Visual Artist & Cultural Worker | * 1987 in Upper Austria.
Lives and works in Salzburg and Vienna, and currently as artist in residence at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris, France.

 

Kapsamer‘s work focuses on the research on unoccupied territories – physical and imaginary – as social, conceptual and poetic spaces of intervention. Her themes pivot around different forms of getting past, thresholds, dreamscapes, utopia, the interpersonal, vacancy, and the interface between public and private space. She seeks places and stories, strolls, documents and writes, and synthesizes her observations into site-specific installations, photographs, artist books as archives and transmedia productions.

Selected as artist in residence by the Federal State of Salzburg at Cité internationale des arts in Paris she is currently working on public space, collective imaginary and archives of individual narratives. Kapsamer studied Sculpture and Graphic Design at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, Visual Arts at the Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, France, and English and American Studies at the University of Salzburg and Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA, USA. She holds an MA from the University of Salzburg and a fellowship with the Salzburg Global Seminar‘s Forum of Young Cultural Innovators.

 


GEOGRAPHICAL BASES

Since 2018 : Paris, FR
Since 2017 : Vienna, AT
Since 2005 : Salzburg, AT
Since 1987 : Kirchberg-Thening/Linz, AT
2013-2014 : Montréal, CAN
2011-2012 : Besançon, FR
2010 : Atlanta, GA, USA


HIGHER EDUCATION


2012 : Master of Arts
2011-2012 : Studies in Visual Arts, Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts, Besançon, FR
2010 : Literature, Visual Arts & History, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, GA, USA
2006-2012 : Sculpture and Graphic Design, Art Education, University Mozarteum, Salzburg, AT
2005-2012 : English & American Studies, University of Salzburg, AT

 

 

PROJECTS & EXHIBITIONS

2019
SMILE AT A COMMON. Public space installation in collaboration with Ralph Eya & #WEARECOMMON, Manila, PH, with support by the Austrian Embassy in Manila.
SMILE AT A FIRE HYDRANT. Painting Pictures In Your Head
, Installation/Happening, Cité internationale des arts, Paris, FR

2018
TALK TO A FIRE HYDRANT, Participatory Public Poster Campaign, Villa Belleville & Jeune Création, Paris, FR
RÊVES d'ESPACES,
Transmedia-Installation, KLANG, Passage Guigon, Paris, FR
SMILE AT A FIRE HYDRANT,
Installation/Public Poster Series, Jahresausstellung Salzburger Kunstverein 2018, Salzburg, AT, with support by the City and Federal State of Salzburg.
SMILE AT A FIRE HYDRANT,
Participatory Public Poster Campaign, TIRA-TIRA, ARRteh Curatura + Pineapple Lab, ACTIVE VISTA, Human Rights Festival, Makati City, PH, with support by the Austrian Embassy in Manila.
WRITE A STORY ABOUT A JOURNEY YOU NEVER TOOK, Installation, Jahresausstellung 2018, Stadtgalerie Salzburg Mozartplatz, AT
TROTTI-EXPO, Villa Belleville, Paris, FR
CITY OF CLAY, Installation within the scope of the opening of the Architekturhaus Salzburg (House of Architecture), Salzburg, AT

TRÄUME IN RÄUMEN, Transmedia-Installation, "Öffnung" - Kulturseptember Obertrum 2018, Obertrum, AT

2017
Directions, a series of studies in and on public space, Leipzig, DE
Directions
, a series of studies in and on public space, Rome, IT
Directions, a series of studies in and on public space, Nashville, TN, USA
SERIES I-IV, Photography, H20, Salzburg, AT

2016
Directions, a series of studies in and on public space, Hamburg, DE
Directions
, a
 series of studies in and on public space, Biarritz & Paris, FR
FILL IN THE BLANKS, IN SITU Transmedia-Installation, Interlab Festival, Salzburg, AT
Preview, Architekturtage 2016 (National Days of Architecture), Salzburg, AT
Deflating Borders. All Against the Majority, Poster Campaign, Collaboration with Nana S. Fiedler & Kilian Cellach, Interlab Festival, Salzburg, AT
NEHMEN SIE DADA., Intervention, disposed, Salzburg, AT
DADA, Intervention, disposed, Salzburg, AT

2015
The Games We Play...
, Interventions in public space, Symposium "Making Art - Taking Part!?", collaboration with Marko Dinic, Wissenschaft & Kunst (University Crossdisciplinary Research Department Science & Art) Salzburg, AT

Making Art - Making Media - Making Change, Intervention in public space, collaboration with Moira Zoitl & Wissenschaft & Kunst (University Crossdisciplinary Research Department Science & Art), Neue Mitte Lehen, Salzburg, AT 
Directions, a series of studies in and on public space, Marseille, FR


2014
­BUREAU≠POETRO, Transdisciplinary Performance Festival, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, AT
Buying and Selling Belgrade, Research in Belgrade, SRB, Showing at H20/21, Salzburg, AT
Bring den Vorschlaghammer, Installation and Happening, Top 3216, Salzburg, AT
SCHIFF AHOI!, Installation in public space, Architekturtage 2014 (National Days of Architecture), Salzburg, AT 
Directions, a series of studies in and on public space, Montréal, CAN
Directions, a series of studies in and on public space, New York City, NY, USA

2013
100 en 1 jour, Festival for intervention in public space, Montréal, CAN
Utopie en Bocal, Intervention in public space, Montréal, CAN
Chanson à répondre, Intervention in public space, Métro, Montréal, CAN
Soyons le Changement !, Performance, UQÀM, Montréal, CAN
Happy Place, Happening, Mozartplatz, Salzburg, AT
Utopie im Glas, Intervention in public space, Salzburg, AT
PICK ME!, Participatory Installation, Galerie DAS ZIMMER, Salzburg, AT (+ Art Award Mozarteum 2013)

2012

Directions, a series of studies in and on public space, Montréal, CAN
Les Beaux-Arts s‘invitent au Musée !, Installation, Collaboration with Haute École des Beaux-Arts du Rhin (École Supérieur des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg), Musée des Beaux Arts de Besançon, FR 
Directions, a series of studies in and on public space, London, UK
Directions, a series of studies in and on public space, Paris, FR
JPO, Institut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts, Besançon, FR


2011
Rettet das Brot!, Public Poster Campaign, Markartsteg, Salzburg, AT
SMILE & more
, Public Poster Campaign, Max-Reinhardt-Platz, Salzburg, AT
Über‘s Kreuz, Galerie DAS ZIMMER, Salzburg, AT


2010
Sound and Vision, Galerie im Kunstwerk, Salzburg, AT
The Iconic Women of ASC, Dalton Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Remake!, Galerie im Kunstwerk, Salzburg, AT

2009
Hier und Jetzt, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, AT

 

 

AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

2019
Jahresstipendium by the Federal State of Salzburg
Artist in Residence Paliano (IT) at Domus Artium, Department of Culture of the Federal Region of Upper Austria (coming)
Project Grant by the Austrian Embassy in Manila, PH
Artist in Residence Paris (FR) at Cité Internationale des Arts, Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris

2018

Artist in Residence Paris (FR) at Cité Internationale des Arts, Department of Culture of the Federal State of Salzburg
Fellowship at Salzburg Global Seminar, Young Cultural Innovators Forum 2018
Artist in Residence Vienna (AT) at batolit, Department of Culture of the City of Salzburg


2017
Shortlist Podium 2017, Federal State of Salzburg

2016

Artist in Residence, Interlab Festival, Salzburg
Grants by the City of Salzburg and the Federal State of Salzburg

2015
Salzburger Kulturplakatpreis 2015 (Cultural Poster Award 2015), City and Federal State of Salzburg, Progress & ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation)

2014-2016

Studio and Grant at the Salzburger Kunstverein

2013
ÖH Kunstförderpreis der Universität Mozarteum (Art Award), University Mozarteum

2008
Scholarship of Academic Excellence, University Mozarteum Salzburg

2007
Scholarship of Academic Excellence, University of Salzburg

 

 

 

SYMPOSIA & WORKSHOPS

2015
Panel and Workshop at the Symposium „Making Art  - Taking Part!?“
at Salzburger Kunstverein & Schwerpunkt Wissenschaft und Kunst (University Crossdisciplinary Research Department Science & Art), University of Salzburg & University Mozarteum, Salzburg, AT

Sparkling Science Project „Making Art - Making Media - Making Change“ 
A series of workshops with the applied research project by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, in collaboration with Schwerpunkt Wissenschaft & Kunst (University Crossdisciplinary Research Department Science & Art), University of Salzburg & University Mozarteum, Salzburg, AT