coming up
Thursday, 27/01/2022, 6 pm

edited by Christine Bruckbauer, Aline Lenzhofer

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

and statements by Mohammed Nouh Alfara, Jihad Al-khatib, Sam Bajoghli, Paula Flores, Lauren Fournier, Maria, Valeria Meneghelli, Arif Muhamed, Alexander Nikolai, Emily Sarsam, Ernst Schmiederer, Roland Schweizer, José Maria Springer, Silvia Wieland


philomena+, Heinestraße 40, 1020 Vienna

coming up
An exhibition online and on billboards
Online 24/01 – 22/03/2022
Offline 16/02 – 05/03/2022

with Fanni Futterknecht, Soukaina Joual, Seba Kayan, Nourhan Maayouf, Engy Mohsen

curated by Aline Lenzhofer

The project takes place online in cooperation with SUMAC SPACE and on billboards in cooperation with FLUC Vienna.

coming up
Analogue Breathing
17/02 – 17/03/2022

with Yasmine Belhassen, Walid Ben Ghezala, Souheila Ghorbel 

curated by Christine Bruckbauer and Patricia K.Triki 


Opening: Wed, 16/02/2022, 6 pm

Venue: philomena+ project room and front yard, Heinestraße 40, 1020 Vienna

coming up


Résistance Naturelle
22/03 – 31/05/2022

Opening: Mon, 21/03/2022, 6 pm

Artist Talk: Wed, 23/3/2022, 6 pm

Venue: philomena+ project room and front yard, Heinestraße 40, 1020 Vienna

Film Screening: Mon, 28/03/2022, 7 pm

Venue: Brunnenpassage, 1160 Vienna


The project takes place in collaboration with SALAM ORIENT and in cooperation with  FOTOWIEN.


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.”

video clips


Markus Hiesleitner & Malek Gnaoui

Wunderkorb 1694

15/09 – 10/10/2021


Negar Hakim

Visual Codes

20/10 – 06/11/2021