studios das weisse haus is a residence and studio program for local and international artists and curators. The program was started by the Viennese art association das weisse haus. das weisse haus was founded in December 2007 and has been set out to support and promote emerging artists by providing a space for presentation and discourse.
The main purpose of the studios das weisse haus is to offer a place where local and international artists and curators can live and work together, encouraging intercultural exchange and artistic discourse. We seek to support artistic practice and create a space where innovative projects can prosper. The idea is to connect international artists and curators with the local art community and to involve the public in the creative process.
Following the concept of das weisse haus the studio program will make use of various premises, residing at locations on a temporary basis. Challenging the discourse about art and space, studios dwh offers its national and international residents different spatial situations and thus introduces them to various spots and locations in the city. The program will therefore adapt due to differing location conditions. Currently we are located in Hofbauergasse 9, in the 12th district of Vienna.
The idea to start such kind of a program first emerged when das weisse haus had a temporary residence program at its first location in Westbahnstraße in 2008. Ever since that establishing studios das weisse haus has been a big wish and in early 2013 it´s been finally put into shape.
We started the program in spring 2013 at our first location in Vogtgasse 28, in the 14th district of Vienna, where our first four Artists in Residence, eight local artists and two Summer Curators in Residence lived and worked together from April until September 2013. From October 2013 on the program continues at its new location in the 12th district of Vienna. The Fall 2013 residency & studios period started with four Artists in Residence, one Curator in Residence (in cooperation with TBA21-Academy) and twenty two local artists.