Anna Schachinger

Installation view Salzburger Kunstverein, 2023, photo by
Lying (I), oil pastel on paper in artist frame, 208 x 157 cm, 2020, photo by
Installation view Holderinnen, Brennan and Griffin, New York, 2018
Treffen in Guincho, Praia do Guincho, 2021, photo by Nikolai Nekh
Installation view, Allover, Lumiar Cité, Lisbon, 2022, photo by Daniel Malhão
Stehende (1-11), glazed ceramics, photo by Daniel Malhão
Installation view, Aneinander, Sophie Tappeiner, 2022, photo by Peter Mochi
Halterinnen, oil on canvas, 180 x 150 cm, 2022, photo by Peter Mochi

Anna Schachinger works with painting, drawing and ceramics. Her work oscillates between figuration and abstraction, centered on an ongoing engagement with the line. She explores notions of care, care work and women’s spaces. Schachinger has an affinity for re-encountering the past and its residues for a better understanding of the present. Conceiving her exhibitions as site-specific installations, the spaces become part of the work, as the artist renders their structures visible. Having lived and studied in different places and coming from a diverse family background, she emphasizes multiple readings or even contradictions in her work, as to point towards the ambiguity of image-making and their embeddedness in cultural understandings.

Anna Schachinger has had recent solo shows at Lumiar Cité, Lisbon (2022) and MQ Art Box, Vienna (2023). Since 2018, she works with the gallery Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna, where she has shown continuously including the solo shows Aneinander (2022) Hitze (2020) and Pensive State (2018). Anna is currently preparing a solo show with Sophie Tappeiner for the fall of 2024.

Her work has been included in group shows at Salzburger Kunstverein (AT), Belvedere 21 (AT), Palais de Tokyo (FR), lulu (MX), Standard (Oslo) (NO) and X Museum (CN). Recently she has received grants from the Austrian Ministry of Culture for her residency at AiR 351, a residency at Spacio Cultural, Quito (EC) in 2023 and towards her artist book TREFFEN which was published in 2022.

During her residency at AiR 351 Anna Schachinger will be working on figurative large format paintings and drawings. Using both her recent encounters in Ecuador with her family’s history and the immediate surroundings of AiR 351 – its veranda and garden – as a starting point, she wants to figure out a way to paint the sunlight both when reflected in large glass surfaces and when making one’s eyes squint.

02.2024 – 04.2024
Direção-Geral das Artes (DGARTES)