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Elizabeth A.Sackler Center for Feminist Art

Elke Krystufek

Vienna,
Austria

Elke Krystufek (b. 1970) was born in Vienna, Austria, where she lives and works today. She studied at Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna from 1988 to 1992, where she has held a professorship since 2005. She was awarded the Wilfrid Skreiner Prize in Graz in 2000 and the Sven Daalsgaard Prize in Copenhagen in 2002. She has had solo shows at such venues as GEM Museum für Aktuele Kunst, The Hague; Bawag Foundation, Vienna; Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen; Kunstraum Innsbruck, Austria; Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin; and Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna. Upcoming solo shows will be held in 2008 at Centre d’Art Contemporain de la Fonderie, Mulhouse, France, and Transit Art Space, Stavanger, Norway. Krystufek has participated in group shows at the Jewish Museum, New York; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; Parco Museum of Art and Beyond, Tokyo; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia; Secession, Vienna; Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy; Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria; Sammlung Generali Foundation, Haus der Kunst, Munich; Quarter, Centro Produzione Arte, Florence; and Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloníki, Greece. She was also invited to participate in the São Paulo Bienal in 1998 and the Venice Biennale in 2003. Her work is included in the public collections of Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, Germany; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien (MUMOK), Vienna; Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy; and Staatens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen.

Feminist Artist Statement

“If that, which was supposed to be destroyed in paradise,

was destructible, then it was not crucial; in case it was

indestructible, then we are living in a wrong belief.”

Franz Kafka

(translated by Elke Krystufek)

<p>Mrs. Ader</p>

Mrs. Ader

Courtesy: Elke Krystufek. Georg Kragl Fine Arts, Vienna.
(c) 2006 photo: MAK/Georg Mayer

Mrs. Ader

Courtesy: Elke Krystufek. Georg Kragl Fine Arts, Vienna.
(c) 2006 photo: MAK/Georg Mayer

Farewell to I’m too sad to tell you

Courtesy: private collector.(c) 2006 photo: MAK/Georg Mayer

Hello to a Faraway friend

courtesy: private possession. (c) 2006 photo: MAK/Georg Mayer

Size does not matter, age does matter

courtesy: Elke Krystufek. Georg Kargl Fine Arts Vienna.
(c) 2006 photo MAK/Georg Mayer

Vaginanose (Max Raphael revisited)

Courtesy: Elke Krystufek. Georg Kargl Fine Arts Vienna.
(c) 2006 photo: MAK/Georg Mayer

Elke Krystufek with models of the sculptures Menorah and Panton Chair

Courtesy Elke Krystufek. (c) 2006 photo: Georg Schwarz/MAK

Liquid Logic + Ferdinand Andri

C-Print, 50 x 70 cm, ed. 3;
Chest formed bench with grotesque figures by Ferdinand Andri. Parts of the furniture belonged to the XIV. Exhibition of the Vienna Secession in 1902. Later adapted to the actual form

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