ART STAGE SINGAPORE 2017 | booth D11 | Xenia Hausner

East and West – Xenia Hausner, one of Austria’s most renowned artists, has been exploring this exciting space in the contemporary globalized world. Xenia Hausner paints people. Her powerful and colourfully explosive paintings are rigorous in their emotionality.

Large format figurative paintings and highly expressive works with intense coloration, lure the viewer into a mysterious world of human relationships. Her stage is populated almost exclusively by extremely expressive women in ambiguous scenarios which Hausner then converts into painted images of a seemingly fleeting instant. Her works are portrayals of society. Although they are very private, they go beyond individual matters in their search for authenticity. Conveying ambiguity and tension are the hallmarks of her work. Hurt, love and loneliness are turned into vivid, dramatic moments. Using paint brush and photography, Xenia Hausner stages picture elements and transforms them into a world of images open to interpretation. It is the fundamental human condition which most concerns the artist.  Of her paintings she says “It is not my goal to present clear solutions, but to be precise in fragments whose mystery I am unable to solve.”

Xenia Hausner’s works have been exhibited internationally at galleries and museums – in Berlin, Venice, Shanghai, New York und Vienna etc.

Xenia Hausner currently lives and works in Vienna and Berlin.

 

EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION 2000-2016)

2016
“Frau im Bild – Female Portraits from the Würth Collection”, Galleri Würth, Oslo
“Rendezvous, Meisterwerke aus der Sammlung Essl”, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg

2015
“From Hockney to Holbein. The Würth Collection in Berlin”, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
“Personal Structures: Crossing Borders”, Palazzo Mora, Venice
“Soft Power”, Leo Gallery, Shanghai
“Girl, Girls, Girls”, Galerie Deschler, Berlin
Xenia Hausner “Some Hope”, FO.KU.S, Innsbruck

2014
Xenia Hausner “Look Left – Look Right”, Today Art Museum, Bejing
Xenia Hausner “Look Left – Look Right”, The Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong
“Glanzlichter. Meisterwerke zeitgenössischer Glasmalerei im Naumburger Dom”, Naumburg
“Die Andere Sicht“, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg

2013
“Sie. Selbst. Nackt.” Paula Modersohn-Becker Museum, Bremen
“Painting Water”, Berlin Art Week, Galerie Deschler
“A.E.I.O.U. – Österreichische Aspekte in der Sammlung Würth”, Museum Würth, Künzelsau

2012

“Xenia Hausner – ÜberLeben”, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg
5th Beijing International Art Biennial, Beijing (China)
“Glass painting of the 21st century“, Centre international du Vitrail, Chartres
“Xenia Hausner – Flagrant délit“, Musée Würth France, Erstein

2011
“Xenia Hausner – Damage”, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai
“Sense of Family”, Installation Ringturm, Vienna
“Glasmalerei der Moderne”, Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe

2010
“Intimacy. Bathing in Art”, Kunstmuseum Ahlen, Ahlen
“Trailblazer”, Gabriele Münter Prize 2010, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

2009
“Xenia Hausner”, Palais Liechtenstein, Forum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Feldkirch
“Yearning for an Image: the Portrait through the Ages”, Kunsthalle Krems

2008
“ON Europe” first Montijo International Biennal, Portugal
“You and I”, Forum Gallery, New York

2007
“Two”, Galerie von Braunbehrens, Munich
“Back to the Figure”, Kunsthaus, Vienna

2006
“Back to the Figure – Contemporary Painting”, Kunsthalle der Hypokulturstiftung, Munich
“Works on Paper”, Forum Gallery, New York
“Xenia Hausner – Glücksfall”, Kunsthaus Wien
“Austria: 1900 – 2000 Confrontations and Continuities”, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg

2005
“Round Leather Worlds”, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
“Physiognomy of the 2nd Republic”, Austrian Galerie Belvedere, Vienna
“Xenia Hausner – Glücksfall”, Ludwig Museum, Koblenz

2004
“Upper Class – Working Girl”, Galerie der Stadt Salzburg
“Strange. Reports of a Far Nearness”, Kunstfest Weimar “Pélerinages”
“Xenia Hausner – 2nd Nature”, Charim Galerie, Vienna

2003
“Xenia Hauser – Lady’s Choice”, Galerie Deschler, Berlin
“Xenia Hausner – New Paintings”, Forum Gallery, Los Angeles

2002
“Xenia Hausner – Paintings”, Galerie Kämpf, Basel
“Xenia Hausner – Paintings”, Galerie Hohmann, Hamburg

2001
“Xenia Hausner – New Works”, Rupertinum, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
“Works on Paper”, Galerie 422, Gmunden
“Xenia Hausner – New Works”, Galerie Thomas, Munich

2000
“Xenia Hausner – Heart Matters”, Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum, and Russian State Museum, St. Petersburg
“Xenia Hausner – Heart Matters”, Forum Gallery, New York
“Xenia Hausner – Paintings”, Ernst Barlach Museum, Hamburg Wedel