Schleifmühlgasse 18 - 1040 Vienna 
+43-1-9207778 - info@galerie-stock.net

Curriculum vitae

*1982 in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
lives and works in Vienna, Austria

http://www.veronikamerklein.com/

Education

2007-12 Fine arts studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria, with the focus on performance art with Carola Dertnig and Kaucyila Brooke, graduated with honors
2012 Assistance at the research project archiv performativ, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland
2004-07 Fine arts studies at the School of Art and Design Kassel with Dorothee von Windheim and Eva-Maria Schön
2002-03 Stay abroad in Australia and Indonesia

Study-related visits to Performing Arts Forum, St. Erme (09), Schloss Bröllin (11),
Helsinki (07)

Grants / Collections

2014/2015 Artist in residence in Chicago, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture, Austria
2014 Abundia Empowerment Fund scholarship, Chicago, United States
2012 Scholarship for the diploma work Du hast den Farbfilm vergessen, Federal Ministry for Science and Research, Austria
2011 Ö1-Talentestipendium (scholarship for young talents of the national radio station of Austria), finalist
2010 Schreibklasse, Annual Authors' Support Programme, Schauspielhaus Wien and UniT Graz, Austria

since 2010 several project funds of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York City, Austrian Chancellary, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the Austrian Students' Representative

Represented in private collections in Germany, Austria and the USA.

Performances (selection)

2016 The Body of Work: Resisting Strategies as part of "The Inefficient Body - Anti-Capitalist Strategy, a conference" WUK performing arts, Vienna, Austria
2015 Erdbeermilch (strawberry milk), Hotel Obscura, Magda's Hotel, Vienna, Austria
2013 Die Kunst der Begegnung (The Art of Encounter) - Austria meets Philippines
Performance festival and collaborations, Tabakfabrik, Linz, Austria
2013 Life-Long Weight-Gaining - Try to beat the record, bb15 - Space for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria
2012 Don't worry, be ha-ha-ha, Garage X, Vienna, Austria
2011/2012 Performing Documentation, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Austria), Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (Switzerland), JENNYFAIR, Vienna (Austria)
2012 Ich hab' größere Brüste als deine Mutter ((I've got bigger boobs than your mother), public space (AktionsTheaterKassel), Kassel, Deutschland
2011 Dokumentarische Intervention (Documentary intervention), Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna, Austria
2011 Ich habe nichts gesagt. (I haven't told a single word.)
Performance, Ida Nowhere, Berlin, Germany
2009 "...und dann war ich an Fasching als Fliegenpilz verkleidet" ("... and then I was dressed up as a fly agaric for carnival"), performance festival PERFORMANCEbeHANDLUNGSRAUM, Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
2009 Kalter brauner Kaffee (Cold brown coffee), Semperdepot, Vienna, Austria

Performative Installations (solo exhibitions) (selection)

2017 Die Hard, Gallery Michaela Stock , Vienna, Austria
2015 Fat Pig, Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, United States
2013 Life-Long Weight-Gaining, Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, Austria
2012 Posen (Poses), Xposit, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria
2012 You forgot the color film (Diploma thesis), Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
2011 DIE STILLE NACHBARIN (The silent neighbor), my apartment Gschwandnergasse 59, Tatort Hernals, Vienna, Austria - catalogue
2009 hasen/blasen/enten/hähne/eisenbahn (rabbits/bubbles/ducks/cocks/railway) (Series with Toni Schmale), Secession Vienna, Hör- und Projektgalerie "A und V", Leipzig and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Austria / Germany)

Group exhibitions (selection)

2017 23. Gabrovo Biennial of Humour and Satire in Art, Museum House of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
2017 FROHE "P"OSTERN!, LAGE, Kassel, Germany
2017 Frau_Mann_Transgender fotografiert: Feminismus, MUWA - Museum der Wahrnehmung, Graz, Austria
2015 APPROPRIATION | PERFORMANCE | PART 1, Gallery Michaela Stock, Vienna, Austria
2014 KOMPROMISSQUALITÄT DEUTSCHLAND- fundamental gescheiterte Künstler & die Ästhetik der Maßlosigkeit, Gallery AA collections, Vienna, Austria
2014 EIGHT, Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria
2014 Tête-à-tête (with Julia Kujat), Die NÄHMASCHINE, Mönchengladbach, Germany

Performative Dinner

2014-2016 dinnertime, artist dinners, my apartment, Chicago (United States) and Vienna, Austria
2014 Daddy's little girl invites for dinner (Woman laughing alone with salad), Das YIX, Vienna, Austria
2012 You can be my double if I can be yours (with William Knaack and Michaela Schweighofer), Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria
2010 The Hands That Feed You (with Bernadette Anzengruber and Teresa Novotny), Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria
2010 essen, lesen, essen. lesung, festessen. festessen. (eating, reading, eating, reading, feast.), Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria
2006 Tischlein, deck dich! (The Wishing table) (with Katarina Corbet), School of Art and Design Kassel, Germany

Projects (selection)

2016 CurVienna - plus-size fashion market & talk with Virgie Tovar, organisation with Bobby Be and Rhea Krcmàrovà, Vienna, Austria
2011 PANik3 - Performance as Documentation, Performance evening with discussion - organisation and moderation with Thomas Geiger as part of the series "PANik", Performance Art Network Vienna, depot, Vienna, Austria
2009 Bestandsabnahme Murhardstrasse 14 (Murhardstrasse 14, amount decreased), Zeig das Dokumentationsfoto (d)eines Kunstwerks (Show the documentation photo of your art work), installation and exhibition, my apartment Murhardstrasse 14, Kassel, Germany

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