Sabine Bitter / Helmut Weber
Since 1993, Vienna and Vancouver based artists Sabine Bitter and Helmut Weber have worked on projects addressing cities, architecture, and the politics of representation and of space. Their series of photo- and video-works like University Paradox, Plugged In/ Fenced Out, Bronzeville, Caracas Hecho en Venezuela, Living Megastructures, and their projects for Differentiated Neighborhoods of New Belgrade engage with specific moments and logics of the global-urban change as they take shape in neighborhoods, architecture, and everyday life. Since 2004 members of the cultural collective Urban Subjects US (Bitter/Derksen/Weber).
Projects and exhibitions (selected)
2011: Envisioning Buildings, MAK, Vienna; Barroco Nova: Neo Baroque Moves in Contemporary Art, Museum London, Ontario; We: Vancouver, Vancouver Artgallery; 602,000-works on housing with Urban Subjects, VIVO, Vanouver; Communitas, The Unrepresentable Community, Camera Austria, Graz;
2010: Critical Complicity, Kunsthalle Exnergasse Wien, Vienna; Learning from Vancouver with Urban Subjects and Bik van der Pol, Western Front, Vancouver; Psychoanalysis, Gazes on Photo and Video Art from Austria, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya, Japan; Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan; ...in a most dangerous manner, SPACES, Cleveland, OH, USA; Bitter/Weber: The University Paradox, Grita Insam Gallery, Vienna; Upon Arrival. Spatial Explorations, Malta Contemporary Art, Valetta, Malta;
2009: Bitter/Weber: Right, to the City County Museum Linz, Austria; Episode 2, Cities log, T.I.C.A.B – Tirana International Contemporary Art Biannual, Albania;
2008: We Declare: Spaces of Housing, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver; Islands & Ghettos, heidelberger kunstverein, Heidelberg; Contrapolis, (with Urban Subjects), Netherlands Architecture Institute and Poortgebouw, Rotterdam;
2007: Differentiated Neighbourhoods of New Belgrade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrad.
International Grants (selected)
MAK-Schindler Residency Program, Los Angeles; CaracasCase, Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Germany; Artists Residency Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada; PS1 Studio Program, New York;
University for Art and Architecture, Bukarest; UCLA, CalArts, Los Angeles; CUNY, Graduate Center, New York; UCV, Caracas, Venezuela; Simon Fraser University, Vancouver; Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam; Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien; Media + Architecture Biennial Graz.
Since 2007 Sabine Bitter works as Assistant Professor at the School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
Momentarily: Learning from Mega-Events. Edited by Urban Subjects, Alissa-Firth-Eagland, and Bik Van der Pol. Western Front, Vancouver 2011; Sabine Bitter/ Helmut Weber: Right, to the City, Fotohof Edition, Salzburg 2009; Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber: Autogestion, or Henri Lefebvre in New Belgrade, Eds. Urban Subjects, Sternberg Press, Berlin & Fillip, Vancouver, 2009; BitterWeber, LIVE LIKE THIS!, Edition Camera Austria, Graz 2005; Caracas, Hecho en Venezuela, Revolver, Frankfurt 2005
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