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lou liska lives / works as a gender-queer being in vienna. visual art is the main driver of artistic expression, with a focus on painting, performance and photo/video art. human development and human ecology are further sources of inspiration. lou uses the desire that drives a body and the pleasure that nurtures a body, together with the body, as an important breeding ground for artistic expression. the artistic work positions itself within social, economic and political power dynamics, as well as questions of identity formation and the struggle for self-definition and self-empowerment. the object-oriented, colourful, figurative and diagrammatic style often picks up on unspoken tensions, fears, but also hopes of modern societies.

a particular interest of mine is the tension between processes of becoming and processes of unbecoming, referring to the work of French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. becoming for me means becoming what drives and nurtures me, thus giving my desire and pleasure a form. unbecoming means being aware of my limiting beliefs so that I can take heart in exploring unknown territory. i’m concerned with queer as a strategy for radical openness while being centred in myself and with queer as a subversive strategy to disclose and undermine societal, economical and political structures and inequalities of power and dominance.

Single exhibitions
  • New Works, Bergerhaus, Schrannenplatz 5, 2353 Gumpoldskirchen, Austria; 13. – 23.09.2018
  • Kulturzentrum (Cultural Centre) Trudering, Wasserburger Landstrasse, 81825 Munich, Germany; 04. – 29.04.2016
  • „Landscape Dramas“; Gallery Lebendige Lerchenfelderstrasse; part of OFF Festival Vienna 2015; 06th – 20th November 2015
Group exhibitions
  • The Greenpoint Gallery; February Virtual Gallery; Brooklyn, NY - United States; 01.-28.02.2021; www.thegreenpointgallery.com
  • Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery - 11th Annual "CityScapes" Online Art Competition. Opening 01.02.2021; https://www.lightspacetime.art 
  • Kunst trägt Rosa. Kunst trägt Widerstand; Künstlerische VHS; Vienna; Austria; December 2020
  • 8th Cultivate on-line show, (Far from the) Turmoil, on-line art exhibition, opening: 2020-05-14; https://organthing.com/2020/05/14/organ- cultivate-presents-far-from-the-turmoil-an-on-line-art-exhibition/
  • Kunst trägt Rosa. Kunst trägt Widerstand; VHS Hietzing; Vienna; Austria; 14.03. - 29.04.2020
  • „Open Artist’s Studio Weekend in Lower Austria; Artist’s studio, Guntramsdorf, Austria; 19.-20.10.2019
  • A Whomb with a View. Inner Space: A Chamber Gallery, 175 Duncan Ave. Unit 2, Jersey City, NJ 07306, USA; Co-directed by: Aryna Petrashenko & Robert Long; curated by The Vagilante; May 6-28, 2017 
  • USB-SHUFFLE-SHOW (FIVE); curated by INSTITUT FÜR ALLES MÖGLICHE / ABTEILUNG FÜR ALLES ANDERE; Berlin, Germany; January 27th - 28th 2017
  • Shoebox – 2nd International Sculpture Exhibition; Todd Art Gallery; Middle Tennessee State University; Murfreesboro, TN, USA; 20th Jannuary – 9th February 2017
  • "ART.SALON 2015”; Gallery Artopia; Wiedner Hauptstraße 46, 1040 Wien; curated by ::kunst-projekte::; Vienna, 30th October – 01st November 2015
  • „Open Artist’s Studio Weekend in Lower Austria; Artist’s studio, Guntramsdorf, Austria; 17.-18.10.2015
  • „Together again“; Titok Galéria / Secret Gallery, Ó utca 12, H-1066 Budapest; curated by Adriana Peterova; Hungary, 20.02.2015 – 20.03.2015
  • „Abnormal in a Regular“; Red Light Flying Gallery Rzeszów/Central Station Rzeszów (Poland); curated by Joanna Vejar; art in public space; 25.11.2014 to 05.12.2014
  • „Handyfotografie: (K)eine Kunst?“; FotoQuartier Wien, Margaretenstraße 127, 1050 Vienna; 24.10.2014 15.11.2014
contact

lou liska
keltengasse 35
2353 guntramsdorf
austria

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