Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein


She is a curator, art historian, and professor at the Institute of Art Theory and Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
She has headed several research projects, such as the Cathrin Pichler Archive for Science, Art, and Curatorial Practice. In her work as a teacher, researcher, lecturer, and exhibition maker, she has been focused on themes of contemporary art, modern art, arts-based research as well as feminist theory and art practice, body and spatial production. She is a member of the curatorial board of the mumok – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Vienna. Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein is the author and editor of several texts and publications.
Curated Exhibitions (Selection)
2008 Syn ChroniCity, Austria’s contribution to the 11th Cairo Biennale
2010 Hans Weigand, Deep Water Horizon at the University Art Gallery, San Diego, Calif.
2012 Roberta Lima, Aesthetics of Risk, curated by_vienna 2012, Galerie Charim, Wien
2014 Self-Timer Stories at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York
2015 Self-Timer Stories at Museum der Moderne Salzburg Self-Timer Stories at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León
2016 Pro(s)thesis (cocurated by Berenice Pahl) at the Paintings Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna Albert Mayr. Orchestrated View, Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna Painting is not the Issue, Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna Toni Schmale. Feuerbock, Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna Elisabeth von Samsonow. Transplants, Zeitkunst Niederösterreich, Krems Fyodor’s Performance Carousel, Vienna Festival, Vienna
2017 Material Traces at Charim Galerie in Vienna Feminicities at Solyanka State Gallery in Moscow Yingmei Duan, Neuer Kunstverein Wien, Vienna
Publications (Selection)
Synchronicity, Walther König, Köln 2009 Performanz und ihre räumlichen Bedingungen. Perspektiven einer Kunstgeschichte, Böhlau Verlag, Vienna 2012 Performing the Sentence. Research and Teaching in Performative Fine Arts (with Carola Dertnig), Sternberg Press, Berlin 2014 Self-Timer Stories, Schlebrügge.Editor, Vienna 2015