STEPHANIE MISA




August 19 - 26, 2017

Body Electric

Yuka Tsuruno Gallery 1-33-10-3F,
Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Tue - Thu, Sat 11:00-18:00 / Fri 11:00-20:00

Curated by Mika Maruyama

Yuka Tsuruno Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition of the Summer Project “Body Electric”
from Saturday, August 19 to Saturday, August 26.

Taking its title from the Walt Whitman poem "I Sing the Body Electric," the exhibition sees the
interrelationship between mind -body , that the body is a conduit to the outside world.

While focusing on the figure of the body within Asia, the works in the exhibition are rooted in
everyday life and the sensory experiences re/constructed by an influence of nature, geography,
culture, and politics. The exhibition explores various dimensions from the state of sexuality and
gender, to embodiment and subjectivity, and political discourses.

Martha Atienza (PH/NL), Kaga no Chiyojo (JP), Eisa Jocson (PH), Stephanie Misa (PH/ AT),
Elisabeth Penker (AT), Jake Verzosa (PH),



July 27- September 9, 2017

Archipelago Mountain

FÜNFZIGZWANZIG, Residenzplatz 10, 2.OG, 5020 Salzburg,
ÖFFNUNGSZEITEN Di – Sa 13–17h / Do bis 20h

Curated by Ana de Almeida & Stephanie Misa

This is a project about landscape as formal and informal disposition of elements. Coordinates.
An arrangement, a hierarchy: borders and de-limitations, transpositions and transgressions,
frames and their inside-outside, margins, and of course landscape—of the geographical, political,
personal, and emotional nature.

Edouard Glissant’s Traité du Tout-Monde. (Poétique IV), calls it archipelagic thinking,
a group of islands that lends its topography to an alternative imaginary:
a reassessment of the insularity of bound cultures, of nation-states, and the heaviness
of “continental thought”. The archipelago is an alternative imaginary, one that posits that
identity could be as a conglomeration of islands (composed of many, yet is one).

Oh these little earthquakes, here we go again, these little earthquakes.
Doesn’t take much to rip us into pieces
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(Tori Amos' Little Earthquakes)

Identity formation, embodiment, complex colonial histories, evolution, interconnectedness,
diaspora and change— Oh to dispell the oppressive idea of nationalistic wholeness!

This is a project about landscape.

Meriç Algün (TK/SWE), Ana de Almeida (PT/AT), Martha Atienza (PH/NL),
Ann Böttcher (SWE), Amy Croft (UK), Sara Deraedt (BE), Isidora Krstic (SRB/AT)
& Stephanie Misa (PH/ AT)



March 18- April 18, 2017 (extended)
Behind the Terrain: sketches on imaginative landscape
Nha San Collective 1 Luong Yen, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi, Vietnam

Curated by Mika Maruyama & Do Tuong Linh

Artists: Martha Atienza, Nguyen Thuy Anh, Veronika Burger, Ishu Han
Ran Kokubun, mamoru, Stephanie Misa, Elia Nurvista, Nguyen Thanh Thuy
Pham Ngoc Ha Ninh, Nguyen Minh Phuoc, Veronika Radulovic, Truong Thien

Behind the Terrain



March 13- June 16, 2017 (every Monday night)

NIGHT SCHOOL part of the Wiener Festwochen, Akademie des Verlernens

Volkskundemuseum Wien, Laudongasse 15-19, 1080

The Night School is an evening school where thinking, teaching, and learning are done from
minoritarian, marginalised, rebellious, and vulnerable positions. This "little" school opens its doors
every week at the Volkskundemuseum in Vienna to interfere with hegemonic knowledge regimes. On
the curriculum are forms, bodies, methods, points of view, geographies, and fantasies that can
contribute to what can be called decolonizing knowledge. Not only will participants study together,
they will also eat together.

The Night School is a course in which educators, collectives, artists, activists, initiatives, theorists
teach – in the sense of a political and critical education that asks: What is recognised as knowledge?
Who decides what knowledge is? What are other conceivable forms of knowledge?

The Night School sees school critically, and above all politically, dealing with urgent contemporary
questions in its courses. It combines learning, unlearning and demanding. It won’t stop talking about
standardisation, marginalisation, and discrimination. It sees through dominant thinking and action.
And it won‘t forget that school is as much a place of perpetuation as of social change.

The teachers include the indigenous activist Sônia Guajajara (Imperatriz); the political and educational
theorist María do Mar Castro Varela (Berlin); the philosopher Nikita Dhawan (Innsbruck); the
performer Michelle Mattiuzzi (São Paulo, Salvador da Bahia); the pioneers of self-organised, critical
migrant cultural and educational work, Maiz (Linz); the Class for Post-Conceptual Art Practice of the
Academy of Fine Arts (Vienna); the sociologist Zülfukar Çetin (Berlin); the We Are Here Academy,
organized by refugees (Amsterdam); the feminist theorist Neferti X.M. Tadiar, and activist Silvia Federici.

School Directors: Neda Hoseinyar, Marissa Lôbo, Stephanie Misa, Catrin Seefranz




November 22- December 8, 2016
Behind the Terrain: sketches on imaginative landscape
Studio Kalahan Jalan Patukan 50, RT 1 RW 20,
Ambarketawang, Gamping, Sleman, 55294 Yogyakarta City, Indonesia

Curated by Mika Maruyama & Stephanie Misa

Artists: Martha Atienza, Veronika Burger, Ishu Han, Ran Kokubun, mamoru, Maryanto,
Ta Minh Duc, Stephanie Misa, Linh Phuong Nguyen, Elia Nurvista , Agni Saraswati

Behind the Terrain



November 10/11 2016
All continues and nothing collapses a duo show with Veronika Burger at SEWON ART SPACE



September- November 2016
Currently in an Artist-in-Residency at SEWON ART SPACE, Yogyakarta Indonesia



September 20-25, 2016

WIE­NER ART FOUN­DA­TI­ON @PAR­AL­LEL 2016
Aus­stel­lung SKULP­TUR-PAR­COURS (E.1)
ku­ra­tiert von Amer Ab­bas und Ste­fan Bid­ner

She­ri­ne Anis, Jo­an­nis Av­ra­mi­dis, Tho­mas Bau­mann, Andy Boot, Cä­ci­lia Brown,
Bru­no Gi­ron­co­li, Mi­cha­el Gum­hold, Ka­thi Ho­fer, Tho­mas Feu­er­stein, Ka­rin Frank,
Mar­tin Gran­dits, Begi Gug­gen­heim, Lui­sa Ka­sali­cky, Mi­cha­el Kien­zer, Ge­or­ge Ku­b­la,
So­nia Lei­mer, Ani­ta Leisz, Lone Hau­gaard Mad­sen, Ste­pha­nie Misa, Ru­dolf Polan­sz­ky,
Pe­ter Sand­bich­ler, Hans Scha­bus, Toni Schma­le, Franz West, Er­win Wurm, Wal­ter
Vo­po­va, Lau­ra Yui­le, Hei­mo Zo­ber­nig.



July 8- 29, 2016

EXQUISITE CORPSE
SWDZ/ Offspace Galerie
Gärtnergasse 14, 1030 Wien


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Sherine Anis & Stephanie Misa
Vernissage: 8 July 2016, from 7.00pm

She took off like a bat out of hell.
Skid marks and dust left in her wake
swirling in a sudden vacuum.

They were sitting on the balcony, thinking of what causes what.
Air fresh, the hum of the machines suddenly still. She felt the breeze
on her naked legs, looking up at the sky with its reddish lilac blueish light.
A spot a black spot started to move and suddenly it flew
a bird that flew jerkily and interrupted her thoughts.

You stopped inhaling.



June 7- August 31, 2016

DIDTO'S AMOA (WOHER WIR KOMMEN)
VBKÖ / Maysedergasse 2, 1010 Vienna

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In Didto’s Amoa we invite diasporic artists to interrogate this state of imaginative
and ideological gesture of return. We seek to gather artists who occupy this state of “faraway-ness”
in its multiple forms. Through this exhibit, we seek to generate the kind of conversation that will be
critical and imaginative in its examination of possibilities (and perhaps) impossibilities of this attempt
to return. In this manner, we seek to extend our contemporary understanding of the diasporic
condition—taking into account the various ways in which we define and question our notions of home,
but also the many ways we respond to the need to define the places we call “home”, we consider our
own—didto sa amoa, there where we’re from.

Didto’s Amoa (Woher wir kommen) features works by Alyx Arumpac, Martha Atienza,
Enzo Camacho & Amy Lien, Jean Pierre Cueto, Eisa Jocson, Trinka Lat
and Jake Verzosa.

This exhibition is curated by Stephanie Misa and Lawrence Lacambra Ypil.



May 20-28, 2016

ANTI*COLONIAL FANTASIES at Friday Exit



January 22-23, 2016

Kultur Gemma Showcase 22.01 @ 19:30 TQW/ Halle G
Eisa Jocson in "Host" 23.01 @19:30 TQW/ Halle G

An article on Der Standard on the KG, my work and the coming TQ show with Eisa.




January 24, 2016, 17:00
Konzeptuelle Kunst | Atelierhaus, 1. Stock, Atelier Süd
Vortrag von Eisa Jocson

Artist Talk is in English, Moderation in English and German.
Die zeitgenössische philippinische Tänzerin und Künstlerin Eisa Jocson entwickelte Macho Dancer (2013), eine Solo Performance, die auf ihrer Studie männlicher Macho
Tänzer beruht, eine spezielle Gruppe von Performern, die Manilas Gay Bar Szene frequentieren. Jocson absolvierte eine Ausbildung als bildende Künstlerin mit einem
Hintergrund in Ballett und untersucht Repräsentationen des Körpers, Gendervoreingenommenheit, Politiken der Verführung und die Konstitution philippinischer Identität.
Macho Dancing wird von jungen Männern in Nachtclubs sowohl für männliche als auch für weibliche KlientInnen vorgeführt. Macho Dancing, mit seinem speziellen
Vokabular an Bewegung und Physikalität, ist auf den Philippinen ein einzigartiges Phänomen mit einer ökonomisch getriebenen Sprache der Verführung, die
Männlichkeit als körperliches Kapital benutzt.

Moderation: Marissa Lôbo und Stephanie Misa



January 12-16, 2016 @ Pinacoteca
UNDER THE SUN with Julia Goodman and Martin Martinsen
Vernissage 12. 01 20:00
details on esel


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The tropics in winter, a pineapple in the snow, a here and there collapsed into each other and now mojitos are the principal drink of the Wiener Pinacotekerball 2016.
There is no irony in the swirling of cocktail glasses, others say the drink was invented by enslaved Africans working in cuban sugar cane fields.
The name mojito coming from African word mojo, which means to place a little spell. Each mint stalk is gleaming in the twinkling light of a wonderland confection.

We can have this now, the exotic abundance of everything under the sun with a snap of our fingers. But, Mein Gott, what of those people who brought the drink?
They are so awkward, and yet here they are. For heaven’s sake you, you there, learn some manners!
We do not do that around here. We do not laugh out loud, or show our teeth, or slurp our soup, or wear color. We are gracious and cultured, so get in-step with your tutti-frutti tropicana hats and rolling Rrrrs.
It is a serious business we are doing, none of that funny stuff. The mahogany veneer emanates with the heat of an equatorial forest as with leather hides glistening on the floor,
and the ananas madeleines (so trés lecker), says our fine gentleman collector, are “ the tropics in the snow ”.



November 19, 2015- January 10, 2016
AUFGERISSENEN AUGES:TRANSMANIERISTISCHE REAKTIONEN
Xhibit Gallery Akademie der bildenden Künste, Schillerplatz 3 1010 Vienna

Kurator_innen: Christian Hetlinger, Matteo Patti und Ruby Sircar

Künstler_innen:
Offerus Ablinger, Annemarie Arzberger, Florian Aschka, Wilhelm Binder, Amoako Boafo, Roy Frederick
Culbertson III, Louise Deininger, Peter Dressler curated by Christoph Rodler, Zoe DeWitt, Veronika
Dirnhofer, Albrecht Dürer, Andi Dvo?ák, Veronika Eberhart, Julia Fuchs, Fanni Futterknecht, Hendrick
Goltzius, Moritz Gottschalk, Cornelisz van Haarlem, Lena Rosa Händle, Hagendorfer, Eva Hettmer, Leon
Höllhumer, Luisa Kasalicky, Terese Kasalicky, Jakob Lena Knebl, Larissa Kopp, Maria Legat, Elke
Liberda, Roberta Lima, Ahoo Maher, Parastu und Ziba Malousy, Andreas Messinger, Stephanie Misa,
Rini Mitra, Soso Phist, Madame Pipistrelle, Heti Hnah Prack, Michal Rutz, Andrea Salzmann, Hans
Scheirl, Ruby Sircar, Alexandra Tatar, Patrick Weber, Charles Wilda, Julia Zastava uvm.


Florian Aschka & Larissa Kopp: tweaked breeding, 2015 (Fotografie, 70 x 100 cm)



November 18 - 22, 2015 13:00-21:00
ARTmART for Vienna Art Week 2015
Vienna KuenstlerHaus, Karlsplatz 5 1010 Vienna

Das ist doch nicht der Markt! – oder doch? Werner Rodlauer, Art Magazine mention 18.11.15, ARTmART 2015


September 2015
The publication Public Art Vienna / Kunst im öffentlichen Raum Wien 07-10 is finally out! It includes my work "The Schrebergarten Untitled": get your copy here!


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