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.



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

“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

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

“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


“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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