The women’s network SALOON Vienna is coming to the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & MEdien. The network consists of women working as curators, artists, designers, cultural managers, and journalists as well as in galleries, museums, cultural institutions, and universities. The name refers to the former male domains of the Salon de Paris and the Saloons of the Wild West. The monthly Saloons pick up both ideas: members present their works, projects, and exhibitions and visit renowned artists, curators, exhibitions, galleries, museums, and other protagonists of the Viennese art scene. Each Saloon has the goal to foster exchange and dialogue between Viennese institutions and Saloon members and to connect practitioners of all fields of art with each other. There will be possibility to exchange and network on this evening at the Künstlerhaus. Aline Lara Rezende, Doris Richter, and Julia Hartmann will talk to curator Jana Franze about networking and the significance of women’s networks in the arts. The following dinner further functions as interpersonal exchange.
The SALOON in Vienna is run by Aline Lara Rezende, Julia Hartmann, and Doris Richter since 2017 and is counting over 90 members. The SALOON has dependences in nine other cities in Europe and Israel.
Julia Hartmann (*1985 Wr. Neustadt, lives in Vienna) is an art historian and independent curator who specializes in transnational feminist and activist art. She finished her studies in Art History and English Linguistics at Karl-Franzens University, Graz and was previously Curatorial Assistant at the Secession in Vienna and Assistant Curator at the 21er Haus/Belvedere, Vienna, where she assisted large scale exhibitions and managed the museum’s public program. She was also art critic for Frieze d/e in Berlin. Her curatorial work focuses on the intersection of social movements, digitization, and feminism, which she elaborates within the exhibition series “Search for…” She is currently a Ph.D. student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, focusing on women-centered art and exhibitions in China.
Aline Lara Rezende (*1979 Brasilia, lives in Vienna) is a contemporary art and design curator, designer, and journalist. She has worked for big museums across the globe including MoMA-New York, The National Art Center, Tokyo, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts-San Francisco, Sao Paulo Biennale, and Vitra Design Museum. She holds a MA and Ph.D. in Art and Design from the University of Tsukuba, Japan. Her writings have appeared in exhibition catalogs, museum brochures, magazines, and newspapers on topics ranging from Brazilian Contemporary Art, to Japanese Fashion and Architecture, African Contemporary Design, and robotics. She is currently reporting on contemporary design and culture for international media outlets.
Doris Richter (*1984 Vienna, lives in Vienna) graduated with a Master’s degree in History of Art from the University of Vienna and holds a diploma in Cultural Management. She joined Sotheby´s in 2011 as Expert Liaison, Event, and Exhibition Manager and was appointed Deputy Director in 2017. She works closely with the international teams in London, New York, Paris, and Hong Kong, with a focus on Modern and Contemporary Art, 20th Century Design, Old Master Paintings, and Sculpture. Together with Mag. Andrea Jungmann she is curating “Sotheby´s Artist Quarterly,” a program of quarterly exhibitions presenting emerging artists who live and work in Austria. Prior to joining Sotheby´s Doris Richter was working for various galleries and museums (e.g. Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Galerie Ulysses, Essl Museum).