Linzbased #3: Verena Kroupa & Jens Vetter

Ver­e­na Kroupa (AT) ///
Jens Vet­ter (DE) ///

Thu, April 4 2019, 8 p.m. ///

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.

Pho­tos: qujOchÖ

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)