Huda Takriti’s (Damascus, 1990, lives between Damascus and Vienna) works explore the relationship in between history, politics and the construction of our own subjectivities. Her films, installations, collages, and paintings tempts to generate questions about how we relate to others, how we tell personal stories in the frame of the collective history and how do we deal with our patrimony and traditions.


Her solo exhibitions and film screenings include (selection): of cities and private living room – Die Angewandte, Vienna, 2020; Disconnect to Connect, WUK, Vienna, 2018; Starry Nights, Afro Asiatisches Institut, Graz, 2017; A Storytelling; I only wish I could be there… STIFF Student International Film Festival, Rijeka, 2016; Let’s Play-The Game, [.Box] Video Art Project Space, Milan, 2015, among others.


She has also participated in several group exhibition and residencies such as (selection): 2019: “Neue Räume / Neue Perspektiven”, at Stiftung Mercator, Essen, Germany; 2019: Angewandte Festival, at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria; 2018: “Essence” at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria; 2018: “and | or – but, yay*” at Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, Austria; 2018: “and | or – but, yeah*” at Flux 2 in collaboration with Kunstraum Lakeside, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria; 2018: “Lullaby Das Untermarkersdorf Experiment” at Krinzinger Lesehaus, Untermarkersdorf, Austria; 2018: “Und noch lag die Schöpfung formlos da” at Pferd in Vienna, Austria; 2016: “Pillows in Exile” Collective Exhibition at the University Library of Graz, Graz, Austria; 2016: “Behind the Lines” Collective Exhibition at Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, Canada; 2016: “Arrivals/Departures” at Gallery Centrum, Graz, Austria; 2016: “Artist in Exile” Kulturvermittlung Residency program, Graz, Austria; 2016: Styria-Artist-in-Residence Fellowship, Culture, Europe and Foreign Relations Ministry of the Regional Government of Styria, Graz, Austria; 2014: Artist-in-Residence program of the Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture of Austria & KulturKontakt Vienna, Austria.

Education


2020: MA, “TransArts Department” at the University of Applied Arts “Die Angewandte” - Vienna, Austria.
2012: BA, "Painting Department" at the Faculty of Fine Arts - Damascus, Syria.

Solo Exhibitions


2020
“of cities and private living rooms” at die schöne gallery, Vienna, Austria.
“of cities and private living rooms” Master Ausstellung, University of Fine Arts – Die Angewandte, Vienna, Austria.

2018
“Disconnect to Connect” A collaborative project with Teuta Jonuzi at Kunstzelle, WUK, Vienna, Austria.

2017
“Starry Nights”- Solo Exhibition at the Afro Asiatisches Institut, Graz, Austria.

2016
“A Storytelling; I only wish I could be there…” video presentation at Kulturvermittlung, Graz, Austria.

2015
“Let’s Play-The Game” Exhibition and Performance at [.Box] Video Art Project Space, Milan, Italy.

Film Festivals


2019: From the South Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece.
2016: STIFF Student International Film Festival, Rijeka, Croatia.

Selected Exhibitions


2020
Group Exhibition at The Gliacrobati Gallery, Turin, Italy. (Upcoming)
“Produktive Unterbrechung II” at Die Angewandte Festival, Vienna, Austria.
“Neue Räume / Neue Perspektiven”, at Stiftung Mercator, Berlin, Germany.

2019
“Neue Räume / Neue Perspektiven”, at Stiftung Mercator, Essen, Germany.
Angewandte Festival, at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria.

2018
“Essence” at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria.
“and | or – but, yay*” at Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, Austria.
“and | or – but, yeah*” at Flux 2 in collaboration with Kunstraum Lakeside, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria.
“Lullaby Das Untermarkersdorf Experiment” at Krinzinger Lesehaus, Untermarkersdorf, Austria.
“Und noch lag die Schöpfung formlos da” at Pferd in Vienna, Austria.

2017
“PX” at MAMÜ Gallery in Budapest, Hungary.
“L’Art en Mouvement” at Maison des Associations in Nice, France.
“Hands on” & Hörzirkel Rusti Group Exhibition at the TransArts Department, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria.

2016
“We Together” Collective Exhibition at Schaumbad - Freies Atelierhaus Graz, Austria.
“Kunst im Öffentlichen Raum-City Rules II” Collective Exhibition at Lichtenberg Studios, Berlin, Germany.
“Pillows in Exile” Collective Exhibition at the University Library of Graz, Graz, Austria.
“Behind the Lines” Collective Exhibition at Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, Canada.
“Arrivals/Departures” at Gallery Centrum, Graz, Austria.
9.Weave “Migration: women’s strategies” at Daily Rhythms Collective, Graz, Austria.
“Bread and Roses” Collective Exhibition at Centre d'art Sa Quartera, Mallorca, Spain.

2015 
“ALART Festival” at Addaya Centre for Contemporary Arts, Alaró, Majorca, Spain.
“Incubarte Festival International de Arte” at Tossal and Escalante Galleries, Spain.

2014
Collective Exhibition at FLUC Gallery, Vienna, Austria.
Collective Exhibition at Concordiaplatz Gallery, Vienna, Austria.
Collective Exhibition at Schloss Laudon Sauna, Vienna, Austria.


Artist in Residence


2016
“Artist in Exile” Kulturvermittlung Residency program, Graz, Austria.
Styria-Artist-in-Residence Fellowship, Culture, Europe and Foreign Relations Ministry of the Regional Government of Styria, Graz, Austria.

2014
Artist-in-Residence program of the Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture of Austria & KulturKontakt Vienna, Austria.

2013
START HOUSE Residency in Amman, Jordan.

Grants, Awards and Fellowships


2020: Kunsthalle Wien Prize.
2016: Styria-Artist-in-Residence Fellowship, Residency Fellowship.
2014: BMUKK and Kulturkontakt Austria, Residency Fellowship.
2013: START House Artist in Residence, Art Therapy, Residency Fellowship.

Lectures/Artist Talks


2016: Artist talk with Reni Hofmüller, Kulturvermittlung, Graz, Austria.
2014: Artist talk at Faculty of Fine Arts- Damascus University in Damascus, Syria.
2011: Artist talk at Adham Ismail Institute of Fine Arts with Fritz Best in Damascus, Syria.
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