Lena Kuzmich (1998, Vienna) is a non-binary and multidisciplinary artist currently based between Amsterdam and Vienna. Their work, a fluid remix of photographic and videographic fragments taken from pop and subcultures, sketches alternate visions of society. Imaginative landscapes, hybrid representations of bodies, and technology all become a portal beyond preconceived notions about the world and our identity in it. Once the narratives that shape our understanding of reality are laid bare, they become open for restructure. This is what Lena attempts as they seek to make sense of the chaotic and transformative forces of life. 







SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
*2022 “CHIMERA” — Sehsaal, Vienna, Austria
*2021 “EMBRACE ME” — Improper Walls, Vienna, Austria

THEATRE & PERFORMANCE:
*2022 “XxA”—  Kosmostheater, Vienna, Austria

GROUP EXHIBITIONS & FESTIVALS:
*2022 Unfair 2022, Amsterdam, Netherlands
*2022 “Spielraum” — Lofi, Amsterdam, Netherlands
*2022 “Summer Fling” — L.U.P.O. Gallery, Milan, Italy
*2022 “MEDUSA” — Claptrap, Antwerp, Belgium
*2021 “DIONYSIA” — No Man ́s Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
*2021 Graduation Show — Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Netherlands
*2021 “HEAVY HEADS”, Elektrohalle Rhomberg, Salzburg, Austria
*2021 “Silkworm”, FEM FEST — Worm & Squish, Rotterdam, Netherlands
*2021 Austrian Animation Festival, Vienna, Austria
*2020 Netzhaut Film & Ton Festival, Wiener Neustadt, Austria
*2020 Noorderlicht Festival — Generation Z, Heerenveen, Netherlands
*2020 VIENNA SHORTS — short film festival, Vienna, Austria
*2020 “Mother Tongue” — Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague, Netherlands
*2020 “Cinema Underexposed” — film fetsival, The Hague, Netherlands
*2019 “Little Big Dollhouse” — base of LBD, The Hague, Netherlands
*2019 “Rice & Beans collective”, Bratislava, Slovakia
*2017 “Reflexionen” — Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
*2016 HOME music & art festival, Greifenstein, Austria
*2016 “Young Professesionals 2016” — horizonte zingst, Zingst, Germany

SCREENINGS:
*2022 @ Kwia, Berlin, Germany
*2022 @ Social Service Club, Copenhagen, Denmark
*2021 @ LIMA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
*2020 @ Empatheater, Copenhagen, Denmark
EDUCATION:
*2018–2021 Bachelor: Photography at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Netherlands
*2012–2017 Photography department at the Federal Education and Research Institute for Graphics, Vienna, Austria

PRESENTATIONS & TALKS:
*2021 “Queer embodiment”
@ The Overkill Festival, Enschede, Netherlands
*2021 “Representation, Gender and the Body”
@ LIMA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
*2021 “Artist Talk” @ Improper Walls, Vienna, Austria

RESIDENCY:
*currently in residence @ WOW, Amsterdam, Netherlands

INTERNSHIP:
*2020 Internship with Rachel Maclean

NOMINATIONS:
*2021 Special Jury Mention for *best Austrian music video
award “2021” at the VIENNA SHORTS
*2020 Special Jury Mention for “best Music video” at ASIFA Best Austrian Animation
*2020 Nominated for “best Austrian short film 2020” at the VIENNA SHORTS

GRANTS: 
* 2022 Project Grant from Stokroos Foundation
* 2022 Grant from Ma7 - Darstellende Kunst for the project “XxA”