Tanja Boukal. The Artist

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Tanja Boukal, born 1976, lives, thinks and works in Vienna, Austria.

Studies  Individual Exhibitions  Group Exhibitions
Scholarships & Studio Projects   Catalogues & Publications


1990 – 1994  Embroidery, HBLA Herbststraße, Vienna, Austria
1995 – 1999  Stage Design, Wiener Kunstschule, Vienna, Austria View the final project
1999 – 2002  Various classes with Barbara Fuchs, Tone Fink, Jean Silverthorne, Nancy Davidson, Paloma Navares,
                      Wolfram Kastner and Frieda Baranek, International Summeracademy for Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria
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Individual Exhibitions 

2020            Do you know that we have lost, Dům umění / House of Arts, Brno, Czech Republic
2019            Where Flowers bloom…, Heim-Art Galerie, Neufelden im Mühlkreis, Austria
2019            Tanja Boukal: Knitting and Embroidery Gone Rogue, Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Melbourne, USA
2016             No one has any intention of building a wall, Kunstverein Augsburg, Germany
2015             Path of Humanity, Bourbaki Panorama, Lucerne, Switzerland
2014             Better Homes, Red Carpet Showroom, Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria
2014             What to Do When Hell Breaks Loose, AB Gallery, Lucerne, Switzerland
2013/2014    Political Correctness, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria
2013             All That Glitter and Gold,TextilKUNST, Salzburg, Austria
2011             Pandora’s Box, Galerie Eboran, Salzburg, Austria
2011             Pandora’s Box, Alessandro Marena Project, Torino, Italy
2010             Welcome to Paradise, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna, Austria
2009             Abandoned, Forum Alpbach 2009, Alpbach, Austria
2008             Where Your Feet Are Standing,…, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna, Austria
2007             The Necessity to Have Eyes at the Back of the Head, the Deutschvilla, Strobl, Austria
2007             Establishment of a Temporary Disguise, Intervention at Arnetzhoferstraße, Vienna, Austria
2005             Selected Works, Galerie Ephram, Mikulov, Czech Republic
2003             self[?]secure, Galerie Vernissage, Vienna, Austria
2002             Tanja Is Happy,Galerie im Alcatraz, Hallein, Austria
2001             As Long As the Hunters Write History… at Galerie im Alcatraz, Hallein, Austria
2001             Superficial View,Galerie Celeste, Vienna, Austria
2000             A Fish is a Fish,Galerie im Alcatraz, Hallein, Austria
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Group Exhibitions (Compendium)

2019            Dämonkratie, A.K.T., Pforzheim, Deutschland
2018            Efter Flugten, Moesgaard Museum, Højbjerg, Denmark
2018            COMPLEXELLENCE, WhiteSpaceBlackBox, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
2018            Leaden Circles disolved from the Air, Elgiz Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
2017            Plush, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, USA
2017            Threads of Connection, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Miami, USA
2017            A World Not Ours / Part 2, La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse, France
2016/2017   Looking for the Clouds, MUSA / Mueum, Stadtgalerie, Artothek, Wien, Österreich
2016            A world Not Ours, Art Space Pythagorion, Samos, Greece
2015/2016   Demonstrating Minds,KIASMA - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
2015            Memory Lab III - Traces, Cercle Cité, Luxembourg
2014            Memory Lab, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2014            Memory Lab at MUSA / Museum, Stadtgalerie, Artothek, Vienna, Austria
2014            Der Menschheit Würde…(Dignity of Mankind), Haus der Kunst, Brünn, Tschechische Republik
2014            Der Menschheit Würde…(Dignity of Mankind), Kunstgalerie Bosniens & Herzegovinas, Sarajevo, Bosnien & Herzegovina
2014            Der Menschheit Würde…(Dignity of Mankind), MUSA / Museum, Stadtgalerie, Artothek, Wien, Österreich
2013            Great Balls of Austria, CAMP! / Contemporary Art Meeting Point, Athens, Greece
2013            Humans, Künstlerhaus, Klagenfurt, Austria
2013            Humans,Galerie Prisma, Bolzano, Italy
2012/2013   Appropriation Part III - Sociocultural Imprint, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria
2012            Bei der Arbeit, Teil 1 / At Work, Part 1, Galerie der KG Freiräume, Hallein, Austria
2012            Crossover, Gallery Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna
2012            Answers on the Front of of Postcard, Opus Art, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2011            Summer exhibition, Gallery Opus Art, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2011            Fadenspiel, Kunstraum Pro Arte, Hallein, Austria
2011            Next, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna, Austria
2010            Basel_back II, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna, Austria
2009            Basel_back, Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels, Vienna, Austria
2008            Parcours II, Galerie Freiräume, Hallein, Austria
2008            Qui vive?, Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia
2006/2007  Industry, Paper, Art, Papiermuseum, Steyrermühl, Austria and at Stadtmuseum, Deggendorf, Germany
2005            Heima®t (Homeland/Art), Deutschvilla, Strobl am Wolfgangsee, Austria
2005            Fotonoviembre, 8th International Biennale of Photography, Teneriffa, Canary Islands
2004            emBODYment, Rathaus, Mainz, Germany
2004            Collection Piramidon, Piramidon, Barcelona, Catalunya
2003            Das geduldige Papier (Paper Is Patient), Galerie im Palais, Vienna, Austria
2003            all about: female sex, Galerie Academia, Salzburg, Austria
2002            Spazialitá condivisa (Divided Space), Centro d’ Arte Puccini, Florence, Italy
2002            Paper Arts, Papierwespe, Vienna, Austria
2001            Fotonoviembre, 6th International Biennale of Photography, Teneriffa, Canary Islands
2000            Project & Exhibition «Restitution Point», Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria
2000            Project «Kulturlos», Vienna, Austria
2000            Blind Date at Alte Sternwarte, Vienna, Austria
1999            Those Who Hurry, Waste Their Time,Wasserwelten, Vienna, Austria
1997            Youth Has Culture, Rotpunkt, Vienna, Austria
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Scholarships & Cooperations

2020            Broder la Machine - Workshop II,  La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse, France
2019            Broder la Machine - Workshop I,  La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse, France
2017/2018  Artist in Residence at La Kunsthalle, Mulhouse, France
2016           Artist in Residence at Schwarz Foundation, Samos, Greece
2003/2004  Artist in Recidence at Centre d’ Arte Contemporani Piramidon, Barcelona, Catalunya
2002           Scholarship of the International Summeracademy for Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria
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Catalogues & Publications

2019           The Bloomsbury Handbook of 21st-Century Feminist Theory, Robin Truth Goodman, ISBN 978-13500-323-9-2
2018           COMPLEXELLENCE, WhiteSpaceBlackBox, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
2017           Galerie Eboran 2001-2016, Galerie Eboran, Salzburg, Austria
2017           Mois Européen de la Photography Luxembourg, ISBN 978-99959-674-5-1
2016           A world not ours, Schwarz Foundation, Munich, Germany
2016           eyes on. Monat der Fotografie Wien 2016, Pia Draskovits, ISBN 978-3-902993-28-1
2016           Looking for the clouds. Contemporary Photography in Times of Conflict, ISBN 978-99959-891-1-8
2015           Demonstrating Minds, Finnish National Gallery, ISBN 978-952-7067-20-8
2015           Photographie et Mémoire, ISBN 978-99959-674-4-4
2015           Memory Lab. Photography challenges History, ISBN 978-99959-891-0-1
2015           The Melilla Project, Tanja Boukal
2015           Ateliergespräche, Sabine Coelsch-FoisnerISBN  978-37025-080-9-8
2014           Political Correctness Museum der Moderne Salzburg, ISBN 978-39902-832-7-1
2014           Der Menschheit Würde. The Dignity of Man. Dustojnost cloveka. Ljudsko dostojanstvo. ISBN 978-39904-365-6-1
2013           Humans Kunstverein Kärnten, Klagenfurt; Austria
2012           Aneigung / Appropriation, Fotobuch Nr. 49, ISBN 9783902725349
2011           Pandora’s Box, Tanja Boukal
2010           Welcome to Paradise, Tanja Boukal
2010           Body of Work 2002–2009, Tanja Boukal
2009           Verlassen, Tanja Boukal
2007           «Die Kunst trägt ihre Aussage in sich selbst» oder das dekorative Element der Anpassung Kulturrisse 02/2007
2006           Paper Road 2006 - internationale papierkunst - industry paper art, IAPMA
2005           Heima®t Tina Teufel, Salzburg, Austria
2005           Fotonoviembre 8. Internationale Biennale der Fotografie, Teneriffa, Spain
2003           all about: female sex Galerie Academia, Salzburg; Austria
2001           Fotonoviembre 6. Internationale Biennale der Fotografie, Teneriffa, Spain
2001           Saison 2000/2001 Galerie im Alcatraz, Hallein, Austria
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