Portrait VALIE EXPORT: Foto © Hertha Hurnaus, 2009

International symposions, exhibitions and film programs (selection):



Charim Gallery, Vienna. curated by_vienna 2010 / art&film.  Charim Galerie Wien_curated by VALIE EXPORT. Mrs. Roberts is gonna be late. Daniel Pitín, Tomás Svoboda (06.05.2010-05.06.2010) (c)



VALIE EXPORT is nominated as commissioner for the Austrian pavillon, La Biennale di Venezia. 53rd International Art Exhibition, June 7 - November 22, (with Silvia Eiblmayr)


Generali Foundation, Vienna. Film program „White Cube / Black Box“ with films by Yoko Ono, Michael Snow, Hollis Frampton, Joyce Wieland, in co-operation with Steve Anker, San Francisco Cinematheque Kunsthalle Brandts Klaedefabrik, Odense / The Nordic Art Center - The Nordisk Konstcentrum, Helsinki. „The Body As Membrane“, exhibition (together with Kirsten Justesen)


Academy of Arts, Berlin. Concept and organisation of the lecture series „Digital Technologies, Perception and Design – An Interdisciplinary Dialogue Between Art and Science“, (1992-95)

Lectures by: Woody and Steina Vasulka „Presentation Of Their Works“ (Dec.1992)
Jeffrey Shaw „Presentation And Explanation Of His Works“ (14 May 1993)
Paul Garrin „Presentation Of His Works“ (10 June 1993)
Oswald Wiener „How Images Turn Into Thoughts“ (13 December 1993)
Peter Weibel „The Digital Image Between Virtuality And Viability“ (10 January 1994), Ponton European Media Art Lab (Van Gogh TV)
Karel Dudesek and Salvatore Vanasco „Towards The Service Area“ (18 April 1994)
Florian Rötzer „The Brave New World Of Interactive Media“ (2 May 1994)
Friedrich Kittler „ Thinking Colours And / Or Machines “ (13 June 1994)
Geert Lovink „The Rules Of Digital Elegance / Techno Masks In The Net“ (co-organisation: Department of Publicistics, Free University of Berlin, 4 July 1994)
Lous Bec „Presentation And Explanation Of His Works“ (co-organisation: The New Society for Fine Arts - NGBK, 7 November 2005)
Internationale Stadt „Online Presentation“ (co-organisation: Berliner Kommunikationsforum, 23 May 1995)
Slavoj Zizek „The Politics Of Sexual Difference In Today’s Cinema“ (12 June 1995)
Workshops in the realm of these lecture series by: Woody and Steina Vasulka; Jeffrey Shaw; Paul Garrin; Oswald Wiener; Salvatore Vansasco (Ponton European Media Art Lab); Florian Rötzer; Ulrike Gabriel; Friedrich Kittler; Louis Bec; Internationale Stadt; Slavoj Zizek.
More workshops by: Jill Scott


Un-Leashing the Sexes? A New Reading on the Gender Identity“ („Ent-Fesselung der Geschlechter? Eine neue Lektüre zur Geschlechter-Identität“), international symposion „Literatur im März“, Vienna Festival Weeks, Vienna.

Concept and organisation: VALIE EXPORT
Opening: 1 March 1991
Music, performance: Patricia Jünger „Valse Eternelle“
Symposion (2 March 1991):“Technology and Gender“ („Technologie und Geschlecht“): Friedrich Kittler „Plusminus“; Susanne Fromwald „Mankind Made to Measure“ („Menschen nach Mass“); Gerburg Treusch–Dieter „Vade Retro Virus Sexus – How to Crack the Genetic Code“ („- das Knacken des genetischen Codes“); Meredith Bricken „Gender Issues in Virtual Reality (VR) Technology“; Hans-Dieter Bahr „Why were (are) female sha(nk)ckles considered so attractive?“ (Was war (ist) so fesselnd an den Fesseln der Frau ?“)
Symposion (3 March 1991): „Gender and Psychoanalysis („Geschlecht und Psychoanalyse“): Christina von Braun „Strategies for Disappearing“ („Strategien des Verschwindens“); August Ruhs „What People Can Learn from Teiresia’s Experience“ („Was aus den Erfahrungen des Teiresias zu lernen ist“); Kathleen Woodward „Gender and the Geometry of Emotions“; Jacqueline Rose „Sexual Difference and the Failing of Culture“. Moderator: Nancy Lion.

Symposion (4 March 1991): „Art and Gender“ („Kunst und Geschlecht“): Klaus Theweleit „Even Works are Made By Couples“ („Auch Werke werden von Paaren gezeugt“; Silvia Eiblmayr „The Inhabited Screen – On the Dialectics of Revolution and Repression in the Female Self-Dramatisation“ („Die bewohnte Leinwand. Zur Dialektik von Auflehnung und Unterwerfung in der weiblichen Selbstinszenierung“); Jutta Koether „Kissing the Canvas“; G.J. Lischka „Dis-Play-Mate“. Moderator: Sigrid Schade


International Forum of Super 8, Exit Art, New York, Collective for Living Cinema, Curator for Austria: VALIE EXPORT

Program, 15 May 1988: Ursula Purrer/Angela Scheirl, Dietmar Brehm, Peter Tscherkassky, Herwig Kempinger, Perdita Chan, Linda Christanell, Lisl Ponger, Gotthard Wagner, Markus Binder, Wolfgang Hofmann, Wolfgang Capellari, Robert Qitta


Museum of Modern Art, Museum of the 20th Century, Vienna. „Art With An Own Self Sense. Contemporary Art by Women“ („Kunst mit Eigen-Sinn. Aktuelle Kunst von Frauen“)

Exhibition, concept and editors: Silvia Eiblmayr, VALIE EXPORT
International film program: VALIE EXPORT.
International video program: Heidi Grundmann.
Organisation und coordination: Silvia Eiblmayr
Exhibition design /&/ architecture: Elsa Prochazka.
Organiser: Verein Frauen `84, Director: Johanna Dohnal.
(22 March-12 May, 1985)

Museum of Modern Art, Museum of the 20th Century, Vienna. „The Space of Time*. Spatial Parameters – Temporal Parameters. Time as a Medium in the Austrian Film Avantgarde“, (16 und 17 November 1985)

compiled by VALIE EXPORT
Film program in the realm of the international exhibition „Time – The 4th Dimension in Art“.
Films: Peter Kubelka, Kurt Krenn, Ferry Radax, Hans Scheugl, Marc Adrian, Peter Weibel, VALIE EXPORT, Gottfried Schlemmer, Hermann Hendrich, Norbert Brunner/Michael Schuster, EXPORT/Weibel, Lisl Ponger, Herwig Kempinger.
*Title of a film by Hans Scheugl


Nächst St. Stephan Gallery, Vienna. „MAGNA. Feminism: Art and Creativity. A Survey of the Female Sensibility, Imagination, Projection and Problems Suggested through a Tableau of Images, Objects, Photographs, Lectures, Discussions, Films, Videos and Actions“ (7 March-5 April 1975)

compiled by VALIE EXPORT, concept since 1972
Exhibition: Hilde Absalon, Renate Bertlmann, Friedl Bondy,VALIE EXPORT, Birgit Jürgenssen, Maria Lassnig, Friederike Pezold, Cora Pongracz, Meina Schellander, Karin Schöffauer.
Literature: Barbara Frischmuth, Elfriede Gerstl, Elfriede Jelinek, Friederike Mayröcker, Heidi Pataki, Waltraud Seidlhofer.
Music: Dorothy Iannone, Franca Sacchi
Videos: VALIE EXPORT, Rebecca Horn, Muriel Olesen, Friederike Pezold, Ulrike Rosenbach, Katharina Sieverding.
Films: Anna Ambrose, La lotta non e finita, Gerda Didens, Claudia Eizykmann, VALIE EXPORT, Rebecca Horn, Kirsten Justesen, Barbara Meter, Miss Amerika, Dore O., Meret Oppenheim, Vibeke Petersen, Christina Perincioli, Jytte Rex, Erika Runge, Carolee Schneemann, A Women’s Place.
Agitation: AUF (Aktion unabhängiger Frauen) Actions Performed by Independent Women

Concept and compilation of the 21st International Art Talks at Nächst St. Stephan Gallery, Vienna, on the subject „Feminism: Art and Creativity,“ (2 April-5 April 1975)

Lectures: Elisabeth Dessai, VALIE EXPORT, Christian Feest, Peter Gorsen, Dorothy Iannone, Antje Kunstmann, Gislind Nabakowski, Therese Panoutsopoulos-Schulmeister, Rose Richter, Karin Thomas, Charlotte Worlff