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STATEMENT

In Tom Vau’s artistic productions and interventions fixed social, geographical, political and eco- no- mic rigidities are scrutinized, manipulated and finally modified to question the status quo and at the same time to improve the existing situation. The central method of the work is the research and the analysis of local circumstances (social, spatial, natural level) and to deal with projects from these conditions through artistic means. Thereby, Thomas Vau is dealing with current issues in our global society, existing areas of tensions, conflicts and social disharmonies. His interests lie in the inter- play of different socio-cultural processes, network creativity, ressource policies, global economics, immigration and spatial issues.

INTERVENTIONS/EXHIBITIONS

2021
BLOCKS PROJECT, Verflechtungen oder Abhängigkeiten: China – Osteuropa – EU, Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde e. V. & Bertelsmann Stiftung, Berlin, DE
2020
BLOCKS PROJECT, ÖP-Fachkonferenz 2020 – BMZ, Berlin, DE
2019
DAS WEISSE RAUSCHEN, Sporthaus Strolz, AT
2018
Skyspace Lech, AT
DAS WEISSE RAUSCHEN, Arlenlodge, St.Anton am Arlberg, AT
Je ärmer desto offener, Süddeutsche Zeitung, GE
2017
DAS WEISSE RAUSCHEN, Lech am Arlberg, AT
Integration: Die Kunst der Artikulatioin, Frame Out Festival, MQ Wien, AT
2015
DAS WEISSE RAUSCHEN, Lech am Arlberg, AT
2014
www.blocks-project.com / ongoing in 30 countries
Integration: Die Kunst der Artikulation, Artist-In-Residence Programm ORF III / AT
2013
Nobel Peace Price Project, Podium 13, Thomatal, AT
My sweet home and the PLOt, 1 day occupation, Installation in front of the palestinian presidential palace & Qalandiya Checkpoint, Israel / Palestine
2012
Are we human? Yes we are!, Qalandiya Checkpoint, Israel / Palestine
2011
Archdiploma 2011, Kunsthalle Wien, Project Space Karlsplatz, Vienna / AT
50, Austrian Cultural Forum, Prague / CZ
2010
One Night 2010 Festival, Ost Klub, Vienna / AT

Mash Up, Galerie Koko, Vienna / AT

GRANTS

2020
Arbeitsstipendium Land Vorarlberg
2018
Atelierförderung Land Vorarlberg
2016
Individual project / Land Salzburg, Sektion Kunst
2014
Artist-In-Residence Programm ORF III
2013
Podium 13, Land Salzburg

2012
Individual project / BMUKK Österreich Individual project / Land Salzburg, Sektion Kunst 2012
The Nobel Peace Prize 2012

START – Stipendium BMUKK Austria 2009