residency: November 2008

Heidrun Holzfeind (Austria)

Heidrun Holzfeind

born in Austria, works in New York. Holzfeind has authored pieces concerning the social history of places, working at the intersection of film, sculpture, architecture and urbanism. Her art has been shown at, amongst others, MoMA, New York (Documentary Fortnight, 2008), Galerie im Taxispalais, Grazer Kunstverein, Festival der Regionen, Austria (2007); European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruck (2007); Exit Art, New York; Architecture Museum, Basel; White Box, New York; Salzburger Kunstverein; MUCA, Museum Mexico City; Artists Space, New York; Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; W139, Amsterdam; Transmediale Festival Berlin; Impakt Festival, Utrecht; Videoart Center, Tokio; BAK, Utrecht.

Since her last stay in Warsaw in 2007, Heidrun Holzfeind has been working on a multi-channel video installation that is a group portrait of Warsaw's housing bloc community 'Za Żelazną Bramą.'

This residency was possible thanks to support from the City of Warsaw and the Austrian Culture Forum in cooperation with Headlands Center for the Arts and financed by Trust for Mutual Understanding.