Ana Hoffner ex-Prvulovic* is an artist, researcher and writer. She* works within and about contemporary art, art history, cultural studies and critical theory. She is interested in queerness, displays of global capital, coloniality and the East, forms of escape, early psychoanalysis as well as politics of memory and war. Hoffner works with video, photography, installation and performance. She* employs means of appropriation such as restaging photographs, interviews and reports, and searches for ways to desynchronize normative belongings of body and voice, sound and image. She* works explicitly against the current domination of corporate aesthetics, images of disgust and horror and the right-winged establishment by insisting on analysis, contextualization and reflection. Hoffner seeks to introduce temporalities, relations and spaces in-between iconic images and highly performative events of our totalizing contemporaneity.



* incorporating misspelling, on the crossroads of who was born 1980 in Paraćin (Yugoslavia), who was moved in 1989, and received capitalist citizenship (Austria) with a new name in 2002.



since 2017
Dr. phil, Doctorate of Philosophy, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
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 Radenković), 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 Kovač), PM Galerija, Zagreb


Group Exhibitions

Up in Arms (curated by Ayşe Güngör, Cassandra Mehlhorn, Gabriela Seith, Amalie Sølling-Jørgensen, Johanna Werner), Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin (upcoming)
Menschenbild (curated by Christiane Kuhlmann), Museum der Moderne Rupertinum Salzburg
Kalt, Ve.sch, Kaltenleutgeben
Queer Stories (curated by Christiane Erharter),, Bratislava
Bodies and Inhabitants (curated by Larissa Kopp), Freud Museum, Vienna
Curating War (Curated by Ezgi Erol), Dessous, Vienna
Personal Geographies (Curated by Branka Vujanović), 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 Gržinić/Reni Hofmueller), 
ESC, Graz
Ich möchte eine Deutsche sein, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Diverging in reality (curated by Ivana Marjanović/Vida Knezević), SKC Galerija, Beograd
Zurich, Gabrielle Senn Galerie, Vienna


Queer Experimental Film Night
Queer Stories, Kino Lumiere, Bratislava
The Queerness of Memory
Screening and book presentation with Karolin Meunier, Lothringer13_Florida, München & b_books, Berlin
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


Presentations_Talks_Panels (as artist)

Artist Talk
curating war
with Ihsan Oturmak, Baran Caginli, and Songül Sönmez, Dessous, Vienna
The Queerness of Memory
Book presentation with Christiane Erharter, Salon für Kunstbuch, Belvedere 21, Vienna & with Branka Vujanović, Galerija Podroom, Kulturni Centar Beograd
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



Cité International des Arts Paris, Studio Grant, Federal Chancellery of Austria
2017 - 2020
DOC, Doctoral Fellowship Programme of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
ISCP New York, Studio Grant, Federal Chancellery of Austria
ORTung Hintersee, Salzburg
2017 - 2020
DOC, Doctoral Fellowship Programme of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
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 2018
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 Pejić) 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