تعقيدات  عادية⁩
collaborative interventions around Praterstern

11/03 – 30/09/2021

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

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.


art & architecture platform

philomena+ promotes the 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 with art institutions in Austria  and abroad, panel discussions, round tables and publication projects on pressing global issues. Rather tan focusing on an art which is only related to objects, philomena+ promotes an art which relates to individuals or life. 

our mission

philomena+ aims to connect artist and architects from the WANA region  with the local art community in Vienna and vice versa. The main purpose is to provide a platform for artists, intellectuals, researchers and the civil society for dialoguing, questioning and creating. In addion philomena+ seeks to work with artist and architects, who originate from the WANA region and have recently settled in Vienna or Greater Austria, offering a first point of contact and support for establishing in the new environment and build future collaborations.

our history

Motivated by an understanding that sees art as an outlet for different social groups and a way for promoting a global peaceful coexistence, the art historians Christine Bruckbauer and Negar Hakim founded the philomena+ platform in 2016 with the aim to promote intersocietal and intercultural collaborations: “We understand us as cultural diplomats who engage in an exchange of deas, information, art and other aspects of culture among nations, and their peoples in order to foster mutual understanding”