online artist talk


Sanae Arraqas & Manuela Picallo Gil

Friday, 11/09/2020, 6 pm, 

on ZOOM moderated by Janine Maria Schneider

Sanae Arraqas, Manuela Picallo Gil, “Mind the Gap II”, 2020, acrylic on aquarelle painting, 148 x 210 mm © philomena+

In the context of the exhibition MIND THE GAP! which aims to visualize growing social cleavages, philomena+ cordially invited to an online artists talk.

Janine Maria Schneider led the debate with the artists Sanae Arraqas (Casablanca) and Manuela Picallo Gil (Vienna) about the working process of the exhibition, as well as the conditions of the art production in the last months. In addition, the audience learnt more about the individual works in the exhibition and had the opportunity to ask the artists questions directly.



born in Dornbirn in 1986, lives and works in Vienna. She graduated in Performative Art at Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien. After her diploma she studied Gender Studies at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien. She works as an artist and art mediator in Vienna.


born in Rabat in 1989, lives and works in Casablanca. In 2013 she graduated from the National Institut des Beaux-Arts de Tétouan. Besides working as an artist, she teaches art in Casablanca.


born in Eisenstadt in 1985, lives and works in Vienna. She graduated in Art and Communication. Today she works as a high school art teacher and studies in Ashley Hans Scheirl’s course Contextual Painting at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien.