VALIE EXPORT receives the Roswitha Haftmann Prize
invited award ceremony
Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
The Board of the Roswitha Haftmann Foundation has decided to award the Roswitha Haftmann Prize 2019, which is endowed with CHF 150,000, to the Austrian artist VALIE EXPORT (b. 1940).
The film-maker, media and performance artist, who has used her professional name as her artistic concept and logo since 1967, receives the award in recognition of her life’s work. In the Board’s view, she is one of the most important international pioneers in these genres.
Personal Structures - Identities.
11/05 – 24/11/2019
European Cultural Centre
58th Biennale Venedig, Palazzo Mora, Italy
The exhibition will present a wide selection of works from emerging and internationally-renowned artists, photographers, sculptors and projects of academic institutions from all over the world, illustrating the different subjective reflections on the topics of “Time, Space and Existence” and on the concept of Identity. The result is a heterogeneous and stimulating group show which aims to raise thoughts and reflections upon our lives.
VALIE EXPORT Expanded Arts
24/10/2019 – 12/01/2020
Curator Brigitte Huck
Gilles Mora presents three exhibitions dealing with rock, architecture or feminist themes, with completely different aesthetic tendencies. The season begins with Andy Summers, a former policeman alongside Sting, musician and photographer. The next exhibition is dedicated to Canadian architectural photographer Lynne Cohen, followed in autumn by feminist performer and activist VALIE EXPORT.
VALIE EXPORT was born as Waltraud Lehner in 1940 in Linz, where she attended the School for the Arts and Crafts. In 1964 she graduated from HBLVA for Textile Industry in Vienna. Since 1967 she has been going by the name VALIE EXPORT, an artistic concept and logo. She works with a wide range of media and caught the attention with actions in public space that belonged to the field of performance and to media art and were developed from a feminist perspective.