Lavinia Raccanello's work focuses on the relationship between human beings, society and social justice, with a particular emphasis on the power of dialectic and participatory practice, and the conflict between state power and personal autonomy and responsibility.
lives and works in Graz/ Austria. She studied psychology and linguistics. Since 1986 free lancing artist and curator: installations, performances, art in the public, electronic and social space. Works with video, conceptual photography and sound.
1997 award for visual art of the City of Graz. 1998 artist in residence in Fujino, Japan, 2007 jury-award for “Going Blind”, Associazione Culturale Ateneo delle Idee, Udine (Broccoli Art Group)
1982-1992 editor and publisher of the feminist culture magazine Eva & Co, founder of the women`s art association. 1993 Kunstverein W.A.S. (Womyn´s Art Support – founder, president). 1997 – 2003 curator for visual arts at Forum Stadtpark. Since 2005 board member of IMA (Institute for Media Archeology, http://ima.or.at). 2008 founding member and president of “Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz”,http://schaumbad.mur.at. Since 2015 bass guitar with the all-women punk band “Lonesome Hot Dudes”.
Projects, exhibitions and video screenings in Graz, Vienna, Bonn, Osnabrück, Manchester, Hull, Gdansk, Belgrade, Bucharest, Madrid, Salamanca, Glasgow, London, Los Angeles, St. Petersburg, Jerusalem, Maribor, Ljubljana, Udine, Milan, Nantes, Eindhoven, Bangkok, Singapore … 2009/2010 TO|YS ON TOUR, travelling- art-, research- and trading project on a truck from Graz/Austria to Lagos/Nigeria.
Eva Ursprung Flux Factory Residency is supported by the Department of Culture, Europe and Foreign Relations and the Regional Goverment of Styria