Ausstellung, Residency

on show in ατhεns: Emanuel Ehgartner & Borjana Ventzislavova

Austrian Artist Residency

1. April – 31. Juli 2017
Ioannou Drosopoulou 47, Kypseli, Athens
Borjana Ventzislavova, Emanuel Ehgartner

in ατhεns – Austrian Artist Residency offers four selected, Austrian-based, visual artists for the first time the opportunity to live and work in Athens during Spring/Summer 2017 as part of a funded residency program. The projects realized take conditions specific to the city as a starting point for artistic research, using various techniques and media to ask the question: what does it mean – or what could it mean – to live and work in ατhεns.

Exhibition Opening in ατhεns
Emanuel Ehgartner
Borjana Ventzislavova

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017 at 8 p.m.
Snehta Residency (I. Drosopoulou 47, 11257 Kypseli)

The exhibition presents works-in-progress and new works by Emanuel Ehgartner and Borjana Ventzislavova, who were artists-in-residence from April through May – under curatorial advisory by Eleni Michaelidi and Antonia Rahofer.

In his artistic practice, Emanuel Ehgartner (Vienna) draws upon the world of forms present in the urban space, inspired by his wanderings and findings through the city and its outskirts. Using strategies such as reproduction, reclamation and rearrangement, Ehgartner sets found and redefined objects into new and unexpected contexts.

Borjana Ventzislavova (Vienna/Sofia) works in the areas of photography, video, installations and new media. Her interest in the visual and its presentation have led her to explore themes such as mobility, marginalization and social cooperation—whereby she brings the all too often fine lines between presence and absence, power and powerlessness, authority and empowerment to the forefront of discussion.

Visiting Hours
Wednesday 24.5.17 – Saturday 27.5.17, from 4 – 8 p.m.


Deutsche Version
Press release and high definition photos


Artist talk and open discussion
Wednesday May 24th at 7 p.m.: Borjana Ventzislavova

Artist talk and open discussion / Finissage
Saturday May 27th at 7 p.m.: Emanuel Ehgartner

The artist talks and open discussions will be held in English.


in ατhεns – Austrian Artist Residency (June/July 2017)
Margarethe Drexel
Markus Krottendorfer

Exhibition Opening in ατhεns
Margarethe Drexel
Markus Krottendorfer

Wednesday, July 12th 2017 at 8 p.m.
Snehta Residency (I. Drosopoulou 47, 11257 Kypseli)

Credits in ατhεns:
Curatorial advisory: Eleni Michaelidi and Antonia Rahofer
Curatorial assistance and production: Stepha Farkashazy
Cooperation Partner Vienna: Kunstverein EXTRA (Barbara Pflanzner and Elisabeth Haid)
Cooperation Partner Athens: Snehta Residency (Augustus Veinoglou, Becky Campbell, Amalia Charikiopoulou)
Communication advisory: Nantia Diamantopoulou, Nikos Mavrias
Translation: Tatiana Couzis, Tanner Kauffman Gore, Melina Laina, Ioanna Skiada
Graphic design: Stepha Farkashazy
Recording assistance: Anna Syrrou

Antonia Rahofer
c/o Snehta Residency
Ioannou Drosopoulou 47
GR – 11 257 Athens
Tel. +43 650 851 8833 / +30 695 593 3687


in ατhεns – Austrian Artist Residency is a project by Antonia Rahofer (Athens/Vienna) in cooperation with Kunstverein EXTRA (Vienna) and Snehta Residency (Athens).

This project is supported by the Federal Chancellery of Austria. With the kind support of the Austrian Embassy Athens.