16.6. 2023 – 5. 11. 2023                                   Museum Ladin Ciastel de Tor, Gadertal  

Trienala Ladina

‚Karin Ferrari is an extremely versatile media artist. She uses visual material from pop and everyday culture to describe and investigate the phenomena of our times. Ferrari makes playful and skillful use of ambivalence as a technique, working with the grey ares between fact and fiction, with conjecture, conspiracy theories, and myths. The genesis of her artistic investigation lies in the analysis of speculative narratives engendered by internet subcultures and propagated through social media. Ferrari investigates and documents a wide range of paranoid political make-believe and esoteric utopian desires, subjecting them to her own interpretation in experimental docu-fictions. Since 2018, Ferrari’s interest has shifted towards the topic of pseudo-sacred commerical architecture. (…) The collagesque installation on display here represents a progression of the theme and was created specially for this exhibtion.’
Günther Oberhollenzer on the occasion of the Trienala Ladina 2023

Installation view SHIMMERING CHASMS. How To See Invisible Things. Foto: Gustav Willeit

  2.3. 2023 – 12.3 2023                       HAU – Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin 

Spirits, Jinns & Avatars
On Magic in the Digital Age

With Ulduz Ahmadzadeh / عطش ATASH عطش contemporary dance company, Nadezhda Bey, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends, Karin Ferrari, Wellington Gadelha, Núria Guiu, Adham Hafez, Houseclub präsentiert: Caliimusik & Serkan Ünsal, Eisa Jocson, Paul Maheke, Mazaher, Nkisi, Pemanagpo, Philippe Quesne, Valerie Renay, She She Pop, Die Wilde Jagd, Lu Yang. Curated by Petra Poelzl

 To the festival programme 

 About Karin Ferraris installation TechnoAnimadidas at HAU 



  24.10.2022 – 26.10.2022                           BRUX Freies Theater Innsbruck, Vorbrenner  

T E M P L E    O F    G A   G A

Im BRUX realisierte Ferrari eine tricky-trashy Sound- und Videoinstallation über pseudo-sakrale Architektur. Teil der Installation ist die Spoken-Word-Sound-Serie Travelmyth Fictional Tapes, eine Kollaboration mit dem Musiker und Sound Artist Francesco Fonassi.

Videodocumentation  (excerpt)


 7.7. 2022 – 23.3 2023       Palais Eschenbach at TCI Consulting with Galerie Jünger 

Haunted Landscapes of Desire

Visit by appointment


10.09. 2021 – 16.03.2022    Museion of Modern and Contemporary Art, Bozen/Bolzano


Museion presents TECHNO, the first instalment of TECHNO HUMANITIES, a long-term program involving all spaces, aspects and members of the institution. Assembling themes emerging from confrontations between humanity, ecology, technology and economy, TECHNO comprises an international group show that will occupy the entire Museion building, a public program, a day rave and the TECHNO Reader — an anthology of commissioned critical texts on techno and globalisation.

Contributing artists: Riccardo Benassi, Paul Chan, Nicolò Degiorgis, Karin Ferrari, Massimo Grimaldi, CC Hennix, Tishan Hsu, Mire Lee, Ghislaine Leung, Isabel Lewis, Piero Martinello in collaboration with Franco Ruaro, Sandra Mujinga, Nkisi aka Melika Ngombe Kolongo, Emeka Ogboh, Yuri Pattison, Daniel Pflumm, James Richards and Steve Reinke, James Richards, Jacolby Satterwhite, Leander Schwazer, Sung Tieu, Jan Vorisek among many others.

TECHNO is curated by Bart van der Heide, Director of Museion, in collaboration with an international research team including Francesco Tenaglia, art critic and curator, Florian Fischer, stage director and author and Frida Carazzato, curatorial assistant at Museion.

The TECHNO Reader, includes texts by Caroline Busta & Lil Internet, Matthew Collin, Anna Greenspan, Bart van der Heide and Matthew Herbert, and will be published by Hatje Cantz Verlag. The publication will be available at the exhibition opening.

“When it comes to subculture, commitment is key. There was no such thing as a part-time Punk. Yet, in the case of techno subculture, one can enter and leave at any moment. In a way, the techno experience has flawlessly adapted to the demands of the freelance workforce of a post-industrial era.” Bart van der Heide





Karin Ferrari ✭ Lona Gaikis ✭ Bernard Garnicnig ✭ Peter Moosgaard

✭ Mittwoch, 07.07.2021 ✭
14.00 – 17.00 Uhr

✭ Donnerstag, 08.07.2021 ✭
16.00 – 19.00 Uhr

Das MALL RETREAT besteht aus einer Reihe experimenteller, künstlerischer und theoretischer Beiträge und Workshops in und um das Kaufhaus SILLPARK in Innsbruck. Schaman:innen versuchen mit dem Geist, der allen Dingen innewohnt in Beziehung zu treten. Welcher Ort ist besser dafür geeignet, als ein Kaufhaus, wo es so viele dieser Dinge gibt.




THE NEW HOLY is a plea for the interweaving of nature and technoculture: the technoid and consumer-oriented present day enters into a liaison with phantasms and metaphysical longings that operate outside the prevailing world view.

Since 21.6. the hanging sculpture Animadidas is presented in the atrium of the shopping mall SILLPARK. A totem-like object made of fragments from techno-animism and consumer materialism.

The next 10 days I’ll spend in the forest building an installation on these coordinates: 47°17’47.8″ N 11°26’12.7″ E. It’s about 200 m from a place called Seven Paths (I don’t make this up, it’s true). Seven Paths is a big crossing in the middle of the forest and there’s a wayside cross on a tree. These types of wayside crosses are called Marterle and there are quite a lot of them along the hiking trails in Tyrol. By the way, one of the things Tyrol is called, is the Holy Land. Also, the Malleus Maleficarum, the Hammer of Witches, has its tragic origins here (apparently Heinrich Kramer institutionalised his theories and methods in this book in an act of revenge after the Bishop of Innsbruck basically told him to fuck off and leave the poor women Kramer was obsessed about alone). However one time I was walking unusually early through the woods. The morning fog was still hanging in the trees. I reached Seven Paths just at the moment when a nun in full black garment bowed to the wayside cross. It was beautiful and also a bit spooky. From my perspective it looked like the nun was bowing to the tree. It reminded me of the religious practices I’ve seen in South East Asia where small altars and offerings are scattered all over the place (not just religious sites) and have a distinct animistic feeling to it.

On 07.07. and 08.07.2021 a Shamanic Mall Retreat will take place with Karin Ferrari, Lona Gaikis, Bernhard Garnicnig and Peter Moosgaard. Further information concerning registration and participation can be found at


   May 12 – December 31, 2021                     WRO Art Center, Wrocław  

19th Media Art Biennale WRO

WRO Art Center Widok 7, 50-052 Wrocław, Poland

Media Art Biennale WRO 2021 REVERSO is going to present m y h t n i x – a psychedelic live action/animation short film Karin Ferrari (Story, Script, Animation) made in collaboration with Peter Moosgaard (Art Director) and Bernhard Garnicnig (The New Whole) who composed the film soundtrack entirely on his mobile phone.

Media Art Biennale WRO 2021 REVERSO starts on May 12. The international program comprising four subsequent exhibitions and hybrid activities will run until December 2021. A program of media art exhibitions and presentations taking place both in real spaces in Wroclaw and/or held simultaneously at another venue, such as the Watermans Art Centre in London, HEVRE in Cracow and Mains d’Oeuvre in Paris.

Participating artists
Tatsuru Arai (Germany) / Kat Austen (Germany/UK) / Sharon Azagi (Israel) / Adam Basanta (Canada) / Joacélio Batista (Brazil) / Nikodem Biegowski (Poland), Mikołaj Torz (Poland) / Anna Bielawska (Poland) / Marcos Bonisson (Brazil), Khalil Charif (Brazil) / Persijn Broersen (Netherlands), Margit Lukacs (Netherlands) / Nicolas Carrier (France), Marie Ouazzani (France) / Úrsula San Cristóbal (Chile) / André Damião (Brazil) / Gil Delindro (Portugal) / Ozgur Demirci (Turkey) / Maria Roszkowska (Poland), Nicolas Maigret (France) / Tomasz Domański (Poland) / Charlotte Eifler (Germany) /Karin Ferrari (Italy), Bernhard Garnicnig (Austria), Peter Moosgaard (Austria) / Francesca Fini (Italy) / Elvin Flamingo (Poland), Jowita Nowakowska-Gołacka (Poland), Łukasz Pindor (Poland) / Amalia Foka (Greece) / Chloé Galibert-Laîné (France) / Marta Giec (Poland) / Wojciech Gilewicz (Poland) / Dimitris Gkikas (Greece) / Niklas Goldbach (Germany) / Rodrigo Gomes (Portugal) / Jérémy Griffaud (France) / Ben Grosser (US) / Laura Grudniewska (Poland) / Krystian Grzywacz (Poland) / Kurt d’Haeseleer (Belgium), Frank Vigroux (France) / Darsha Hewitt (Canada) / Hui Ye (China) / The Internet of Dead Things Institute: Benjamin Gaulon (France), Jerôme Saint-Clair (France) / Aleksander Janicki (Poland) / Kazuhiro Jo (Japan) / Matt Kenyon (US) / Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau (UK) / Eline Kersten (Netherlands) / Kaisu Koivisto (Finland), Anna Nykyri (Finland) / Karolina Konopka (Poland) / Agata Kościołowska (Poland) / Kasper Lecnim (Poland) / Sasha Litvintseva (Russia) / Robin Lopvet (France) / Gretta Louw (Ausutralia) / Nicolas Melmann (Argentina) / Martin Messier (Canada) / Matteo Messina (Italy) / Mikro Orchestra: Paweł Janicki (Poland), Mariusz Jura (Poland), Jarosław Kujda (Poland), Małgorzata Kujda (Poland), Tomasz Procków (Poland) / Mŏk_pang_: Aleksandra Sarna (Poland), Tomasz Kmiecik (Poland) / Rebby Montalvo (US) / Ben Morris (UK) / Amy Muhoro (Kenya), Weronika Wysocka (Poland) / Horacy Muszyński (Poland) / Olena Newkryta (Austria) / panGenerator: Piotr Barszczewski (Poland), Krzyszof Cybulski (Poland), Krzysztof Goliński, Jakub Koźniewski (Poland) / Dario Di Paolantonio (Italy) / Yorgos Papafigos (Greece) / Lorenzo Papanti (Italy) / Ivan Petkov (Bulgaria) / Liliana Piskorska (Zeic) (Poland) / Post-Bio-Internet Collective: Sofia Braga (Italy), Fabricio Lamoncha (Spain), Matthias Pitscher (Germany) / Klaudia Prabucka (Poland) / Tivon Rice (US) / Kinga Rybak (Poland) / Vera Sebert (Germany) / Susan Silas (US) / Alexandr Sokolov (Russia) / Mateusz Stanuszek (Poland) / Yana Suslovets (Ukraine) / Tytus Szabelski (Poland) / Iza Szostak (Poland) / Telcosystems: David Kiers (Netherlands), Gideon Kiers (Netherlands), Lucas van der Velden (Netherlands) / Total Refusal: Robin Klengel (Austria), Leonhard Müllner (Austria), Michael Stumpf (Austria) / Olga Truszkowska (Poland) / Paul Turano (US) / Łukasz Twarkowski (Poland) / Beny Wagner (Germany) / Kamil Wesołowski (Poland) / Przemek Węgrzyn (Poland) / Piotr Wyrzykowski (Poland) + Echo Ho (China/Germany) / Bartosz Zalewski (Poland)

Artistic Director of the WRO Biennale Piotr Krajewski

Director of the WRO Art Center Viola Krajewska

Organizer WRO Art Center / WRO Center for Media Art Foundation






     14 November 2020 – 14 Februar 2021                Galerie Jünger, Wien    


„The best thing to happen to New York City’s
architectural discourse since Ghostbusters.“


Bookpresentation and Exhibition
Galerie Jünger Paniglgasse 17 A, 1040 Wien

Soft Opening Saturday 14. November 2020 11.00 – 18.00
+ Sunday November 15 2020 14 – 18.00

The exhibition remains open until End of December 2020
Tue until Fr 14.00 – 18.00, Sa 11.00 – 14.00 und nach Vereinbarung

Part of the Vienna Art Week Open Studio Days
Online Programm Saturday 14. November
More information here
I’ll give a quick tour at 15.10 – 15.25
Here is the link to the Zoom meeting


“I came to New York City to research pseudo-sacred commercial architecture in the United States for six months. These often anonymous and ignored structures can be found all over the world. Yet they are particularly ubiquitous in the United States, where many casinos, banks, hotels, shopping centers, wellness and entertainment facilities imitate and reference mythical and sacral building elements.

Spring 2020 turned out to be a rather special time for this research trip. The beauty of spring in New York City was both fascinating and terrifying. When the metropolis emptied during the Covid-19 lockdown, it felt like I could really see the city for the first time. This is when I noticed a very special architectural phenomenon in Manhattan. Infrastructures, such as elevator shafts and water tanks, or multi-level penthouse units, which actually look a lot like places of worship, tower up on many New York City skyscrapers. I like to call them the Rooftop Temples of New York City.”

Karin Ferrari
Lower East Side, New York City
30 March 2020

ed. Karin Ferrari
VfmK Verlag für moderne Kunst

2020, 300 pages
€ 18.00

This book was made possible thanks to the support of the Benno Barth Award;  Federal Ministry Republic of Austria for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport; Südtiroler Landesregierung / Abt. deutsche Kultur; Südtiroler Künstlerbund.


The Joy of Paranoia  Performance/Lecture                
KU Linz – Katholische Privat-Universität Linz    




   4. Juli 2020 – 18. April 2021      Frauenmuseum Hittisau   

B I R T H    C U L T U R E

OPENING Sa July 4 2020, 17.00  

The exhibition tells about traditional midwives’ knowledge and medical achievements, rituals
related to birth from all over the world and the underlying creation myths. It allows insights
into our everyday and lifestyle culture, helping us understand physiological processes, it incorporates
recent knowledge and challenges the possibilities of today’s reproduction technology.

With Gesline Anrango, Renate Bertlmann, Juliana Cerquiera Leite, Sieglinde Tatz Borgogno, Louise Bourgeois, Sevda Chkoutova, Gloria Dimmel, Jane Dunker, Silvia Duran Piedra, Valie Export, Karin Ferrari, Judith P. Fischer, Christiane Forstnig, Lucero González, Nesa Gschwend, Glenda Hecksher, Cornelia Hefel, Ana Griselda Hine, GynePunk, Konrad Honold, Barbara Anna Husar, A.M. Jehle, Birgit Jürgenssen, Bernhard Kathan, Mary Kelly, Alice Lex-Nerlinger, Ina Loitzl, Paula López Droguett, Bianca Lugmayr, Lucia Madriz, Claudia Mang, Tasha Marks / AVM Curiosities feat. Petra Raid, Maina-Miriam Munsky, Nina Lyne Gangl, Yamanik Pablo Barrios, Paula Pin, Projecte Úter, Judith Samen, Saba Skaberne, Annegret Soltau, Anna Stemmer-Dworak, Ronja Svaneborg, Bianca Tschaikner, Margarita Valero Cuevas, Nurith Wagner-Strauss, Anna Witt und Les Reines Prochaines.

Curated by Stefania Pitscheider Soraperra, Anka Dür und Brigitta Soraperra



    So. 25. April 2020, 8 Uhr 40                   ORF III    

m  h  y  t  n  i  x

m h y t n i x  ist ein psychedelisches Roadmovie in dem sich drei gelangweilte Millenials aufmachen, um nach dem Ursprung des modernen Allheilmittels Lithium zu suchen. Besonderes Augenmerk verdient die Ästhetik des Experimentalfilms. In aufwendiger Handarbeit hat Karin Ferrari eine eigene Bildsprache entwickelt. m h y t n i x  ist eine dichtgepackte Erzählung, die uns mitnimmt auf eine Reise in die unbewussten Weiten des Internets.

m h y t n i x  ist eine Kollaboration von Karin Ferrari, Bernhard Gustav und Peter Moosgaard und ist im Rahmen der Filmförderreihe , Bytes & Film mit Unterstützung des Bundeskanzleramts, der Akademie der bildenden Künste und dem Zentrum für Wissenstransfer Ost entstanden.

Originaler Soundtrack  m h y t n i x    t a p e s  von The New Whole™


      So 17. November 2019, 20.00                                          Vienna Art Week, Auditorium der Angewandten      

M A K I N G   T R U T H

Filmscreenings und Talk
Friedrich von Borries,  Karin Ferrari, Martha Kirszenbaum, Lisl Ponger in conversation with Angela Stief


                    7. – 9. November 2019                                               Premierentage, Innsbruck                         

M E G A   M E M E

A public awareness campaign and propaganda meme for DECODING THE WHOLE TRUTH.

Installation im öffentlichen Raum in Kooperation mit den Premierentagen 2019


            3 November 2019 – 19 January 2020                                 Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam           

Cmd P for 2079

Allard Pierson Museum Oude Turfmarkt 127, Amsterdam

Artists: Åbäke (UK), Karin Ferrari (AT / IT), Emre Hüner (TR / NL), ooooo (*)

What will printed artwork look like in 2079? Will it still exist or will the digital world have permanently repressed tactile media? For the exhibition Cmd P for 2079, AGA LAB and curator Sofie Dederen selected four international artists who are researching print and speculating on the future of the medium during the artists-in-residence program. Who will determine what and how we transfer, and how does the volatility of digital media affect future generations and their power structures?

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of AGA LAB, Cmd P for 2079 is a co-production of AGA LAB and Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium), in close collaboration with the Allard Pierson and with financial support from the Mondriaan Fonds, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie NL, Pictoright Fonds and Prince Bernhard Cultuurfonds. Thanks to: Platform 0090 Vlaanderen and Kessels Kramer.

Karin Ferrari, Holy Freaks (Detail, Woodcut, 2019)


      Freitag, 4. Okt – 10. Nov 2019                       Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz    

Karin Ferrari
Aliens, Sex + Paranoia

Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis Galusstrasse 10, Bregenz
Eröffnung 4. Oktober 2019, 20.00 Uhr

Karin Ferrari, Bad Dreams Catcher, 2019 Foto: Ronja Svaneborg

The Bad Dreams Catcher is a protection device. A firewall for the realm of dreams, hopes and desires. Bad Dreams (Taylor Swift, LWYMMD) or Fake Dreams (also dreams faux) are dreams that are bad for you. Fake dreams aren’t nightmares, that torment you at night. They haunt you during the day! They appear to be inspirational or motivational of some kind and promise a wonderful life but the truth is they are little more than a beautiful lie. They might seem to be a great thing but believe me: they’re not. Bad dreams are a sort of psycho- emotional malware programmed into 3D human collective (sub)conscious by the forces in power in order to maintain status quo.



                   Sunday, 8 September 2019, 18.00                                 Kunsthalle Karlsplatz Vienna                  

Hysterical Mining
Artist Presentation: Karin Ferrari

For the “Hysterical Mining Artists’ Presentations” the discursive space at Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz will act as a platform to make visible practices that combine interests in feminism and technology. A number of invited artists, as well as some of the artists participating in the exhibition “Hysterical Mining”, will present their work, research, ideas and inspirations.

Karin Ferrari uses media from pop and everyday culture to investigate the present. Her artistic research focuses on speculative narratives at the threshold of academic theory, paranoid political imagination and esoteric utopia desires. Her artistic work is often inspired by an Internet subculture that tries to understand “what’s really going on”. For the past two years Karin Ferrari has been travelling on research trips and residencies in the USA, Europe and South East Asia.

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO TM (TRASH MYSTICISM). Ferdinandeum – Tyrolean State Museum (Photo: Christa Pertl)




                      31.08. 2019 – 31. 10. 2019                                             Hofburg, Brixen                          

B E A U T Y   C A S E
Die Schönheit der Schöpfung bewahren

Vernissage Samstag, 31.08. 2019, 11 Uhr

Hofburg Brixen
Hofburgplatz 2, 39042 Brixen

Mit AliPaloma, Nicolò Degiorgis, Jasmine Deporta, Karin Ferrari, Kalter König, Manuela Kerer, Linda Jasmin Mayer, Petra Polli, Maria Walcher. Kuratiert von Michael Rainer und Thomas Rainer

Die vom Südtiroler Künstlerbund und der Hofburg Brixen gemeinsam mit der Brixner Initiative Musik und Kirche und dem Institut De Pace Fidei veranstaltete Sonderausstellung beschäftigt sich mit den zeitgenössischen Erscheinungsformen der Schönheit, ihrer Verletzlichkeit und den Hüllen, die sie bewahren.…/ausstellung-zeigt-alternative-fakten-aus-der-trashfabrik


  July 11 – October 12, 2019                              The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, New York  

T H E    W A T C H E R S

The 8th Floor 17 West 17th Street, New York

The Watchers is an exhibition that focuses on the multi-faced nature of surveillance and privacy in contemporary society, and the subsequent production and obscuration of information and news. Artists in the exhibition include Vito Acconci, American Artist, Elaine Byrne, Lieven De Boeck, Anne Deleporte, Hasan Elahi, Karin Ferrari, Orkhan Huseynov, Pedro Lasch, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Arnold Mesches, Trevor Paglen, and Amie Siegel.

The exhibition is curated by Sara Reisman, Executive and Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.

For more information on the exhibition and to read a full press release, please click here.



     13. Juni – 25. August 2019                         Ferdinandeum, Tyrolean State Museum, Innsbruck      

K a r i n  F e r r a r i
T R 4 $ H   M Y S T I C I S M

Conspiracy theories and esoteric utopias are very present today. In her art, Karin Ferrari is a witty observer of such issues. In her mystery documentaries she interweaves fact and fiction, speculation and academic theory into a captivating artistic analysis of the zeitgeist. Karin Ferrari is the winner of the 2018 Art Prize awarded by Raiffeisen-Landesbank Tirol AG, with which the exhibition is created in cooperation.

The exhibition will be accompanied by the artist book “Karin Ferrari. Trash Mysticism” with an essay by Gary Lachman, expert for contemporary occultism and former bassist of Blondie , DT / EN, 112 pages, € 9.99

Foto: Wolfgang Lackner


             March 20, 2019 15:30 UCI Annenhof Saal 5                                                                            
             March 22, 2019 10:30 KIZ Royal                                                                                               

D E C O D I N G 
The iPhone Xs: A Techno-Magical Portal


                        D I A G O N A L E – Festival of Austrian Film                        
                                              March 19 to 24, 2019                                     

DECODING The iPhone Xs: A Techno-Magical Portal
Innovative Cinema Short, AT 2018, 12 min, eOmdU
Program:  Innovatives Kino Programm 2

The iPhone Xs as more than simply a modern mobile phone; as a code that Karin Ferrari sets out to interpret. In a superb re-assemblage of the ad made by Apple, the film develops an impressive density of semiotic linkages, while at the same time, repeatedly succumbs to the paranoid sign mania. (Katalogtext, ab/mk)



                   February 27, 2019  18:00                                                    University of Salzburg                     

O C C U L T     M A C H I N E S

subnetTALK 2019 on the subject of machine cult

Center for Human Computer Interaction of the University of Salzburg
Techno 5, Jakob-Haringer-Straße 8, 5020 Salzburg

The new iPhone… It’s not what you think it is… Karin Ferrari looked deep into the secret symbolism of the advertising campaign for the iPhone Xs. Her new short mystery documentary shows: It’s alive. And it is not entirely of terrestrial origin. These startling revelations are just the beginning of the strangest details to emerge from Ferrari’s alternative reading of these iconic images.



    September 18, 2018 – February 10, 2019
            Belvedere 21 – Museum of Contemporary Art Vienna   

                    Value of Freedom               

Belvedere 21 Quartier Belvedere, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna                        

What value is placed on freedom in today’s society? Works by more than fifty artists shed light on the psychological, cultural, religious, political and legal aspects of this complex issue. With its overlapping themes and cross-references, the exhibition weaves a tapestry of interdependencies and reciprocal influences between the individual and society, democracy and the economy, work and leisure, body and mind, nature and culture. Freedom is always relative to other factors and so has to be constantly renegotiated. It is evident that, as a result, the autonomy of the individual is invariably bound up with social responsibility.

With works by Zbynĕk Baladrán, Dara Birnbaum, Jordi Colomer, Carola Dertnig, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Harun Farocki, Karin Ferrari, Forensic Oceanography, John Gerrard, Johannes Gierlinger, Lola Gonzàlez, Johan Grimonprez, Igor Grubić, Eva Grubinger, Marlene Haring, Hiwa K, Leon Kahane, Šejla Kamerić, Alexander Kluge, Nina Könnemann, Laibach, Lars Laumann, Luiza Margan, Teresa Margolles, Isabella Celeste Maund, Anna Meyer, Aernout Mik, Matthias Noggler, Josip Novosel, Julian Oliver, Trevor Paglen, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Ivan Pardo, Oliver Ressler, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Ashley Hans Scheirl, Christoph Schlingensief, Andreas Siekmann, Eva Stefani, Superflex, Pilvi Takala, Philipp Timischl, Milica Tomić, Betty Tompkins, Amalia Ulman, Kostis Velonis, Kara Walker, Stephen Willats, Anna Witt, Hannes Zebedin, Zentrum für politische Schönheit, Tobias Zielony and Artur Żmijeweski.

Stella Rollig, CEO
Severin Dünser, Curator

Performance by Carola Dertnig
Opening Party with DJ Wolfram


Interview on Artslant, by Christian Petersen

Karin Ferrari was one of my favorite discoveries from the latest edition of The Wrong digital art biennale. The fact that her work stood out from that other 1621 new media artists that contributed to the world’s largest annual celecratoin of digital art proved that what whe creates is truly unique. Ferrari perfectly emulates the conspiracy theory videos that have become a ubiquitous part of YouTube culture. She so accurately captures the mood and aesthetic of these videos that the line between artistic creation and genuine belief becomes completely blurred.

You described yourself and life as “Aliens, Sex and Paranoia”. Can you explain these choices further?
Being alive is about exploring the unknown. Meeting otherness. Sometimes it scares you, sometimes you want to fuck it.

Is Paranoia a reasonable, logical reaction to the modern world?
Yes. Paranoid imagination is a natural backlash against paranoid politics, they are part of the same coin. For me as an artist, paranoia is interesting because it shows how powerful the creative mind is, bending the world towards your belies. We do that all the time without even realising. Its always the same principle in magic, meme magic, advertsisng, and quantum physics: attention creates reality.

read full interview here



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

Artist Open Weekend
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  
RLB Kunstbrücke Adamgasse 1–7, 6020 Innsbruck

Karin Ferrari is the main winner of the RLB Art Prize 2018. The awards of recognition went to the artists Anja Manfredi and Annelies Senfter.

‘In her video works, Karin Ferrari approaches the ubiquitous changes in the handling and perception of information or disinformation on the internet. Conspiracy theories, fake news, modern myths, so-called ‘urban legends’, pseudoscientific theories and esoteric utopias are experiencing a boom thanks to the internet and are setting the scene for current debates. Witty and ironically, the artist picks up these contents. As a digital flaneur, she wanders through social media, YouTube and relevant blogs or databases, constructing ‘mystery-docus’ -like video works on various topics, skillfully interweaving facts with falsehoods, speculation, and rumors into a compelling artistic Zeitgeist analysis.’ Jury statement



  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             
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      

 S O U V E N I R                  

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)

  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, Wrong Biennale @ The Wrong Biennale

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

                               6×6 project, New York                             

The online plattform 6×6 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


       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) 
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)

14.08.2016 20:34                                       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

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. 

Additional dates for guided visits on request:
Visitor information at
Karin Ferrari: Hyperconnected (The Whole Picture) 26.5.–15.07.2016
Screening and artist talk: Sunday 1st May 2016, 6 PM Videotage, Hong Kong


Videotage 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 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)


von Lukas Tagwerker

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.


                      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.
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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