LIFEWORLDS OR TRUE DREAMS. Fr, Sa and daily by appointment.

Ida SzigethyCatrin BoltViktor KröllPatrick Topitschnig

Ida Szigethy born and grew up in an artistic family in Vienna. Her first artistic impressions were the great exhibition of “Paul Klee”, the “Surrealism” at the Secession and the Art Club exhibition Friedensreich Hundertwasser in Vienna. She was already in her highschool years part of a circle of writers and painters. With the poet Konrad Bayer she played in Peter Kubelka’s film “Mosaik im Vertrauen”, which received the first prize at a festival of experimental film in Paris. For many years she did filmwork in front and behind the camera with her husband, the fimmaker Ferry Radax. In these years she started to paint as autodidact. After her divorce she decided definitely for painting and from 1970 on she began to show her work in galleries in Austria and abroad.

For the book “Ida und Ob” by the Austrian writer Barabara Frischmuth she realized a painting for the cover.1973 she did the illustrations for the children’s book “Herr Mantel und Herr Hemd “ by the Austrian novelist Gerhard Roth, for the Insel Verlag, Frankfurt/Main. 2000 Friedensreich Hundertwasser chose one of her paintings to become a stamp of the Austrian post in the serie “Modern Art in Austria” 2001 she took part in an exhibition with 12 artists “Boites d’artistes” at the gallery Gladys Mougin, Paris, it was a big success;

Travelling was and still is very important for Ida Szigethy, in reality as well as in her imagination. She lived in Vienna, Zurich, Munich, Brussels, Amsterdam, Venice, Bali and Réunion Island and since 1978 in Paris. Ida Szigethy continues her nomadic life, she travelled all over Europe, the United States, Brazil, Greece, Turkey, Israël, India, Ladakh Thailand, Cambodia, Bali, Java, Singapore, Hawaii, Seychelles and the Réunion island. After these trips to Java, Bali and Réunion and impressed by the beauty of the island, the volcano, the chameleonss and the flowers, she starts paintings inspired by the tropical flora et fauna.

Her paintings are in the collection of the Albertina museum Vienna, the Austrian Chancellery Vienna, Oesterreichische Postsparkassa Vienna, the Artothek in Vienna as well as in the Artotheque St Denis, Réunion island and in various important private collection in Paris, London, Milan, Vienna, Amsterdam, Washington, Réunion as well as in the collection of Friedensreich Hundertwasser in Venice.

Catrin BOLT, 1979 born in Friesach, lives and works in Vienna. 2003 Diploma Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien (Peter Kogler). Many exhibitions in Europe  and otherwhere. P. e.: 2003: “Durch welchen Beton?”, Kunst Raum, Bern; 2004: “Upast na fortepiano”, Sajus Modernii, Projekt Sozialism u Realisma, Wolgadonsk, Russland; 2006, Indie, Georgia  2014, etc.: “Kirtische Seilschaften”(cirtic guilds), ACF Drow, Norway. In my artistic practice I realise projects that are reacting on and integrating in the situations they are shown in. I engage intensely with the contents and complexity of locations and structures and make them perceivable in a different way by minimal interventions and unusual methods of presenting them. Exploring the various possibilities of art, its perception and thus conception, I try to develop projects beyond conventional exhibition practices, integrating art in daily life and dealing with public space. I am working situative and in different media, according to the circumstances, creating a special kind of fiction by new ways of viewing everyday surroundings.


Kroell studied information design and worked for more than a decade in advertising and communication strategy before he decided to change life. Now he works in various fields connected to media theory, coding systems, dystopia/utopia and spirituality in the broader sense. On philosophical level he works on the understanding of urban and pagan culture as well as the semiotic systems of religions and other power structures.

In 2012 he invented the Analog Binary Code – a drawing technique to visualize our hidden consciousness. In special art and team building events he use this technique to visualize the Cloud Consciousness of a group.

He is guest lecturer at the Institut of Design & Communication (University of Applied Sciences, Graz).

His life in short:

born 1979 in Graz (Austria), husband, father
1995-1999 playing improvisational theater
1999-2003 university-degree for information design
2002-2009 corporate communication, branding
2009-2011 start-up for communication strategies
2012-present artist, thinker, teacher

Kroell works on artistic concepts to influence the future of humankind.
Kroell studied information design and worked for many years in advertising before he decided to work in art only. He has a profound knowledge in media theory, technology development, communication strategies, spiritual systems and codes.

He invented the Analog Binary Code – a drawing technique to visualize the Cloud Consciousness. The cloud members create images, using both hands to make dots (half by consciousness, half by sub-consciousness). Referring to early computer graphics, the images are simply created by the presence and absence of information. The final result is a screen for the recipient’s visual memory (visual experience). Everybody sees, what he or she is able to decode.


Patrick Topitschnig is a Vienna based filmmaker and audio artist and also collaborates on theatre projects.

After he finished his studies in Commercial Information Technology he studied Intermedia Art and Narrative Film in Vienna and Berlin under the likes of Bernhard Leitner, Erwin Wurm, Constanze Ruhm and Thomas Arslan. For his diploma in 2012 he produced the experimental video “Right to Hospitality”.

He received several awards, such as the Fred Adelmueller Grant and the Ursula Blickle Preis for his video “Concision of the Whole” (2007) (“Zerschneidung des Ganzen”).

In 2013 he was granted the STARTstipendium for video and media art (Austrian Federal Ministry for Culture and Arts).

He works primarily with video and sound, often within installative contexts. His works center on direct physical experience and immediate reception of time, as well as on enduring and measuring the passing of time on a visual or on an acoustic basis. Permanent repetitions or continuous oscillations constitute a recurrent theme.