HANSEL SATO

Born in in Trujillo, Peru. He came to Vienna in 1998 with the Unesco-Aschberg grant for art and since then he has been living and working there. He studied painting and graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts from Vienna with Prof. Franz Graf. Before that he was Assistant at the Universidad Católica de Lima. He has represented his country at several biennales and international events. His artistic work includes figurative painting, comic, drawing and art in public space dealing with postcolonial theory. He works in various collectives in Vienna and Peru and is co-head of the Vienna art festival SOHO in Ottakring. Since 2015 he is Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Education in the Arts, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

EDUCATION

October 1999 - November 2004:
Masters degree in painting and graphic design, Academy of Fine Arts by Prof. Franz Graf, Vienna.

April 1989 - March 1994:
Painting studies, Universidad Catolica, Lima by Prof. Julia Navarrete, graduating as the best student.

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ACTIVITIES

Since 2015: Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Education in the Arts, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Since 2014: Co-head of the Vienna art festival SOHO in Ottakring.

2013: Co-head of the Interdisciplinary Master Degree Programme in Latin-American Studies in cooperation with the University of Vienna. 

2008-2013
Workshop and Seminary leader and speaker at conferences at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Alpen-Adria University of Klagenfurt, University of Innsbruck, Academy of Fine Arts Sofia, Zurich University of Arts ,Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.

1995-1999: Assistant professor at the Universidad Católica de Lima, Peru.

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PRIZES AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2013
Annie and Henry Sussman Prize, Vienna.

2011
Austrian Federal Chancellery and the City of Vienna sponsorships for the project "Regendering Media".

2010
Annie and Henry Sussman Prize, Vienna.
KÖR (public art) sponsorship for the project "Austrian news", Vienna
Artist in residence grant from the city of Vienna for a residence in Warsaw

2007
Heinrich Böll Foundation and Socio Cultural Fund sponsorships for the project "Building Bridges" virtual art mediation between Kassel and Latin America, in the framework of documenta 12 (Kassel), 2007

2003
Austrian Federal Chancellery sponsorship for the project "The art of the other", cross-cultural workshop in Lima, Trujillo and Vienna

1998
Unesco- Aschberg scholarship , Vienna

1995
National painting contest organized by Southern Peru, third prize
National painting contest organized by Banco de Credito del Peru first prize

1994
Adolfo Winternitz prize, Lima
National Painting Contest Southern Peru, second prize

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EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

2016

"Uncanny materials. Founding moments of Art Education" ("Unheimliche Materialien. Gründungsmomente der Kunsterziehung"), Gallery XHIBIT, March 2016, Vienna, together with Anna Artaker, Ramesch Daha, Zsuzsi Flohr/Benjy Fox-Rosen/Eduard Freudmann/Eva Reinold/Luisa Ziaja, Lena Rosa Händle, Minna L. Henriksson, Sekretariat für Archivpolitiken, Geister und Lücke, u.a. Curators: Elke Krasny und Barbara Mahlknecht

2015

„Hombres“, Centro cultural de España, March 2015, Montevideo (Uruguay). Curator: Paula Delgado.

"Mother of the year. Between Empowerment and Crisis: Images of Motherhood from 1900 to Today" ("Rabenmütter. Zwischen Kraft und Krise: Mütterbilder von 1900 bis heute"), LENTOS Kunstmuseum Linz, October 2015, international group-exhibition. Curators: Sabine Fellner, Elisabeth Nowak-Thaller und Stella Rollig.

“Display Praterstern” Poster exhibition in public space, October 2015, Vienna, together with Marina Grzinic & Aina mid, Lena Rosa Händle, Anna Jermolaewa, Lisl Ponger, Gerald Straub, Petja Dimitrova, Bernhard Cella, u.a. Curators: Ursula Maria und Martin Wagner.

2014

"We came across the road" (“Über die Straße sind wir gekommen“), Art space SUBURBIA (Linz), together with Johanna Klement, Ursula Kolar-Hofstätter, José Pozo and Emilio Santisteban, August 2014, Linz.

„Abrazar“, interdisciplinary participative project (installation in public space, exhibition, performances, workshops) at the art festival Soho Ottakring 2014, together with Emilio Santisteban, Vienna.

2013

Coordinator of the art project "Give your vote to a migrant" ("Wahlwexel jetzt!") at the art festival Wienwoche 2013.

“Display Praterstern”. Poster exhibition in public space, September 2013, Vienna, together with Anna Jermolaewa, Ovidiu Anton, Kamen Stojanov, Anna Ceeh u.a. Curators: Ursula Maria und Martin Wagner.

"In your interest", Gallery IG Bildende Kunst, September 2013, Vienna, together with Vasilena Gankovska and Susanne Schuda.


2012

Coordinator of the art project "City Guide for refugees and migrants to stay in Vienna" ("Bleibeführer_in Wien“) at the art festival Wienwoche 2012

"Austrian News 2012" ("Österreichische Nachrichten 2012"), media project in open space dealing with Gender issues, Vienna

„Performing essentialism“, performance at the IV Bienal Internacional de Performance “Deformes”, Santiago de Chile.

2011

"Men", poster-campaign in Karlsplatz (Resselpark), October 2011, Vienna

2010

"With us no (national) state to make", Lower Austria Art gallery (KRNÖ), September 2010, Vienna, together with Ovidiu Anton, Petya Dimitrova, Eva Engelbert, Marina Gržini? / Aina Smid, Marlene Egger, Can Gülcü, Ana Hoffner, Anna Jermolaewa, Lena Lapschina, Mikhail Mikhailov, Tina Oberleitner, Lisl Ponger, Roswitha Weingrill.
Curators: Walter Seidl and Ursula Maria Probst

2009

"Zle wychowanie", Austrian Cultural Forum, Warsaw, April 2009

"Last model standing", Local 30 Gallery, Warsaw, April 2009

2008

"Telenovela", Aula Gallery / Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, March 2008, together with Carla Degenhardt, Oscar Sanchez, Carlos Pérez, Vasilena Gangovska, Basile Baixe, Katrin Wölger, Carla Bobadilla.
Curatorial Advisory: Andreas Spiegel
Idea and concept: Hansel Sato, Carla Bobadilla

2006

"Latin lobby", Museumsquartier, art gallery Freiraum, Vienna, May 2006, together with Carla Bobadilla, Carla Degenhardt, Oscar Sanchez, Carlos Pérez.

"Desplazados", Open House Oberwart (OHO), May - June 2006, together with Consuelo Vargas.

2005

"Belgrade Diary", Museum of Applied Art, Belgrade, August 2005, together with Isabella Schmidlehner.

"Real Presence - Floating Sites", 5th International Workshop with performances at the Biennale, curated by Biljana Tomic and Dobrila Denegri, Giardini park, Venice, June 2005.

"Fortress Europe 2", Gallery Art Workshop, October 2005, Tulln.

"Fortress Europe", exhibition in the framework of art festival "Soho in Ottakring", May 2005, Grundsteingasse 45-47.

2004

Participation in the Festival of flags "Wind Art" on the island Jenju, South Korea, November.

Exhibition "Paradise is elsewhere", Parque Reducto, Lima September - October 2004.

Participation in the project "To be continued" - communication platform for artists, business people and passers-by - in the Lerchenfelderstr. 77, 1070 Vienna (Prince interiors), October-November 2004.

Exhibition and presentation of the project "The art of others" , Laudongasse studio. 39, 1080 Vienna, April 2004, together with Andrea Klement.

2003

Realization of the project "I love you, I love you too. And now ...?" as part of Soho in Ottakring, Vienna, May - June 2003 together with Betsabeh Aghamiri, Andrea Gabaldoni and Tania Bedrinana.

2002

Participation in the project "Plain Air", organized by Robert Rumas with the participation of students from the Academy of Fine Arts, at the Kunsthalle Karlsplatz, Vienna, September 2002.

2001

Exhibition "Images of Vienna", Mexican Cultural Center Vienna, May 2001.

2000

Peruvian-Japanese contemporary artists, gallery Trío, Honduras.

1999

Contemporary Latin American art, gallery Arcangel, Vienna.

1998

Exhibition "Esperando a Godot" Gallery Jüttner Vienna, organized by the Austrian Federal Chancellery, August - September 1998.

Participation in the second Biennial of Lima.

1997

Participation in the exhibition "Libertad de expresión" organized by Telefónica del Perú

1996

Representative of Peru to the second biennial of Cagnes, France

Participation in the first Biennial of Lima

1995

Exhibition "La soledad de los espejos", Gallery "Forum", Lima, May 1995.

Representative of Peru on the first Biennale of Macedonia.

 
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