Silvie Aigner

Graduated from the University of Vienna in Art History, postgraduate studies in Cultural Management at the Danube University Krems. Head of Artscope International’s Vienna offices from 1991 to 1994. Regular publication in art history journals, exhibit catalogs, and artist monographies. Lectures and exhibit openings. Silvie Aigner is an active author and curator specialized in contemporary art for international and Austrian museums and collections. Publisher of the scientific book series res urbanae and a three-volume publication on art in Carinthia from 1945 till today. Since 2005, she has joined up with Theresia Hauenfels to organize exhibit symposiums and projects for the raumimpuls gallery in Waidhofen/Ybbs.

1984-1991 Art History studies at the University of Vienna 1991 Diploma thesis on the drawings of Max Weiler under Prof. Konrad Oberhuber 1992-1994 Post-graduate degree in Exhibition and Curating at the Danube University Krems. Doctorate in Austrian Sculpture from the University of Applied Arts under Professor Manfred Wagner

Work Experience (abbreviated)
1991-1994 Head of the Vienna offices of Artscope International (based in New York), Art Insurance and Transport Department 1992-present  Regular publication of articles in Parnass, Morgen-Nö-Kultur, Die Presse,, Brücke, SIM’S Kultur,, and many more. Various publications in exhibit catalogs and artist monographies. Lectures and exhibit openings. 1995 Production manager of the exhibit EINBILD, Vienna Secession 1998-2000 Assistant at Atelier Peter Kogler 2003 Organisation of and catalog production for the exhibit ORTE Neues Feld; Skulpturen im Burgenland about sculpture in Burgenland, Neufeld/Leitha, Burgenland
2003 Curator of the exhibit Künstlerinnen in Österreich von 1945 bis heute (Artists in Austria from 1945 to today), Kunsthalle Krems 2003 Gegenpositionen in the Museum of Modern Art, Stiftung Wörlen, Passau 2005 Collaboration on the exhibit publication Klimt, Schiele, Moser, Kokoschka, Musée d’Orsay, Paris. Responsible for project team selection. Curator of the Forma Corporis exhibition of 10 sculptors in the Waidhofen/Ybbs municipal museum 2006 Curator of the Austria from 1900-2000. Confrontations and Continuity exhibition together with Prof. Wieland Schmied, Sammlung Essl, Klosterneuburg, responsible for the section “Contemporary Art after 1980” 2006 Typefaces exhibit with Leo Zogmayer, Hans Kupelwieser, Gudrun Kampl, Heinz Gappmayr, Markus Hofer, et al., Waidhofen/Ybbs 2006 Expressionist. Tendencies in Austrian Painting from 1960 to Today book and exhibit, Danubiana Art Museum, Bratislava 2006 Curator of an exhibition of the works of Ahmet Oran and Michael Kos, Waidhofen/Ybbs municipal gallery 2006 Art studio in the second district of Vienna, Hotel Kunsthof, Vienna 2006 Curator of the exhibit Crossover III, Les Passages, Gallery of Fine Arts Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia 2006 Forma corporis II, 12 Positions on Sculpture, Palais Liechtenstein, Feldkirch 2007 Raum:Konkret with Gabi Mitterer, Jakob Gasteiger, Barbara Höller, Fritz Ruprechter, et al., Waidhofen/Ybbs Municipal Museum 2007 ver-bindungen, an exhibit for Tyrolia-Head in the Schloss Thurnmühle bei Schwechat 2007 Gudrun Kampl: Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt, art intervention in the stairwell of the Vienna Belvedere. Curating, hanging concept, and catalog design together with Peter Baldinger. 2007 Townscapes – Stadtlandschaften, in conjunction with Matthias Hermann’s class of photography, Academy of Fine Arts, Hotel Kunsthof Vienna 2007 Kunst;stoffe Hotel Kunsthof Vienna
2006-present Editor of the scientific book series res urbanae at the Präsens publishing house 2007/08 Sport im Bild, Kunsthotel Vienna 2008 Program, Waidhofen/Ybbs
2008 MILLSTATT Contemporary Art, in the Millstatt Monastery as part of Carinthia’s wasser.reich events 2008 Curator of the exhibit K08 Emancipation and Confrontation. Art from Carinthia 1945 to Today. Ten different locations in Carinthia: Museum of Modern Art Klagenfurt, Werner Berg Museum, Museum Nötsch, Stift Ossiach, Bildhauerzentrum Krastal, Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt, Schaukraftwerk Forstsee, Stadt Klagenfurt, Alpen Adria Galerie Klagenfurt, Napoleonstadel-Kärntens Haus der Architektur, www.
2009 Creation of a website about contemporary art in Carinthia 2009 a matter of form, Plattform Bäckerstrasse 4, 1010 Vienna