Christina Werner is one of our local artists currently using a studio space offered by studios das weisse haus in Hofbauergasse 9, 1120 Vienna.
Born in1976 in Baar (CH). Lives and Works in Vienna, Austria.
2007-2013 Photography class of Prof. Tina Bara & Intermedia class of Prof. Alba D´Urbano, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig, Diploma Fine Arts: February 2013
Group Exhibitions (selection)
“Pipal” Galerie Max Müller Bhavan Mumbai (Goethe Institute), India
“Pipal”, D21, Kunstraum Leipzig, Germany
“Abendlandschaften”, Contemporary Art Ruhr (C.A.R.), Essen, Germany
Prize winner “gute aussichten – new german photography 2013/2014”
Start-Scholarship for art photography, supportet by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture
“Pipal focuses on the revitalization of the Sabarmati river bed in the city of Ahmedabad in India. The tranformation of the river and its surroundings is representative for the social change and the related changes in architecture and urban planning.
I am interested in questions like: Why is this location so different to other places in India in terms of structural, architectural, social and traffic related aspects? What are the historical backgrounds for it? What is the postcolonial heritage in terms of architecture?”
The work consists of four parts with following subtitels:
„Promenade“, „Snapshot“, PE 01-07 and „Sabarmati River Project“.
title image: Christina Werner: „Promenade“, from the serie “Pipal”, Nr. 1, Ahmedabad/Leipzig, 2012-2013
Christina Werner: “Promenade” & “Snapshots” from the serie “Pipal”, Ahmedabad/Leipzig, 2012-2013
Christina Werner: “PE 01-07” aus der Serie “Pipal”, 2013
Christina Werner: “Sabarmati River Project”, 2013
„Neues Europa“ (Work in progress)
“‘Neues Europa’ is a collection of photos and images from different media (newspapers, TV and Internet). They are showing faces, gestures and mimics from public figures that I associate with right wing politics. Additionally pictures are presented of crime scenes where right wing attacks have taken place.
The purpose of this work is to visualize right wing everyday culture and reflect xenophobia.”
Christina Werner: “Neues Europa”, Work in Progress since 2010