15 | 07 – 29 | 10 | 2023
Monday, July 10, 6.30 pm
Admission is free!
Saturday, July 15
Over the summer months, the Kunsthaus Bregenz is presenting works by Anna Jermolaewa on the ground floor. The KUB is closely associated with the artist—Austria’s next Venice Biennale participant—as several of her main works are part of the Kunsthaus Bregenz collection. In the exhibition in Bregenz, Jermolaewa will show her highly topical installation Chernobyl Safari, from 2014/21/23, and her installation Dining Room, from 2017, which will be on view in Austria for the first time.
Jermolaewa, who came to Austria as a Russian dissident in 1989, explores political history and present in her diverse work. Her political commentary is as astute as it is humorous.
A preview and a conversation between Anna Jermolaewa and KUB Director Thomas D. Trummer will be held on July 10 at 6:30 pm. The exhibition will be open generally beginning July 15.
Anna Jermolaewa (b. 1970, Sankt Petersburg) lives and works in Vienna and Upper Austria. As a co-founder of the first opposition party in the Soviet Union and a co-publisher of its government-critical newspaper, she fled from the Soviet Union to Austria in 1989. Since 2019 she has been professor for experimental design at the University of Arts Linz. Jeramolaewa has shown her work in solo exhibitions, including at the Schlossmuseum Linz in 2022–23 and at the MAK Wien in 2022.
In 2022 the City of Vienna artist awarded the artist the Dr. Karl Renner Prize from for her social commitment as a member of the association Ariadne: Wir Flüchtlinge für Österreich (Ariadne: We Refugees for Austria). Jermolaewa will represent Austria at the Venice Biennale in 2024.