Ana Hoffner ex-Prvulovic was born 1980 in Paracin, Yugoslavia. Hoffner is engaged in an art practice that excavates moments of crisis and conflict in history and politics. Hoffner’s performances, video and photo installations seek to introduce temporalities, relations and spaces in-between established perspectives and memories of iconic images and highly performative events. Hoffner employs means of appropriation such as restaging photographs, interviews and reports and desynchronization of body and voice, sound and image. She* has finished the PhD in Practice Program at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2014.


2010 - 2014   
PhD in Practice, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
2002 - 2007, Fine Arts and Cultural Studies, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
1999 - 2002    
Education in the Arts, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna


Solo Exhibitions
The Bacha Posh Project (curated by Karolina Radenkovic), galerie5020, Salzburg
Exhausted Time - Drag in Times of War (curated by GSG), Studio Kamov, Rijeka
Doubling Past (curated by Suza Husse), District, Berlin
Exhausted Time (curated by Ingeborg Erhart), Neue Galerie, Innsbruck
Survivability, formed and framed, Ve.Sch, Vienna
This is not walking, it’s a getaway (curated by Iva Kovac), PM Galerija, Zagreb


Group Exhibitions
Queer Stories (curated by Christiane Erharter),, Bratislava (upcoming)
Bodies and Inhabitants (curated by Larissa Kopp), Freud Museum, Vienna
Curating War (Curated by Ezgi Erol), Dessous, Vienna
Personal Geographies (Curated by Branka Vujanovic), Galerija Podroom, Kulturni Centar Beograd
photo:vienna, Vienna
Hier zuhause. Migrationsgeschichten aus Tirol, Volkskunstmuseum, Innsbruck
Putting Rehearsals to the test (curated by Sabeth Buchmann, Constanze Ruhm, Ilse Lafer), VOX centre de l’image contemporaine, Montreal
International Experimental Engraving Biennial – IEEB7 (curated by Olivia Nitis), Bucharest
Destination Vienna (curated by Anne Faucheret, Marie Egger, Nikolaus Schafhausen,
Matthias Nothnagel, Andrea Popelka, Luca lo Pinto, Lucas Gehrmann), Kunsthalle, Vienna
Share - too much history, MORE future (curated by Annemarie Türk)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Banja Luka & Palais Porcia, Vienna
xposit eins/fünfzehn, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Exhibition on the Occasion of the Dissertation, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Share - too much history, MORE future (curated by Annemarie Türk),
Bosnian National Gallery, Sarajevo & Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt
Off Scene (curated by Andrea Lumplecker/Yasmina Haddad), Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
Drowning and Swallowing this text (curated by Suzy Halaylan), LACE, Los Angeles
Contemporary Exhibitions
Wir machen Schule (curated by Christoph Urwalek/Lena Rosa Händle/Ana Hoffner),
Künstlerhaus Passagegalerie, Vienna
... Was ist Kunst?... Resuming a Fragmented History (curated by Christian Egger/
Sandro Droschl)
Künstlerhaus Graz, steirischer herbst
Schutzraum – Politik, Ästhetik, Medien (curated by Kea Wienand/Monika Wucher)
thealit.Frauen.Kultur.Labor, Kultur im Bunker, Bremen
Up till now – Wiedervorlagen historischer Performances und Aktionskunst aus der DDR (curated
by Anna Jehle/Julia Kurz), Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig
In Growing up Amid the Historical Mysteries of Proximity: Pros & Cons of Being Neighbours
(curated by Isin Onol/Dimitrina Sevova), ITS-Z1, Beograd
Sounds of Europe: Disharmonious Voices (curated by Nika Autor), Aksioma, Ljubljana
Der Drang nach Osten (curated by Ivan Jurica), Galeria Hit, Bratislava
Mit und ist kein (National)Staat zu machen (curated by Ursula Maria Probst/Walter Seidl)
Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna
where do we go from here (curated by Bettina Spörr), Secession, Vienna
Matter of negotiation (curated by Andrei Siclodi), Kunstpavillion, Innsbruck
The Center of Attention. Kunst als Soziotopie (curated by Ursula Maria Probst),
Vienna Art Week, Vienna
Mi zahtevamo – We demand – Wir fordern (curated by Regina Wuzella), Schaufenster,
IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna
Am I that name? (curated by Jelena Graovac), Galerija SC, Zagreb
Ensemble der Verhältnisse (curated by Can Gülcü), Open Space, Vienna
Performing the East (curated by Hemma Schmutz), Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
Dear Anus (curated by Elke Auer/Esther Straganz/Eva Egermann/Julia Wieger), VBKÖ, Wien
Bleiberecht für alle!, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Hack.Fem.East (curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli/Gaia Novati), Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Isztvana: Debutt, Kontekst Galerija, Beograd
Prologue 2, migratory and (trans)gendered bodies (curated by Marina Grzinic/Reni Hofmueller), 
ESC, Graz
Ich möchte eine Deutsche sein, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Diverging in reality (curated by Ivana Marjanovic/Vida Knezevic), SKC Galerija, Beograd
Zurich, Gabrielle Senn Galerie, Vienna

The Queerness of Memory
Screening and book presentation with Karolin Meunier, Lothringer13_Florida, München & b_books, Berlin & with Christiane Erharter, Salon für Kunstbuch, Belvedere 21, Vienna (upcoming)
Afterimages – Art Practice in Times of Conflict
Screening and Talk
International Experimental Engraving Biennial - IEEB7, Atelier 030202, Bucharest
Transferred Memories – Embodied Documents, ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry
Un_University Platform, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Share – too much history, MORE future, National Museum of Montenegro, Atelier DADO
Gallery, Cetinje
Share – too much history, more future, donumenta Regensburg, Cinema Andreasstadel &
Moderna Galerija, Metelkova, Ljubljana & The Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Belgrade & MSU, 
Zagreb & 21er Haus, Vienna & International Videofestival namaTRE, Trebinje
The Production of Space – Architecture as Site as Stage as Screen as Ruin as Movement,
Videoex Festival, Zurich
EGO fütter mein, Living Room Producs, Liquid Loft, Vienna
Shifts in Time – Performing the Chronic, mumok Kino, Vienna
History Lessons, mumok Kino, Vienna
PANic 7, Performance and Video, mediaOpera, Rinderhalle, Vienna
Wisdom of shadow, 4th Sinop International Biennial “Sinopale 4”, Pervane Medresesi /
Madrassa, Sinop
Performative Screenings #11, Almost present, but not quite, school, Vienna
Decolonial Aesthetics, Fredric Jameson Gallery & Nasher Museum of Art,
Duke University, Durham
Europe, war, migrations and queer, El "ParQuerdero", Museum of art Banco de la Republica,
City of women, Kinodvor, Ljubljana
elles tournent, Brussels Women's Film Festival, Le Botanique, Brussels
Internationales FrauenFilmFestival, Filmpalette, Dortmund/Köln
Bleiberecht für alle!, Schikaneder, Vienna
Quand les lesbiennes se font du cinema, Feminist and Lesbian Film Festival, Paris
Aprilski susreti, SKC Galerija, Beograd

Lectures at Conferences
Non-aligned Extinctions: Slavery, Neo-orientalism and Queerness
Symposion on Photography XXI: The Violence of Images
Camera Austria (steirischer herbst), Graz
The Time in Time of Hospitality
Lecture at the conference “They'll Never Walk Alone: Remembering Gastarbeiters in the Neoliberal Age”
The European Institute for Progressive Cultural Politics (eipcp), Vienna
Not Now! Now!
Lecture at PARSE, Biennale Research Conference on TIME
Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts, University of Gothenburg
The Queerness of Memory
Lecture at the Summer School for Sexualities, Culture and Politics
Research Center for Cultures, Politics and Identities (IPAK Center)
Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK), Singidunum University Belgrade
Queer/ing Urban Space and Time
with Andrea Braidt and Anna T.
SHARE Conference, Aarhus
Queer archive or queer memory: Chronopolitical reflections on the Family Album
Lecture at the Conference “Not now! Now!: The very exciting politics of arts-based research”
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Historicity and Queer memory in artistic research methodology
Lecture at the Graduate Conference, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Queering (Post) War Representation: On ambivalent desire for proximity in the images of the camp
Lecture at the Conference “Dildo, Anus, Macht: Queere Abstraktion”
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
On desire for proximity in the images of the camp
Lecture at the Conference “Entangled legacies: Enlightenment, Colonialism and the Holocaust”
Research Center for Postcolonial Studies, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt


Artist Talk
curating war
with Ihsan Oturmak, Baran Caginli, and Songül Sönmez, Dessous, Vienna
Exhausted Time
Artist Talk with Ingeborg Erhart
Neue Galerie, Innsbruck
Processing realities - Art practices debating the state of society
Presentation and talk with Tina Leisch & Bernhard Dechant, Martin Krenn, and Volodymyr Kuznetsov
It’s about politics, TEH Meeting, WUK, Vienna
Critical Art Practice
Presentation and Discussion
Schule Friedl Kubelka, Vienna
Körper Museum Geschichte
with Ivan Jurica
mumok, Vienna
Live Performance Revisited
with Ilona Braun, Nina Prader, Carola Dertnig, Jakob Lena Knebl and Bernadette Anzengruber
Neuer Kunstverein Vienna
Critical Art Practice
Presentation and Discussion
Schule Friedl Kubelka, Vienna
Performative Practices - queer migratory survival strategies      
Presentation in the Departement for time-based media and Performance
(organized by Madeleine Bernstorff) UdK, Berlin
Touching across time II
with Nika Autor, Mareike Bernien, Giulia Cilla, Eva Egermann, Elske Rosenfeld as well as Renate Lorenz (PhD in Practice)
Vienna Art Week, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Performative presentation
“Chewing the scenery” curated by Andrea Thal
with Nika Autor, Michael Baers, Mareike Bernien, Giulia Cilla, Eva Egermann, Elske Rosenfeld as well as Tom Holert, Renate Lorenz and Johanna Schaffer (PhD in Practice)
Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venice Biennial
About Performative Practice
Presentation in Akademija za likovno umetnost in oblikovanje, Ljubljana
About Performative Practice
Presentation in the framework of the exhibition “Untold stories”, Kunstihoone, Tallinn
I’m too sad to tell you, Bosnian Girl!
Patterns_Lecture, Going beyond just Gender
The Hungarian University of Fine Arts (MKE), Budapest    
Limitation as reactivation of public space
Lecture in the framework of the exhibition “The Law of Capital: Histories of oppression”
City Museum, Ljubljana


ISCP New York, Studio Grant, Federal Chancellery of Austria
ORTung Hintersee
Theodor Körner Price
Publication Funding (The Queerness of Memory), Federal Chancellery of Austria
Project Funding, Federal Chancellery of Austria
Award of the Society of Friends of Fine Art (for outstanding PhD project), Academy of Fine Arts Vienna    
State Grant for Fine Art, Federal Chancellery of Austria
Project Funding, Federal Chancellery of Austria
Award of the City of Vienna for Fine Arts, Cultural Departement City of Vienna
Fohn Scholarship, Emanuel and Sophie Fohn Stipendienstiftung, Vienna
Project Funding, Federal Chancellery of Austria
Research Grant, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
2009 - 2010         
Fellowship Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, International Fellowship Program for Art and Theory, Innsbruck
2007 - 2008        
Working Grant, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Diploma Award, Academy of Fine Arts Viennas

Solo Performances
Non-Aligned Relatives
, Galerie 5020, Salzburg 2018 &, Bratislava (upcoming)
Framing Live Stream, 4x12 (curated by Felicitas Thun Hohenstein), Neuer Kunstverein, Vienna 2014
Ein kobaltblauer Teller, Opening (Stadt)Parcour, Tanzquartier - Freud Museum, Vienna 2014
Wissensdramatisierung - Sprechstück, Critical Voices (curated by Marlene Rigler/Adnan Yildiz), Platform 3, Munich 2012 & Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Stuttgart 2012 & Performancenite (curated by Hedwig Saxenhuber), Viennafair, Vienna 2011 & Demokratiekongress, Alte Bäckerei, Innsbruck 2011 & Gibt deinen Ideen keinen Namen, IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna 2011 & eine Arbeit, die das, was sie reflektiert, nicht loswird, Kunstpavillion, Innsbruck 2011 & Performatives/Sound/Aktion, Ve.sch, Vienna 2010 & where do we go from here, Secession, Vienna 2010 & the truth is worth to risk, Open Space, Vienna 2010
Was ist Kunst - A Product of Circumstances?, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana 2010 & Lange Nacht der Museen, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna 2010 & performIC, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck 2010 & Regulation of Violence: On the Body, Otherness and the Crisis of (Human) Capital, VBKÖ, Vienna 2009
I’m too sad to tell you, Bosnian Girl!, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck 2010
Transitional Europe, Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Innsbruck 2010
Movement, privatized, The Law of Capital: Histories of oppression, City Museum, Ljubljana 2009 & Perforacije Festival, Galerija SC, Zagreb 2009 & Streikacademy, thealit, Bremen 2009 & Ensemble der Verhältnisse, Open Space, Vienna 2009
Panic: perverted, Am I that name?, Galerija SC, Zagreb 2009 & Dopust Festival, Akvarij Bacvice, Split 2009 & Performing the East,
Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg 2009 & Queer Institut, ICI, Berlin (curated by Antke Engel) 2008 & Queer Festival, REX, Beograd 2008 & Rdece Zore, Galerija Alkatraz, Ljubljana 2008 & Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 2007
Gazimestan 08, 49th October Salon, Artist-Citizen – Contextual Art Practices, Muzej 25.Maj, Beograd (curated by Bojana Pejic) 2008
The making of..., Pride Week, French Cultural Institute, Istanbul 2008 & Ladyfest Berlin, Studiobühne Ritterstrasse, Berlin 2007 & Performance & Practice, IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna 2006
Raum für transmigrantische Körper #2, Galerie Artmosphere, Vienna 2008
Linking Balkan, Hack.Fem.East, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 2008
Raum für transmigrantische Körper #1, Ausland, Berlin 2008
untitled, Performance with Ivan Jurica, Isztvana: Debutt, Kontekst Galerija, Beograd 2006
untitled, Performance with Dorian Bonelli, Prologue 2, migratory and (trans)gendered bodies, ESC, Graz 2006
untitled, Ich möchte eine Deutsche sein, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 2006
untitled, waking doubting rolling shining and musing, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 2006
untitled, medialisierung/arbeit/spatialisierung/politisierung, Fluc mensa, Vienna 2005
untitled, Boxenstop, MAK - nite, Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vienna 2002