The artists and architects for Group XLIX (October 2019 – March 2020) are Ting-Jung Chen, Veronika Eberhart, and Jakob Sellaoui.
Ting-Jung Chen lives and works in Taipei, Hamburg, and Vienna. Her art practice includes various critical-theoretical formats which relate to language and historiography, often with a performative approach. Diverse material and immaterial elements come together as complex spatial installations. These are rooted in multilayered investigations into cultural differences, political and cultural semiotics, and their hybrid synesthesia. She has been awarded various prizes, scholarships and fellowships, including the Kunsthalle Wien Prize (2018), ArtStart Fellowship (2018), Koganecho residency fellowship (2017), Judges Award of the Taipei Arts Awards (2015), Deutschlandstipendium (2015), Karl H. Ditz Scholarship (2014), and several project funding fellowships. Her works have been shown in numerous venues internationally, including Kunsthalle Wien, Kunsthaus Hamburg, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Parallel Vienna, Koganecho Bazaar 2017, Yokohama, Japan, and Blickle Kino at the Belvedere 21erHaus, Vienna, among others.
Veronika Eberhart is a visual artist and musician based in Vienna. The use of media in Eberhart ́s works is distinguished both by its high musicality and its negotiation of conceptual issues with the sensitivity of artistic practices of feminist positions and art history. United in a transdisciplinary approach to video, sound, performance or sculpture, her practice is based on theoretical and historical research and seeks formal translations. She studied Sociology at the Universities of Vienna and Copenhagen and Fine Art at the Academy of Fine Arts and has been granted numerous awards including the Theodor-Körner-Award for Fine Arts. Recently, she has presented solo exhibitions at Bazament Art Space, Tirana (2018), New Jörg, Vienna (2018), Neue Galerie Graz / Studio (2017) and has appeared in group exhibitions at Kunsthalle Vienna (2019), Kharkiv Municipal Gallery (2019), Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (2018), rotor Graz (2018) and in the A-GALLERY, Tokyo (2017), among others.
Jakob Sellaoui is an architect based in Vienna. He graduated from the Technical University of Vienna (B.Arch.) and the Tokyo Institute of Technology (M.Eng.). His practice Studio Jakob Sellaoui explores the complex realities of contemporary life, through buildings, writings, objects and installations with projects in Austria, Japan, Nicaragua and USA. His work has been published in Japan Architect, Horizonte Magazine, and AD a.o. He has been awarded several grants and awards including the Monbukagakusho Fellowship, the Margarethe Schütte-Lihotzky grant, and the Ahead Award for Architecture, among others.