July 8, 2018                                Art Omi, Ghent (New York)            


Artist Open Weekend: Open Studios


 Art Omi 1405 County Route 22, Ghent (New York) 12075 


Where else in Columbia County can you see the work of 30 international artists in one place? After our relaxing Country Brunch, take a short stroll down to the studio barns, and see what the artists have been working on for the past 4 weeks, along with additional events and installations to be announced!
Karin Ferrari’s art is inspired by Internet subcultures that try to understand ‚whats really going on’. Her video series DECODING THE WHOLE TRUTH reveals hidden messages in pop music videos. Katy Perry’s music video Dark Horse for example is the encoded depiction of the archaic ritual magic an occult elite uses to secure its power. Well, it looks like there are hidden messages in the opening graphics of US American News Broadcasts too. You decide.




     14. Mai - 31. August, 2018                      RLB Kunstpreis 2018     


A r t  A w a r d    R L B   K u n s t p r e i s   2 0 1 8


RLB Kunstbrücke Adamgasse 1–7, 6020 Innsbruck




Karin Ferrari ist Hauptpreisträgerin des RLB Kunstpreises 2018. Die zwei Förderpreise verlieh die Jury den Künstlerinnen Anja Manfredi und Annelies Senfter.

Zur Förderung der jüngeren Tiroler Künstlergeneration hat die Raiffeisen-Landesbank Tirol AG im Jahr 2004 den RLB Kunstpreis gegründet. Seitdem wird dieser Preis für bildende Kunst alle zwei Jahre ausgeschrieben.
Ausstellung: Sarah Decristoforo, Karin Ferrari, Sophie Gogl, Bernhard Hetzenauer, Anja Manfredi, Matthias Noggler, Bernd Oppl, Gregor Sailer, Annelies Senfter, Esther Strauß, Benjamin Zanon

     8. Mai - 24. August, 2018                          Galerie Jünger, Wien    


Unmittelbar auf Papier


Galerie Jünger  Paniglgasse 17, 1040 Wien


 Mit Arbeiten von Christy ASTUY, Franz BEER, Michael BLANK, Erwin BOHATSCH, Max BÜHLMANN, Karin FERRARI, Fabian FINK, Jakob GASTEIGER, Rudolg GOESSL, Ilse HAIDER, Josef KERN, Peter KOGLER, Sabine MAIER, Alois MOSBACHER, Hans NEVIDAL, Hermann NITSCH, Oswald OBERHUBER, Gerald OBERSTEINER, Martin POHL, Arnulf RAINER, Frenzi RIFLING, Hubert ROITHNER, Elisabeth VON SAMSONOW, Robert SCHEIFLER, Karl SCHLEINKOFER, Gabriele SCHÖNE, Cluaida SCHUMANN, Karl SPÖRK, Hans STUADACHER, Karl-Heinz STRÖHLE, Alois TÖSCH, Anton WICHTL
     3. Mai - 27. Mai, 2018                            Lanserhaus, Eppan          


E a u   &   G a z   O p e n i n g


  Opening 3rd May 2018, 19:00 

  Talk 7th May 2018, 19:00 with Elif Erkan & Karin Ferrari  

Lanserhaus  J.G.Plazer Street 22-24, 39057 Eppan (Italy)


Artists and Writers: Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Helena Dietrich, Janneke Raaphorst, Masatoshi Noguchi, Elif Erkan, David Melz, Rosalyn D'Mello, Karin Ferrari, Christian Petersen, Marialena Marouda, Ersöz Ata.
Curators: Kathrin and Sarah Oberrauch

      20 e 21 aprile, 2018                           Spazio Murat, Bari      



Spazio Murat 
Piazza del Ferrarese, 70122 Bari BA, Italia



Il 20 e 21 aprile Spazio Murat ospita il secondo appuntamento di Souvenir, la rassegna di incontri nata dalla collaborazione tra Spazio Murat e 63rd-77th STEPS – Art Project Staircase . Il progetto, che anticipa l’Art Summer Camp del 2019, coinvolgerà artisti e rappresentanti di spazi indipendenti d’arte contemporanea, con la partecipazione di operatori locali.

VENERDÌ 20 APRILE - ore 19.30
Introduzione degli artisti Livio Caione (St Peter's Murder), Karin Ferrari, Vincent de Hoÿm e Anna Solal. Performances e installazione.

SABATO 21 APRILE - ore 17.30
Conversazione aperta tra Vincent de Hoÿm (TONUS, Parigi, Francia), Antonella Marino, (docente, giornalista e critico d'arte), e Fabio Santacroce (63rd 77th STEPS). Introduzione degli artisti Livio Caione, Karin Ferrari e Anna Solal.

  March 22, 2018               Cité International des Arts, Studio 8117, Paris 


Open Studio Collectif

Institut français & lauréats commissions

The laureates of the artist-in-residence program of the Institut français and of the Cité internationale des arts peer-sessions open their studios. Coming from all over the world, they will share with the public their work in progress and their experiences in residence. In parallel, the first 2018 edition of the debates of Dauphine Culture will be held in the Auditorium of the Cité internationale des arts and will invite to examine the articulation of Culture in French diplomatic politics in order to identify the actions implemented today and their stakes on the contemporary international scene (6:30 pm).
Karin Ferrari (Autriche/Italie) opens her atelier 8117
Karin Ferrari presents her recent artistic research about the images of French News Opening sequences. This research will result in an experimental docu-fiction DECODER Les Génériques de Téléjournaux in collaboration with INA - Institut national de l’audiovisuel, support of the the Cité International des Arts and the Forum Culturel Autrichien Paris. This work is part of her video series DECODING THE WHOLE TRUTH which analyses, interprets and claims to reveal hidden messages in TV clips and music videos. Its an artistic work on the threshold of fact and fiction contributing to discussions concerning digital literacy and fake news phenomena.
  March 22, 2018                        Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna 

M A G I C    C I R C L E

Kunstraum Niederoesterreich Herrengasse 13, 1010 Vienna
Magic Circle investigates current feminist interest in the figure of the witch within contemporary artistic production. The exhibition aims to enter into a dialogue with the activist-motivated reception of the witch in the 1970s in order to demonstrate that this current interest is definitely not ahistorical. However, the project focuses on the contemporary relevance of the topic by incorporating technological history, pop culture, knowledge structures, and social mechanisms of exclusion.
Opening: TH 22 03 2018
Duration : FR 23 03 – TU 15 05 2018

Curators: Katharina Brandl and Daniela Brugger

Artists: Johanna Braun (AT), Veronika Burger (AT), Veronika Eberhart (AT), Karin Ferrari (IT/AT), Roxanne Jackson (US), Robin J. Kang (US), Ariane Koch (CH) und Sarina Scheidegger (CH), Chantal Küng (CH) und Mara Züst (CH), Katja Lell (RU) und Laura Nitsch (DE/AT), Tabita Rezaire (FR), Linda Stupart (ZA), Suzanne Treister (UK)
read full interview on Artslant

  December 1st- January 21st 2018                Dias Kunsthal, Kopenhagen 

M y   M u s i c

The exhibition at Arken – Museum for Modern Art explores how pop music is inspired by art and uses art as an asset in music videos. Dias Kunsthal shows artists who work with pop music and music videos.
With works by Sidse Carstens, Karin Ferrari, Joáo Onofre, Oskar Jakobsen

  November 27 2017 19.30               Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris 
D E C O D I N G   ( T H E  W H O L E  T R U T H )
Screening of selected DECODING videos including the premiere of a new work made during Karin Ferrari's residency at the Cité internationale des arts. The screening will be followed by a talk with the artist and Sarah Mercadante, independent curator.
Karin Ferrari utilise des matériaux visuels issus de la culture pop et de la vie quotidienne pour explorer le présent. Ses recherches artistiques se concentrent sur des récits spéculatifs de la sous-culture internet au croisement de la théorie académique, de l’imagination politique paranoïaque et des désirs utopiques ésotériques.

Karin Ferrari présente une sélection de vidéos de la série DECODING (THE WHOLE TRUTH), qui prétend révéler des messages cachés dans des clips vidéo et télévisés. Elle s’inspire de vidéos extraites de la plateforme YouTube de la contre-culture qui tentent de comprendre « ce qui se passe vraiment ». L’artiste présente également en avant-première une nouvelle œuvre réalisée lors de sa résidence à la Cité internationale des arts. Les projections sont suivies d’une discussion avec l’artiste.
with the support of Federal Chancellery of Austria and Forum Culturel Autrichien

  25 - 27 Nov 2017      Former apartment of Mr. Mayrhofer, Boschweg 2a, Linz  
P a u l   i s   d e a d

What you ever never wanted to know about Conspiracy Theories




qujOchÖ feat. Dominika Meindl (AT), Karin Ferrari (AT/FR), Georgie Gold (AT), Claus Oberhauser (AT), Johannes Grenzfurthner (AT/US) and Donald Trump (US)

qujOchÖ invites to a gathering in a vacant apartment of a recently deceased propulsion engineer near voestalpine. The man’s legacy has been inspected, sorted and prepared. There are hints to past and actual conspiracies. On the opening evening president Dominika Meindl will convey an excessive welcoming message to the gathered people. The Austrian artist Karin Ferrari will uncover hidden messages in news programs during a live conference with the news studio in Paris and Georgie Gold pays as “The Golden Asshole” a sentimental DJ-tribute-set to Sir Paul McCartney, who died in 1966.


  November 1 2017 - January 31 2018         Postinternet.art, Wrong Biennale  

Postinternet.art @ The Wrong Biennale


The Wrong is divided into online and IRL locations around the world.



Postinternet.art is a pavillion of the Wrong online biennale curated by Juha van Ingen& Jarkko Räsänen in collaboration with FISH Gallery / FixC cooperative. The Wrong is the most compelling digital art biennale today. Its mission is to create, promote and push positive forward-thinking contemporary digital art to a wider audience worldwide through a biennial event that gathers the best art selected by the best, while embraces the young international talents of today’s exciting digital art scene. Artists of the Postinternet.art pavillion: Shahin Afrassiabi, Anne Horel, Natasha Angashanova, Santtu Mustonen, Karin Ferrari, Ville Kallio, Cordula Ditz, Bernhard Gustav, Anastasia Mikhaylova, Sisters From Another Mister



"Ferrari’s work is an exploration of the explosion of conspiracy culture in the internet age. The fact that this video is specifically about the ‘truth’  behind the symbolism of the internet means the it functions brilliantly on multiple levels of paranoia and digital creation." Christian Petersen, Artslant





 October 27 2017               SCCA - Center for Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana 



October 27, 7pm and 9.30pm  Slovenian Cinematheque, Miklošičeva 28, Ljubljana



A screening programm by DIVA Station, Slovenian Cinematheque and Ursula Blickle Video Archiv /21er Haus - Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna on the occasion of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage – 27th of October, pronounced for the first time in 2005 by UNESCO. 8 Videos from the Ursula Blickle Video Archiv curated by Claudia Slanar. Artists: Karin Ferrari, Hanakam & Schuller, Lydia Nsiah, Victoria Preuer, Katharina Schaar, Dagmar Schürrer, Christoph Schwarz, Edith Stauber

"Karin Ferrari latest issue of her DECODING series questions the status of the image as such." Claudia Slanar, curator Blickle Video Archiv / 21er Haus – Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna



        25.August 2017 21 Uhr                         Urkultfestival, Ritten       

Screening DECODING Die Intros der ZiB (THE WHOLE TRUTH)
anschließend Gespräch Karin Ferrari und Marco Russo


                               6x6 project, New York

The online plattform 6x6 project distributes Karin Ferrari's DECODING video series.



   August 4 – September 10, 2017             Tiger Strikes Asteroid, New York   


Revealing Reflected Refractions

Tiger Strikes Asteroid 1329 Willoughby Ave, #2A Brooklyn, NY 11237


BROOKLYN, NY – Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York is pleased to present Revealing Reflected Refractions, an exhibition featuring work by Andy An, Karin Ferrari, Hai-Hsin Huang, Alison Kudlow and Nooshin Rostami; curated by Jonathan Cowan and Rachael Gorchov. At turns playful, conspiratorial, empathic, humorous, political, and sensorial, the works in this exhibition serve as prisms that refract unseen truths, illuminating the familiar in unexpected ways. Andy An invites others to taste and smell the sensory memories of others through eating-based video games, Karin Ferrari reveals subtexts and biases in pop culture and news media by analyzing videos through the lens of conspiracy theories, Hai-Hsin Huang holds a metaphorical mirror to citizens of various cultures and sub-cultures, Alison Kudlow translates the formal and intangible qualities of reflected and refracted light into sculptural forms, and Nooshin Rostami activates air as a physical form by positioning bodies and fans in a space.

"Karin Ferrari's video unmasks subliminal messages and manipulations in the media by analyzing the opening graphics of Zeit im Bild, Austria's national news show. By using fringe belief systems ranging from mind control, space colonization, the Illuminati and alchemy to deconstruct the seemingly innocuous, Ferrari asks us to question who is informing our worldview, and to what end. Alternating between deadpan and tongue-in-cheek, she shows us that much of what we believe is shaped by our own biases." 


    7.– 8. Juli 2017                                       TINT, Hamburg     


TINT ein Fernsehsender von Studierenden der HFBK zum G20 Gipfel in Hamburg mit TV-ähnlichen Gesprächsformaten und Filmen von Harun Farocki, Karin Ferrari, Carmen Losmann, Katharina Pethke, Volker Sattel.



   4. Juli - 14. Juli 2017                        Büro Weltausstellung, Wien   


W O R K S   O N   P A P E R

Büro Weltausstellung Praterstraße 42/1/Mezzanin, 1020 Wien

Judith Fegerl, Karin Ferrari, Sara Glaxia, Sophie Gogl, Flora Hauser, Ulrike Lienbacher, Katherina Olschbaur, Claudia Plank, Maria Lassnig, Nino Sakandelidze, Marianne Vlaschits, Kerstin von Gabain


   4. Mai - 13. Juni 2017                              Galerie Jünger, Wien    

T h e   M a p   I s   T h e   T e r r i t o r y

Galerie Jünger
Paniglgasse 17 A, 1040 Wien

Eröffnung 4. Mai, 19 Uhr

                               S é a n c e
   23. Mai 2017, 19 : 00                                

Live Séance with Karin Ferrari (Vienna) and a Guest (Beyond the Veil)
with contemporary and occult communication technologies
Participatory Perfomance / Interactive Art / Communication Technology


"Both cyberspace and magical space are purely manifest in the imagination. Both spaces are entirely constructed by your thoughts and beliefs. Korzybski says that the map is not the territory. Well, in magic, the map is the territory. And the same thing is true in cyberspace. There’s nothing in that space you didn’t bring in.“ Mark Pesce (Interview mit Erik Davis in Wired/TechGnosis)

"The Wicked Watch of the West shows thirty seconds before the ‚Gnostic Apocalypse.‘ In the meantime, the world clock has advanced to two minutes until serious and irreversible damage to human’s and all other organism’s eco-habitat: Earth. Thank Gods, for a subterranean exhibition in Vienna that will guide us out of our infinite mirror-reflection in the coded sphere.…" read full review on schoenheitundverdauung.org



       15. - 29. March 2017                           Antarctic Biennale      


DECODING The Mysteries of Antarctica (THE WHOLE TRUTH)

Antarctic Biennale at Antarctic Biennale Ship, Antarctica



"Karin Ferrari's perilous expedition through the obscure terrain of Antarctic 'alternative facts' has resulted in an appropriately warped documentary. 'Decoding Antarctica: The Whole Truth ' will premiere onboard the Akademik Sergei Vavilov scientific research vessel after it crosses into the Antarctic Circle." Nadim Samman

The Antarctic Biennale is an international socio-cultural phenomenon that uses artistic, scientific, and philosophic methodologies to address shared spaces such as Antarctica, the Ocean, and Outer Space.




 March 10-12, 2017                  The Hangar - UMAM D&R & Dawawine, Beirut, Lebanon 


 The New Normal

The Hangar - UMAM D&R Slim Residence, Haret Hreik, Beirut, Lebanon


As seemingly distant and unlike things are remarkably linked into one another, the new rapidly evolves resembling the familiar as the familiar seems more and more ambiguous. What is most normal is also most strange and horrific. Although these propositions may appear mutually exclusive, in fact they might as well be mutually constitutive. Organzied by Murat Adash and Hiba Farhat



  13. Jan 2017, 18:00 Uhr                           Trafó Galéria, Budapest  


Predictive programming: Is Media Leaking the Future?

GONDOLAT PLASZTIKA (Thought Sculpture) at Trafó Galéria 1094 Budapest, Liliom u. 41


The event series GONDOLAT PLASZTIKA (Thought Sculpture) presents lecture-performances by the young artists Serafin Alvarez (SP), Karin Ferrari (AT), Szimán György (HU), who will guide through virtual spaces of video games, through music videos and endless corridors from sci-fi movies, until some hidden depths of the YouTube. Curated by Bori Szalai. Supported by Austrian Cultural Forum

Recently a Simpson’s episode from the year 2000 made headlines because it predicted Donald Trump’s election as US President. A simple coincidence or a case of predictive programming? Predictive programming is a controversial hypothesis about mind control in media: storylines or subtle images in movies and television shows are used to subconsciously familiarize the public with planned major events and substantial social changes. As a matter of fact, preemptive mass manipulation is already hidden in our everyday digital life in the form of algorithmic personalized search results (filter bubbles). Is predictive programming real? Is classified information leaked into sci-fi movies and music videos? Or do we manifest the images implanted into our collective consciousness?



 19. Nov 2016 - 30. April 2017        Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee Belgium 

 Jan Cremer & Multiplier

Frans Masereel Centrum Masereeldijk 5, 2460 Kasterlee, Belgium

Back to the exhibition in 1976 of 'wild animal' Jan Cremer and 'Multiplier', on the dual role of the print medium.
AMVK, Betsy Bickle, Pierre Bismuth, Marcel Broodthaers, Merlin Carpenter, Saskia De Jong, Karin Ferrari, Nat Finkelstein, Ryan Gander, Michel Houellebecq, Buster Keaton, Klet and co, La maîtrise, Frans Masereel, Willem Oorebeek, Peter Terryn, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Walter van den Broeck, Emmanuel Van der Auwera, Benjamin Verdonck, Gert Verhoeven, Andy Warhol



 02. Nov - 13. Nov 2016          21er Haus – Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst 

Young Art Auction Exhibition


Im November findet die YOUNG ART AUCTION von artware erstmalig im 21er Haus statt. Kunstwerke von über vierzig ausgewählten jungen Künstlerinnen und Künstlern werden ausgestellt und dann im Rahmen einer Abendveranstaltung von Andrea Jungmann (Sotheby’s) versteigert. Mit Werken von Thomas Albdorf, Anna-Sophie Berger, Nicolas Dellamartina, Elina Dzelme, David Eisl, Karin Ferrari, Daniel Ferstl, Philipp Friedrich, Sophie Gogl, Lena Goldsteiner, Moritz Gottschalk, Johanna Grotzke, Simon Iurino, Maureen Kaegi, Olivia Kaiser, Barbara Kapusta, Nicole Krenn, Eva Kupyrova, Cornelia Lein, Kinga Litkey, Angelika Loderer, David Meran, Andreas Messinger, Sebastian Mittl, Florian Nitsch, Matthias Noggler, Noële Ody, Katherina Olschbaur, Julian Palacz, Rade Petrasevic, Soso Phist, Markus Proschek, Lucia Elena Průša, Hanna Putz, Rosa Rendl, Paul Riedmüller, Alexander Ruthner, Tom Streit, Tanja Taborin, Lukas Thaler, Julian Turner, Andreas Werner, Stefan Wirnsperger, Amelie Zadeh, Julia Zastava. Kuratiert von Severin Dünser.



 Samstag, September 24, 23:00                           unsafe+sounds festival

DECODING Katy Perry’s Dark Horse (THE WHOLE TRUTH)

Screening beim Ø SYNCHRO-MESH (unsafe+sounds festival) www.unsafeandsounds.com
Celeste Hamburgerstrasse 18, 1050 Wien


 September 20st - 25th, 2016                Parallel Vienna 2016, Room 2.28 


Artist Statement at Parallel Alte Post Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010 Wien
 Tuesday 20. 9, 13:00 - 22:00 Opening


 September 9 - October 9, 2016            Coupe de Ville, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium 

So You Wanna Play with Magic?

Installation about magic, tricks + technology for Coup de Ville 2016,  a triennial in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium that occupies the city with site-specific contemporary art. This edition focuses on privacy, rituals and masks, identity in hyper-digital times. An initiative by WARP, a contemporary arts platform.  

Artists: Michaël Aerts (BE), Katja Aufleger (DE), Leyla Aydoslu (TR / DE), Younes Baba-Ali (MA), Tim Baute (BE), Clare Benson (US), Ignace Cami (BE), Anton Cotteleer (BE), Sylvie De Meerleer (BE), Paul De Vylder (BE), Ella de Búrca (IE), Karin Ferrari (AU), Buntu Fihla (ZA), Joris Ghekiere (BE), Wieteke Heldens (NL), Žiga Kariž (SI), Fatou Kandé Senghor (SN), Catriona Leahy (IE), Dana Levy (IL), Sanjeev Maharjan (NP), Erik Nerinckx (BE), Mairead O' hEocha (IE), Joris Perdieus (BE), Stefan Peters (BE), Bart Prinsen (BE), Rashanna Rashied-Walker (US), Maria Tsagkari (GR), Katerina Undo (GR), Jonas Vansteenkiste (BE), Niko Van Stichel (BE), Simón Vega (SV), Wim Wauman (BE), Chantal Yzermans (BE), Dirk Zoete (BE)


  Bregenz Biennale 2016 

An instant on the one minute biennal review by Aurora Sinistra   



 July 1 - August 10, 2016          V Moscow International Biennale for Young Art

DECODING Katy Perry’s Dark Horse (THE WHOLE TRUTH) 

Trekhgornaya Manufaktura, Moscow www.youngart.ru

V Moscow International Biennale for Young Art  (curated by Nadim Samman) presents the short film DECODING Katy Perry’s Dark Horse (THE WHOLE TRUTH) by Karin Ferrari, which reveals hidden messages in the music video Dark Horse by Katy Perry.  Experimental docu-ficition, en, 20 min, 2016

The rhetorical form of DECODING Katy Perry’s Dark Horse (THE WHOLE TRUTH) by Karin Ferrari, is clearly inspired by a rich vein of independent documentaries on YouTube which purport to uncover or correctly analyze the symbolic manifestations of major conspiracies in our public life. Set in Memphis - Egypt - and suffused with hieroglyphic imagery, an ultra light pop-music video by the eponymous American star receives a dogged, and deadpan, analysis in a voiceover supplied by the artist. Like the underground media whose idioms it highlights, Ferrari’s argument is by turns weirdly convincing and highly implausible.

(Nadim Samman)



Freitag, 29. Juli 2016 Screening

Frameout - digital summer screenings
MuseumsQuartier, 1070 Vienna, Austria



 26 May 2016                       Palais des Beaux Arts / University of Applied Arts, Vienna

Karin Ferrari: Hyperconnected (The Whole Picture)

14.00 - 15.30    Free guided visits with Karin Ferrari. Palais des Beaux Arts Rudolf von Alt Platz, 1030 Vienna

16.30                 Systemic Structure Seance (Applied Demonology) with the artist as part of Coded Cultures: Openism
                          Universität für angewandte Kunst Oskar Kokoschka Platz 2, 1010 Wien Neubau-Trakt, 6. Stock.
                          Register here

The visual encodings marking the digital interface might be possessed with a subversive symbolic potential. The symbolic dimension of the digital interface desires to be recognized and examined, which will also unleash its magical transformative power. Is the wireless icon the antidotal counterpart to the all-seeing eye? Or are we simply already entangled in the ever present surplus of symbolic meaning?  In Hyperconnected (The Whole Picture), Karin Ferrari introduces a speculative chart mapping the flux of meanings between a cluster of icons related to the web. By appropriating and re-envisioning mimetic signs and their syntactical relations, new technicoloured virtual possibilities emerge from the ominous undercurrents that flow through planetary telecommunication networks and archaic power structures. Next time you touch a WiFi symbol, a different kind of connection might be established.

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Karin Ferrari: Hyperconnected (The Whole Picture) 26.5.–15.07.2016


Screening and artist talk: Sunday 1st May 2016, 6 PM Videotage, Hong Kong


Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong

The Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival curated by Ivanov + Chan presents the short film DECODING Katy Perry’s Dark Horse (THE WHOLE TRUTH) by Karin Ferrari, which reveals hidden messages in the music video Dark Horse by Katy Perry. According to Ferrari’s interpretation Perry’s music video is the encoded depiction of the archaic ritual magic an occult elite uses to ideologically secure its power. The idea for film is based on a type of video that has emerged on YouTube in the grey zone of fiction and facts and attempts to visually grasp the complex and opaque power structures of the present. Experimental docu-ficition, en, 20 min, 2016

Exhibition: Sunday 7th May 2016, 7 PM - 11 PM Videotage, Hong Kong

Back to the Future

Videotage Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Back to the Future is a pilot project created by Juha von Ingen aiming to create a more ecological, scalable and transportable platform for bringing digital art to very different kind of places and venues. The artworks (animated GIF's) are online and can be viewed during the festival only by personal mobile devices by scanning a QR core from the festival T-shirt. The artworks are made available to all on the website www.northernvideoart.net/btf with Amanda Siegel, Christina Kramer, Emilie Gervais, Genetic Moo, Gretta Louw, Haydiroket (Mert Keskin), Karin Ferrari, Kathrin Günter, Jarkko Räsänen, Juha van Ingen, Nicolas Boillot, Systaime A.K.A Michaël Borras, Raquel Meyers, Roland Gätzschmann. The presentation is part of The Papay Gyro Nights Art Festival curated by Ivanov + Chan.



 Sunday 6 March 2016, 11.50 ORF III


Analyse der unterschwelligen Botschaften in den Intros der Österreichischen Nachrichtensendung Zeit im Bild seit 1955. Analysis of the subliminal messages hidden in the opening credits for the Austrian national television news broadcast 'ZiB'. ZiB is the acronym for Zeit im Bild (time in an image). 



Saturday 5 March 2016 7 PM - 1 PM Royal Military Museum Brussels


Royal Military Museum Jubelpark - Cinquantenaire 3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

During Museum Night Fever the Royal Military Museum organizes a large-scale War Party with more than thirty contemporary artists. Ferrari's The Whole Truth Disco is a live DJ/VJ set on pop culture and collective paranoia. 


Samstag, 27. Februar 2016, 13.00 Uhr Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen Innsbruck

Workshop und Vortrag

Hyperstition: Challenging Dominant Reality Today

mit Mark Fisher, Armen Avanessian, Karin Ferrari

Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen, Weiherburggasse 13/12, 6020 Innsbruck




13. Januar 2016, 19.00–21.00, 21er Haus – Museum for Contemporary Art / Blickle Kino
21er Haus Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

Karin Ferraris Interesse gilt den Vorstellungslandschaften, den Zeichen und Symbolen der Populärkultur, aus denen sich die Ikonografie bekannter Musikvideos speist. Diese zerlegt und analysiert sie, sodass kein Bedeutungsbaustein mehr auf dem anderen bleibt. Ferrari bezieht sich dabei ebenso auf die Distributions- wie Rezeptionsmechanismen von Videoportalen wie  Youtube. Doch geht es ihr nicht um kritische Distanz dazu, sondern um eine Form der Aneignung, die die Faszination, die diese grelle Ästhetik letztendlich auch auf die Künstlerin selbst ausübt, mitdenkt. So steht die Frage wie die Verbreitung und Migration visueller Inhalte funktioniert schließlich neben jener nach einer möglichen post-medialen Kondition. (Claudia Slanar)

DECODING Azealia Bank’s Atlantis (THE WHOLE TRUTH), 28 min, English, 2013/2015
DECODING Katy Perry’s Dark Horse (THE WHOLE TRUTH), 22 min, English, 2015
DECODING Lady Gaga's Bad Romance (THE WHOLE TRUTH), 20 min, English, 2011/2016

Danach: Q&A mit der Künstlerin, moderiert von Claudia Slanar (Kuratorin Blicke Video Archiv)




Buchpräsentation in der Galerie Jünger, Paniglgasse 17 a, 1040 Wien
Donnerstag 3. Dezember 2015 19.00 Uhr      20.00 Uhr Fritz Ostermayer im Gespräch mit Karin Ferrari
Karin Ferraris Malbuch besteht aus einfachen Motiven zum Ausmalen, die auf Gestaltungselementen basieren, die stark verbreitet sind in Firmenlogos, Musikvideos und in der Unterhaltungsindustrie und die eine wachsende Internet Community mit einer geheimen Agenda in Verbindung bringt.

Karin Ferrari. COLORING BOOK. Occult Symbolism in Pop Culture. 40 Seiten, English, 14 Euro
Collector's Edition, Auflage 40 Stück mit einer Originalzeichnung, 40 Seiten, English, 100 Euro






TSA presents Artist-RUN. Ocean Terrace Hotel, 7410 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach, FL
December. 1–6. 2015 at THE SATELLITE SHOW.

Maria Anwander, Thomas Ballhausen, Johanna Braun, Karin Ferrari,
Kerstin von Gabain, Robin Kang, Anna Khodorkovskaya, Elke Silvia Krystufek,
Muntean/Rosenblum, Michael Niemetz and Elisabeth von Samsonow.

Created by Johanna Braun









ITAF starts on August 13th and is broadcasted for one month in ARD Text, ORF TELETEXT and ORF III TELETEXT, Swiss Text and arte Teletext. It will be also part of the Ars Electronica Festival 2015 "Post City", in Linz/Austria, September 3rd to 7th 2015. Since it was launched in 2012 the International Teletext Art Festival ITAF has been enjoyed by over two million people in Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and Finland. The festival can be experienced in millions of private homes which makes it one of the biggest media art events in the world.

with Bakketun & Norum (NO), Christina Kramer (DE), Emilie Gervais (FR), Holger Lippmann (DE), Ian Gouldstone (US), Karin Ferrari (AT), MadAsHell (US), Maria Lavman Vetö (SE), Matthias Moos (CH), Max Capacity (US), Paula Lehtonen (FI), Ryo Ikeshiro (JP), Bernhard Garnicnig & Lukas Heistinger (AT), Rich Oglesby (GB) and Rainer Kohlberger (AT). The 2015 festival is curated by Juha van Ingen from FixC cooperative, Helsinki/Finland. http://www.teletextart.com/de/





                      Auratic and Other Phenomena                      
 Galerie 5020 Residenzplatz 10, 5020 Salzburg 
Ausstellungsdauer: 16. 07. - 29. 08. 2015

Die Ausstellung thematisiert Verbindungen und Überschneidungen von Symbol, Religion, Ritual, Esoterik und Populärkultur im künstlerischen Feld. Verhandelt werden dabei  Wirkung und Gebrauch von Zeichen und Symbolen in populärkulturellen Kontexten (Herbert De Colle, Karin Ferrari), rituelle Handlungen und Bewegungsabläufe (Bouillon Group, Kay Walkowiak) oder katholische Bildtraditionen (Renate Hausenblas, Gerold Tusch). In Yogalala Sessions erproben Serge Stephan und Perrine Trebal mit dem Publikum eine neue Form von Amateur-Yoga. Ein Film von Pedro Gonzàlez-Rubio zeigt die Suche nach spirituellen Erfahrungen und alternativen Lebensweisen und eine experimentelle Dokumentation begleitet die queere Gemeinschaft der Radical Faeries in Österreich (Vogt/Karst/Petz). Mit: Bouillon Group, Herbert De Colle, Karin Ferrari, Pedro Gonzàlez-Rubio, Renate Hausenblas, Didi Neidhart, Serge Stephan & Perrine Trebal, Gerold Tusch, Georg Vogt / Christan Karst / Bastian Petz, Kay Walkowiak

Auratic und Other Phenomena thematisiert Verbindungen und Überschneidungen von Symbol, Religion, Ritual, Esoterik oder Populärkultur als künstlerisches Feld. Auratic and Other Phenomena revolves around the connections and overlappings of symbols, religion, ritual, esoteric, popular culture as artistic approach. Idee / Organisation – Erik Hable





Eröffnung Dienstag, 9. Juni 2015, 17:00

BAR DU BOIS Bauernmarkt 9, 1010 Wien

mit Arbeiten von Karin Ferrari, Hyo Lee, Johann Lurf, Magda Tothova and Bernhard Garnicnig
21:00 live: SUPERSKIN (Sama Rec., Feathered Coyote, Baba Vanga)

Die Ausstellung ist Teil des Unsafe+Sounds Festival 2015, ein Festival organisiert von Struma+Iodine. Sie versammelt unterschiedliche Positionen, die sich zum Großteil mit vorgefundenen Musik- und Videoclips auseinandersetzen, diese dekonstruieren, um so Gegenlesarten zu ermöglichen.

more infos and links
www.unsafeandsounds.com ΦΦΦΦΦΦΦΦΦ
sound mixhttps://soundcloud.com/unsafe-sounds/unsafesounds-mix-2015
social mix https://www.facebook.com/events/396259377235011/



Tiroler Volkskunstmuseum
Universitätsstrasse 2, 6020 Innsbruck

Eröffnung und Performance SUBLIMINAL MESS von Karin Ferrari und Grace B.
23. April 2015, 18.00 Uhr

Obwohl Zeichen und Symbole auf das Wesentliche reduziert sind, können sie komplexe Informationen übermitteln. Diese Botschaften sind vielschichtig, doch keineswegs willkürlich. Anhand einer Fülle von Objekten beleuchtet die Ausstellung unterschiedliche Facetten dieser nonverbalen Kommunikationsform, geht der Bedeutung von Alltagssymbolen nach und begibt sich auf die Suche nach den historischen Vorläufern der digitalen Icons. Die Ausstellungsbeiträge der Künstlerin Karin Ferrari befassen sich mit der Instabilität von Zeichen, deren Bedeutung sich je nach Kontext ändert.

Ausstellungsdauer 24. April 2015 – 8. November 2015

Konzept und Gesamtleitung von Karl Berger und Anna Horner




Berg und Tal

Ybbsitz, Eröffnung Fr. 17. April 2015, um 19:45 Uhr im FeRRUM-welt des Eisens, Markt 24, 3341 Ybbsitz. Ausstellungsdauer bis 17. Mai 2015

Reichenau an der Rax, Eröffnung Mi. 24. Juni 2015, um 18:00 Uhr, im Kulturschloss Reichenau, Schlossplatz 9, 2651 Reichenau an der Rax. Ausstellungsdauer bis 12. Juli 2015

Allentsteig, Eröffnung am Fr. 21. August 2015, um 19:00 Uhr, im Schüttkasten Allentsteig, Hamerlingstraße, 3804 Allentsteig. Ausstellungsdauer bis 30. August 2015

Ziersdorf, Eröffnung am Do. 10. September 2015, um 19:00 Uhr, im Konzerthaus Weinviertel, Hornerstraße 7, 3710 Ziersdorf. Ausstellungsdauer bis 11. Oktober 2015

Gars am Kamp, Eröffnung am Fr. 2. Oktober 2015, um 19:00 Uhr, im Zeitbrücke-Museum Gars, Kollergasse 155, 3571 Gars am Kamp. Ausstellungsdauer bis 26. Oktober 2015

mit Arbeiten von

Christy Astuy, Michael Blank, Karin Ferrari, Rudolf Goessl, Josef Kern, Bettina Letz, Martin Musič, Oswald Oberhuber, Yvonne Oswald, Martin Pohl, Hubert Roithner, Hans Schabus, Robert Scheifler, Werner Schnelle, Martin Schrampf, Claudia Schumann, Fritz Simak, Karl-Heinz Ströhle, Alois Tösch, Anton Wichtl, Klaus Dieter Zimmer

Konzept und Kuratierung: Andrea Jünger 





Karin Ferrari

Galerie 22a Wilhelm Greil Str. 15/1, 6020 Innsbruck

Eröffnung: 4. Oktober 2014, 11 Uhr
es spricht Karin Pernegger, Leiterin Kunstraum Innsbruck

Ausstellungsdauer 4. Oktober 2014 - 31. Oktober 2014

Formalästhetisch kann man das alles auf X und Kreuz runterbrechen.
X marks the plot. A with unicorns populated plothole.
Der Ausstellungstitel ist entnommen aus einer Presseaussendung
der vatikanischen Sternwarte von 2008.



IN DER KUBATUR DES KABINETTS - der Kunstsalon im Fluc


23. Juli 2014 - 19. August 2014


Akram Al Halabi
Franz Amann
Ahu Dural
Karin Ferrari
Nika Kupyrova
Fabian Seiz

Kuration : Ursula Maria Probst









Karin Ferrari

Montag, 3. März 2014,
AfG - Archiv für Gegenwart, Mühlfeldgasse 5, 1020

"The music makes the point hit home. Without it, I would've been like, "this is some crazy ubllisht". Now I'm all like, "obviously!"."

"the goverment r years n years ahead of us, wether it b techno1ogy, top secret information or anythin e1se... know1edge is power. u need 2 1earn about ur enemy cus hes sure 1earning about u. ne1 who doubts 1ook up fema camps. obama making concentration camps 1ike hit1er did.. n there not there for show... he p1ans on puttin peop1e in there who wi11 not give up there guns wen the po1ice state takes over.. p1ease dont sneer or doubt reasearch it............. ur eyes wi11 b opened. b1essings a11."

"This is amazing and almost unbelievable!"

"MUST SEE!!!!1!!11"

aus der serie: related videos, kuratiert von der abteilung dreiundzwanzig des archiv f. gegenwart.






 Karin Ferrari


Eröffnung Mittwoch, 27. November 2013

SWDZ Gärtnergasse 14, 1030 Wien






Projizierte Sexualitäten 
Eröffnung: Dienstag, 19. November 2013, 19.00 Uhr
mo.ë, Thelemangasse 4, 1170 Wien

Mittwoch, 20. November 2013 - Sonntag, 24. November 2013, 14.00 - 19.00 Uhr

Die Vienna Art Week inkludiert dieses Jahr erneut Offspaces - in diesem Rahmen wurde auch mo.ë eingeladen, kuratorisch zu wirken. Simon Veres (Die Ausstellungsstrasse) und Christian Bazant-Hegemark (mo.ë) haben entlang des generellen Themas der Woche ("Projecting Worlds") eine Gruppe Kunstschaffender eingeladen um eine Ausstellung zu Sexualität als vielschichtigem, multidimensionalem Projektionsraum umzusetzen.

Ausstellende: Raphaela Anouk, Christian Bazant-Hegemark, Peter Becker, Arnold Berger, Ida-Marie Corell, Hélène van Duijne, Theresa Eipeldauer, Karin Ferrari, Paul DeFlorian, Dejan Dukic, Verena Dürr, Fanni Futterknecht, Werner Jaksits, Jakob Lena Knebl, Xenia Lesniewski, Michail Michailov, Milan Mladenovic, Julian Palacz, Paula Paulus, Julia Rublow, Berivan Sayici, Hanno Schnegg, Björn Segschneider, Salvatore Viviano, Marianne Vlaschits, Anna Werzowa.




Art with Function

ADDS DONNA, 4223 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL
Opening: 2nd of June 2013, 1 to 5 pm

... takes up the Viennese tradition of applied arts and develops it further in accordance with the present day.Since this is neither handicraft nor design, the artwork remains its own consistent independent work. The project has set itself the task of demonstrating the impossibility of assigning the work of young artists to a genre and also the fact that the claim of an artistic work cannot be confined to the narrow frame of a picture on the wall.

This exhibition concept was developed in 2012 and has already been successfully executed twice in Vienna. Now it has become a traveling concept. Johanna Braun and Michael Niemetz, the two creators of "The Chic Boutique", have selected unique Viennese artists for this presentation in Chicago.

Participating Artists:

Roman Achitz, Cornelis van Almsick, Puneh Ansari, Ovi Anton, Tizia Barci, Anna Barfuß, Johanna Braun, Emma Maud Corrall, Marco Dessi, Driendl*Architects, Anna Egarmina, David Eisl, Lionel Favre, Karin Ferrari, Paul Philipp Heinze, Denise Herz, Kathi Hofer, Elke Krystufek, Mahony, Sands Murray-Wassink, Michael Niemetz, Micha Payer + Martin Gabriel, Stefan Reiterer, David Roth, Fiona Rukschcio, Elisabeth von Samsonow, Michael Strasser, Annete Tesarek, Jenni Tischer, Magda Tothava, Christian Weissenberger, Niki Weitzer, Julia Zastava & Magdalena Zeller.

4223 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL
Gallery Hours: Sundays 1 to 4 pm
and by appointment (Tel: 312.912.9601)
Directions: Green Line, Pulaski Stop

Preview: 26th of May: 1 to 5pm
Opening: 2nd of June: 1 to 5pm