Jens Sundheim is a visual artist working principally in photography. Born in Dortmund in 1970, he studied photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund from 1994 – 2002 with a period of study at the University of Plymouth in 1997. He is currently based in a live/work studio space at Künstlerhaus Dortmund (KHD) and has been resident there since 2007. Sundheim’s work has been exhibited internationally in exhibitions and festivals, most recently in ‘space shuttle 2.0’ at Fotogalerie, Vienna. He has had his work featured in various magazines and publications and has been awarded numerous prizes including a recommendation at the Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.
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Katharina Gruzei is one of the artists in Linz to have been awarded a studio for one year at Salzamt Atelierhaus over 2009/2010. Born in Klagenfurt, Carinthia in 1983, she has been based in Linz at the University of Arts in Linz since 2004 and will finish her current studies with a postgraduate qualification this year. She also spent six months in 2006 studying at UCSB, Santa Barbara, California and a year in Berlin at the University of Fine Art. Although still studying, Gruzei is already represented by Charim Galerie, and has shown at both their galleries in Berlin and Vienna. Gruzei has exhibited widely, most recently at Anadoma Filmfestival, Charim Ungar Contemporary Berlin, in No Sound of Music at Salzburger Kunstverein and in a group exhibition of contemporary Austrian photography at the Museum of Modern Art, Carinthia. She has taken part in numerous workshops and has delivered a lecture at Stanford University.
Born in Pfarrkirchen, Bayern in Germany in 1982, Haidacher studied photography at The University of the Arts, Linz from 2006 to 2009. He is currently studying for his Masters there. Haidacher has also spent some time living in London (and has an impeccable English accent). Haidacher is one of the artists based in Linz to be awarded a studio at the Salzamt for one year during 2009/2010. He also won the Best Selected Works prize in the Epson Art Photo Award 2009.
Emily Speed looks at the complex nature of making a living as an artist with reference to profiles of four artists, all based in Austria and Germany, whom she worked alongside at the Salzamt, Linz.
Clemens Kogler was born in Bayern in 1980 and is studying at The University of Arts, Linz. Starting out as a painter, he has also worked in advertising and television. His practice is now made up of being a graphic designer, animator, film maker, and illustrator among other roles. He is one of the artists based in Linz to be awarded a studio at the Salzamt for one year during 2009/2010. Kogler has exhibited and won awards at numerous film and animation festivals. sixpackfilm distribute some of his work and his commercial work is represented by Liberty Films in the UK.
A review of the changing face of work for visual artists using a-n’s regularly researched and published information on jobs and opportunities. Presents an analysis of the key findings for 2007, concentrating on the work areas tracked since 1989, and opportunities such as fellowships, commissions, competitions, exhibitions and residencies.
A glimpse into the working lives of artists, highlighting discrepancies between the perceptions and realities of professional artistic practice.