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


Vegetable garden party: Friday, 03/07/2021, 7 pm 


Venues: Volkertplatz and philomena+ garden

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

Interactive Installation and Performative Walks

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


Photo-Billboard at Praterstern in cooperation with Fluc

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

Interactive Intervention and Painting Action

Presentation of Oscar Cueto’s collection of wonders with music group Luna y Son at philomena+ front garden:  Saturday, 12/06/2021, 6 – 9 pm

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

تعقيدات  عادية⁩
Malek Gnaoui & Markus Hiesleitner
July - 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