Thursday, May 13, 2021

Iris Kasper (b. 1995) lives and works in Graz, Austria. Since 2014, she has worked in various art and cultural institutions (kunstGarten, esc medien kunst labor…). Between 2015 and 2018 she carried out several exhibition projects in Europe (mainly Graz, Brussels, Budapest) with contemporary collective graz (ccg), which she co-founded. A consistent project of ccg was the presentation of local and international artists at Schaufenstergalerie Scharf, a shop window display in the city center of Graz. At these presentations, performance art was also an important part of the programme. Until spring 2020, she was executive secretary at Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz. Currently she is writing her master thesis on feminism and art in Graz since 1980. Since spring 2021 she is project assistant at < rotor > Centre for Contemporary Art, Graz.

Co-Curated exhibitions (selection):

Rendezvous im Bad – 10 Years Schaumbad! Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz (AT), 2018
#150 – 100 years of women’s suffrage, 50 years of the 68 movement, Kunsthalle Graz (AT), 2018
Shaman and Medicine Man, kunstGarten, Graz (AT), 2018
TRANS:TONGUE:TWISTER, Puccs Contemporary Art, Budapest (HU), 2017
Artists CONNECTED, Institut für Zeitverschiebung, Graz (AT), 2015

Curatorial Residencies:

2020 Curator in Residence (one month), in cooperation with Kulturvermittlung Steiermark, Dům umění, Brno, Tschechien;
2020 Curator in Residence (one week), XY Galerie Olomouc, Tschechien;
2021 Curator in Residence (two month), Atelier-Auslandsstipendium des Landes Steiermark, GeoAIR, Tiflis, Georgien;

Residency is supported by Das Land Steiermark.