Born in Gelnhausen, Germany, Petra von Kazinyan lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

 

After her studies at Goethe University in Frankfurt on the Main (Literary studies and philosophy, Master of Arts), her paintings have been shown in numerous exhibitions and art fairs in Austria and abroad. Recent exhibitions include a solo show in the course of the Venice Biennale 2019, Woman Art Award 2017 in Paris, Art Austria 2016 and Art Beijing 2012. 

 

Turning from figuration to abstraction, von Kazinyan uses painting as a medium of natural expression, focussing on the concept of identity in a globalized and digital world. Different levels of perception alternate in scenery between dream and reality, past and future.

 

In a mise-en-scène of the human ego, her works seem to have no beginning and no end, are cut off by or break out of the edges of the canvas. The result is an endless, weightless space; semipermeable, porous, open.

 

„Petra von Kazinyan‘s work reflects our present in many ways. A hundred years ago, in Kandinsky’s world, being modern meant craving for absolute perfection; today, being contemporary means hunting for improvement and optimization, excessively and infinitely, without any thinkable final state: in the digital era, the only constant is change.”

(Jacqueline Mühlbacher, Art historian)

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1995 - 2003

MA Philosophy + Literature

Goethe University, Frankfurt/M., Germany

                         

 

EXHIBITIONS (selection)   

  

SOLO SHOWS

 

2019

Ego Ballroom, Palazzo Zenobio, Venice, Italy

Internal Hotel, Ho Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2017

Abstracts, Ho Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2016

Distorted Realism, Sveta Art Gallery, Frankfurt/M., Germany

2015

Alter Idem, Ho Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2014

Still Frames, Young Blood Contemporary, Galeriehaus Sprinkenhof, Hamburg, Germany

2013

La Vie En Pop, Yoshi's Contemporary Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2010

Petra von Kazinyan, The Pink Artists, Frankfurt/M., Germany

 

 

GROUP SHOWS

 

2020

Borders: Bodies + Cities Skin, The Room Contemporary Artspace, Venice, Italy

2019

Summer Collection, Galerie Montmartre, Paris, France

We Contemporary, Topicuv Salon, Prague, Czech Republic

2017

Visions - Anima Mundi, Palazzo Ca'Zanardi, Venice, Italy

Woman's Essence: Woman Art Award 2017, Espace Commines, Paris, France

2016

Thonet Art Project, Ho Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Gallery Artists Group Show, Ho Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2015

Words And Works, Venice Art Factory, Venice, Italy

Gallery Artists Group Show, Ho Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2014

Paintings, Kunsthaus Wiesinger, Wels, Austria

micro², Associazione Culturale Circuiti Dinamici, Milan, Italy

Gallery Artists Group Show, Yoshi's Contemporary Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2013

Dreams, Palazzo Ca’Zanardi, Venice, Italy

So Far, So Close, La Casa delle Culture del Mondo, Milan, Italy

2012

micro², Galleria L'Acanto, Milan, Italy

2011

Asian Bukake, Yoshi's Contemporary Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Easter Viewing: Andy Warhol Masterpieces + Fine Paintings by Petra von Kazinyan

Yoshi's Contemporary Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Opening Exhibition, Yoshi's Contemporary Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2010                

Contemporary Proposals For Young Collectors, Museum of the City of Alatri, Italy

Art In Mind, Brick Lane Gallery, London, United Kingdom 

2009                

Berlin Art Show, Marzia Frozen Gallery, Alte Kindl-Brauerei, Berlin, Germany

ITEM Art Prize For Painting: Nominees Exhibition, ITEM Exhibition Space, Ulm, Germany

2008                

Opening Exhibition, Hospiz Gallery, St. Christoph, Austria

 

 

ART FAIRS 

 

2016

Art Austria, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria

2015

Art & Antique, Hofburg, Vienna, Austria

Art & Antique, Residenz Salzburg, Austria

2014

Art Salzburg, Hof Dietrichsruh, Residenz Salzburg, Austria

Art & Antique, Hofburg, Vienna, Austria

2012

Art Beijing, Beijing National Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing, China

Art Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

2011

Luxury, please, Hofburg, Vienna, Austria

2009

Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy

 

 

CHARITY ART AUCTIONS

 

2021

SOS Mitmensch + Dorotheum Charity Auction of Contemporary Art, Palais Dorotheum, Vienna, Austria

2019

Art On A Postcard Charity Auction, Paddle8, New York/London, USA/UK

2015 - 2019

SOS Mitmensch + Dorotheum Charity Auction of Contemporary Art, Palais Dorotheum, Vienna, Austria

2009

14th Art Auction (Patronage: Fatih Akin), Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche, Berlin, Germany

 

 

PROJECTS

 

2021

NACHTHELL, permanent art installation, club Vieipee, Vienna, Austria

2020

Petra von Kazinyan x Kartell Vienna, Austria

2016

Ho Gallery Artists x Thonet, Ho Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2013                 

Petra von Kazinyan x Bründlmayer: What's The Key To Your Own Story?, Weingut Bründlmayer Artist Bottle Collaboration, Vienna/Langenlois, Austria  

 

 

PRIZES

 

2017

WOMAN ART AWARD, Paris, France

2009

Nominee ITEM Art Prize For Painting, Ulm, Germany

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2021

Coronart

Edited by Ludvig Rage Verlag

 

 

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

 

2019

Thirst

La Biennale di Venezia 2019, Pavilion of People's Republic Bangladesh

Edited by M. Rahman, V. Vannucci

Serradifalco Editore

 

2017

Anima Mundi

 

Woman's Essence

With a foreword by Dr. Laura di Trapani

 

2013

So far, so close

With a foreword by Dr. Adelinda Allegretti

 

2012

Art Beijing

Published by Art Beijing Executive Committee

 

2010

Contemporary Proposals For Young Collectors

With a foreword by Dr. Adelinda Allegretti, Rome

 

2009

Biennale Internazionale Dell'Arte Contemporanea

Città di Firenze

Edited by Giovanni Cordoni

With a foreword by Stefano Francolini