Curriculum vitae

Margit Brünner
Born in Graz, Austria
currently lives and works in Adelaide,

  • 2012
    • Doctor of Philosophy
    • Visual Arts [Major Studio Project]: Becoming Joy: experimental construction of atmospheres
    • University of South Australia, School of Art, Architecture, and Design
  • 1990 -1999
    • Magistra architecturae, Mag. Arch, project thesis University of Applied Arts, Vienna Austria
    • Master Class o. Prof. Hans Hollein
  • 1992 – 1994
    • Academy of Music, Modern Dance, Vienna

Grants & Awards

  • 2012
    • SA Arts Grant, Adelaide
  • 2012
    • City Council Grant
  • 2008
    • UniSA Travel Award
  • 2007
    • MF & MH Joyner Scholarships in Fine Arts
  • 2006
    • Research Award, Austrian Federal Chancellery
  • 2004
    • Research Award, Austrian Federal Chancellery
  • 2003
    • Margarethe Schütte-Lihotzky Projektstipendium,
    • Grant of the Austrian Federal Chancellery
  • 2001
    • Tischestipendium, Grant of the Austrian Federal Chancellery
  • 1999
    • Grant of the University of Applied Arts
    • & the Austrian Federal Ministry of Research and Technology

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2014
    • Co-drafts – cartographies of encounter, Palmer Biennale, curator Greg Johns.
    • Sonic trees, Heysen Biennale, South Australia
    • The Written Room, Esther Gallery, Beachport
  • 2013
    • Az Zabán-1 Mádári: Sepás Gozáram, Doostat Dáram (From the Mother tounge: Thank you, I love you) curator Siamak Fallah.
  • 2012
    • Paradise in Spinoza’s cabinet, public art project – pop up gallery at 188 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
    • Augmenting a Spinozist’s leisure – drawing performance in cooperation with Meredith Lane
    • for John Cage’s Musicirus , Elder Conservatorium of Music and the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice, Adelaide
  • 2011
    • To the islands – the architecture of isolation, curators by Jennifer Harvey & Sean Pickersgill
    • South Australian School of Art Gallery
    • Carry tiger to mountain, PhD graduate exhibition, Liverpool-street Studios, Adelaide
  • 2010
    • Alpine potential, Heartlines, University of South Australian Gallery, curator by Mary Knights
  • 2009
    • Gone in no time, Residency at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, curator Domenico de Clario
    • 7 Himmel, Felt Space, solo show Adelaide
  • 2008
    • Strange Attractors, Liverpool-street Studios, Adelaide
  • 2007
    • Ordinary duties, University of South Australia, Adelaide
    • Verwebung, Kunstverein Baden, Vienna
  • 2005
    • Schwebung, medien.kunst.tirol, Innsbruck
    • Surveying the Void, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
    • Wet river dry lake – visual art and contemporary music, Gallery ANU Canberra
  • 2003
    • Mothers of Invention – where is performance coming from,
    • Museum of Contemporary Art, Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
    • Let’s twist again – performance in Wien seit 1960, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
  • 2003
    • Informing bodies-Videodance Media Art Extended Architecture, i camp – Munich
  • 2001
    • Moving out-ausgewählte Diplomarbeiten der letzten drei Jahre–die Angewandte’,
    • Museum of Contemporary Art, Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna,
  • 1994
    • House of the Future, Prater Messegelände, Vienna
  • 1991
    • Ort und Platz, 5th Architectural Biennale Venice, M.Class o.Prof. H.Hollein

Conference Papers

  • 2013
    • Constructing atmospheres – a Spinozist’s drift, conference paper
    • Moved: on Atmospheres and Affects, Interstices Symposium, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2009
    • Joy-a threefold practical problem, conference paper
    • Expanded spatial practices, Symposium and workshop with Dr. Jane Rendell, University of South Australia
  • 2008
    • My experiences as Spinozist constructor, refereed conference paper.
    • Curtin University of Technology; Sun Yat Sen University Guangzhou
  • 2008
    • Into the folds, Sense lab, Erin Manning & Brain Massumi, Montreal Concordia University

Publications & Reviews

  • 2015
    • upcoming ‘Constructing atmospheres’,
    • AADR Art Architecture Design Research
  • 2012
    • ‘The joy of atmospheric manoeuvring’ in ‘Exposure: design practice based research landscape architecture’,
    • Marieluise Jonas, Prof. Rosalea Monacella, RMIT University, 2013
  • 2010
    • ‘the exhibition makes, unmakes & remakes itself’, James Curry, realtime, Arts
    • Magazine, Issue 95
  • 2009
    • ‘My experiences as Spinozist constructor’ Subjectivity, Creativity and the Institution,
    • ed. Christopher Crouch, Brown Walker
  • 2008
    • ‘Abrashing The Ungiven, And Givenness Abrashed (14lines)’ Linda M. Walker,
    • Cinematic Folds: The Furling and Unfurling of Images, Firoza Elavia, Pleasure Dome,
    • ‘Note from Margit’, Cinematic Folds: The Furling and Unfurling of Images, Firoza Elavia, Pleasure Dome
  • 2006
    • Let’s twist again. Was man nicht denken kann das soll man tanzen,
    • Performance in Wien von 1960 bis heute, Carola Dertnig, Stefanie Seibold
  • 2006
    • Prinz Eisenbeton 13, featured artist, Institute of Architecture University of Applied Arts
  • 2002
    • moving-out: University of applied Arts Vienna, exhibition catalogue
  • 2000
    • Project series – architecture at school, Austrian Architectural Foundation
  • 1997
    • Architektur und Bauforum, österr. Fachzeitschrift für Baukultur,
    • Nr.190 Sept./Oct. 1997, experimentelle Tendenzen in der Architektur
  • 1994
    • architektur aktuell, Springer Wien Nr.166, März 1994
  • 1991
    • Biennale di Venezia, Corderia di Arsenale, students exhibition catalogue
  • 1991
    • Ort und Platz, städtebauliche Analysen – Meisterklasse o.Prof. H.Hollein,
    • University for Applied Arts, Vienna

Research Projects

  • 2015
    • March/ One million years, commission – public art project for Hallett Cove Community Centre,
    • collaboration with composer, pianist, Stephen Whittington,
    • Sebastian Tomczak, Dan Thorpe, Iran Sanadzadeh, Electronic Music, University of Adelaide
  • 2012
    • paradise #1, research into interdisciplinary sustainable spatial practice, Adelaide, Australia
  • 2007
    • 12 Becoming joy: experimental construction of atmospheres, Oratunga, Flinders Ranges, Australia
  • 2006
    • Strategies for a wild state: provisional paradise, Vienna, Austria
  • 2005
    • the Lizard’s travel – approach to nomadic space, Australia,
  • 2003
    • Strategies to survey atmosphere, Vienna, Austria
  • 2002
    • CosmetHic refinements, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2001
    • M.oving s.pace s.urprises, Vienna, Austria

Professional activities

  • 2012
    • University of Adelaide, School of Architecture, and Built Environment, Visiting Research Fellow
  • 2011
    • ongoing University of Adelaide, School of Architecture, and Built Environment, casual teacher,
  • 2006
    • University of Technology, Department of Design, Graz, casual teacher, design studio
  • 1994 – 2004
    • work for architects, including
    • the Next enterprise, architects, Vienna,
    • Architect. Mag. Arch. Susanne Zottl, Vienna,  [fulltime, project designer: Facilities for penguins and seals, Schönbrunn Zoo],
    • sputnik, architects, Vienna, competition design,
    • Eichinger oder Knechtl, architects, Vienna, fulltime, exhibition design,