Nina Prader

Nationalität ................. USA
Wohnort ...................... Berlin (GER)
Bereich ........................ Medienkunst: Print
Empfehlende Institution RIAT – Research Institute for Arts & Technology
Zeitraum ....................... Dec 16

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Nina Prader is an artist and arts and culture writer. She was born in Washington D.C.. She received her BFA at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston (Tufts) and at the Slade in London in affiliation with UCL. She continued her studies for her MA in Critical Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria under Marina Grzinic and Diedrich Diederichsen. She currently lives, works, and researches between Berlin & Vienna, pursuing text and image arts and printed matters. Her printed Matters take shape in zines, comics, artist books and arts and culture journalism, and most recently a radio show “Paper & Tape”. She has exhibited and written internationally in Boston, Vienna, Berlin, and London. She was Coteacher to Nicholas Wild and Sarnath Banerjee at the International Summer Academy in Salzburg and has worked for Sigute Chlebinskaite’s Knygu Salis (Land of Books and artist Book Studio) in Vilnius, Lithuania, Printed Matter Inc., Interference Archive, and Avital Geva’s Greenhouse: Arts and Ecological Center.Exhibitions2016Die Kurbel, Spoken-Word Performance im Rahmen der Ausstellung Ich bin, varim, je suis Abendrot -Susanne Kriemann, Galerie im Körnerpark, BerlinLady Liberty Re-mix: Pour la Paix. Spoken word als Teil der Performance Serie kuratiert von Vanessa Grosvenor & Zofia Nierodzinska im Rahmen der Ausstellung Blood, Sweat, Tears -Mathilde ter Hejne, Galerie im Körner Park, Berlin.Comics zur Post-Erotik. Philosophy Unbound. Flutgraben, BerlinAkte A-Z: Lehrende der Internationalen Sommerakademie 2016, Salzburg2015MemoryGames: Lebendiges Archiv Gesprochener Widerstand, WIENWOCHE und DÖW, WienThe Front: Cupcake Rant Continued, Ms. Baltazar's Laboratory, WienReferring to…Lehrende der Internationalen Sommerakademie 2016, Salzburg2014Austerity Cake/ Sparkurskuchen, Vitrine Rheintaler, WienLavare, Sandleiten, Soho in Otterkring Festival, WienMemory Games, The Vienna Project and Psychosoziales Zentrum Esra, WienUrbanes Sehen: Lehrende der Internationalen Sommerakademie 2016, Salzburg2013Collaborations, Im Muschelgrund im Körnerpark, Temporary Autonomous Zone mit ff, BerlinHerzsplitter/ Heart Shards, School, WienThe Keys to her Place, curated by Bernadette Atzengruber, WienMoss-eum, in Zusammenarbeit mit Olivia Jaques, Friday Exit, Lenikus Studios, WienAn Evening with Ellador hosted by Mathilde ter Heijne, Magda Tothova, Ruth Weissmann, Berlin2012Dildo Anus Power/Queer Abstraction Conference, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, WienAbraktion und Subtraktion, selected by Esther Stocker and ff, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, TAZ, WienKeine Zeit/ Busy, 21iger Haus, WienHeart Shards, Howard Art Project, Dorchester, MAMuseum of Dangerous Women, Wild Theatre Off-Space, Wien2011Painters Rags, Howard Art Project, Dorchester, MAMoreover, Strang Print Room, UCL, London, UKDear Susan, Sasoon Gallery, Slade Media Group exhibition, London, UKInsatiable, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA2010Code Girls, Austrian Embassy, Washington, D.C.Farewell: other Other, Yes.Oui.Si. Space Boston, MAUtacopalypse, Yes.Oui.Si. Space. Boston, MANarratives, Group Exhibition, GASP Gallery, Brookline, MAStudent Annual, All School Group exhibition curated byDina Deitch and Andrew Witkin, School of the Museum School, Boston, MAFABULOUS VISCOSITY, Group exhibition, Museum School, Boston, MATheorizing Art, BAG Gallery, Museum School, Boston, MAPublikationenPrint & Online: Wespennest, BerlinArtLink, Exberliner, Metropole: Vienna in English; The Vienna Review; Skug: Journal für Musik; Augustin; Rolling Stone Berlin; An.schläge; Bildpunkt; engagée: politisch-philosophische Einmischungen; Jungsheft; Mitscharf; Vite Editions Kataloge & wissenschaftliche Texte:DÖW Jahrbuch. Fanatiker, Pflichterfüller, Widerständige. MemoryGames: Lebendiges Archiv — Gesprochener Widerstand. 201621iger Haus. Busy Keine Zeit. 2012Zines: MemoryGames. 2014-15; The Front. 2014.; Blue Stockings. 2014 ; Luck Star. 2013; Struwwelliese: Burn-Out Revolution. 2012; The Little Doubters. 2011; Gastro-Porn. 2011; Cupcake Rant or Lament. 2011.Zine Fairs & Workshops:2016: MemoryGames in Zusammenarbeit mit nomadicArt, Zentrum für Kunst&Urbanistik, Berlin Make Kit Zine, Workshop, Angewandte Art & Science, WienGastvortrag: "The Leaflet/Zine/Artist Book as a Social Tool" #Riafeniz, Künstlerhaus, GrazAngewandte Innovation Lab (AIL): Print Weekend., WienKnygu Salis: Land of Books Studio, Lit Expo 2016,Vilnius, LitauenLesVoiZines: Zinefest, Gent, BelgienZineship 2#. Coded Cultures Festival. Alte Polizeistation. WienZineShip1#. Transformer. Raum D, Museumsquartier, WienMemory Games meets Anne Frank Workshop Fichtnergasse & Kulturkontakt, WienOur Comics Ourselves: Vulnerable Paper, Loud Speech Bubbles,Interference Archive, Brooklyn, NY2015: Self-Publishing Saturday, WienBerlin Zine Fest; Make:it Zine with Artistic Bokeh, Urbanize Festival, WienMemoryGames Workshops: Living Archive, Spoken Resistance, DÖW, WienNot a Cupcake, Zine-making workshop mit Mz. Baltazars Laboratory, Wien2014: Berlin Zine Fest; Helsinki Comic Festival;2013: Berlin Zine fest Gastvortrag mit Impulse Tanz und Zine workshop mitVeronika Zott und Amanda Pina im Nada Lokal, WienZine Fair Kunsthalle Wien2012: Zine Workshop, Lisa Ruyter Gallery mit FF, Wien; Kunsthalle WienRed Emmas Zine’s Fair Baltimore Book Festival, MD, USA

Projektinfo

A collaboration with RIAT & LadyLibertyPress
During my stay at the MQ Residency, I aim to design the analog & digital foundations for a Public Open Source Zine Library in close collaboration with RIAT’s Open Publishing Lab as well as conduct applied interdisciplinary and alternative filing and cataloguing experiments through discussions, a workshop & artistic publications on printed matters.
From its origins in analog subcultures like Riot Grrrl, sixties avant-garde to eighties punk, the zine has undergone major cultural shifts, becoming a fixture in art institutions, university archives, and on the art-fair market as a genre and artistic format onto its own. From Ed Ruscha’s hefty artist books to the artist book subcultures surrounding the Risograph-printer, The research project: On Paper Trails collectively, theoretically, and practically seeks to uncover how ephemera has acted and still acts as an agent and carrier for political and artistic discourses. By examining utopian ideologies behind feminist zine-archives to experimental libraries, from printing to the distribution methods, I hope to research and lay the ground-work for a variety of questions, relating to printed matters.

Dokumentation

During the course of my residency at the Institute for Research Art & Technology and MQ, I spent my time laying the theoretical and practical foundations for the OZL (Open Zine Library), a presence library dedicated to international and sub/cultural printed matters, specifically zines.
In strong collaboration with the Open Publishing Lab at RIAT, I researched the ethics that define zine-values in contrast to classical notions of the library and experimented with alternative ways of archiving through methods of display and events.
In addition to defining the codes, principles, and values under which the OZL will operate in the form of a manifesto, a workshop on how to DIY file zines and their code of ethics took place, entitled “File_Under: Zine-CORE”. A moderated open conversation on the “State of Zine in Wien” crystallized the vibrant and diverse zine communities world-wide (Link:https://cba.fro.at/331903) and there was a first soft opening of OPEN ZINE LIBRARY DAY which displayed and highlighted certain categories from the collection as well as a tape collection by an OZL donor from Transformer.
The outcome of these tests made apparent how nomadic, precarious and personal —but still, politically radical— these pieces of paper are and can be.
Even within shifting contexts and cultural narratives, they symbolize and activate free and creative thought and agency. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to provide caring, respectful places, moments, workshops, events to come together around these objects to foster thriving zine-communities. The OZL hopes to provide such a space of thought for the readers, technocrats, bibliophiles,  activists, authors, artists, self-publishers and newbies who may happen upon it. This library is an event, authored by its people.

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