Wizardskull - Artist in Residence #Streetartpassage

Jul 26, 2018 | 7-22 pm
Jul 27 - Aug 26, 2018
Jan Arnold Gallery | MQ, Q21 Showrooms | Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

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We'r happy to announce the solo exhibition of WIZARDSKULL Jan Arnold Gallery on July 26.
The artist will present 10 original paintings, will paint two murals in the area of MQ as well as a cooperation on an affordable screen print (edition of 36) with LEAP Art Prints.

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An artist living and working in Brooklyn NY. Early on he picked up skateboarding, and he immersed himself within the subculture. Designing tshirts, skateboard graphics, and skateboarding in local shop videos. He eventually went on to design over 200+ board graphics for skateboard companies from Norway, Russia, England, and all over the US and rest of the world. His art as well as himself skateboarding appeared in numerous skateboard magazines including Thrasher.
Adopting the moniker of Wizard Skull and abandoning freelance design work, he began wheat pasting his art all around New York. One of his most often wheat pastes was "Sexy Ronald", a buff version of Ronald McDonald wearing only underwear with fries popping out of them. People began photographing and sharing images of it on social media which led to the image going viral several times, being bootlegged and sold on tshirts in Thailand. This also led to his art being exposed to a larger audience.

Lady AIKO - Artist in Residence #Streetartpassage

Jun 27, 2018 | 7-22 pm
Jun 28 - Jul 22, 2018
Jan Arnold Gallery | MQ, Q21 Showrooms | Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna


AIKO was born and raised in Tokyo before moving to New York City in the mid-90′s. Already creating art since a young age, her art career in NYC began when she started working for Takashi Murakami. She apprenticed in Murakami’s studio in Brooklyn and worked for him until the late 90′s going on to a direct a digital biography on the artist (“Superflat” 1998). AIKO continued to practice her own art and after leaving Murakami’s studio graduated from The New School University where she finished her MFA Media Studies and later met up with two American artists, the three of them would come to establish the group now known as FAILE. Creating work within the collective locally and abroad for a number of years, she moved on and established herself as Lady AIKO in 2006. AIKO continues to create work in the studio as well as public space. She is acclaimed in the contemporary art world and well-respected within the international graffiti and street art scene.

Current Exhibitions are “BEYOND THE STREET” May 2018 in Los Angeles USA as well as the solo exhibitions “BUNNY IN THE HOUSE” at WALLWORKS Gallery NY Mar 2018, and “LADY GO” April 2018 at Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum JAPAN.

She worked with Banksy on “Exit Through the Gift Shop” in 2010. Her large scale works indoors and outdoors are installed in many cities, including Miami’s Wynwood Walls in 2009, New York City’s Bowery Wall in 2013, and Coney Art Walls in 2015/2016/2017, all three curated by Jeffrey Deitch. AIKO has also been involved in a large collection of group shows, from “AnimamixBiennale” at Shanghai’s MoCA in 2009 to “Edo Pop” at Japan Society NYC in 2013, ‘Some Place Like Home” at Rumney Guggenheim Gallery NY in 2015 to her more recent solo show, “Sweet Heart” at The Outsiders Gallery in the UK in 2014.

AIKO has also been commissioned to create works in collaboration with Louis Vuitton, Coach, Apple, Microsoft, Kiehl’s, The Standard, W Hotel, Sanrio Hello Kitty, Isetan, Warner Bros., RED, Pepsi, Reebok and former First Lady Michelle Obama etc.

During her stay as Q21 artist in residence at MuseumsQuartier the artist will create panels for #streetartpassage, paint a mural at Siebensterngasse, a small exhibition at Jan Arnold Gallery.

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Artist Check-In at Hotel Altstadt

Monday, May 28, 2018 | 7-22 pm
Hotel Altstadt Vienna - Kirchengasse 41, 1070 Vienna

Curated by Hotel Altstadt Vienna & Jan Arnold Gallery

We are happy to announce an one day exhibition evening at Hotel Altstadt Vienna. (Further days only on request)

Artists: Julia Faber (AT) Rudolf Fitz (AT) Ben Reyer (US) Daan Lievense (NL) Sebastian Schager (AT)

"The boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna is a curated residence, a patron to the arts and a favourite luxury bolthole of the culture scene." - White Line Hotels

The Viennese fine artist Julia Faber comments in her work on the technical evolution of the human body. She describes the vacillation between alleged necessity, perfection and dependence on these technical enhancements. Through their creative negation of the natural real devices and historical and centemporary inventions drift off into a surrealistic image. Julia  Faber interprets technology a spacer to the human body.

Rudolf Fitz aka. grundieweiss_vienna, born 1989 in Vienna, is artist and graphic designer. He started with graffiti about 12 years ago, his interest in art grows more and more, since a few years he is doing his art also on canvas. In the beginning he followed an abstract, expressive style, but it developed to a clear, figurative style on the one hand and on the other hand, into a straight, colorful and geometric style for the other part of his artwork. The main part of his art refers on the classical charme of vienna, most of it is fictitious. He prefers using oil color for his paintings.

Ben Reyer is a collage artist who subverts popular imagery to create fantastical combinations. In his slice and dice technique he uses vintage posters, books, magazines, and other printed matter. Always made by hand, his collages are pieces of history, made for the future, critiquing the now. The artist, born in 1985 in Vienna, Austria, grew up in Los Angeles. He earned his Bachelor of Geography Degree at UCLA in 2008, traveled the world, and now lives and works in Vienna.

Daan Lievense (1986). Living and working in Vienna. Studied multimedia art with the focus on spatial works and installations in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Currently focussed on painting and sculpture. Works are drawn from common images and ideas in daily life.

Sebastian Schager is one of th founding members of Perfekt World (2007-2016), LEAP - Limited Edition Art Prints, Jan Arnold Gallery inside MuseumsQuartier Vienna as well as his own brands Artis.Love / Artis.limited. As a curator he is responsible for the Q21 Artists in Residence at #Streetartpassage (MQ) and the annual exhibition "Living Studio" at frei_raum Exhibition Space (MQ). Next to all projects Sebastian Schager works as an artist in Vienna, Austria since more than 10 years, specialising in complex large scale stencils and his painting method "Wheel of Fortune" involving a randomising mechanism and picture sets.


MAY 17, 2018 | 7-22 pm
MAY 18 - JUN 14, 2018
Jan Arnold Gallery | MQ, Q21 Showrooms | Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

Ulla Rauter arbeitet als Medienkünstlerin und Musikerin an der Schnittstelle von Klangkunst und Bildender Kunst. Ihre Werke umfassen performative Skulpturen, musikalische Performances und experimentellem Instrumentenbau. Ihre selbstgebauten Interfaces verwenden physische Reize und Signale, um elektronische Klänge zu erzeugen und zu steuern. Dabei stellen sie oft eine Erweiterung des eigenen Körpers dar und werden zur sinnlichen Schnittstelle zwischen Körper, Umgebung und digitalem Klang. (Photo Credits: H. Redtenbacher)

Robert Bodnar hat eine zeitgemäße und radikale Art, die Fotografie konzeptuell zu denken. Er gehört der jüngeren" Artistic-Research-Generation" an, was sein technisches, mathematisches und physikalisches Wissen und seinen entsprechend experimentellen Umgang mit der Fotografie betrifft. Viele Arbeiten setzen spezielle (apparative) Konstruktionen, Berechnungen oder besondere Materialien voraus und behandeln medienspezifische Vorgänge. (Photo Credits: Mag. Manuel Carreon Lopez)

Ulla Rauter works as a media artist and musician between sound art and fine art. Her work includes performative sculptures, musical performances and experimental instrument making. The artists self built sound interfaces are operated through physical impulses and signals by witch electronic sounds generate. The instruments often act as an extension of the artists body and become a sensual interface between her physical existence and the surrounding space and sound.

Robert Bodnars concept about photography is highly contemporary and radical. His experimental approach as part of an “Artistic Research Generation” involves technical, mathematical and physical knowledge. His media specific work often involves self build camera parts, complex calculations and special materials.

'Playground' - Daan Lievense & Joseph Rudolf

MAY 16, 2018 | 7-22 pm
Dessous | Anton-Scharffgasse 4, 1070 Wien


Artists: Daan Lievense & Joseph Rudolf

Daan Lievense and Joseph Rudolf are playing with spaces, rooms and shapes. Mature concepts combined with experimental childishness in the sandpit of contemporary art.

curated by Joseph Rudolf | Jan Arnold Gallery


Im Rahmen des Kunstfestivals
15 Tage | 15 Kurator*innen | 15 Ausstellungen
05/05/18 - 19/05/18
Location: Dessous
Anton-Scharff Gasse 4, 1120 Vienna