ZONE1: An established format for solo presentations of young art positions
Also at the new venue, Marx Halle, viennacontemporary will allow for galleries to present young artists in solo exhibitions at special conditions. ZONE1, which up to now has been restricted to Austrian artists, will also be open to international artists this year. Nicola von Senger Gallery from Zurich has chosen Viennabased artist Drago Persic, born in Banja Luka in 1981, who studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (master class Muntean/Rosenblum, Elke Krystufek, Hans Scheirl). Andy Boot, born in Sydney in 1987, has graduated with Heimo Zobernig (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna) and will be represented by Galerie Emanuel Layr at ZONE1.
Also Galerie Ernst Hilger will show an Academy of Fine Arts graduate, having chosen Ursula Buchart, born in Munich in 1976. First-time participant Loock Galerie from Berlin will present Ivan Grubanov − his installation “United Dead Nations” is currently on display at the Serbian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art has opted for Ulla Rauter. The graduate of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, born in Wiener Neustadt in 1980, now works as a lecturer at the University in the Department for Digital Art.
Albert Mayr, born in Sankt Pölten in 1975 and graduate of the master class Peter Kogler, will be given a platform at ZONE1 by Galerie Martinetz from Cologne.
Fair newcomer One Work Gallery from Vienna will show “one work at a time” (solo presentations from Albert Allgaier, Adnan Balet Balcinovic, Cäcilia Brown, Judith Eisler, Daniel Ferstl, Philipp Fleischmann, Bernhard Garnicnig, Gerhard Himmer, Manfred Hubmann, Bert Löschner, Schuyler Maehl, Nana Mandl, Christoph Meier, Ute Müller, Sarah Pichlkostner, Marusa Sagadin, Toni Schmale, Titania Seidl, Lukas Thaler, Marianne Vlaschits and Lucas Zallmann).
Karin Fisslthaler, born in Oberdorf/Salzburg in 1981, a Kunstuniversität Linz graduate, will be represented by Galerie Raum mit Licht, which will show her works at ZONE1 for the first time. Born in Genoa in 1977, Aldo Gianotti has been living in Vienna since 2000. Before, he studied at Carrara, Wimbledon and Munich. He will be represented at ZONE1 by project space Viktor Bucher.
ZONE 1 – viennacontemporary 2015:
Andy Boot (AU) / Galerie Emanuel Layr
Ursula Buchart (AT) / Galerie Ernst Hilger
Karin Fisslthaler (AT) / Raum mit Licht
Aldo Giannotti (I) / Viktor Bucher
Ivan Grubanov (RS) / Loock Galerie
Dominik Louda (AT) / Kerstin Engholm Galerie
Albert Mayr (AT) / MARTINETZ
Drago Persic (BA) / Galerie Nicola von Senger
Ulla Rauter (AT) / Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art
Csaba Kis Róka (HU) / acb Gallery
Clemens Wolf (AT) / Galerie Silvia Steinek
Albert Allgaier, Adnan Balet Balcinovic, Cäcilia Brown, Judith Eisler, Daniel Ferstl, Philipp Fleischmann, Bernhard Garnicnig, Gerhard Himmer, Manfred Hubmann, Bert Löschner, Schuyler Maehl, Nana Mandl, Christoph Meier, Ute Müller, Sarah Pichlkostner, Marusa Sagadin, Toni Schmale, Titania Seidl, Lukas Thaler, Marianne Vlaschits, Lucas Zallmann (all AT) / O W G
Also this year, the Austrian Federal Chancellery will support the participating young artists from Austria.