BEEN CAUGHT STEALING / Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, 8.5-14.6.2014

18+, Shahin Afrassiabi, Carrick Bell, Harry Burden, Herbert De Colle, Marc-Alexandre Dumoulin, Oliver Laric, Maruša Sagadin

curated by Hannes Ribarits and Li Tasser

left: Herbert De Colle, right: Oliver Laric


WHY DID YOU STOP / Room of Requirement, Berlin, 28.3-29.3.1014
Carrick Bell. David Blandy, Gabriel Braun, Marcel Dickhage & Cathleen Schuster, Heike-Karin Föll, Kathi Hofer, Ribarits/De Colle
curated by expograph. 

THIS IS COMFORTABLE / THAT UNCOMFORTABLE / FALL - Apartment Raphael Oberhuber, Vienna, 16- 23.11.2014

curated by Agata Jastrzabek

Abel Auer, Wojciech Bąkowski, Dorota Jurczak, Oswald Oberhuber, Olga Raciborska, Hannes Ribarits


ANTIDEPRESSIVA 2 / Clubschiff Johann Strauss, Vienna, 06.06.2012

curated by Christian Stock

Walter van Beirendonck, Jason Bunton, Hugo Canoilas, Herbert De Colle, Christian Egger, Gregor Eichinger, Gerhard Himmer, Siggi Hofer, Anna Jermolaewa, Uwe Jonas, Franco Kappl, Eilidh McNair, Christoph Meier, Ute Müller, Wolfgang Obermair, Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair, Mari Otberg, Claudia Plank & Hans Werner Poschauko, Hannes Ribarits, Maruša Sagadin, Norbert Schwontkowski, Steinbrenner/Dempf, Daniel Spoerri, Christian Stock, Rita Vitorelli, Stefan Waibel, Hans Winkler, Dieter Wittmann, Erwin Wurm, Gerlind Zeilner


I’M WITH YOU (in association with Sundown School House of Queer Home Economics) / The Hayward Gallery, London, 16.06.2012

organised by Christa Holka, Johanna Linsely and R.Justin Hunt 

Season Butler, Becky Cremin, Dragersize!, Foodgasm: Sam Icklow & Liz Rosenfeld, Four Second Decay, Warren Garland, Alison Henry, Christa Holka, R. Justin Hunt, Eirini Kartsaki, ASM Kobayashi, Johanna Linsley, Brian Lobel, Jan Mertens, Mysti, Owen Parry, Dan Paz, Hannes Ribarits, Sophie Robinson, Benjamin Sebastian, Jungmin Song, Lois Weaver, Eleanor Weber 

photo: Christa Holka



curated by Ribarits/De Colle

Carrick Bell, Herbert De Colle, Harry Burden, Hannes Ribarits

1. image: Carrick Bell / graphic design: Nils Reutter  2. Carrick Bell / Harry Burden / Ribarits/ De Colle


RIPE / Tape Modern No. 26 

Curated by Ana Finel Honigman and Amir Fattal

Kristine Alksne, Awst-Walther, Bram Braam, Maxime Ballesteros, Cecile B Evans, Amir Fattal, Carly Fischer, Thea Gregorius, Alison Jackson, Michelle Jezierski, Angela Liosi, Liav Mizrahi, Matthew Cyr Morrocco,  Jennifer Oellerich, Leila Pazooki,  Javier Peres, Jen Ray, Hannes Ribarits, Sameer reddy,  Judy Ross, Victoria Roth, Maya Schweizer, Emmy Skensved, Philipp Topolovac

The time is ripe, Sleek Magazine, March 2012 


THE WONDERS OF THE VISIBLE WORLD / Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, 27.10-4.02.2012

Ulla von Brandenburg, Mark Wallinger, Yves Klein, Camillo Paravicini, Michael Crowe, Katja Mayer & Peter Chadwick, Chris Cornish, Samantha Clark, Georgina Mascolo, Susanne Ludwig, Victoria Jenkins, Natasha Caruana, Hannes Ribarits, Anton Corbijn, Tom Pope, Peter Watkins and Tereza Zelenkova, Michelle Hannah, Martin Kellett, Sophie Helas-Kwo, Jason Dee

‘The Wonders of the Visible World’ brings together 19 international artists who use photography and video to explore the relationship between the visible and the invisible worlds. The artists examine the potency of myth and illusion in the visual arts – and find that the world we think we know is far less secure than we might imagine. As all of the artists use lens-based media, they all capture physical phenomena – and yet most of those phenomena seem to defy belief, or even defy description. Here, the camera lens is a tool that allows us to see precisely what is not usually visible to the naked eye, and to have faith in the improbable and impossible. Many of the artists look at what might be described as imaginative archetypes. Across their work, we become witness to the end of the world; to hair-raising experiments in new branches of the physical sciences; to ghosts, spirits, miracles and magic; and to feats of levitation, self- combustion, magnetism and transubstantiation. We are asked what the limits of our beliefs are, and what the limits of our capacity to suspend disbelief are. 

Some of the artists make use of antiquated photographic media and techniques like Polaroid film that cannot be tweaked with digital technology. Others use video to document stories that are strange and yet true. In one work, a medieval church is rolled down a hill; in another we are allowed to see the largest site of ritual sacrifices in Europe; in a third, we encounter a strange cult that appears to have built a holiday camp deep in the English home counties for men to shoot one another. The artists’ positions seem almost to be that there are still more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophy. The works here are allegories, in which the imagination is able to triumph over our immediate material interests. After all, as Martin Amis has argued, “Most of us [only] shakily preside over a chaos of vestigial prejudices and pieties, of semi-subliminal inhibitions, taboos and herd instincts.” If this is the case, then the world we know must be chaotic if not ‘shaky’ – and ready to be re-ordered.

This week’s new exhibtions, The Guardian, 22.10.2011 

image: Ulla von Brandenburg, ‘Geister’, 2009 (Courtesy Chisenhale Gallery)


ANTIDEPRESSIVA (Future Garden) / Kunstbunker Nürnberg, 20.07-15.09.2011 and Galerie Peithner-Lichtenfels Vienna, 08.06-16.07.2011

curated by Christian Stock

Walter van Beirendonck, Jason Bunton, Hannes Ribarits & Herbert De Colle, Gregor Eichinger, Gerhard Himmer, Anna Jermolaewa, Uwe Jonas, Franco Kappl, Jutta Koether, Eilidh McNair, Christoph Meier, Ute Müller, Wolfgang Obermair, Jürgen Paas, Maruša Sagadin, Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair, Norbert Schwontkowski, Ezara Spangl, Daniel Spoerri, Christian Stock, Rita Vitorelli, Stefan Waibel, Franz West, Erwin Wurm  

Ohne Nebenwirkungen, Der Standard, 15.06.2011  

left to right: Daniel Spoerri, Hannes Ribarits & Herbert De Colle, Christian Stock


TROPICAL DISEASE / Forgotten Bar - Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, 17.02.2011 

Harry Burden, Herbert De Colle, Ines Hochgerner, Caterina Lewis, Robert Muntean, Alfons Pressnitz, Olga Raciborska, Hannes Ribarits, Liz Rosenfeld

Hannes Ribarits, ‘The Time Travelers’


WO ICH WAR, SOLL ES WERDEN / Element 6, Vienna, 9-11.04.2010

Reinhard Bernsteiner, Songül Boyraz, Herbert De Colle & Hannes Ribarits, Thomas Draschan, Verena Dürr, Karin Frank, Peter Fritzenwallner, Gelitin, Martin Grandits, Heiri Häfliger, Ines Hochgerner, Siggi Hofer, Bernhard Hosa, Helmut & Johanna Kandl, Katharina Karner, Moussa Kone, Oleg Kulik, Evelyn Kuppelwieser, Atelier van Lieshout, Iris Nitzl, Alja Piry, Markus Proschek, Markus Schinwald, Tamuna Sirbiladze, Kamen Stoyanov, Maria Tretscher, Franz West, Stefan Wirnsperger, Reinhold Zisser

Kunst im Swingerclub, Die Presse, 08.04.2010  

Wo Sex auf junge Kunst trifft, Wiener Zeitung, 07.04.2010

 Hannes Ribarits & Herbert De Colle


1000 YEARS OF FEAR / Ve.Sch, Vienna, 12.02-28.02.2010

curated by Ribarits/De Colle

Harry Burden, Herbert De Colle & Hannes Ribarits, Marc-Alexandre Dumoulin, Chloë Potter, Alfons Pressnitz, Olga Raciborska, Tina Ribarits, Marianne Shorten 

18.02. Evirgen (Live) / 25.02. Andres Löo (Live)

Raus aus dem Off: Junge Kunst in Wien, Falter, BEST OF VIENNA 1/2010 



1. graphic design: Herbert De Colle & Nils Reutter / 2. Harry Burden, Marc-Alexandre Dumoulin, Ribarits/ De Colle


(UN)EASY TOGETHER / HEDAH, Maastricht, 06.12.-31.01.2010

Curated by Agata Jastrzabek

Theo Cowley, Laurent David, David Ferrando-Giraut, Norbert Grunschel, Andrew Hollis, Barbara Lambert, Marlieke Meyer, Olga Raciborska, Hannes Ribarits, Marthe Sophie


KUNST IM BAU / Wohnen am Park, Vienna, 26.10.2009

permanent art project curated by Li Tasser 

Eva Bodnár, Clegg & Guttmann, Herbert De Colle, Tomas Eller, Christoph Hinterhuber, Susi Jirkuff, Sonia Leimer, Stephan Lugbauer, mahony, Josh Müller, Stefan Nessmann, Nicolas Jasmin, Plank & Poschauko, Chloë Potter, Hannes Ribarits, Stefan Sandner, Hans Schabus, Rudolf Steckholzer, Ingeborg Strobl, Viktoria Tremmel, Nadim Vardag, Heimo Zobernig

KUNST IM BAU is a permanent art project in a recently completed, subsidized residential housing unit for roughly one thousand occupants. 22 artists were invited to place work on selected wall surfaces in areas accessible to all tenants and visitors. The majority of the work was created within the last six months specifically for this building. The extensive size of the building but also the particular architectural breakdown into “neighborhoods,” according to which the allocated wall surfaces are distributed throughout the building, presents an opportunity to bring very different artistic positions together in one project. Because of the physical distance between the individual works, they can be viewed as uninfluenced by one another and perceived all the more strongly in the context of their immediate surroundings. This strategy, which to some extent continues the building’s fundamental concept, creates a basis for the broadest possible range of themes, which – as it turns out – goes well beyond the expected. A special feature of the project is the uniform technique with which all the work has been realized: large-scale prints, mounted directly to the wall. The use of this technique was a consideration in the selection and design of the works, and was also addressed in the work of several artists. (LT)


left to right: Christoph Hinterhuber, Hannes Ribarits, Chloe Potter, Heimo Zobernig



Selectors: Ellen Gallagher, Saskia Olde Wolbers, John Stezaker and Wolfgang Tillmans

Selected artists: Adam Bainbridge, Myka Baum, Frances Blythe, Sam Burford, Amir Chasson, David Cochrane, Andrew Curtis, Jorge de la Garza, Nicolas Deshayes, Bee Emmott, Teresa Eng, Anna.M.R. Freeman, Felix Frith, Joseph Gower,Susie Green, Alexandra Handal, Richard Healy, Jung-Ouk Hong, Benjamin Jenner, Peiyuan Jiang, Michael Just, Dean Kissick, Paul Knight, Una Knox, Simone Koch, Rinat Kotler, Martina Lindqvist, Susanne Ludwig, Rachel Maclean, Francis Mason, Jack Newling, Marco Palmieri, Rebecca Parkin, Chinmoyi Patel, Johanna Piesniewski, Sam Plagerson, David Price, Konrad Pustola, Hannes Ribarits, Nick Smith, Christopher Thomas & Kristel Raesaar, Jonathan Trayte, Jack Vickridge, Amanda Wasielewski, Barbara Wolff, Freya Wright, Laura Zilionyte



RETARD DISCO / Rauchsalon, Vienna, 29.10.2008

Hannes Ribarits & Herbert De Colle