Farah Khelil & Vanja Krajnc

curated by Christine Bruckbauer and Sibylle Omlin


Opening @philomena+: Fri, 16/09/2022, 6 pm

Vanja Krajnc and Farah Khelil look forward to engaging in a conversation with you. 


Exhibition duration: 17/09 – 05/11/2022
Heinestraße 40, 1020 Vienna
Wed-Fri 3–7 pm, Sat 3–6 pm


Project Statement

Farah Khelil & Vanja Krajnc

curated by Christine Bruckbauer and Sibylle Omlin

06/09 – 11/09/2022

Opening 1 @ParallelVienna: Tue, 06/09/2022, 5 pm

Haus B, Raum 001, Semmelweisklinik 

Hockegasse 37, 1180 Vienna,  

Wed-Fri 1–8 pm, Sat, Sun 12–7 pm  

Group Exhibition

Praktiken, Prohibition und Subversion in Afghanistan 1957–2022


Max Klimburg, Nasgol Afshar, Zarghona Hossaini, Mozhgan Hossinzade, Razia Hossinzade, Masooma Hussaini, Zainab Qurbani, Shamla Safi, Sewida Eyssa Zada
curators: Christiane Kalantari, Elisabeth Kapeller
co-curators: Tamana Niazi, Alexandra Pruscha

19/08 – 03/09/2022

Group Exhibition

Fatih Aydoğdu, Thalia Hoffman, Karam Natour, Anahita Razmi

curated by Darya Aloufy and Davood Madadpoor
as part of a collaboration with Sumac Space

10/06 – 30/07/2022


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


فرهنگ مسروریت و شادی در افغانستان

Cultures of Pleasure

19/08 – 03/09/2022


Seba Kayan

Longing for Community

24/01 – 22/03/2022