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Bernadette Felber

Mag.art Bernadette Felber
Gatterholzgasse 11/10
1120-Wien
Austria
0043 664 73590122
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Bernadette Felber

Visual artist & Scenographer


www.bernadettefelber.com


Born 1966 in Judenburg, Austria
1982-87 State Institute for Social Pedagogy Baden bei Wien (A-level)
Studies of Scenography and Painting
Working as assistant to Scenography for Film, TV and Theatre



1995‑2000

Studying Painting and Installation at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Vienna with Prof. Karl Hikade, Prof. Franz Graf, Prof. Mundean & Rosenblum

1998

Exchange program at the Chelsea School of Art & Design 3 month journey to Mexico D. F. and Los Angeles - Investigation at the ENAH, working in the Centre of Multimedia

1999

Studying at the Accademia di Belli Arti Venezia

2000

Scholarship of the Mexican Government

2001

Beginning the Doctorate in Social Anthropology at the University of Vienna

2001/02

MA Scenography at the Central Saint Martin School of Art & Design in London

2002/03

Research at the Museum of Mankind London, attending seminars with Umberto Eco at the Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici Bologna

2004

Setting up my studio in Vienna (Painting, Photography, Scenography)

2005

Starting the Dr.phil at the Academy of Fine Arts Viena

2008/09

Scholarship of the Mexican Government - Research at the UNAM

Languages: German (native), English, Spanish, Italian, French



Exhibitions

1996 

The Stage is Vacant Intermedia installation in co-operation with Sodomka/Breindl Vienna
IV. Biennal for Contemporary Art - St. Petersburg

1998

It is all eye - Video presentation at the Chelsea School of Art & Design London
II. Biennal for Experimental Art and Performance - St. Petersburg
Passing Shadows - Installation - Workshop with Van Gogh TV - Vienna

2000

Tours Accademia di Belli Arti Venezia
Site-Seeing Diplom presentation at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Vienna
Fotoseptiembre Galeria Principal del Centro Nacional de las Artes - Mexico D.F.

2001

Tale of an immigrant Intervention, video presentation in the Public Space of Venice during the opening of the 49. Biennale "Plateau of Humankind" - in cooperation with the Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa Venezia
Screening at the XVI Festival del Cinema Latinoamericano - Trieste Teatro Miela

2002

Presentation at the Serpentine Gallery London - Workshop

2005

Zone Photography exhibition at the Mexican Cultural Institute - Vienna
Update Group exhibition Künstlerhaus Vienna
Borderline Projectspace Kunsthalle Vienna
Six sights - one language Group exhibition EBC Mexico City

2006

Wunschobjekte Photowall Kunsthalle Wien
34 Positionen Museum of Modern Art Hünfeld, Germany
Motiva Austria center Vienna
Tale of an immigrant Filmfestival NORMALE Wien
Indian Filmfestival Bombay
Ein mexikanisches Mise en Scene Fotonovember 2006
Instituto Cervantes

2007

Unspoken Artist quARTerly Sotheby´s Vienna

2008

Real lives - Real stories Kunsthalle Wien
City sights-City stories Group exhibition Galerie Elisabeth Michitsch Vienna
European Month of Photography

2011

Fotograma - 2nd Fair of ArtBooks
Festival of Photography Montevideo, Uruguay

2012

Art Fair Innsbruck - Gallery Adelinda Allegretti
Galerie Espace Montreal - Canada Group exhibition
Back to you Castello de Santa Severa, Rom - Italy Group exhibition
Italians do it better? Latin Art Museum Los Angeles

2013

A bridge across Europe Eduard Vilde Museum, Tallin Estonia Group exhibition
Entre Cielo y Tierra Instituto Maximo Gorki Montevideo Uruguay
International Festival of Photography Fotograma 13

2014

La Luz del Sur Hotel Intercity Montevideo

2016

Little Square Worlds Gallery Jaditi, NY - Group exhibition
Art Fair Innsbruck Galleria Adelinda Allegretti

2017

Mother and Child Galleria la Pigna, Roma - Group exhibition
Venice Design Art Gallery Venice – Group exhibition



Practical experience in Theatre and Film

1993 

"Falstaff" Salzburger Festspiele - Theatre painter
"1945" Regie: Peter Patzak Film production for the ORF (Austrian Television) - Assistant to Film architecture
"In the name of the leader" Regie: Jürgen Kaizik Film production for the ORF - Assistant to Film architecture

1994

"Emilia Galotti" Volkstheater Wien - Assistant to Stage Design

1996

Bavariastudios Munich - Theatre painter

1997

"The Dance of Vampire" Musical by Roman Polanski Raimundtheater Wien - Theatre painter

1998

"Souvenir" Studio by Simon Kenny London - Theatre painter

2000

"Quadrilla" Studio by Salvador Parra (Award 2000 for the best Mexican filmdesign) - Technical and artistic design

2002

"Between the Temples of Sky and Earth" Scenoworks 2002
Cochrane Theatre London
Workshop at the American Intercontinental University - Video production
Photography for several Dance Companies - London (www.pliremulti.com)

2003

Internship in the Production Management Department of the Royal Opera House - Model making
Artist in Residency at the Watermill Foundation NY - Working for several projects of Robert Wilson
Decoration for the Cuban Benefit - photography and video documentation
Model making for the Aichi Project at the EXPO 2005 in Nagoya, Japan

2004‑2006

Working on the storyboard and set design for a 50 min. version of "Between the Temples of Sky and Earth"
"Art Department Schinner" Studio by Georg Schinner (MTV Award) Vienna - Model making, Theatre Painter

2010

"No eres tu, soy yo" Warner Bros Mexico Prod. Set design by Salvador Parra - freelance

2011

"Sleeping Beauty" National Dance Company Mexico - Setdesign, Setpainting - freelance

2012

Assistant to photography Pilo Pichler www.pilo.at (Roemerquelle Award)

2016

"Der Kongress tanzt" Volksoper Wien - Assistant to Set Design



Publications

Catalogues: 

Soundartfestival Berlin 1996 (Photos: "The Stage is vacant")
VI Biennale of Contemporary Art St. Petersburg 1996
II Biennale for Experimental Art and Performance St. Petersburg 1998
Dorotheum - Foto auction Wien 2006 Austria
European month of photography Wien 2006
Dorotheum - Auction of Contemporary Art Wien 2007
Dorotheum - Foto auction Wien 2008
Kunsthalle Wien - Real lives-Real stories Austria 2008
Dorotheum - Foto auction Wien 2009
Dorotheum - Auction of Contemporary Art Wien 2010-14

TV Notes:

Por el amor al arte Feb. 2015 National TV Uruguay

Newspapers:

El Pais Uruguay July 2014, El Pais Mexico Nov. 2000

Art Journals:

Luna Cornea Nr. 21+ 22, Centro de la Imagen - Mexico Nov. 2001 (Photographs)
Art Vernissage 1/01 (Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien Jan. 2001 Photos of the Installation "Site-Seeing")
Juice Nr.57 + 58 (Dance Magazine, London 2003)
Camera Austria Dec.2004 Nr.88

Since March 2003 I work on as free lance correspondent for FlashArt International



Workshops

Scenography for Studio production

American Intercontinental University London
Jan./Feb. 2003

The workshop was part of the course Video techniques III

Workshop at the Art department of the

Vienna International School
Grade 10-12

Creating an abstract space

April 2005

Workshop of Scenography for Shakespeare´s "As you like it"

Sept. to Nov. 2005

Difference between Abstract and Concrete

Sept. 2006

Paper birds

Workshop for kids 5-8 years CCE Centro Cultural de España
Montevideo-Uruguay
July 2015

Botanical books

Workshop for kids 5-10 years CCE Centro Cultural de España
Montevideo-Uruguay
July 2016