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WHITE HONEY

A vision of a sticky, gleaming mass, stretching somewhere into the void where I can gently hear its soft impact. Gradually it spreads outwards into the space, solidifying and fragrant. It makes me stronger. Fearless. Able. Still the sweet taste creeps on my tongue. (Tereza Záchová)

Solo exhibition by Nika Kupyrova

Curated by Tereza Záchová

Opening: October 4, 2018
On view: October 5 – October 31, 2018

Galerie 35m2
Víta Nejedlého 23
Prague, Czech Republic

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NO MORE MR NICE GUY

Solo exhibition by Nika Kupyrova

A series of novels by Ian B. Banks set in The Culture, a post-scarcity human-machine symbiotic society, is home to a vast and varied population of machines with different levels of self-awareness – among them conscious spaceships. These thousands year-old vastly intelligent ships give themselves their own names reflective of their own distinctive personalities – naming becomes an act of consciousness, challenging our pre-conceptions of humanity in the futuristic post-human age.

Curated by Václav Janoščík

Opening: October 17, 2018
On view: October 18, 2018 – January 12, 2019

FAIT GALLERY
Ve Vaňkovce 2
Brno, Czech Republic

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Project statements at PARALLEL VIENNA 2018

#Tower invites Nika Kupyrova and artist duo Ganica&Stauz
curated by Flora Peyrer-Heimstätt

Opening: September 25, 2018
On view: September 25 – 30, 2018

PARALLEL VIENNA 2018
Lasallestraße 1, Vienna, Austria

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ALL-OVER MAGAZINE #14

Texts by Adrian Anagnost & Manol Gueorguiev, Nausikaä El-Meckey, Eva Falge, Meike Gleim, Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou, Lisa Stuckey, Antonia Rahofer

Guest artist Nika Kupyrova
Issue #14 visual identity by Nika Kupyrova in collaboration with Boah Kim

Issue release: July 5, 2018 19:00 – 21:00

Significant Other
Burggasse 24, 1070 Vienna, Austria

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ADVENTURE, FANTASY, MYSTERY, ACTION

Solo exhibition by Nika Kupyrova

The project examines utopian and dystopian representations in pop culture as an indicator of a society's ability to imagine its own future. A strong revival of both classical and contemporary dystopian fiction can be seen as a symptom of the urgency and powerlessness facing society. Based on video games as a genre associated with post-apocalyptic scenarios, the exhibition explores the aesthetics of Survivalism and the romanticization of the loner fighting against a hostile outside world.

Opening: April 26, 2018
On view: April 27 – May 24, 2018

Wien Museum MUSA Startgalerie
Felderstraße 6-8, Vienna, Austria

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”, ”, ”, — Footnotes

”, ”, ”, — Footnotes is the third in a series of experimentally-designed exhibition formats. As part of the arts-based research project originalcopy — Post-Digital Strategies of Appropriation, the show traces the act of copying as an omnipresent yet often invisible artistic practice at the intersection of the digital realm and the analog world.

Participants: Sebastian Gärtner, Ane Mette Hol, Wouter Huis, Joséphine Kaeppelin, Michael Kargl, Nika Kupyrova, Willem Oorebeek, Lisa Rastl, Stefan Riebel

Opening I: March 7, 2018, 18:00 - 21:00
Opening II: March 8, 2018, 16:00 - 18:00
Opening III: March 9, 14:00 - 18:00
On view: March 10 – 25, 2018

WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre
Av. Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190
Brussels, Belgium

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OTIS REM

Solo exhibition by Nika Kupyrova

Otis Rem is shown for a second time in its new re-installation by invitation of SODA Gallery

Opening: February 15, 2018
On view: February 16 – March 23, 2018

SODA Gallery
Školská 9, Bratislava, Slovakia

Exhibition featured in Blok Magazine

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A DITTO, DITTO DEVICE.
exhibition of an arts-based research project

A ditto, ditto device. is the second in a three-part series of experimentally designed exhibition formats. As part of the arts-based research project originalcopy—Post-Digital Strategies of Appropriation, the exhibition serves as a test setting and working model for a re-evaluation of the dichotomy of original and copy from a post-digital perspective.

With Ovidiu Anton, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Agnes Fuchs, Sebastian Gärtner, Yuki Higashino, Kathi Hofer, Ane Mette Hol, Joséphine Kaeppelin, Michael Kargl, Nika Kupyrova, Ulrich Nausner, Stefan Riebel

Video program with contributions by Cana Bilir-Meier, Dara Birnbaum, Holger Lang, Jesse McLean, David OReilly, Christiana Perschon, Rachel Rose, Michaela Schwentner, Miha Vipotnik — curated by Claudia Slanar

Publishing program with contributions by Fiona Banner, Walter Benjamin, Marcel Broodthaers, Bernadette Corporation, Claire Fontaine, Maria Fusco, Kenneth Goldsmith, Karl Holmqvist, Wu Ming, Seth Price, and others — curated by Karen Eliot

Opening: December 7, 2017 19:00
On view: December 8, 2017 – January 17, 2018

January 10, 2018 19:00
Subjects in Time – screening moderated by Claudia Slanar

January 17, 2018 19:00
Publishing as Artistic Practice – moderated by Franz Thalmair
Talk with Eva Maria Stadler, Vanessa Joan Müller, Sarah Bogner and Josef Zekoff (Harpune Verlag), Luc Gross (TRAUMAWIEN)

Angewandte Innovation Laboratory (AIL)
Franz Josefs Kai 3, Vienna Austria

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BEWÄHRUNGSPROBE#17
with Nika Kupyrova and Gerald Rossbacher

November 13, 2017 19:00–22:00

DEPOT Breite Gasse 3, 1070 Vienna, Austria

Bewährungsprobe is a format for presentation of contemporary art production in Vienna. Two invited artists discuss their work within three quarters of an hour limit, as a possibility to reflect on their artistic practice, strategies and techniques outside of the institutional contex

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URGENT PERSPECTIVES #1

The first event of the exhibition series within the framework of AIR Mentoring Program of the Federal Chancellery / KulturKontakt Austria designed to bring into dialogue the respective practices of current artists-in-residence and Austria-based artists

With: Dalila Gonçalves (PT), Vida Guzmić (HR), Nika Kupyrova (A), Gabriele Sturm (A)

Curated by Barbara Holub

Opening: November 9, 2017 19:00
Guided tour with the artists: November 11, 2017 14:00
On view: November 10 - 11, 2017 11:00-18:00

Projektraum Viktor Bucher
Praterstrasse 13/1/2, 1020 Vienna, Austria

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OTIS REM

Solo exhibition in the framework of Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award 2017

Opening: October 3, 2017
On view: October 4 - November 18, 2017

Pseudo-Latin, everyday found object, readymade, malapropism. Like a spell that targets art production, like magic that haunts its gestures, the gestures of the manipulation of forms, the gestures of the manipulation of material. In both the virtual and truest sense of the word: handling. The handling becomes the artifice. Enchanting, always ambiguous. Otis Rem is like an abracadabra: universal, deployable in all times and spaces. Depending on the context, however, its usage leads to different results. A, B, C, D, the individual parts of the dynamic system in a temporary standstill. Fragmentary and modular, adaptive. A-Bra-Ca-Dabra. With intention, on purpose—yet unpredictable.

extract from the text written for Otis Rem by Franz Thalmair – whole text can be read here

Opening: October 3, 2017 19:00 + magic show by Alexander Nitzberg
October 24, 2017 18:00 Guided tour with Nika Kupyrova and Franz Thalmair
November 11, 2017 15:00 Artist talk by Nika Kupyrova

Kunstverein das weisse haus
Hegelgasse 14, Vienna, Austria


Exhibition featured on Footnotes on art

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an interview for C/O Vienna Magazine about my artistic and curatorial practice as well as my upcoming solo exhibition in das weisse haus – by Agnieszka Roguski

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THE THEORY OF LEAVES

Looking at plants as model for collaboration among human and non-human spheres and how they affect their environments and viceversa, The Theory of Leaves four-days program aims to generate a climate of knowledge through the atmospheric circulation of cohabitation, exploration, distributed and situated learning promoted by artistic and cultural production.

With: Beatriz Olabarrieta, Belén Zahera, Jacopo Miliani (artist fellows 2017), Laura Huertas Millán (invited artist), Sara Giannini, Grégory Castéra, Markéta Stará Condeixa, Gema Melgar, Martina Angelotti (invited curators), Eli Cortiñas, Antonio Contador, Tobias Kaspar, Nika Kupyrova, Temra Pavlovic (guest artists), Borbála Soós (guest curator)

Curated by Veronica Valentini and organised by Emma

Santa Zita Institute
Offagna (Ancona, IT)
July 16 - 20, 2017

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SONATA FOR FOUR HANDS

Nika Kupyrova & Maureen Kägi

Opening: June 21, 2017 19:00

Berlinskej model
Pplk. Sochora 91, Prague, Czech Republic

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MARA NOVAK & JANINE SCHRANZ: NEVERWHERE

Curated by Nika Kupyrova

Opening June 15, 2017 18:00
On view: June 16 - August 15, 2017

Galerie Ferdinanda Baumanna
Štěpánská 622/36, Prague, Czech Republic

Exhibition featured on Artalk.cz

Exhibition featured on Footnotes on art

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SALON IG: Nika Kupyrova

Nika Kupyrova talks about her project Thinking about artists in conversation with Elke Krasny

June 6, 2017 19:00

Galerie IG BILDENDE KUNST
Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12
1060 Vienna

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Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award 2017 gives out two prizes in 2017 for Karl Salzmann and Nika Kupyrova

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PERIPHRASIS (FOR A DITTO, DITTO DEVICE)

Periphrasis (for a ditto, ditto device) is an experimentally designed scenario in the draft stage, a think-tank and rehearsal for a future exhibition—but is also an exhibition in itself. Starting from the idea of the copy as a nowadays omnipresent yet more and more invisible artistic practice and form, seven Austrian and international participants discuss different strategies of appropriation.

Sebastian Gärtner, Ane Mette Hol, Joséphine Kaeppelin, Michael Kargl, Nika Kupyrova, Stefan Riebel, Franz Thalmair

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:00 – 16:00 pm
Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:00 am – 16:00 pm

Freies Theater Innsbruck VORBRENNER
Wilhelm-Greil-Straße 23, Innsbruck, Austria

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WORKING KNOWLEDGE

Participating artists: Julia Amelie, Mara Novak, Janine Schranz, Pawel Szostak, Dorothea Trappel, Thomas Wagensommerer

Curated by Nika Kupyrova

Opening: February 28, 2017 19:00
On view: March 1 - 26, 2017

Galerie AMU - Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Malostranské náměstí 12
Prague, Czech Republic

Exhibition views featured by Artalk.cz

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WIRES WITH STRANGLE THE SLUGGISH PAPER

artist’s book presentation in conversation with Stefanie Seibold

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna University Library

November 24, 2016 19:00
Schillerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna

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Guided tour of the artist studios in Vienna curated by Nika Kupyrova

Visit to the studios of Fabian Seiz, Liddy Scheffknecht, Lukas Janitsch, Moussa Kone, Zenita Komad

Meeting point: 13:00 Märzstraße 111

in the framework of VIENNA ART WEEK Open Studio Day
November 19, 2016

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AWAY think tank #3

A concept by AWAY – a project around residencies

Participants: Gerhard Jagersberger (Ministry of Culture Austria), Nika Kupyrova (artist), Bärbel Vischer (MAK – Schindler Stipendium), Lisa Mazza (curator BAU), Hansel Sato (artist), Barbara Mahlknecht (curator and lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna), Olga Okunev (Ministry of Culture Austria), Katja Stecher (co-curator AWAY)

November 3, 2016, 10:00 – 14:00
Alte Post- und Telegrafenamt
Zollergasse 31, 1070 Vienna

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ACC – A CHARACTER’S COAT

in the framework of VIENNA DESIGN WEEK
a project by Pia Bauernberger curated by Flora Peyrer-Heimstätt

works by mischer’traxler studio, Siegrun Appelt, Nika Kupyrova, Fabienne Feltus, Heirs, Anna Peyer, Taiyoung Ha

Exhibition: September 30 – October 9, 2016
Cocktail: October 4, 2016 17:00

Alte Post, Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010 Vienna

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artist-in-residence as a part of the program Con-temporary Urbanity
by invitation of ARTos Foundation and Austrian Embassy in Cyprus
September 25 – October 4, 2016

lecture and work presentation
September 29, 2016 19:30

The ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation

64, Ay. Omoloyiton Ave. Nicosia, Cyprus

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RETHINKING

Participating artists: Julia Amelie, Lucia Hofer, Nika Kupyrova, Jen Noh, Dorothea Trappel

selected presentations Master Diploma 2016
class of TransArts - Transdisciplinary art, University of Applied Arts in Vienna

Opening: June 21, 2016 19:00
On view: June 22 - July 2, 2016

Kunstverein das weisse haus
Hegelgasse 14, 1010 Vienna, Austria

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JUXTAPOSITIONEN

Participating artists: Nicoleta Auersperg, Margit Busch, Stefan-Manuel Eggenweber, Sebastian Gärtner, Maria Grün, Luzie Kork, Nika Kupyrova, Marlene Lahmer, Mara Novak, Jen Noh, Aline Sofie Rainer, Poppi Stefanska, Stephanie Rizaj, Jakob Zacharias Steiner, Hui Ye

In Juxtapositions fifteen publications seek the vicinity of like works at Salon für Kunstbuch, 21er Haus, Vienna. The idea for the exhibition draws from a linguistic model that describes the construction of words through sequences of linguistic components. Similar to certain terms that only emerge in the juxtaposition [lat. iuxta >next to<, ponere >to put<] of words or individual word elements, the exhibited artists’ books are not merely stand-alone manifestations but should be seen within the specific context they have been placed in. Ultimately, the content, formal, and material preconditions of the printed matter surrounding the exhibits at Salon für Kunstbuch—"a life-size model of a bookshop"—equally contribute to the meaning of the publications as they, in turn, serve as independent artistic forms of expression.

Juxtapositions is an exhibition project in the framework of the seminar CMD+P—Post-digital Publishing at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (TransArts—Transdisciplinary Art, 2015/2016).

Curated by Franz Thalmair

May 25, 2016 19:00
21er Haus - Salon für Kunstbuch
Arsenalstraße 1, Vienna, Austria

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WORKING KNOWLEDGE

Participating artists: Julia Amelie, Pawel Szostak, Mara Novak, Jen Noh,
Thomas Wagensommerer

Curated by Nika Kupyrova

Opening: April 11, 2016 19:00
On view: April 12 - May 27, 2016

IG Bildende Kunst
Gumpendorfer Straße 10-12, Vienna, Austria

as an opening event of Un_University: TransArts-Platform zu Formen der Lehre and with support of the class of TransArts at the
University of Applied Arts Vienna

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Occupation: artist

a lecture by Nika Kupyrova

October 23, 2015 10:20
The English College in Prague
Sokolovská 320, Prague, Czech Republic

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ARTIST STALK with Nika Kupyrova

a talk by Nika Kupyrova
moderated by Michal Stolárik

October 10, 2015, 20:00

Dom umenia / Kunsthalle Bratislava
Nám SNP 12, Bratislava, Slovakia

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When Sophisticated People Think They Are Having Fun

Participating artists: Julia Amelie, Sebastian Gärtner, Lucia Hofer, Nika Kupyrova, Jakob Zacharias Steiner, Thomas Wagensommerer, Marit Wolters

Curated by Franz Thalmair

IN DER KUBATUR DES KABINETTS - art salon in Fluc : June 24, 19:00
Praterstern 5, Vienna, Austria

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Re-

Participating artists: Julia Amelie, Manuel Beck & Jeremias Altmann, Christina Beller, Marie-Anna Christine, Maria Cozma, Sebastian Gärtner, Maria Grün & Max Berner, Christiane Heidrich, Sebastian Kraner, Nika Kupyrova, Rick Lins, Johanna Odersky, Rick Reuther, Antonia Rippel-Stefanska, Anna Sophia Rußmann, Janine Schranz, Bastian Schwind, Jakob Zacharias Steiner, Dorothea Trappel, Gianna Virginia, Marit Wolters, Hui Ye

Curated by Franz Thalmair

Opening: June 18, 2015 19h
On view: June 19 – July 25, 2015

Kunstraum Niederoesterreich
Herrengasse 13, 1010 Vienna, Austrua

Publication for the exhibition edited by Franz Thalmair and University of Applied Arts in Vienna
Berlin: Revolver Publishing, 2015

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NEIGHBOURS / Contemporary Art Scene in Vienna

a lecture by Nika Kupyrova

May 19, 2015 19:00

etc. galerie
Sarajevska 16, Prague, Czech Republic

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WYSINWYS (What You See Is Not What You See)

Participating artists: Piotr Blajerski, Radek Brousil, Dávid Demjanovič, Erik Janeček & Franz-Julius Pelz & Martin Toldy, Nika Kupyrova, Jan Nálevka, Peter Sit, Adam Šakový, Roman Štetina

Curated by Michal Stolárik

Opening: April 14, 2015 19:00
On view: April 15 – 30, 2015

SODA Gallery
Školská 9, Bratislava, Slovakia

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SUPER EDITION #3

Release: March 13, 2015 19:00

Artists from Vienna: Michail Michailov, Nika Kupyrova, Herbert De Colle, Ahu Dural, Michael Kral, Hong Zeiss, Michaela Schweighofer, Veronika Burger, Kirsten Borchert, Florian Aschka, Thorben Eggers

Artists from Los Angeles: Mirjam Thomann, Andés Felipe Uribe, Raul Baltazar. Renée Petropoulos, Benjamin Weissman, Margarethe Drexel. Isabela Avila, Víctor Albarracín-Llanos, Carmen Argote, Elena Bajo

Kunstraum SUPER in collaboration with Elisabeth Haid, Josef Schröck and SELECTO Planta Baja from Los Angeles

Kunstraum SUPER
Schönbrunnerstr. 10/1050, Vienna, Austria