ABOUT
ABOUT === Lena Lieselotte Schuster is an artist who has focused her research on Interspecies Art for two decades. In 2021, she founded the INTERSPECIES ART HUB (Verein für speziesübergreifende Kunst) to support collaborations between human and non-human artists. The augmented reality memorial FOREVER, which she realized in public space of Vienna, Venice, Kassel, New York and Saarbrücken, is dedicated to her dog Carlos von den Hügeln, who achieved fame as an artist during his lifetime. In the last few years she shared her studio in Vienna with Paris van der Thunder, a French Bulldog, who created sculptures out of fabric and soft materials. Lena Lieselotte Schuster studied New Artistic Media with Ulrike Rosenbach at the HBKsaar in Saarbrücken and Performative Art with Carola Dertnig at the Academy of fine Arts Vienna. Since 2019 she has been in charge of art mediation at Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna. CONTACT --- Studio / Interspecies Art Hub Arnezhoferstraße 5/29-30, 1020 Vienna mail@interspeciesart.world info@lenalieselotteschuster.de Instagram [click here](http://www.instagram.com/lena.lieselotte.schuster/) and [here](http://www.instagram.com/interspecies_art_hub/) PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS === UPCOMING 2025 --- Interspecies Group Show with Eva Seiler & Lisa Jäger, WAF Galerie, Vienna 2024 --- Sniffing Conversations, Dialogue series, Interspecies Art Hub, Vienna FOREVER, zfkk - Zentrum für kurze Kunst, Regensburg Start Sniffing, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna STAY_VANISH_BECOME, with Pascal Marcel Dreier, OÖ Kunstverein, Linz 2023 --- Open Studio Days, VIENNA ART WEEK, Vienna Interspecies Art Research, Interspecies Art Association / A3null7, Vienna 2022 --- Interspecies Art Research, Interspecies Art Association, Vienna Hunderthunde, Projektraum Flutgraben e.V., Berlin Carlos Forever, Festival der Platane, MUME, Dr. Karl-Lueger-Platz, Vienna 2021 --- FOREVER. A virtual memorial for Carlos von den Hügeln in public space of Vienna, Saarbrücken, Kassel, Venice and New York, KÖR Vienna 2020 --- Werkschau, Zfkk – Zentrum für kurze Kunst, Regensburg 2019 --- STUDIO INKOGNITO - Lena Kiss and Lena Lieselotte Schuster, curated by Katharina Brandl and Daniela Brugger, sic! Raum für Kunst, Luzern 2018 --- Apple Festival, Art as foundation for peace, Zemo Nikozi, Georgia IV-Kunstpreis, iv-Kunst und Forum, Munich Q202, AtelierRundgang 2018, Vienna 2017 --- Genius Loci, Oberwelt e. V., Stuttgart Butterfingers, Duo-exhibition with Reiner Maria Matysik, Galerie im Theresienstein, Hof 2016 --- Aura undercover, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna The USB-Shuffle-Show, Institut für alles Mögliche/Abteilung für alles Andere, Berlin Fiasco meets Disaster, Videoscreening, Casa del Sol, Los Angeles 2015 --- Keine Installation, Bosom friends, VBKÖ, Vienna Fauna & Flora, Galerie im Theresienstein, Hof Egotuning Marina & Marina, within Tödliche Identität by M. Gülzow/M. Simku, Diagonale Graz Open Studio Days, studio das weisse haus, Vienna De.fragmentation Pixxelpoint, Intern. MFA Program, University of Maine, Orono Maine 2014 --- Unsettling the Settling, Curating/OnCurating, Museum Bärengasse, Zürich The Boys are back in Town, Galerie der HBKsaar, Saarbrücken Auf den Hund gekommen TUFA, Trier Open Studio Days, studio das weisse haus, Vienna Die verlorene Form, FRIDAY EXIT, Vienna 2013 --- Performative Month, Künstlerhaus Passagegalerie, Vienna De.fragmentation Pixxelpoint, Festival, Nova Gorica City Gallery, Nova Gorica Als Tarnung studierte sie einfach weiter, Kunstverein Letschebach, Karlsruhe Egotuning_H13, …from the heart!, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna Hey Production!, Klasse für performative Kunst, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 2012 --- VIDEOOOOOH – the one minutes, Slade School of Fine Art, London Direct Action 2012, Abteilung für alles Andere, Berlin Performative Productions, Galerie im Theresienstein, Hof Anti Production-Transformation of a solo exhibition, Galerie Palais Walderdorff, Trier Hongkong Art Project, Domagkateliers Munich/Kowloon Hongkong Some exercise in complex seeing is needed, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 2011 – 12 --- Artist in Residence in Artist in Residence, Open call for an artist residency, Saarbrücken 2010 --- Hinter dem Haus der Zukunft, performative productions, Saarbrücken
LECTURES & WORKSHOPS === 2024 --- Sniffing Conversations, Dialogue series, Interspecies Art Hub, Vienna 2023 --- Ever made a biting stick? Carving class on Carlos' Stick Collection, Open Studio Days, VIENNA ART WEEK, Vienna 2022 --- Speed Dating - Meet Local Single Artists* Books, VBKÖ, Vienna Ruhm und Ehr …erst hinterher! Walk FOREVER. on the 5th anniversary of death of Carlos von den Hügeln, Vienna KÜNSTLERINNEN, Podcast von Gitti - das Grätzlradio aus dem 20. , Radio Orange 94.0 Walk FOREVER. with Tanja Schult (art historian, Stockholm University/guest researcher, Austrian Academy of Sciences Vienna), Vienna Walk FOREVER. within the art history festival kunst.wollen (students of Department of History of Art, University Vienna/VöKK), Vienna 2021 --- Walk FOREVER. Augmented Reality - The Mobile Phone as a Portal from the earthly with Barbara Herold, Vienna Walk FOREVER. Untouchable - A philosophical obituary to Carlos von den Hügeln with Samuel Camenzind, Vienna Walk FOREVER. Carlos von den Hügeln - Pioneer of Interspecies Art, Vienna Walk FOREVER. and Opening with Martina Taig (KÖR), Vienna Art Education Guerilla-Style (Kunstraum Niederoesterreich), 5th Symposium of Art Education, St. Pölten 2020 --- Guerilla Girls. Girls Workshops, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna Bewährungsprobe #34, with Laura Wagner, Depot, Vienna 2019 --- Guerilla Girls. Girls Workshops, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna Artist Dogs – Can dogs be artists? Workshop with Friederike Zenker, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna Maul(en), Virtual Buffet for Radio Harsch, Podcast Pöbeln I by Cornelia Fachinger, within the exhibition Agora Artes, Academy of Arts Berlin 2017 --- Als Tarnung studierte sie einfach weiter, LINK - Series of Lectures, HBKsaar, Saarbrücken Performance-Personality-Test during the lecture of Christiane Krejs, BONE Performance Art Festival, Bern 2014 --- Artist Talk with Mirjam Bayerdörfer, Unsettling the Setting, Museum Bärengasse, Zurich 2008 --- On Stage, Performance-Project with students, HBKsaar, Saarbrücken RESIDENCIES & SCHOLARSHIPS === 2022/23 --- Interspecies Art Research, Project Funding, Federal Ministry Republic of Austria Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport (BMKÖS) and Bildrecht 2021 --- FOREVER. A virtual memorial for Carlos von den Hügeln, Project Funding KÖR Vienna / City of Vienna, Federal Ministry Republic of Austria Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport (BMKÖS), Cultural Commission of the 2nd and the 20th district in Vienna 2020 --- FOREVER. Prototyping, Project Funding, Federal Ministry Republic of Austria Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport (BMKÖS) 2019 --- STUDIO INKOGNITO, Project Funding, Federal Ministry Republic of Austria Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport (BMKÖS) 2018 --- Artist in Residence, off/line, Art as foundation for peace, Zemo Nikozi, Georgia Nomination IV-art award, iv-Kunst und Forum, Munich 2017 --- Fiasco meets Disaster, Project Funding, MA7 City of Vienna 2016 --- Fiasco meets Disaster, Project Funding, Federal Ministry Republic of Austria Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport (BMKÖS) Ankauf, Federal Ministry Republic of Austria Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport (BMKÖS) Studio Grant of the City of Vienna, MA7 City of Vienna 2014 --- Studio Residency, das weisse haus, Vienna 2013 & 2015 --- Bavarian Studio Programm, Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts 2011 & 2012 --- Artmix06, Artist in Residence, Saarbrücken/Ministère de la Culture Luxembourg COLLECTIONS === Interspecies Library, New York AAP Archive Artist Publications, Munich Austrian Federal Collection, Artothek des Bundes MEMBERSHIPS === Interspecies Art Hub (Founder & Curator) Minding Animals Germany VBKÖ Austrian Association of Woman Artists Sorority Vienna
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