journeys on photo and video
15/11/2021 – 19/01/2022

Parisa Aminolahi, Kati Bruder, Milad Forouzandeh, Lisa Großkopf /Lena Schwingshandl, Mohsen Hazrati, Peyman Hooshmandzadeh, Raphael Krottenauer, Claudia Larcher, Marzieh Mohammadmiri, Sepehr Samadian, Najaf Shokri, Christina Werner


curated by Agnes Rameder, Sahar Samadian, Saeedeh Setayesh

Performance by Lisa Großkopf and Lena Schwingshandl: Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022, 6 pm



Venue during lockdown: 

philomena+ display window and front yard, Heinestraße 40, 1020 Vienna

تعقيدات  عادية⁩
Banal Complexities
Release: December 2021

with interviews with the artists Margareta Klose & Nourhan Maayouf, Oscar Cueto & Bassem Yousri, Lisa Großkopf & Soukaina Joual, Markus Hiesleitner & Malek Gnaoui, a curatorial text by Christine Bruckbauer & Aline Lenzhofer and statements by participants

Religious Freedom in Sacred Architecture Vienna, Graz, Isfahan
16/10 – 06/11/2021

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

coming up
Analogue Breathing
10/02 – 17/03/2022

with Yasmine Benhassen, Walid Ben Ghezala, Souheila Ghorbel 

curated by Patricia K.Triki 


Opening: Wednesday,  09/02/2022, 6:30 pm


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


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

Markus Hiesleitner & Malek Gnaoui

Wunderkorb 1694
15/09 – 10/10/2021

artistic collaboration

Oscar Cueto & Bassem Yousri

Big Little Stories

12/06 – 24/07/2021