تعقيدات  عادية⁩
collaborative interventions around Praterstern
11/03 – 30/09/2021

Margareta Klose & Nourhan Maayouf, Lisa Großkopf & Soukaina Joual, Oscar Cueto & Bassem Yousri, Malek Gnaoui, & Markus Hiesleitner

curated by Christine Bruckbauer and Aline Lenzhofer


Taking everyday practices as a starting point, the art project “Banal Complexities تعقيدات  عادية”⁩ dives into complex socio-political issues such as social inequalities, sexuality, religious rituals, or civil disobedience. Through public art interventions four newly formed intercultural artist-duos open up safe zones, where encounters and discussions will take place between artists, passers-by and residents in the second district of Vienna.

تعقيدات  عادية⁩
Margareta Klose & Nourhan Maayouf
March – July 2021

Photo Installation, mobile Donut Sculptures, Workshops

Performance “Diaries from a Locked Flat” by Nourhan Maayouf: 03/07/2021, 2/3/4pm

Venues: Volkertplatz and philomena+ garden

تعقيدات  عادية⁩
Lisa Großkopf & Soukaina Joual
June – Sep. 2021

Interactive Installation and Performative Walks

Walk with performances by Jihad Al-Khattib, Veronika Merklein, Lisa Großkopf and Soukaina Joual: Thursday 19/08/2021, 6pm

Venues: public scales at Praterstern, Taborstraße, Augarten, Karmeliterplatz

تعقيدات  عادية⁩
Oscar Cueto & Bassem Yousri
June – Sep. 2021

Video Project  and Painting Action


Presentation of Bassem Yousri’s video “Speed Date” at Café Else, Heinestraße 36, 1020 Wien :  Saturday, 24/07/2021, 8 pm



Venues: Heinestraße 40, Rabbiner-Friedmann Platz and in shop windows at Praterstern, Heinestraße, Lassallestraße, 1020 Vienna

تعقيدات  عادية⁩
Malek Gnaoui & Markus Hiesleitner
August - Sep. 2021

Sound Cabinet on Wheels


Venue: at various bike-parks in Vienna’s 2nd district


art & architecture platform

philomena+ promotes the intersocietal and intercultural exchange between the WANA region (West Asia and North Africa) and Vienna, Austria. philomena+ organizes and curates exhibitions, public art projects, artist residencies, exchange programmes between art institutions in Austria  and abroad, panel discussions, round tables and publication projects on pressing global issues. Rather than focusing on a type of art which centres around objects, philomena+ promotes art which focuses on individuals and life.

philomena+ aims to connect artist and architects from the WANA region  (West Asia and North Africa) with the local art community in Vienna and vice versa.

Its main purpose is to provide a platform for artists, intellectuals, researchers and civil society for dialoguing, questioning, creating and building future collaborations.

In addition philomena+ seeks to work with artists and architects, who originate from the WANA region and have recently settled in Vienna or in Austria, offering a first point of contact and support to find their feet in the new environment.

In 2016, motivated by an understanding that sees art as an outlet for different social groups and a way for promoting a global peaceful coexistence, art historians Christine Bruckbauer and Negar Hakim founded the philomena+ platform. “We see ourselves as cultural ambassadors who engage in an exchange of ideas, information, art and other aspects of culture among nations and their peoples in order to foster mutual understanding.”


artistic collaboration

Elma Riza & Petra Gell 

How to make a bee-line
15/06 – 01/08/2020

artistic collaboration

Tazeen Qayyum & Marwan Abado
Music Drawing Performance