The around 55 exhibiting galleries form the core of STAGE Bregenz. By turning the spotlight on talented artists and designers they offer them a visible setting in which their artistic creativity can unfold. Together with the curators and the management of the fair, these galleries communicate the many ways in which art and design can add extra meaning to our lives.
STAGE Bregenz 2024: spatial and thematic structure
- General selection of leading contemporary art galleries
- Galleries at the interface between art and design
- Section for young artists from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Italy curated by the Swiss-Austrian curator and author Elise Lammer
- Section addressing a current issue curated by the Italian curator Fiammetta Griccioli
- Programme in the area of space and performance curated by the German-Polish curator and designer Matylda Krzykowski
- Special projects on design, photography and digital art
- Conference on the subject of art, design and sustainability
STAGE Bregenz works without an application procedure on the invitation of the management, which is supported by an advisory board. The fair is focussed on the market and aspires to provide a balanced mix of young positions and established artists as well as galleries from the neighbouring countries.
Do you run a gallery and are you interested in the first STAGE Bregenz? We’re delighted by your interest and look forward to receiving a short e-mail with a link to your website at: exhibitors @ stage-bregenz.art
We also suggest that interested galleries take a look at the activities of the Gallery Climate Coalition. By working together, the art world can contribute to the preservation of a liveable planet.
The Swiss-Austrian curator and author Elise Lammer (Lausanne, CH) examines the role of (public and private) space in the construction of identity. She works with a range of media and pursues a multigenerational and intersectional approach. Her work seeks to re-evaluate historical narratives from a contemporary perspective. Lammer is currently a PhD student at the Institute Art Gender Nature in Basel and at the University of Art and Design Linz (Austria). She is researching into the garden of the British artist, filmmaker, author and gay rights activist Derek Jarman (1942-1994). Since 2019, she has been developing a garden as a homage to Jarman’s Prospect Cottage in La Becque | Artists Residency, La Tour-de-Peilz, where she is also establishing an archive and an artistic programme. In 2015, Lammer founded the collective research platform Alpina Huus, which addresses performance and the domestic space. She has participated as a curator and author in numerous exhibitions in international institutions and galleries, including MAMCO (Geneva), Fondation Beyeler (Riehen), Museu Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon), mumok (Vienna), Schinkel Pavillon (Berlin), Goethe Institute (Beijing, Hong Kong) and GARAGE Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow).
Fiammetta Griccioli (1987) is a curator at the Pirelli HangarBicocca. She has recently co-curated solo exhibitions by Thao Nguyen Phan: “Reincarnation of Shadows” (upcoming in 2023), Dineo Seshee Bopape: “Born in the first light of the morning” (2022/2023), Anicka Yi: “Metaspore” (2022), Trisha Baga: “the eye, the eye and the ear” (2020) and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané: “A Leaf-Shaped Animal Draws the Hand” (2019). Since 2012, she has organised numerous solo exhibitions and coordinated publications about artists including Micol Assaël, Joan Jonas, Philippe Parreno, Laure Prouvost, Lucio Fontana and Steve McQueen. Before this, Griccioli was a curatorial assistant at WIELS in Brussels and she has taught at a number of universities in Milan including the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and Università Luigi Bocconi. She was awarded her master’s degree in Business and Management in Art, Culture, Media and Entertainment at Università Luigi Bocconi in Milan.
Matylda Krzykowski (Świebodzice, PL) plans, designs, produces, writes and speaks in connection with physical and digital space. She works at the interface between design, art, architecture and performance and develops experimental and spatial formats for cultural and commercial clients. Krzykowski is the Artistic Director of CIVIC at Basel Academy of Art and Design FHNW. CIVIC is an educational and experimental environment that offers opportunities to participate, co-design and exchange for and with students, researchers, workers and the public, with the aim of enhancing the understanding of the social relevance of art and design. Her most recent work includes the installation “You Don’t Want Space, You Want To Fill It” in Marsèll Paradise in Milan (2022), the video exhibition “Airtime - What is wanted?” for the Swiss Consulate General in New York City (2021) and the curatorial work on “The Energy Show – Sun, Solar and Human Power” at Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam (2022), “GROP” by Barbara Stauffacher Solomon for von Bartha in Basel (2021) and “Total Space” in the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (2020).
Verena Kaspar-Eisert is Head Curator of the MuseumsQuartier E+B GesmbH, for which she oversees art projects within the complex, curates exhibitions in the MQ Freiraum, MQ Salon and MQ Art Box, supports the MQ Artist in Residence and programmes a diverse range of event and discussion formats. From 2005 to 2011, she was the Curator and Exhibition Manager of the Kunstraum Niederösterreich, an exhibition space that opened in 2006 and where she established the focus on performance art. She then set up the OstLicht gallery, which she ran from 2011 to 2014. Between 2012 and 2014, she also managed the private photographic museum WestLicht. She was subsequently Curator of the Kunst Haus Wien from 2014 to 2022 and of the photographic festival FOTO WIEN from 2019 to 2022. She has curated international group exhibitions like Visions of Nature, ÜberLeben am Land and Nach uns die Sintflut, which addressed the relationship between people and nature in the Anthropocene Age. She has developed major solo shows with artists such as Rinko Kawauchi, Joel Meyerowitz, Martin Parr, Elina Brotherus, Susan Meiselas and Gregor Sailer. And she has realised individual projects devoted to the issue of art and ecology with artists including Iris Andraschek, Oliver Ressler, Ines Doujak and Judith Fegerl. Verena Kaspar-Eisert specialises in contemporary photography and visual art that investigates ecological and socially relevant subjects. She writes and publishes texts, runs workshops and is a member of a range of advisory boards and juries.