plischke, K3 – Choreographically Centre, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
2006 Precarious Angels– immaterial, in the Dark., in collaboration with Nathalie Koger, in the framework of Rent an Angel, curated by Chris Haring, Tanzquartier Vienna, Austria


Participation in Exhibitions 

2018 Pin me up – Turn me around, Galerie Michaela Stock, Vienna, Austria
2018 Tag und Nacht, 44er Galerie, Leonding, Austria
2017 Reinheit in der Unvollkommenheit, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
2017 Affectionate Terms of Abuse, Galerie Michaela Stock, Vienna Austria
2016 LUMINOUS PERCEPTION, Galerie Michaela Stock, Vienna, Austria

2015 The art of women - female and female, curated by Barbara Steiner, VBKÖ, Vienna, Austria
2015 Lilo Nein| Female Obsession, Kulturdrogerie, Vienna, Austria
2015 Reinhard Gupfinger | Lilo Nein, periscope, Salzburg, Austria
2015 self timer stories, curated by Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein, MUSAC Museo e Arte Contemporeaneo de Castilla y Leon, Spain
2015 Johanna Binder | Jonas Feferle | Lilo Nein, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria
2015 Women to light, Museum of the National Bank, curated by Ursula Maria Probst, Panama City, Panama
2014 Selbstauslöser, curated by Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein, Museum für Moderne Kunst, Salzburg, Austria
2014 self timer stories, kuratiert von Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, United States
2014 Lilo Nein | Agnes Prammer. Artists in Residence, Bildungshaus St. Virgil, Salzburg, Austria
2014 circular permutation, Gold + Beton, Cologne, Germany
2013 Video Focus Mediterrana 16, curated by Alessandro Castiglioni, MA*GA Art Museum, Gallarte, Italy
2013 Für die Fülle, Jahresausstellung des Salzburger Kunstverein, curated by Luise Reitstätter, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
2013 S_HE IS THE ONE, curated by Ursula Maria Probst, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria
2013 DIS-PLAY-PRATER-STERN. Wie wir leben wollen, curated by Ursula Maria Probst and Martin Wagner, Fluc/Praterstern, Vienna, Austria
2012 every door is a wall, curated by Manuela Ammer, Jahresausstellung, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria
2012The Audience is the Mother of Self-Invention, curated by Diane Baldon, Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden
2012 In Passing 14, curated by Ursula Maria Probst, Künstlerhaus Passagegalerie, Vienna, Austria
2012 Predicting Memories, curated by Robert Punkenhofer und Ursula Maria Probst, Vienna Art Week, Vienna, Austria
2012 demnächst. Orte für werdende Kunst, curated by Hildegard Fraueneder, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria
2011 An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, curated by Regine Basha, Cabinet / Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art - MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, United States
2010 Push & Pull, contribution to the project Emergence Room by deufert & plischke, MUMOK, Factory, Museum Modern Art Foundation Ludwig Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2010 Performance-Scores and other Portraits, in the framework of DASCHNER/BERTLMANN curated by Anja Manfredi, Ve.Sch – Space and Form for Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
2010 Art is beautiful, screening at the film festival DIAGONALE, in the framework of Pictures of Protest, with Martina Nowak, Graz, Austria
2010 COLLABORATE!, curated by Doris Prlic, IG bildende Kunst, Vienna, Austria
2011 ATELIER – Platform for New Art and Choreography, PACT – Performing Arts Choreographic Centre, Essen, Germany
2008 I, you, he, she, it performing, project resumption, T-Shirt production in collaboration with Lentos Shop, museums shop, Art Museum Linz, Austria
2008 REWIND THE SCRIPT TO minilessonone, with Katharina Morawek, Lisbeth Kovacic, Stefan Pedersen, Thomash Schoiswohl and Julia Wieger, curated by Diane Baldon, radio broadcasting, online version and exhibition at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria
2006 NOT SHEEP: New Urban Enclosures and Commons, with Kevin Dooley, Katharina Morawek, Stefan Pedersen, Michael Pötschko, Josef Steinkogler and Thomash Schoiswohl, curated by Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber, Art Speech Gallery Vancouver, Canada
2006 Top to bottom end to end, curated by Barbara Rüdiger, Magazin 1 of ÖBB, ^ Westbahnhof, Vienna, Austria
2006 Faktum Flakturm, with Martina Nowak, Flakturm (anti-aircraft tower) Arenbergpark, Vienna, Austria
2005 Medialization/Labour/Spatialization/ (Re)politicization, curated by Monica Bonvicini and Marina Gržinić, Fluc, Vienna, Austria
2005 UTOPIA : FREEDOM, with Andreas Pavlic and EKH AG, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
2005 No man's land, Motorenhalle – Project Centre for Contemporary Art, Dresden, Germany
2005 April Meetings, curated by Stefan Vukovic and Marina Gržinić, SKC art space, Belgrade, Serbia
2005 Re-Positioning of the Social. Notes on Public Space, curated by Isa Rosenberger and Simone Bader, VBKÖ – Austrian Association of Women Artists, Vienna, Austria
2005 being naked in the image... and whether this can be revolutionary, curated by Carola Dertnig and Tanja Widmann, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria

Artistic Publications

2017 Writing Performance – On Relations between Texts and Performances, monograph, Galerie Michaela Stock, Vienna
2013 Wenn Analysen Gedichte wären ... Arbeiten zwischen Text und Performance. Lilo Nein, Katalog, zweisprachig engl./dt., Schlebrügge.Editor, Vienna, Austria
2011 DIE ANWESENDE AUTORIN. Wer spricht in der Performance?, künstlerische Publikation, zweisprachig engl./dt., Revolver Publishing, Berlin, Germany
2009 SELBST ÜBERSETZEN! Ein Performance Lesebuch zum Aufführen, künstlerische Publikation, zweisprachig engl./dt., Eigenverlag, Vienna, Austria

Published Articles

2016 Wessen Ordnung? Zum Verhältnis von Performance und Dokumentation als künstlerische Praktiken, republished in: Performance Chronik Basel Teil II, Diaphanes Verlag
2015 Artist's Statement, in: "We write, right?", web-based journal of texts by artists
2015 Wege zum Selbst und wieder zurück. Gespräch zwischen Renate Bertlmann und Lilo Nein, in: „Self-timer Stories", Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein / Bundeskanzleramt (Hgs.), Schlebrügge.Editor, Wien
2014 Wessen Ordnung? Zum Verhältnis von Performance und Dokumentation als künstlerische Praktiken, Online Magazin MAP Media Archive Performance, MAP #5 Archiv / Prozesse 2
2014 Anatomies of Possible Speaking Positions. Performance and Intertextuality, in: Performing the Sentence – Research and Teaching in Performative Fine Arts, Carola Dertnig, Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein (Hgs.), Sternberg Press, Berlin, Germany

2013 The Curator as Choreographer - Authorship in Moving Structures, in: Choreographing Exhibitions, Mathieu Copland / La Ferme du Buisson - Centre d'art contemporain (Hgs.), Paris, France
2012 Die Performancegeschichte und ihre ProtagonistInnen. Wer schreibt, wenn sie spricht. Review of "Floating Gaps. Performance Chronik Basel (1968-1986)", Sabine Gebhardt Fink u.a. (Hgs.), in:
2010 performative Körper schreiben. Zum Verhältnis von Text und Aufführung in der Performancekunst, in: die bildende, newspaper of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria

2009 Gespräch zwischen Text und Performance, text and interview on in: online Magazin , online performance magazine
2009 Tat.Sachen.Bericht (im Nachspann), in: At the Crossroads of the Production of Knowledge, Precarity, Subjugation and the Reconstruction of History, Display and De-linking, Eduard Freudmann u.a. (Hgs.), Loecker Verlag, Vienna, Austria

Talks, Discussions

2013 Round table, in the framework of „Choreographing Exhibitons", curated by Mathieu Copeland, La Ferme du Buisson - Centre d'art contemporain, Paris
2013 Struggles About the Moment?, artist lecture and videoscreening in the framework of the performance series „One, two, three represent", IG bildende Kunst, Wien
2013 Selbst übersetzen und andere Partituren, lecture in the framework of „Salon. Das fantastische Dritte", organised by Im_Flieger, Vienna
2011 performing text – performing authorship. Eine Liebeserklärung, lecture at the symposium „Recollecting the Act. Zur Tradierung von Performancekunst", Theater Kaserne Basel in collaboration wtih Züricher Hochschule der Künste, Schweiz
2011 Panel discussion, „a little less conversation. a conference about exhibiting contemporary performance", curated by Marie Frampier and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, organized by de Apple Arts Centre Amsterdam
2010 Zur Identität von Performances, panel statement at the symposium „This Sentence is Now Being Performed – Research and Teaching in Performance and Performative Art", Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
2009 Performance übersetzen! – Hintergründe & Theorien der Publikation SELBST ÜBERSETZEN!, lecture at „ATELIER – Die Plattform für neue Kunst und Choreographie", PACT – Performing Arts Choreografisches Zentrum, Essen
2007 Freiräume/n: Zur Logik des Ortes, panel discussion, at Depot – Kunst und Diskussion, organized by IG Kultur Wien, concept and moderation: Stefan Lutschinger
2006 Total normal, discursive video screening at the exhibition „frei besetzt", lecture by Martin Wassermair and discussion with Gerald Raunig and the artists, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna

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