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Veronika Barnaš

*1978 in Vienna, lives and works as an artist and curator in Vienna and Linz.
Her mode of artistic/research projects crosses genres (Visual art, theater and film) whereby the focus is on the investigation and representation of spatial, historical and biographical conjunctions as well as on public space.

1999 - 2006 Studies at the University of Art and Design Linz, Linz (A),
Master Class „Metall“ and M.A. studies at the department space & designstrategies.
2012 - 2019 Univ.Ass. at the Institute of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies and at the Institute of Art and Education, University of Art and Design Linz, Linz.
Since 2018 PhD studies at the Institute of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies/Univ.Prof. Dr. Karin Harrasser and Prof.Michael Palm, University of Art and Design, Linz.
Since 2019 working as a lecture there.

Publications:
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Barnaš, Veronika (2020). Working on Dizziness: Travelling Showpeople and Mechanically Generated Rush Experiences at Fairs. (Cinematic) Present-Day Insights and Historical Context (peer-reviewed)
Österreichische Zeitschrift für Volkskunde (ÖZV), 1/2020.
- Barnaš, Veronika (2020). Mastering entertainment. European Journal of Life Writing, 1, C1- C9. (peer-reviewed) https://doi.org/10.21827/ejlw.9.36078
- Barnaš, Veronika (2017). Fahren, fahren, fahren. Die Referentin, Verein für Kulturelle Nahversorgung. 2, 3- 6.
http://diereferentin.servus.at/fahren-fahren-fahren/
- Art and Practice (eds.: Univ.Prof. Mag. art. Hubert Lobnig/Univ.Ass. Mag.art.Veronika Barnaš) (2017). Die Ordnung der Dinge/The Order of Things, documentation of the site-specific art project of Art and Practice, Linz: University of Art and Design Linz.
- Barnaš, Veronika (ed.) (2011). unORTnung. Eine Ausstellungsreihe in Wien.
German/Engl., Vienna: Schlebrügge.Editor.

Selected Projects: film/ exhibitions/fine art and theatre works
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FAHREN/RIDING, documentary, 29:51 min, DCP, German/Engl. subtitles, 2020.
Concept/Camera: Veronika Barnaš / Montage: Karin Hammer / Music: Bernhard Hammer
Screenings:
Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film, Graz (AT), March 2020 (cancelled)
Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz (AT), April 2020 (cancelled)
Cinema Next, online (AT), June 2020
dot dot dot, open air shortfilm festival, Vienna (AT), July 2020
Dokuart, Bjelovar, Kroatien, Sept. 2020
Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz, Okt. 2020
Cinema Next on Tour Graz, Okt. 2020

- METALL UND MEHR. Groupexhibition: Helmuth Gsöllpointners Meisterklasse. Landesgalerie Linz, 2020
- Art is Education, group exhibition at the Institute of Art and Education at the University of Arts Linz (AT), 2016
- Walking & Talking Tbilisi - Alternative Routes and Stories during a residency at GeoAIR, Tbilisi (GE), 2015
- I am a Witness! A remembrance soirée on the November Pogroms with accounts, cinematic contributions, performances together with Susanne Scholl, Volkstheater Vienna (AT), 2014
- Souvenir. Subjective Cartographien from Israel, 2013/14
- I am leaving. A scenographic essay with texts by Brigitte Schwaiger;
text collage, stage design, directed by: Veronika Barnaš
Premiere: 15/11/2013, Black Salon, Volkstheater Vienna (AT), 2013
- Supersummativ. Groupexhibition Künstlervereinigung MAERZ, Linz (AT), 2013
- Lost. Installation together with Paul Horn at the Sommerszene Salzburg (AT), 2011
- Curation and realisation of the art in public space project AUSLAND by Gerald Roßbacher, Jodok-Fink Platz, 1080 Vienna (AT), within unORTnung VI. with Elke Krasny, 2011
- Creation and curation of the exhibition series unORTnung I.-VI.,Vienna (AT), 2007-10 www.unortnung.net
- Emerging. Taking Stock.
Concept, space, scenic design by: Veronika Barnaš / Concept, Text: Julya Rabinowich
"Reception Room", Volkstheater Vienna (AT), Premiere 02/06/2010
- Escape Arias. Monologue for Three Voices and a Keyboard.
concept, stage design, directed by: Veronika Barnaš / concept, text: Julya Rabinowich; “Reception Room”, Volkstheater Vienna (AT), Premiere: 31/05/2009
- Linz Within the World. Mapping as part of the exhibition "Ugly duckling" by Lorenz Potocnik at afo - architekturforum oberösterreich, Linz (AT). 2009
- Road of Exile- Far?... From where? Exhibition on Austrian Exilewriters “Reception Room”, Volkstheater Vienna (AT), 2008
- The King Bows and Kills. Sequence of theatrical scenes of texts by Herta Müller from Veronika Barnaš, directed by: Markus Kupferblum, Sage: V. B., LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz (AT), Premiere: 5/5/2005

Other artistic/scientific activities:
- LinzIMpORT jury member (AT), 2020 - 2024
- Curatorial assistance for the cultural exhibition ‘Urfahraner Markt - 200 Jahre Linzer
Lustbarkeiten’ at NORDICO Stadtmuseum Linz (AT), 2016/17
- Artistic-scientific assistant of the FWF PEEK-project Staging Knowledge - Inszenierung von Wissensräumen und performativer Kulturvermittlung at the University of Arts Linz, Institute of Fine Arts and Cultural Studies (AT). Project lead: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Herbert Lachmayer, 2012/13

Lectures:
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Körperliche Rauscherlebnisse am Jahrmarkt - Zur Geschichte der mechanischen Karusselle und Schaukeln auf Jahrmärkten vom 18. Jahrhundert bis heute. 10. Bonn Group for Eighteenth-Century Studies-Jahrestagung: Das 18. Jahrhundert in Film und Populärkultur, Universität Bonn, IAAK (Department of English, American, and Celtic Studies) (G), 2019
- “Subjective Cartography” as an Artistic and Academic Representational Mode of Biographies. International AutoBiography Association (IABA) Europe 2013: Beyond the Subject. New Developements in Life Writing. Vienna (AT), 2013

Editorial staff:
- Bina, Andrea/ Thiel, Georg (eds.) (2017). Urfahraner Markt. 200 Jahre Linzer Lustbarkeiten, NORIDCO Stadtmuseum Linz, Salzburg: Anton Pustet.
- Art and Practice (ed.: Univ.Prof. Mag. art. Hubert Lobnig/Univ.Ass. Mag.art.Veronika Barnaš) (2017) Die Ordnung der Dinge/The Order of Things, documentation of the site-specific art project of Art and Practice, Linz: University of Art and Design Linz.
- Barnaš, Veronika (ed.) (2011): unORTnung. Eine Ausstellungsreihe in Wien. German /Engl., Vienna: Schlebrügge.Editor.