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Kunsthalle Exnergasse

KEX Residency

Grant for artist / research residency at KEX Dependance, Zukunftshof
Since 2012, the Kunsthalle Exnergasse (KEX) awards grants for artist / research residencies, respectively of one to three months. From 2012 to 2019, residents were invited to work at the KEX Studio, a studio at WUK, in collaboration with the Workshop Sector (WSB), member of the WUK organisation.

Since 2020, KEX is collaborating with the project Zukunftshof on Vienna's urban periphery, where it initiates and realizes interdisciplinary, theme-specific artist-in-residence projects. The Zukunftshof is located on the edge of the city, between fields, single-family housing estates and in the middle of a projected urban expansion area.

There the KEX Dependance is a place for artist residencies at the intersection of art/urbanism/ecology, with a thematic focus and critical examination of the topics of urban agriculture and food of the future, urban expansion, circular economy and ecology. Everyday life on the urban fringe meets science, meets art.

The selection of the residents takes place in a constant cooperation with national and international institutions and groups from the broader field of innovative artistic practice and research.

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Jaroslava Tomanova - researcher in residence
May - June 2024
Recommended by the KEX advisory board 2023.

Site-Specific Art - artists in residence
May - September 2023
In cooperation with the Institute of Site-Specific Art, University of Applied Arts Vienna


Erik Tlaseca - artist in residence
March - May 2023
In collaboration with Social Design Studio, Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien

Skim the city ­­­- In conversation with Mexican artist Erik Tlaseca

Marta Fernández Calvo - artist in residence
September - October 2023
Recommended by Asunción Molinos Gordo

The KEX Residency is supported by a grant from Acción Cultural Española - AC/E.

Elia Nurvista - artist in residence
October - November 2023
Recommended by Asunción Molinos Gordo


Center of Contemporary Art - Tbilisi, represented by Aleksi Sosselia and Wato Tsereteli
and SOVLAB Soviet Past Research Laboratory, repistorian and researcher Irakli Khvadagiani 
- artists in residence, 2022
In collaboration with Social Design Studio, Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien

Maria Sanhueza, Johannes Wiener – artists and researchers in residence
June-December 2022
In collaboration with agri_culture


Zdravko Haderlap – artist in residence
November 2020 - April 2021
In collaboration with Social Design Studio, University of Applied Arts Vienna


Nicolò Degiorgis – artist in residence
March-May 2020
In collaboration with Lungomare, Bolzano (IT) 


Nicolò Degiorgis – artist in residence
October-November 2019
In collaboration with Lungomare, Bolzano (IT) 

Lina Morawetz – writer in residence
September 2019
In the framework of 19892019 KEX OPEN

Exchange programme Vienna-Tokyo
Kathi Hofer – artist in residence in Japan
September-November 2019
In collaboration with TOKAS, Tokyo (JP)

Exchange programme Tokyo-Vienna
Mako Ishizuka – artist in residence in Austria
April-June 2019
In collaboration with TOKAS, Tokyo (JP)

Uladzimir Hramovich (BY) – artist in residence
March 2019
In collaboration with Ў Gallery of contemporary art / Minsk

Enrico Floriddia (IT) – artist in residence 
February 2019
In collaboration with philomena+


Jelena Vanoverbeek – artist in residence
October-December 2018
In collaboration with Wiels, Brussels (BE)

Otto Karvonen (FI) – artist in residence
Marcus Neustetter (ZA) – artist in residence
Bronwyn Lace (ZA) – artist in residence
September 2018
In collaboration with CrossSections

Rashmi Viswanathan – researcher in residence
July-August 2018
In collaboration with RU, New York (US)

Behzad K. Noori (IR/SE) – artist in residence
Benji Boyadgian (FI/PS) – artist in residence
June 2018
In collaboration with CrossSections

Enric Fort Ballester – artist in residence
April-May 2018
In collaboration with Hangar, Lisbon (PT)

Julia Haugeneder – artist in residence
February 2018
In collaboration with Academy of Fine Arts / Graphic Arts and Printmaking Techniques, Vienna (AT)


Basak Senova – researcher in residence
July 2017 - January 2019
In collaboration with NOMAD, Istanbul (TR)

Örn Alexander Ámundason – artist in residence
April-June 2017
In collaboration with Kling & Bang, Reykjavik (IS)

Sulaïman Majali – artist in residence
February-March 2017
In collaboration with Transmission, Glasgow (GB)


Paula Flores, Tijuana (MX) – artist in residence
October-December 2016
In collaboration with senseight, Los Angeles (US)

Sadie Suhodolli – artist in residence
September 2016
In Kollaboration mit Stacion – Center for Contemporary Art, Prishtina (XK)
In the framework of West Balkan Calling

Björn Norberg – researcher in residence
July-August 2016
In collaboration with tsnoK (SE)

Vova Vorotniov – artist in residence
March 2016
Volodymyr Kuznetsov – artist in residence
April-May 2016
In collaboration with The School of Kyiv - Kyiv Biennial 2015 (UA)

Sara Fattahi (SY) – artist in residence
February 2016


Anne Kranenborg – artist in residence
October-December 2015
In collaboration with Stroom, The Hague (NL)

Amer Akel – artist in residence
June-September 2015
In collaboration with AllArtNow, Damascus (SY)

Helene Kazan – artist in residence
February-May 2015
In collaboration with Atfal Ahdath art collective, Beirut (LB), and Lina Morawetz


studioBASAR – artists in residence
Oktober-December 2014
In collaboration with tranzit.ro, Bucuresti (RO)

Raed Rafei – artist in residence
September 2014
In collaboration with 98WEEKS / RESEARCH PROJECT, Beirut (LB)

Siniša Labrovic – artist in residence
July 2014
In collaboration with MMSU, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka (HR)

Julia Entner, Janine Jembere, Emilia Muller-Ginorio, Julia Scott – artists in residence
January - March 2014
In collaboration with Cinenova Distribution (GB)


Serge Attukwei Clottey – artist in residence
September - December 2013
In collaboration with Nubuke Foundation, Accra (GH)

Jenifer Evans, Hady Kamar, Taha Belal – artists in residence
June - July 2013
In collaboration with Nile Sunset Annex, Cairo (EG)

Hyung Min Yoon – artist in residence
January - April 2013
In collaboration with Audain Gallery, Vancouver (CA)


Bogdan Ghiu, Ovidiu Tichindeleanu, Raluca Voinea – artists in residence
October - December 2012
In collaboration with IDEA arts + society (RO)

Kathy Slade – artist in residence
April - June 2012
In collaboration with Audain Gallery, Vancouver (CA)

Michael Staab – artist in residence
February - March 2012
In collaboration with LABOR, Cologne (DE)

Vasily Subbotin – artist in residence
January 2012
In collaboration with KICA – Krasnodar Institute of Contemporary Art, Krasnodar (RU)
In the framework of Black Sea Calling