KATHI HOFER

b. 1981 in Hallein, Austria


EDUCATION

2001–10: Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, MFA Art & Photography

1999–2008: University of Vienna, MA Philosophy

2004: Université Aix-Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, MA Studies Philosophy


SOLO & DUO SHOWS

2017:

‘Neorealismo’, Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna, Austria

‘Epilog’, commissioned by the Jewish Museum Vienna, Austria

2016:

‘Hawser / Hofer’, mumok Vienna, Austria (+ Artist’s Book)

‘Alicja Bielawska, Kathi Hofer’, Austriackie Forum Kultury Warsaw, Poland

2015: ‘Fanfiction (featuring Luci Lippard, Drehli Robnik)’, HPFA, Berlin, Germany

2014:

abc – art berlin contemporary, with Gabriele Senn Galerie, Berlin, Germany

‘New Year’s Resolutions’, Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna, Austria

Kathi Hofer, Lisa Schwarz, Schule künstlerische Photographie, Vienna, Austria

2012: ‘craftivism’, MAK-Gallery, Vienna, Austria (+ Artist’s Book)

2010: ‘Polygrades’, Ve.Sch, Vienna, Austria

2008: ‘occasionally DJ’, Kunstbunker/Hintereingang, Nuremberg, Germany

2007: ‘Die Besondere’, Kultur Plattform, St. Johann in Pongau, Austria

2006: ‘Schöne gelbe Farbe’, Demonstrationsraum at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria


GROUP SHOWS

2017:

‘ba ≠ b+a’, MUSA, Wien, Austria (upcoming)

‘Ist Eros der eben jetzt von mir beobachtete Planet?’, Kunstverein Goldberg, Germany (upcoming)

2016:

‚Los Angeles, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Schindler House, Los Angles, USA

‚works and lives in’, Zona Sztuki Aktualnej, Szczecin, Poland

Parallel Vienna 2016, Vienna, Austria

‚Commission Roundabout’ organized by Albrecht Pischel, Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition, Berlin, Germany

‚Seeing is Believing’, Museum Angerlehner, Wels, Austria (+ Catalogue)

2015:

‚Everything Must Go: Art and the Market’, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Ireland

‚Dinge und Dialoge’, Scriptings, Berlin, Germany (+ Catalogue)

‚There are more things’, Kunst Verein Baden, Austria

curated by_ 2015, Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna, Austria

‚Flirting with Strangers’, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria

‘24/7. the human condition’, Vienna Biennale, MAK, Vienna, Austria

‘New Needs’, Haus Wittmann by Johannes Spalt, Etsdorf am Kamp, Austria

‘Cäcilia Brown, Kerstin von Gabain, Kathi Hofer, Marco Lulic, Barbara Mungenast, Elfie Semotan, Hans Weigand’, Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna, Austria

2014:

‘I multiplied myself to feel myself’, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria

FIAC, with Gabriele Senn Galerie, Paris, France

‘Hier steht ein Sessel’, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria (+ Catalogue)

‘Why did you stop’, Room of Requirement, Berlin, Germany

‘Call me on Sunday’, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna, Austria

2013:

Shortlist exhibition Kardinal König Art Award, Kunstraum St. Virgil, Salzburg, Austria (+ Catalogue)

‘The Magic of the Object’, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria

‘#### with Kathi Hofer, Philipp Messner and Florian Auer’, Lothringer13_Laden, Munich, Germany

‘Chic Boutique’, Adds Donna Gallery, Chicago, USA

‘Photos – Points of View in Austrian Photography from the 1930s until today’, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria (+ Catalogue)

2012:

‘demnächst. Orte für werdende Kunst’, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria

‘Modes of Address’, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria (+ Catalogue)

‘mitgebracht – aus Italien bis China’, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria

‘Ändere dich, Situation!’, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Schwaz, Austria

‘The Collection #1’, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria

‘Wanna come over, and you know... read a book?’, Praterstraße Berlin, Germany

‘Con celui qui voit’, intervention in Michaela Moscouw’s show ‚uubeurhaoupt’, Ve.Sch, Vienna, Austria

2011:

‘désertieren’, Kunstpavillon, Innsbruck, Austria

‘Lifelong Learning (Iteration II, Knowledge)’, Open Space, Vienna, Austria

‘Studio 9’, Bauernmarkt 1, Vienna, Austria

2010:

‘Crossing Limits. Art in Urban Transitions’, Vienna Art Week, Bauernmarkt 1, Vienna, Austria

‘Tenda Gialla’, Pogon Jedinstvo, Zagreb, Croatia

‘Vienna Entourage’, ArtRaum, Moscow, Russia

‘Group 2010’, Kerstin Engholm Gallery, Vienna, Austria

‘Living and Working in Vienna III’, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (+ Catalogue)

2009:

‘Which Life? Between Calling and Career’, Semper Depot, Vienna, Austria

‘Sense & Sentiment. Mistakes Are Closely Followed by Effects’, Augarten Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (+ Catalogue)

2007:

‘If Chemicals Enter the Eyes Wash Thoroughly with Clear Running Water’, 5th Novosibirsk Biennial of Contemporary Graphic Arts, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia (+ Catalogue)

‘Bilder der Wissenschaft’, FWF Wissenschaftsfonds, Vienna, Austria

2006: ‘economy class’, Alliance Française, Nairobi, Kenya

2005: ‘Zone 2005. Between Political Representation and Representational Politics’, Galerie IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna, Austria

2003:

‘Mimosen-Rosen-Herbstzeitlosen. Künstlerinnen Positionen 1945 bis heute’, video programme, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria

‘Zurich’, Gabriele Senn Galerie, Vienna, Austria

2002: ‘Boxenstopp’, Mak Nite, MAK Vienna, Austria


AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2016:

MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Artists & Architects-in-Residence, Los Angeles, USA

Austrian Federal Chancellery for Art & Culture, Artist-in-Residence London, UK

2014: Austrian Federal Chancellery for Art & Culture, Artist-in-Residence Istanbul, Turkey

2013: Kardinal König Art Award

2011:

Austrian Federal Chancellery for Art & Culture, Start-Stipendium for Fine Art

Emanuel und Sofie Fohn Stipendium

Land Salzburg, ‘Ortung’ Residency Strobl, Austria

2010–11:

Lenikus Studio Programme, Lenikus Collection, Vienna, Austria

Land Salzburg, Year Scholarship for Fine Arts

Land Salzburg, Artist-in-Residence Berlin, Germany


CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2011–13: Member of the advisory board at Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria

2011–12: Art buyer at MM Karton Art Collection, Vienna, Austria

2011: ‘Misologie’, Glockengasse No9, Vienna, Austria

2009: ‘Sense & Sentiment. Mistakes Are Closely Followed by Effects’, together with Eva Maria Stadler and Sabeth Buchmann, Augarten Contemporary, Vienna, Austria


PUBLICATIONS

2016:

‘HOFER’, ed. by mumok Vienna and Barbara Rüdiger, Walther König, Cologne (artist’s book)

‘Dinge und Dialoge’, ed. by Barbara Kapusta, Jenni Tischer and Rocco Pagel, Sternberg Press, Berlin (exhibition catalogue + further artist pages)

‚seeing is believing’, ed. by Museum Angerlehner, Kardinal König Kunstfonds and Margit Zuckriegl, Weitra, Austria (exhibition catalogue)

2015: ‘K wie Kunst 2015’, ed. by Kardinal König Kunstfonds and Antonia Gobiet, Müry Salzmann, Salzburg (interview contribution)

2014: “Aesthetic Basic Cut-off. Der Affekt als Lücke in Sprach-, Wirtschafts- und Darstellungssystemen”, in: Krüger & Pardeller (eds.), ‚Aesthetic Basic Chronicle’, Sternberg Press, Berlin (essay/text contribution, de/en)

2013: ‘K wie Kunst 2013’, ed. by Kardinal König Kunstfonds and Antonia Gobiet, Müry Salzmann, Salzburg (prize & exhibition catalogue)

2012: ‚Kathi Hofer craftivism’, ed. by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein and Janina Falkner, MAK Publication, Vienna (artist’s book)

2011: „Männer ohne Eigenschaften. Ernst Mach und Gilles Deleuze zwischen medialem Selbst

-Empfinden und ‚unschlüssigem’ Selbst-Entwurf“, in: R. Innerhofer, K. Harrasser, K. Rothe (eds.), ‘Das mögliche Regieren. Gouvernementalität in der Literatur- und Kulturanalyse’, Transcript Verlag, Bielefeld (essay/text contribution, German only)

2009: „Gesichtsverlust im Close-up. Zwei philosophische Selbstporträts“, in: Agnes Husslein-Arco (ed.), ‘Empfindung. Oder in der Nähe der Fehler liegen die Wirkungen’, Vienna (essay/text + artist pages, German only)

2006–ongoing: Critical writing published in springerin (Vienna), Texte zur Kunst (Berlin), Camera Austria International (Graz/Berlin), Frieze d/e (Berlin), muss sterben (Munich)