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portrait Sophie Kirchner Astrid Rothaug

photo Sophie Kirchner 2021

EDUCATION

2014-2019 University of Applied Arts, Vienna
2018-2019 Faculdade das Belas Artes, Lisbon
2019 Sommerakademie Salzburg, Massinissa Selmani „Drawn Forms“, scholarship, Salzburg

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2024 grant for „AZUKI“ by Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, Öffentlicher Dienst und Sport

2024 grant for „The Stolen Dream“ by Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, Öffentlicher Dienst und Sport

2024 grant for „The Stolen Dream“ by Land Niederösterreich

2023 grant for "the missing spots", Land Niederösterreich

2023 Bildrecht Projektförderung "Neue Kunst auf alten Wänden"

2022 AIR Niederösterreich, Westport, Ireland

2022 Hubert Seliecky Award 
2022 grant Bundeskanzleramt Vienna
2022 grant AIR Niederösterreich
2022 grant for „Naturdepression“ by Land Niederösterreich

2022 grant for „Naturdepression“ by Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, Öffentlicher Dienst und Sport
2021 „Austrian Indie Adler“ for „METANOIA“ awarded by Austrian Film Festival, Vienna

2021 grant for „METANOIA“, Stiftung Philanthropie Österreich
2021 grant for „Rasmus‘ neues Abenteuer“ by Land Niederösterreic
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2021 "best animated short“ awarded by Beyond the Curve International Film Festival

2021 "best animated short“ awarded by Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival

2021 honorable mention „best animated short“ awarded by Independent Shorts Awards, Los Angeles
2021 „best animated short“ awarded by Short Shot Fest, Moscow
2020 „best music video“ awarded by PBIMA, Florida

2020 „best music video“ awarded by Hollywood International Golden Age Festival
2019 scholarship for Sommerakademie Salzburg, „Drawn Forms“ by Massinissa Selmani
2019 promotion prize by Land Niederösterreich for the diploma project „PUZZLING“

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2022 AIR Niederösterreich, Westport, Ireland

2020 digital humanity, PLAN8T AIR, China
2017 ANTROPICAL, Luxembourg

 

FILMFESTIVALS

2024 La Guarimba International Film Festival, Italy

2024 64th Zlín Film Festival – International Film Festival for Children and Youth 2024, Czech Republic

2024 Vienna Shorts, Vienna

2024 Kikeriki Kinderfilmfestival, Tulln

2024 Independent Days Festival, Karlsruhe

2024 Monstra Filmfestival, Monstrinha Competition, Lisbon

2024 Tricky Women Festival, Austrian Panorama, Vienna

2023 Dumbo Film Festival, Festive Flicks, New York

2023 9:16 Film Fest, Arequipa, Peru

2023 SunChild Film Festival,  Yerevan, Armenia

2023 Chania Film Festival, Chania, Crete

2023 Landjäger Kürzestfilm Festspiele, Gartenbaukino, Vienna                                                                              2023 BNP Paribas Green Film Festival, Krakow

2023 Under The Radar Festival, Belvedere21

2022 Best Austrian Animation Festival, Filmcasino

2022 tricky women festival, MQ, Vienna
2022 2DaysAnimationFestival, Filmcasino, Vienna

2022 Under The Radar Festival, Künstlerhaus, Vienna

2021 Austrian Filmfestival, Schikaneder Kino, Vienna
2021 YOUKI Festival, Upper Austria
2021 Vienna Shorts, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
2021 Malatesta Short Festival, Cesena
2021 Short Shot Fest, Moscow

2021 Beyond The Curve Festival, Paris
2021 PBIMA, Florida

2021 Independent shorts awards, LA
2021 LiftOffSessions, online
2021 Animateka, Ljubljana
2021 Independent Days Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

2021 Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival, Athen

2021 Oniros Film Awards, New York

2020 Venice Shorts, California

2020 Montreal Independent Film Festival, Montreal

2020 imvawards, online
2020 2DaysAnimationFestival, online

EXHIBITIONS (selection)

1.5.2024 SPAGHETTATA, ROOMING INN, Vienna

20.1.2024 Come Together, Kunstraum Arcade, Mödling

07.11.2023 -26.5.2024  Frieden, Jewish Museum Vienna, Vienna

03.8.2023  Studio Group Exhibition, Custom House Studios, Westport, Ireland

28.4.2023 Neue Kunst auf alten Wänden, Kasematten Wr.Neustadt

8.3.2023 StoP, SchloR Beisl, Vienna

8.3.2023 MOST WANTED FEMALE* ART 23, Flomyca, Vienna

29.11.2022 HIGHLIGHTS, Bildraum 01, Vienna

spring 2020 PLAN8T AIR, DIGITAL HUMANITY, China

21.6.2019 PUZZLING, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna
24.9.2019 PARALLEL VIENNA, Galerie KunstAbHinterhof, Vienna

16.2.2018 Casa Ardente, Casa Independente, Lisbon

27.6.2017 THE ESSENCE, Alte Post, Vienna

23.10.2017 Melange, Galerie Hochdruck, Vienna

5.8.2016 ANTROPICAL, Luxembourg
30.6.2016 THE ESSENCE, Alte Post, Vienna
1.9.2016 Artists As Independent Publishers, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Vienna
2.4.2015 Kunst und Käse, Galerie die Schöne, Vienna

THEATRE/ LIVE STAGE DESIGN

23.1. & 24.1. 2024 KARDIA Dschungel Wien, Vienna

15.5.2023 KARDIA BG/BRG Lienz, East Tyrol 

21.1. 2022 KARDIA Die Bühne, Lower Austria

14. & 15.1. 2022 KARDIA Westbahntheater, Innsbruck

4.9., 9.9. & 11.9. 2022 KARDIA BRICK15, Vienna

ILLUSTRATION

2023 The Aquatic Museum, Album Artworks
2020 In Geometry, Album Artworks
2018 Rasmus‘ Reise zum Mond, Verlag Bibliothek Der Provinz, Childrens‘ Book, Text and illustration
2018 Cluttered Clarity, Artworks
2017 BOOXY‘S BOX The Game, Artworks
2017 BUNZI, Christiane Ehlinger, imprimerie centrale, Luxembourg, illustration

2017 live drawings for the agency Heroes and Heroines in cooperation with Neubau eyewear

 

FILMS

2022 STYRIARTE „Air“, comissioned animated short

2022 „Nature Deficit“, animated independent short

2021 „Metanoia“, animated independent short
2021 „Swallowed“, animated independent short

2021 „the aquatic museum“, comissioned animated video

2020 „no shape“ comissioned animated music video

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