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Cathrin Pichler Archiv
für Kunst und Wissenschaften

Exhibitions and Publications (Selection)

Cathrin Pichler was born in 1946 in Gmunden, Upper Austria. She studied journalism, art history, sociology and psychology as well as communication theory and information aesthetics. From 1977 to 1982 she was working as a project manager at the Institute of Conflict Research in Vienna. Afterwards she worked as a freelancer at that Institute until 1985. During this time she also worked at the Institute of Demography of theAustrian Academy of Sciences. From 1992 to 1994 she was the first federal art curator together with Robert Fleck. In 1995 she was appointed chief curator of the Kunsthalle Wien, but gave up this post after two years and remained a freelance curator and lecturer at several universities. Cathrin Pichler died in Vienna on June 29, 2012 after a serious illness.

Wunderblock. Eine Geschichte der Modernen Seele, 1989, Messepalast (MQ) Catalogue: Wunderblock. Eine Geschichte der modernen Seele. Wiener Festwochen (Ed.), Löcker Verlag, 1989.

Engel, :Engel: Legenden der Gegenwart, 1997, Kunsthalle Wien
Catalogue: Engel, :Engel: Legenden der Gegenwart. Pichler, Cathrin (Ed.), Springer, Vienna / New York , 1997.

Crossings – Kunst zum Hören und Sehen, 1998, Kunsthalle Wien
Catalogue with Audio CD: Crossings – Kunst zum Hören und Sehen. Pichler, Cathrin (Ed.), Springer, Vienna / New York, 1998.

Antonin Artaud, 2002, Mumok
Publication: Antonin Artaud. Zur Ausstellung im Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien. Matthes & Seitz, Munich, 2002.

For this exhibition, Cathrin Pichler assembled the most complex collection of materials by and about Antonin Artaud to date.

Trans Act. Interventionen zur Lage in Österreich, 2010, museum in progress Wien
Publication: TransAct: Transnational Activities in the Cultural Field / Interventionen zur Lage in Österreich museum in progress. Pichler, Cathrin (Ed.)/ Berka, Roman (Ed.), Edition Transfer, Springer, Vienna / New York, 2010.

The Moderns - Revolutions in Art and Science 1890-1935, 2010, Museum Moderner Kunst Wien
Publication, published posthumously: The Moderns - Revolutions in Art and Science 1890-1935. Pichler, Cathrin, Neuburger, Susanne (Eg.), Edition Transfer, Springer, Vienna / New York, 2012. 

The Moderns - Revolutions in Art and Science 1890-1935 was Pichler's last exhibition in autumn 2010 at the Museum Moderner Kunst Wien.

In March 2012 the art educator and curator was awarded the Cross of Honour for Science and Art 1st Class.