Christine Hohenbüchler

https://www.martinjanda.at/de/kuenstler/christine-irene-hohenbuechler/werke/

artist, professor, head of the Institute of Art and Design 1,  Vienna University of Technology

1964                born in Vienna 

1984/89           Mag.art at University of Applied Art, Vienna

1989                study at Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht (NL) bei Guillaume Bijl und Henk Visch

1991-2002       free lance artist, living in Berlin and Eichgraben

1991                Chicago grant of the Federal Ministry of Education and Art

1994/95           DAAD grant, Berlin 

1995                Mies van der Rohe grant, Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld

2009                Appraisal price of the Federal State of Lower Austria

2002                Professorship for Visual Language, at Institute Art and Design at the TU Vienna,               

since 2007       head of Institute Art and Design at the Technical University Vienna

Since 2012       member of Public Arts Commitee of Lower Austria

Since 2010       member of the research project „Planning Unplanned_Towards a New Positioning of Art in the Context of Urban Development“

Christine Hohenbüchler works in a team with her twin sister Irene. Together they temporarily expand their personal work, which often addresses issues in the historical and socio-political arena through collaborative processes with other groups and individuals. 

They engage in an intensive dialogue with their partners and jointly create large scale installations. The two sisters refer to this way of collaboration as „multiple authorship“ and use the term as a central idea in their work. The work with institutions outside the art context and the “marginalized” arena in the semi-public sphere is not seldom received a provocation – which is never intended – and contribution polarizing the audience and the art scene.


5 most important invitations to performances, presentations or exhibitions

2014        „…flieg Vogel flieg….“ B1| A40 Die Schönheit der großen Straße (D)

2013/14   „wir wollen BMX“ Paradise – Enterprise Judenburg (A), im Rahmen

                von Paradise Enterprise, transparadiso (Barbara Holub/ Paul Rajakovics)

2008        „… in circles …“ collaboration with Gilbert Bretterbauer, 

                Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössischer Kunst, Münster (D)

1999       „Offene Handlungsfelder“, Venice Biennial, Austrian Pavilion, Venice (I)

1997       documenta X, „HERBAR 13“, collaboration as „multiple authorship“

               with Lebenshilfe Lienz, Kassel (D)


5 most important awards

1991                Chicago grant of the Federal Ministry of Education and Art

1994/95           DAAD grant, Berlin 

2009                 Honorary Prize of the Federal State of Lower Austria

2008/2012       member of Public Arts Commitee of Lower Austria

Since 2010/12 member of the Study Commission and Faculty Comission, Vienna University of Technology


5 most important projects funded in the past

2010      Planning Unplanned_ Towards a New Positioning of Art in the Context of Urban Development, arts based research project by Barbara Holub, in the frame of “Innovative Ideas”, Vienna University of Technology; funding sum: Barbara Holub’s position as assistant professor 

2010–2013      „Der Scheinwerfer“, cooperation of the Housing Company SEG Vienna and the Institute of Art and Design 1 

Since 2009      cooperation of the Fundermax Company and the Institute of Art and Design 1; Production budget: approx. 70.000 €

2006                Christine and Irene Hohenbüchler: public art project for the therapy-garden Schiltern, Festival der Gärten (festival of gardens) (A) 

1999               „Offene Handlungsfelder“, Venice Biennial, Austrian Pavilion, Venice (I) 


Key international cooperation partners in the last 5 years 

Georg Winter (artist, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Saarbrücken) (D)

Kunstmuseum des Kantons Thurgau (CH)

Angelika Nollert (director, Neues Museum Nürnberg) (D)

Marion Ackermann (curator, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf (D)