Verena Kroupa (AT) ///
Jens Vetter (DE) ///
quitch, Untere Donaulände 10, Linz ///
When international tenders, calls and applications are made or biographical information is translated into English, it is not uncommon to indicate the origin with the centre of one’s life and work – supplemented by the term „based“.
But what does it mean, this „Linzbased“?
qujOchÖ sets out to find it. At regular intervals, artists living and working in Linz are invited to a talk. Those will not only focus on the current work of the artists, their used methods, techniques and materials, or by whom they are influenced in their work, but also on the living and working environment that the city of Linz offers them.
What do you value most about Linz? What still keeps you in this city? How often have you thought of moving away forever? What influence does the Linz art and culture scene have on your own actions? What do you miss? Is there such a thing as a „Linz culture“? What does Linzbased mean to yourself? And in any case: What’s a Linz?
For the third edition of „Linzbased“ Verena Kroupa and Jens Vetter are invited for a talk.
Verena Kroupa, lives and works in Linz
2005 Studies in Journalism, Communication Science & Italian at the University of Vienna
2012 Studies in Fine Arts Education & Italian at the University of Arts Linz and at the University of Vienna
Artistic project management of the symposium „Leder Kunst Hofkirchen“ at the Sattlermuseum Hofkirchen (2015), social media marketing expert at Salon Hochstetter (2015–16), university assistant at the Institute for Art and Education at University of Arts Linz (2013–16), lecturer at the Institute for Art and Education at the University of Arts Linz (since 2013), project management and PR at CREATIVE REGION (since 2016)
Jens Vetter, lives and works in Linz
2004 University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz, Bachelor of Arts in Culture & Management
2006 University Federico II Naples, Master of Arts in European Culture & Politics
2018 University of Arts Linz, Master of Arts in Interface Culture
2018 — ongoing: PhD candidate at Tangible Music Lab at University of Arts Linz
numerous projects as artist, musician (Welle Linz, Vetter_Huber) and developer for post-digital sound objects and instruments, a. o. TEI’19 conference / Phoenix, Arizona (2019), Lab30 Festival, Augsburg (2018), Digital Design Week London / Austrian Cultural Forum (ACF), London (2018), Back to the Future / bb15, Linz (2016), Radical Atoms / Ars Electronica Festival, Linz (2016), Speculum Artium, Trbovlje (2016)