Andrea Ressi

Andrea Ressi is one of our local artists currently using a studio space offered by studios das weisse haus in Hofbauergasse 9, 1120 Vienna.

Andrea Ressi works on projects adressing urban geographies and city cartographies.
She is interested in today’s transitory spaces, Marc Augé’s idea of „non-places“, the terrains vagues of transport systems, airports, holiday resorts  etc. – possible new critical territories in a globalized world.
In her artistic work she uses the same image vocabulary that is affecting our ever changing perception of the contemporary world: the language of signs, logos, icons, pictograms, maps, infographics and cartographic elements.

She works in various media forms such as paintings, billboards and installations in public space.

With her recent work series  she aims to give a contemporary image of today’s shifting city landscapes with a focus on „micronational“ structures, self-sustaining operating entities like gated communities, special economic zones, refugee camps, entertainment zones, arrival cities and others.

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Born in 1970 in Graz. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

Studied Architecture and Fine Arts at TU Graz, the Academy of Fine Arts Antwerpen, the University of East London, and the University for Applied Arts Vienna.

Emerging Artist Award Styria (2001), Ermerging artist award Graz (2003), Artist in Residence Paris (2006), Artworks in the collections of City of Graz; Artothek – Collection of the Austrian Federal Government; Wienmuseum

Several Solo and Group Shows in Austria and abroad.

web: www.toposcape.com

Works

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title image: Andrea Ressi: “Hybrid Urbanities – Fragments of the Global City“, 2008,
60cm x 90 cm each, Acrylics on MDF-boards,
exhibition view “Structures of Radicality“, Open Space, Vienna

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Andrea Ressi: “Shifting City Landscape“, 2012,
approximately 2,5m x 6m, Acrylics on MDF, variable elements, exhibition view “Zeit(lose) Zeichen – Gegenwartskunst in Referenz zu Otto Neurath“, k-haus Vienna

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Andrea Ressi: “Shifting City Landscape“, 2012,
approximately 2,5m x 6m, Acrylics on MDF, variable elements, exhibition view “Zeit(lose) Zeichen – Gegenwartskunst in Referenz zu Otto Neurath“, k-haus Vienna

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Andrea Ressi: “ELEMENTS/FRAGMENTS – urban landscape infographic“(Bangalore, India/corporate corridor), 2012,
65cm x 50cm, colour pencil  on paper
from the exhibition “The Territorial complex“, ARTSLAB, Open Systems, Vienna

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Andrea Ressi: “ELEMENTS/FRAGMENTS – urban landscape infographic“(London Lea Valley/marginalization), 2012,
65cm x 50cm, colour pencil on paper
from the exhibition “The Territorial complex“, ARTSLAB, Open Systems, Vienna

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Andrea Ressi: “SZG_ICONS“, 2009,
project for “Living Spaces – Living Formes“ galerie5020, Hanuschplatz, Salzburg