Bio

Ana 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.

 

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

Solo Exhibitions
2016      
Doubling Past (curated by Suza Husse), District, Berlin
Exhausted Time (curated by Ingeborg Erhart), Neue Galerie, Innsbruck
2012      
Almost present, but not quite, school, Vienna
Survivability, formed and framed, Ve.Sch, Vienna
2010      
This is not walking, it’s a getaway (curated by Iva Kovac), PM Galerija, Zagreb

Group Exhibitions
2016      
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
2015      
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
2014      
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
2013      
... 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
2012      
In Growing up Amid the Historical Mysteries of Proximity: Pros & Cons of Being Neighbours
(curated by Isin Onol/Dimitrina Sevova), ITS-Z1, Beograd
2011      
Sounds of Europe: Disharmonious Voices (curated by Nika Autor), Aksioma, Ljubljana
2010      
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
2009      
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
2008      
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
2006      
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
2005      
Diverging in reality (curated by Ivana Marjanovic/Vida Knezevic), SKC Galerija, Beograd
2003      
Zurich, Gabrielle Senn Galerie, Vienna

Screenings
2016        
Transferred Memories – Embodied Documents, ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry
Un_University Platform, University of Applied Arts Vienna
2015        
Share – too much history, MORE future, National Museum of Montenegro, Atelier DADO
Gallery, Cetinje
2014        
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
2013        
EGO fütter mein, Living Room Producs, Liquid Loft, Vienna
Shifts in Time – Performing the Chronic, mumok Kino, Vienna
2012        
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
2011        
Decolonial Aesthetics, Fredric Jameson Gallery & Nasher Museum of Art,
Duke University, Durham
2010        
Europe, war, migrations and queer, El "ParQuerdero", Museum of art Banco de la Republica,
Bogota     
City of women, Kinodvor, Ljubljana
elles tournent, Brussels Women's Film Festival, Le Botanique, Brussels
Internationales FrauenFilmFestival, Filmpalette, Dortmund/Köln
2008        
Bleiberecht für alle!, Schikaneder, Vienna
2006        
Quand les lesbiennes se font du cinema, Feminist and Lesbian Film Festival, Paris
2005        
Aprilski susreti, SKC Galerija, Beograd


Grants_Awards_Scholarships
2017             
Theodor Körner Prize, Vienna
2015             
Award of the Society of Friends of Fine Art (for outstanding PhD project),
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna    
2014             
State Grant for Fine Art (Staatsstipendium), bm:ukk, Vienna
2012             
Award of the City of Vienna for Fine Arts, Cultural Departement City of Vienna
Fohn Scholarship, Emanuel and Sophie Fohn Stipendienstiftung, Vienna
2010             
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
2007
Diploma Award, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna