TOM VAU

TOM VAU

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Tom VAU was born 1981 in Austria. He works in Austria and Germany.

STATEMENT

In Tom Vau’s artistic productions and interventions fixed social, geographical, political and economic 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 interplay of different socio-cultural processes ,network creativity, resource policies, global economics, immigration and spatial issues.

INTERVENTIONS/EXHIBITIONS

2014
Integration: Die Kunst der Artikulation, Artist-In-Residence Programm ORF III / AT
Participation at the business promotion program 2014 of the polish monuments protection and maintenance industry in Kielce and Warsaw / PL

2013
Nobel Peace Price Project, Podium 13, Thomatal, AT

2012 
My sweet home and the PLOt
Are we human? Yes we are!

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
Schlangenfraß Performance, Theater Delphin, Vienna / AT
Mash Up, Galerie Koko, Vienna / AT

2009      
 1. Czech Panel Day, Prague / CZ

2006        
MQ goes 2020, MQ, Vienna / AT
Harbourpolis 05, Exhibition Center Odessa, Odessa / UA

PROJECTS

2015
www.Blocks-Project.com / ongoing in 30 countries
CIRCA – Creatives in Residence Centers Austria
Hin I Ein I Wandern, Vienna / Burgenland, AT

2014       
www.Blocks-Project.com / ongoing in 30 countries
My sweet home and the L.O.T. Trilogy
Im Kloster, AT
Auf Reha, RZW, Klosterneuburg, AT

2013       
Nobel Peace Price Project, Podium 13, Land Salzburg, AT
My sweet home and the L.O.T. Trilogy

2009      
Co-editor & Founder of the 1. Czech Panel Day, Prague / CZ

2008        
Educational cooperation with the Institute of Art and Design, ČVUT Prague / CZ

2007        
Participate in the planning and construction of a multipurpose building, design build project, Vienna University of Technology in Nias, Indonesia

GRANTS/PRICES

2015
Project funding/ Land Salzburg, Sektion Kunst

2014
Artist-In-Residence Programm ORF III

2013       
Podium 13, Land Salzburg
Project funding/ BMUKK Austria
Project funding/ Land Salzburg, Sektion Kunst

2012      
Nobel Peace Price 2012
START scholarship / BMUKK Austria

2009      
Scholarship  AKTION – cooperation Austria & Czech Republic

2006      
3rd price competition Label Step, Vienna / AT

2001      
2nd & 3rd price V1 & V2.dotcom, Department for Spatial and Sustainable Design, Vienna University of Technology / AT

RESIDENCIES

2014        
Im Kloster

2007        
Nias Design Build, Nias Island, Sumatra, Indonesia