Iris Andraschek

Iris Andraschek born 1963 in Horn, Lower Austria, completed her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, with complementary studies for fresco painting in Rome and Bolzano. Working residencies in Istanbul (2015), Woodside, CA (2012), New York (2010) Durham, Ontario (2002). Permanent installations in public space in Krems (together with Hubert Lobnig), Loosdorf, Lower Austria and in Vienna. Exhibitions in Austria and abroad, most recently at Büyük Valide Han and Austrian Cultural Forum, Istanbul, Landesgalerie Krems (2019) and Kunsthaus Wien (2018).

In her drawings, photographic and filmic portraits, sculptures, installations and temporary, political actions in public space, Iris Andraschek negotiates questions around the constructions and rituals in social systems of order, memory culture and the mutual dependence and exchange of categories of the private and the public, between lived everyday life and staging. She deals with personal, culturally shaped and political, socio-economic boundaries, as well as people's attempts to counteract the dualistic and rigid understanding of boundaries through the permanent reactualization of seemingly normative sets of rules and the development of alternative ways of living. She often portrays people who have freed themselves from conventional patterns of imagination and thought and refuse prescribed systems, anchoring their existence instead in a conscious life with nature. Beyond clichés and idylls, Andraschek deals with interpersonal processes and networks of relationships and the boundaries between reality and fiction in medially constructed images.

Where to draw the line

2013, C-prints on Dibond, acrylic glass, 45 x 30 cm

From the series Strict nature II

2020, Grey earth, neutral, pigment on handmade paper, 177,5 x 125 cm is difficult by the borders if they are like helpful or not

2016, pencil on vellum, Calamagrostis dried, 122 x 81 cm, framed, unique piece


Solo exhibitions/projects (selection)

2023 Magic carpets, public space, Freiburg, D
2022 Lentos, Art Museum Linz
Art gallery Göppingen, D
When names shine, University of Vienna, A
Strobl, Kunsthaus Graz and public space Graz, A
2021 I am here, public space, Krems, A
Collect yourselves, museumkrems, A
2021 Month of Photography, Austrian Cultural Forum Bratislava, SVK
Where did they go? Public space Krems, A
2020 Einrichten ein Spiel, Ostfildern, cultural region Stuttgart, D
2019 Sapun Ghar, Austrian Cultural Institute Istanbul and Büyük Valide Han, Istanbul, Paralel event of the Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Tr
Memorial for Women in Resistance to National Socialism, Stölzlpark, Salzburg, A
2018 Iris Andraschek Hubert Lobnig. Delicate Balance, Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt, A (with Hubert Lobnig).
2017 Secondary Wilderness, Kunsthaus Wien, Vienna, A
Sites & Memories, Hadas Tapouchi / Iris Andraschek & Hubert Lobnig, Galerie IG BILDENDE KUNST, Vienna, A
2016 Ordinair Blau, Gallery Raum mit Licht, Vienna, A
2015 Wait until the Night is Silent - Vegas and She, Fotohof Salzburg, A (with Stefanie Moshammer).
2014 Thinking on Thresholds, Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz, A
All these Signs. ... Overwriting the Subject, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna, A (with Georgia Creimer).
2013 Where to Draw the Line, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, A
Photo Andraschek & Daughters, Kunstraum Goethestrasse, Linz, A
2012 Passion of the Real, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Semperdepot, Vienna, A (as part of Georg Folian shows).
What's up?, Fotoforum Braunau, Braunau, A (with Paul Kranzler and Solya Tatarinova)

Group exhibitions/projects (selection)

2022 Iris Andraschek | Marlene Hausegger | Alois Mosbacher , Gallery Gölles, Fürstenfeld, A
2021 Where did they go? The Women of Krems, museumkrems, A
What will be, Kunsthaus Graz, A
Serpentine - A touch of Heaven(and Hell), Großglockner High Alpine Road, A, part 2
2020 Serpentine - A touch of Heaven(and Hell), Grossglockner High Alpine Road, A
2019 Sehnsuchtsräume, Landesmuseum Lower Austria, A
About life in the countryside, Kunsthaus Wien, A
Family Matters, Dommuseum Vienna, A
The Other is Oneself, Franz Josefs Kai 3, Vienna, A
The Transformation - The Borders are Vacillating, former
Border House Fratres, Fratres/Slavonice, A/CZ
30 years of FLUSS - Where Are We Now?, Wolkersdorf, A

2018 Departure into the Uncertain - Austria since 1918, Haus der Geschichte, Vienna, A
vorvorgestern curated by Franziska Lésak, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna, A
#women's suffrage, Kunsthalle Graz, Graz, A
Zechyr in the view of contemporary artists, Kubin-Haus Zwickledt, Wernstein, A
(Re)connect to Public Sphere, Zeta Art Center & Gallery, Tirana, ALB
Faith Love Hope. 800 Years Diocese Graz-Seckau, Kunsthaus Graz,A
#TullnART - Garden of Artists, City Hall in the former Minorite Monastery, Tulln, A
trust*us - The Art of Friendship, Gallery 5020, Salzburg, A
2017 Images of Language - Language of Images, Dom Museum Wien, Vienna, A
Gravity for All, in the framework of the 15th Istanbul Biennial, TR
Diversity of Modernity, LP Art Space, Organhouse, Chongquinq, CHN
don`t call it off space!, 10 years das weisse haus, das weisse haus, Vienna, A
2016 Pieces of Water, Kunsthalle Göppingen, D
Mixed feelings, Landesgalerie Linz - Museum for modern and contemporary art, Linz, A
Away. Stories from abroad, former k. und k. Post- und Telegraphenamt, Vienna, A
2015 Rabenmütter, Lentos Art Museum, Linz, A
Power?profit, Kunstforum Montafon, Schruns, A
2014 The Aesthetics of Resistance, Galerie im Turm, Berlin, D | Galerie IG BILDENDE KUNST, Vienna, A
Grenzfälle/Eiserner Vorhang, Landesgalerie Linz - Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art, Linz, A
In the Flesh, weisses haus, Vienna, A
2013 Mobility II, Borders, Fotogalerie, Vienna, A
Money makes visible, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, A
2012 Desiring the Real. Austrian Contemporary, MOCAB - Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, SRB | MUAC - Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, MEX | DEPO, Istanbul, TRK | Council of Europe, Strasbourg, F | Umjetnička
galerija Bosne i Hercegovine, Sarajevo, BIH | National Gallery of Macedonia, Skopje, MAZ
Phantoms&Ghosts, weisses haus, Vienna, A