JOHANNA BRAUN

Lives and workes in Vienna, Austria (*1987)
2004 – 2008 Mag.art (equivalent to MFA), Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
(Franz Graf, Peter Kogler, Eva Schlegel, Elke Silvia Krystufek, Hans Scheirl, Judith Huemer)
2012 – 2015

Dr.phil (PhD), graduated with honors; Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
(Elisabeth von Samsonow; Anette Baldauf)

   
2009 Artist in Residence, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York
  BELLEVUE Akademie, Linz; Film-Workshop with Thomas Edlinger
2011 Artist in Residence, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago
2013 Artist in Residence, Kunstquatier Hospiz, Arlberg
  Artist in Residence, Chicago (SAIC & Austrian Consulate Research Grant, Chicago)
2014 Artist in Residence, Eastside Int'l AIR Program, Los Angeles
2016 Artist in Residence, Accomplices Part I: Fine Arts, Hole of Fame, Dresden
  Artist in Residence, Centre Pompadour, France

Solo Exhibitions

2016 MNEMOSYNDIKAT, Kunstraum Schwarzwaldallee, Basel (curated by Katharina Brandl)
2014 You Watching Me Watching You, OneGallery - Window Display, Vienna
2013 I'm a Necromancer - Not a Belly Dancer, MUSA - Startgalerie, Vienna
2011 Don't be shy: Cry-Baby Cry, DieAusstellungsstrasse, Vienna
Who is afraid of Virginia Woolf (...), Galerie Gabriele Senn - Window Shopping Series, Vienna
Explaining Pictures to a Reborn, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago
2010 Danger, Danger - don´t take candy from a stranger, FondationHerz, Vienna
2009 I gave my best, and life did the rest, FondationHerz, Vienna
Every day – life slips away, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York
2008 TakeOver / Museum of Modern Art-Office (MoMA), New York (curated by Elsa König)
Ohne Finanzen, keine Romanzen, Looshaus, Michaelerplatz, Vienna
Ich muss gehen, HALLO, grüßgott, aufWIEDERsehen (Diploma), SemperDepot, Vienna
2007 Herz – Schmerz ?, Galerie Karenina, Vienna
2006 Because the first cut is the deepest, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (curated by Elke Silvia Krystufek)
   

Exhibitions (selected)

2016 Accomplices Part I: Fine Arts, Hole of Fame, Dresden
WE GAVE OUR BEST (...) TO THE HOPE CHEST, imersten, Vienna
SALVATION (AT THE) GAS STATION, Die Brause, Düsseldorf (produced by Hannah Bruckmüller)
Eyes Open to the Night, Museum Night 2016, Belgrade
WE GAVE OUR BEST (...) TO THE HOPE CHEST, Osztrák Kulturális Fórum, Budapest
The Gong Show, Club Pro, Los Angeles (curated by Molly Jo Shea)
An Intimate Affair: Be Our Guest if you Dare, Cecil Hotel, Los Angeles (in cooperation with WAS Biennale)
2015 Vienna For Art’s Sake!, Winterpalais Prinz Eugen, Belvedere, Vienna (curated by Peter Noever)
Imago Mundi – Luciano Benetton Collection, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice
WE GAVE OUR BEST (...) TO THE HOPE CHEST, ESXLA, Los Angeles
WE GAVE OUR BEST (...) TO THE HOPE CHEST, Austrian Culture Forum DC, Washington D.C
WE GAVE OUR BEST, NOW THE REST IS UP TO THE HOPE CHEST, Penelope, New York City
Artist-Run, The Satellite Show Miami Beach, Miami (curated by TIGER STRIKES ASTEROID)
2014 Festival LegeArtis, Lech (curated by Anna Khodorkovskaya)
Selection, OneGallery, Vienna (Part of Eyes on & Vienna Art Week)
ESXmasLA, ESXLA Gallery, Los Angeles
HARMONIE 18, OneGallery, Vienna (Gallery of the Elke Silvia Krystufek Archive)
DAS MEDIUM, INOMO, Vienna (curated by David Eisl)
Gott Ist Nicht Genug, Theater Drachengasse, Vienna (curated by Katharina Heistinger)
Die Chic Boutique - Home Office, Design_Raum_Kunst, Vienna
2013 Die Chic Boutique Chic.Ago, ADDS DONNA, Chicago
Die Chic Boutique, S-W-D-Z, Vienna
Behauptungen auf Papier: nonchalant, en passant und absolut, Werkstadt Graz, Graz
(curated by Fiona Rukschcio)
2012 Die Chic Boutique - Kunst mit Funktion, DieAusstellungsstrasse, Vienna
MAK DAY / Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna
Das Chic Boutique Café - Kunst mit Funktion, Die Ausstellungsstrasse, Vienna
2011 Austria Davaj ! - The Creative Forces Of Austria, Schusev State Museum, Moscow
(in cooperation with the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna)
Gute Aussichten, Part of the 4th Moscow Biennale, Moscow (curated by Peter Weibel & Simon Mraz)
The (secret)* Return of NoEver, ACE MUSEUM, Los Angeles
Ach Now!, Galerie der Freischaffenden, Vienna
Before The Movies, Paintings Were Like The Movies, Mo.E, Vienna
2010 Heb (in conjunction with Elke Silvia Krystufek), Kunsthalle Autocenter, Berlin
Georg Eisler Preis (Nomination), BA-CA Kunstforum – Tresor, Vienna
MAK-Night (Vienna Biennale), Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
Berlin calls 0043, The forgoten bar-Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin
sauna 2010 - Aufguss 1: Women Artists, brut, Vienna
2009 Talking with paintings, Performance mit Sands Murray-Wassink, FondationHerz, Vienna
We all go over the bridge, Galerie Meyer-Kainer, Vienna
Personae, Atelier Operngasse, Vienna
S13, Atelier-Lienz, Lienz
Open Studio, School of Visual Arts, New York
Videoscreening, Das gelbe Haus, Linz
Rose garden, CAM-Gallery, Istanbul
2008 BauaufKunst, Projektraum Adam Mühl, Vienna
Ich muss gehen, HALLO, grüßgott, aufwiedersehen, SemperDepot
Crossing Over, Friuli DOC 08, Udine
2007 Friendship -Ticket / Semper Dipot – Prospekthof, Vienna
2006 ST/A/R-Magazin MAK-Night, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna
Antike, Theseus Tempel, Volksgarten, Vienna
Georg Eisler Preis (Nomination), BA-CA Kunstforum - Tresor, Vienna
2005 drawings 4 ever, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Künstler der Galerie, Galerie Julius Hummel, Vienna
Crossing Over, Friuli DOC 2005, Udine
Villa Beatrice Déste, Arquá Petrarca, Padova
La petit mort – Festival, Slavonice
Achtung Space, Prospekthof, Semper Depot, Vienna
Frauen machen Druck, Galerie im Sitzungssaal-SPÖ, Vienna
2004 p-ART.(y), Prospekthof, Semper Depot, Vienna
How time does fly away, Palais Helfert, Vienna
   

Performances / Public Speaking

2016 Feministisches Kuratieren; discussion forum by Juliane Saupe; (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna; 03/2016) with Johanna Braun, Elke Krasny, Ivana Marjanović, Stella Rollig and Gabriele Schor.
2015 GLAW: Gespenstermädchen und der Horror der Justiz. (Lecture). Geschlecht ohne Körper. Gespenster im Kontext von Gender, Kultur und Geschichte. Interdisziplinäre kulturwissenschaftliche Tagung (Depot, Vienna; 10-11/2016)
2014 No need for a Trip to Delphy, if We Can Take a Selphy, Festival LegeArtis, Lech (curated by Anna Khodorkovskaya)
DAS MEDIUM, INOMO, Vienna, in collaboration with Margarita Weiss
2013 Selphy, MUSA-Startgalerie, Vienna
2012 Girl in a Box, MAK DAY, Museum of Applied Arts (MAK), Vienna
2011 How to Explain Pictures to a Reborn, The School of the Art Institute (SAIC), Chicago
2010 Welcome to the Pleasure Dome, FondationHerz, Vienna, in collaboration with:
Hélène van Duijne, Milan Mladenovic, Nino Stelzl, Maxi Kenmare & Alexander Jäger
2009 Talking with paintings, FondationHerz, Vienna, Performance with Sands Murray-Wassink
Every Day – Life Slips Away, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York
   

Curatorial & Organisational

2013 - Founder and Director of Club Chic – Verein zur Förderung der Gegenwartskünste und ihrer Vermittlung (engl. Association for the Promotion and Communication of Contemporary Arts)
2012– Founder and Curator of Die Chic Boutique - Kunst mit Funktion (www.DieChicBoutique.com)
2010 Next generation: Johanna Braun shows her favorits,
Vienna Gallery Weekend, Vienna initiated by Gallery Christine König and Gallery Gabriele Senn
2009–11 Curator and Co-Founder of FondationHerz, Vienna (www.FondationHerz.com)
2008 BauAufKunst, Projektraum Franzengasse, Vienna
2007 Friendship -Ticket, Semper Depot - Prospekthof, Vienna
   

 Honors & Awards

2016 Forschungsstipendium der Stadt Wien (Research Grant of the City of Vienna)
2015 Emanuel und Sofie Fohn Stiftung Forschungsstipendium (Fohn Foundation Research Grant)
2014 Strabag Artaward International (Nominee)
Artist in Residence, Eastside Int'l AIR Program, Los Angeles (Grant by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture – BKA)
2013 Artist in Residence, Chicago (Grant by SAIC & Austrian Consulate Research Grant, Chicago)
Artist in Residence, Kunstquatier Hospiz, Arlberg (selected/invited by Section.a)
2010 Georg Eisler Preis (Nominee), BA-CA Kunstforum – Tresor, Vienna
2009 Koschatzky (Nominee), MuMoK – Stallungen, Vienna
2007 Koschatzky (Nominee), MuMoK-Stallungen, Vienna
2006 Georg Eisler Preis (Nominee), BA-CA Kunstforum – Tresor, Vienna
2005 Nomination Robert-Schmidt-Wettbewerb, Die Kleine Galerie, Vienna
2002 Red Ribbon Award, 'Ich bin Ich', Price for the category 'Videocollage' (collective)
2001 Clip 2000, Juryprice for the artistic design in the Video 'Maskentanz' (collective)
   

Publications

2017 Johanna Braun. GLAW: Über die Entwicklung des untoten Mädchen im US-amerikanischen Gesetzestext und seinen gespenstischen Doppelgängerinnen in Film- und Fernsehproduktionen. In: Christa A. Tuczay, Thomas Ballhausen, u.a. (Eds.). Geschlecht ohne Körper. Gespenster im Kontext von Gender, Kultur und Geschichte. (Wien: Praesens, 2017) (forthcoming)
2016 Johanna Braun (Editor). Beschwörungsrituale. An Elisabeth von Samsonow. (Wien: Turia + Kant, 2016) (forthcoming)
  Johanna Braun. A Girl's Girl. In: Johanna Braun (Ed.) Beschwörungsrituale. (Wien: Turia + Kant, 2016)
  Johanna Braun. The American Girl and the Horror of (In)Justice, In: Elisabeth von Samsonow (Ed.), Epidemic Subjects / Radical Ontologies (Diaphanes Press / Chicago University Press, 2016) (forthcoming)
  Johanna Braun. Disney’s Tales of Love and Real Estate; or the Ghost and the Horror of Emancipation. In: Podium - Die Zeitschrift. (Fall, 2016) (forthcoming)
  Johanna Braun. The Ghosting of History. Ein Nachwort zu Thomas Ballhausens gespenstischen Sprache der Geschichtsphilosophie. (Epilogue). In: Thomas Ballhausen. Gespenstersprache: Notizen zur Geschichtsphilosophie. (DER KONTERFEI, 2016)
  Johanna Braun. Gothic Cover Girls. Ein Interview. In: rausch (1/2016)
2015 Angst, Furcht und Schrecken. etcetera, #62. (4/2015) Heftkünstlerin / Interview
Johanna Braun: There is a Method to My Madness. Triedere, Zeitschrift für Theorie u. Kunst; #12. (1/2015)
2014 Die Künstlerin als Produzentin – Johanna Braun im Gespräch; MEDIENIMPULSE; (1/2014)
geschichte erzählen: Medienarchive zwischen Historiographie u. Fiktion. Medien Archive Austria, 4.
Thomas Ballhausen, Valerie Strunz, Günter Krenn (Hg.) ISBN 978-3-643-50556-9
Vienna for Art’s Sake! Contemporary Art after the Turn of the 21st Century. FABRICA, Italy, 2014
curated by Peter Nover (imago mundi / Luciano Benetton Collection) ISBN 978–88–98764–06–8
2012 Facing Kremlin - Gute Aussichten, Austrian Cultural Forum Moscow, 2012 (catalog)
2011 The (secret)* return of no/ever, ACE Museum, Los Angeles, SCI-Arc, 2011 (catalog)
Austria Davaj! Creative Forces of Austria. Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2011. ISBN 978-3-86984-221-9
   

 

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