Elke Krasny

   

Elke Krasny, Prof. Mag.

Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria
Curator, Cultural Theorist, and Writer
City of Vienna Visiting Professor 2014 – Phase 2

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Curriculum vitae

Professional career and research experience

Elke Krasny is a curator, cultural theorist, and writer.

She is a Senior Lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria. 

In 2013 she was Visiting Professor for Architecture and Urban Research at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuernberg. In 2006 she was Visiting Professor at the University of Bremen.

Her theoretical and curatorial work is firmly rooted in socially engaged art and critical spatial practices, urban epistemology, post-colonial theory, and feminist historiography. In her conceptually driven and research-based curatorial practice she works along the intersections of art, architecture, education, feminism, landscape, spatial politics, and urbanism. She aims to contribute to innovation and debate in these fields through forging experimental post-disciplinary alignments between research, teaching, curating, and writing.

She is a member of ikt –International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, of AICA International Association of Art Critics in Austria, of AAHA, Art Architecture History Assembly, of SAH Society of Architectural Historians and of ICAM International Confederation of Architectural Museums.

Selected publications

Books

2013
Frauen:Museen. Zwischen Sammlungspolitiken und Sozialen Plattformen. Women’s Museums. From Politics of Collections to Social Platforms, Elke Krasny/Frauenmuseum Meran (Hg.), Wien Löcket Verlag.

2012
Hands-On Urbanism 1850-2012. Vom Recht auf Grün, Elke Krasny und Architekturzentrum Wien (Hg.), Wien turia+kant.
Hands-On Urbanism 1850-2012. The Right to Green, Elke Krasny und Architekturzentrum Wien (ed.), Hongkong mccm creations.

2011
Balkanmeile. 24 Stunden Ottakringer Straße , Hrsg.von Antonia Dika, Barbara Jeitler, Elke Krasny, Amila Sirbegovic, Wien turia+kant.

2010
Aufbruch in die Nähe. Wien Lerchenfelderstraße. Other Places. Vienna Lerchenfelder Street, Angela Heide and Elke Krasny (Hg.), turia + kant Vienna, Wien turia+kant.

2008
Architektur beginnt im Kopf. The Making of Architecture, Elke Krasny und Architekturzentrum Wien (Hg.), Birkhäuser Publishers.
The Force is in the Mind. The Making of Architecture, Elke Krasny and Architecture Centre (eds.), Vienna, Birkhaeuser Publisher.
Urbanografien. Stadtforschung in Kunst, Architektur und Theorie, edited with Irene Nierhaus, Reimer Publishers Berlin.
Stadt und Frauen. Eine andere Topographie von Wien, Metro Publishers Wien.

Chapters and Essays

2015
Putting on the MapSuzanne Lacy’s International Dinner Party, in: Participation in Art and Architecture: Spaces of Interaction and Occupation, ed. by Martino Stierli and Mechtild Widrich, London I. B. Tauris.

2014
The Domestic is Political. The Feminization of Domestic Labor and Its Critique in Feminist Art Practice, in: Anna Maria Guasch et al: Critical Cartography of Art and Visuality in the Global Age, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
On the Urgent Need for Contemporary Action, in Francesca Ferguson (ed.) Make_Shift City. Renegotiating the Urban Commons, Berlin Jovis Verlag.
Urban Curating: Jetzt Wi(e)der, in Judith Laister, Margarethe Makovec und Anton Lederer (eds.): Stadtteilkulturen. Vielfalt, Teilhabe, Verhandlungsräume, Löcker Verlag Wien.

2013
Domicide.Favela Chic. Oikophagia. A Desired Manifesto, in: SLUM Magazine.
Re-Claim.Teilhaben, Involvierungen, Kritische Produktionen, in: Gottfried Prasenz et al: Lokal, Berlin Jogis Verlag.
Vom Recht auf Erinnerung im Garten der Rosen, in: Borsdorf /Löffler/Ionescu/Schmidt-Lauber/Wietorsche (Hg.): „Wiener Urbanitäten“, Veröffentlichung des Instituts für Europäische Ethnologie, Wien Böhlau Verlag.
The Conversational Turn in Curating or Let’s Twist and Talk, in: Gülsen Bal (ed.), Of Many Worlds, http://www.openspace-zkp.org/2013/de/journal.php.

2012
Hands-On Urbanism 1850-2012. Vom Recht auf Grün/Hands-On Urbanism 1850-2012. The Right to Green, in: Elke Krasny und Architekturzentrum Wien (Hg.): Hands-On Urbanism 1850-2012. Vom Recht auf Grün, Verlag Turia + Kant Wien 2012/ Hands-On Urbanism 1850-2012. The Right to Green, mccm publishers Hongkong.
This classroom is a classroom is a book is a classroom is a classroom, for free without and end, with Eva Egermann, in: Lucy Kolb, Romy Rüegger, Corinn Gerber (Ed.): We would like to learn, and we are working on a book …, Berlin Passenger Books.
Demands on Education: Things We’ve Learned, Eva Egermann & Elke Krasny, http://occupyeverything.org/2012/demands-on-education-things-weve-learned/.
Demonstrationen zwischen Kritik und Krise. Demonstrations between Criticism and Crisis, in: Institut für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Neues Museum (Hg.): 30 Künstler, 30 Räume, Nürnberg Verlag für Moderne Kunst.
Eine Lektüre des öffentlichen Schreibens. z. B. Venice Beach, in: Christian Reder (Hg.): Kartographisches Denken, Wien Springer.
Demands on Education. Things we’ve learned, with Eva Egermann, in: Peter Mörtenböck, Helge Mooshammer (ed.): Spae (Re)solutions. Intervention and Research in Visual Culture, Bielefeld transcript.
Bellevue. Über dem Tunnel das Paradies. Unter dem Park der Bunker (Text deutsch und englisch), in: Peter Fattinger, Veronika Orso, Michael Rieper (Hg.): Bellevue. Das gelbe Haus, Berlin revolver.
Generation Productivity: Longing for a Colloquial Turn in Architecture, in: Sophie Hochhäusl and Manuel Singer (eds.)Productive Limits. Architects Gone Exploratory, Wien Sonderzahl Verlag.
Relief Architecture. Pragmatic Utopias, in: Ivica Brnić, Florian Graf, Wolfgang Rossbauer, Christina Lenart (eds)Venturing Permanence. The ETH House of Science in Bamiyan, Zurich gta publishers. (DAM ARCHITECTURAL BOOK AWARD 2012)
Recht auf Vergnügen. Pflicht zur Unterhaltung. Zur Ideengeschichte von Urbanismus und Urbanität, in: Astrid Göttche und Erich Bernard (Hrsg.), Das Gschwandner. Ein legendäres Wiener Etablissement, Wien Metro Verlag.
Die Bauten und ihre Namen oder Wie wir erinnert werden, in: Museen der Stadt Linz (Hrsg.), Hitlerbauten in Linz. Wohnsiedlungen zwischen Alltag und Geschichte. 1938 bis zur Gegenwart, Salzburg Verlag Anton Pustet.
Avantgarde exklusiv. Avantgarde inklusiv. Orientierungen in den Imaginationsgehäusen, in: Elisabeth Großegger und Sabine Müller (Hg.):Wiener Avantgarden nach 1945, Sonderzahl Verlag Wien.
Learning from History oder Von der Notwendigkeit der Neuschreibung der Geschichte als soziale Produktion, in: Hintergrund 53. Herr und Frau Schreber, Wien.
Die Grenzen meiner Karten sind die Grenzen meiner Welt. The boundaries of my maps are the boundaries of my world. in: Kunsthaus Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum (Hg.): Vermessung der Welt. Heterotopien und Wissensräume in der Kunst. Measuring the World. Heterotopias and Knowledge Spaces in Art, Verlag Walther König Köln.
Wie es geht? Verteilungsspiele der Stadt, in: Ernst Strouhal, Manfred Zollinger, Brigitte Felderer (Hg.): Spiele der Stadt. Glück, Gewinn und Zeitvertreib, Springer Wien New York.
Der Künstler als Kartograph. The artist as cartographer, in: Veronika Barnas (Hg/ed.) unORTnung. Eine Ausstellungsreihe in Wien. An Exhibition Series in Vienna, Schlebrügge Editor Wien.
Boulevards, Banlieues: Transurbane Interventionen, in: Otto Hochreiter und Christina Töpfer (Hg.): Eyes on the City. Urbane Räume in der Gegenwartsfotografie, Verlag Anton Pustet Salzburg.
Zur Insel Machen. Attraktoren eines globalisierten Tourismus, in: Destination Kultur. Hochschule Luzern Design & Kunst N° 2, Luzern.
Práce s prostorem / Working with spaces, in: Gender Studies Praha (ed.), http://zpravodaj.feminismus.cz/clanek.shtml?x=2361080&als[nm]=2361126.
Die Reporteurin oder Wie den Ereignissen ihre Gesichter gegeben werden. The Reporteur or How Events are Given their Faces, in: pez hejduk. vor ort_onsite, Metroverlag Wien.
Give a Quote. How to (Not) Mind One’s Own Business, in: Irena Lagator Pejovic, The Society of Unmilited Responsibility. Art as Social Strategy, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König Köln.
How to Share Space? Inside/Outside/Along/Within/Together, in: Angela Pilch Ortega and Barbara Schröttner (eds.): Transnational Spaces and Regional Localization. Social Networks, — Border Regions and Local-Global Relations, Waxmann Münster/New York/München/Berlin.
On Urban Curating. Sharing and Caring – Ethics and Desires in the Public Realm, in: Kateryna Botanova, Anna Pohribna (eds.): In Search of Spaces of Negotiation, ADEF Ukraine.

Recent curatorial work and scholarships/residencies:

She curated the symposium Hands-On Urbanism. How to Make a Difference in collaboration with the Center for Urban Ecology and the University of Toronto, 02-28-2014and 03-1-2014, speakers include: Arturo Ortiz Struck, Brigitte Shim, Adrian Blackwell, Lucia Babina, Community of Brant, Anan Lololi, Aziza Chaouni, Mark Poddubiuk.

She curated the symposium Vulnerability + Resistance. The Public Dis/Appearance of Bodies, publicart Lower Austria, 01-30-2014, speakers included: Khan Adalat, Clifford Erinmwionghae, Marissa Lôbo, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Gabi Ngcobo and Pelin Tan.

She curated the symposium How to Identify with Difference?, public art Lower Austria, 01-30-2013, speakers included: Ines Doujak, Amelia Jones, Suzana Milevska and Mechtild Widrich.

Her exhibition Hands-On Urbanism 1850-2012. The Right to Green was shown at the Architecture Centre Vienna in 2012 and at the Museum for Contemporary Art Leipzig in 2013. It was included in the Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2012, shown by plan in Cologne, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and is presented at the Urbanspace Gallery in Toronto in 2014.

She was visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal in 2012, project: Shim-Sutcliffe – Crafting Architecture.

She was visiting artist at Gastatelier Fleetinsel Hamburg, 2011, curatorial project: Hamburg’s Informal Messages.

She was visiting curator at the Hongkong Community Museum Project in 2011, curatorial project: Narrative Urbanism Hongkong: Reclaimed.Redeveloped. Resumed. Resubjectivated.

She was visiting artist at the Audain Gallery Simon Fraser University, Vancouver 2011-2012.

She curated the exhibition Mapping the Everyday. Neighbourhood Claims for the Future at the Audain Gallery in collaboration with the Downtown Eastside Women Centre, 2011-2012.

Her exhibition Penser tout haut. Faire l’Architecture. Thinking out loud. The Making of Architecture was shown at the Centre de Design/UQAM in Montréal and at Dalhousie University in Halifax in 2009 and 2010.

Her exhibition Architektur beginnt im Kopf. The Making of Architecture was shown at the Architecture Centre Vienna in 2008.

Her exhibition Stadt und Frauen. Eine andere Topographie von Wien was shown at Vienna Library at City Hall in 2009.

Foto Credits: Alexander Schuh