SHORT BIOS OF THE ARTISTS

BELLO BENISCHAUER

was born in Austria in 1966. He lives in Fremantle/Western Australia and Langenlois/Austria and short-term in other international places while working across media, especially video installation and performance art. He exhibits and works on an international scale. Since the age of eighteen he increasingly became interested in artistic techniques, finally focusing on new media and video installations, combining word, vision and sound. He spent ten years in South and Central America, Pakistan, Iran, Nepal, South and East Africa, Indonesia, New Zealand, India and different parts of Europe, resulting in a deep connection to world cultures and nature in general. Developing his practice through artistic partnerships around the world, he found his own language that he currently presents through numerous installations and projects that aim for a critical social engagement on different levels with his audience. In 2000, he co-founded the artistic partnership ART IN PROCESS together with elisabeth m eitelberger and since then they have been working independently under this partnership. All digital work on DVDs and Blu-Ray Disc and limited edition books by ART IN PROCESS are distributed by CAM Artfilms, Melbourne/London, one of the leading consultants and suppliers of films and books for Arts Education. Bello has been touring a solo-exhibition in Australia from 2008 to 2011 called IMPACT & FUSION, funded by the Department of Culture and the Arts Western Australia as well as the Australian Council for the Arts with a specially designed Education Program for schools. Other projects in the past three years included artistic projects in Ghana, Portugal, Austria, Australia and Turkey. Recent AIRs in Vienna (LABfactory) and Sydney (Artspace); he developed a commissioned work for the Lab Inter Arts, Mozarteum University Salzburg/Austria in 2010. Bello received various Grants and Funding for projects nationally and internationally.

ELISABETH M. EITELBERGER

was born in Austria in 1974 and lives in Fremantle/Western Australia and Langenlois/Austria. She received her Master of Arts (in Philosophy, Theatre and Art History) from the University of Vienna in 1999, followed by various employments at Austrian Cultural Institutions (OK Center for Contemporary Art Upper Austria, States Theatre Linz, and Wochenklausur Vienna/artist group). Elisabeth is a co-founder of ART IN PROCESS with artist Bello Benischauer and they have worked under their name ART IN PROCESS as an independent entity since 2000. Together they create work that is experimental, that involves interactions with participants and functions within non-traditional spaces. Elisabeth’s part in the partnership involves artistic creation, voice works, live/video performances and writing short abstract plays, as well as creative research on theoretical questions concerning ART IN PROCESS practice and context. Workshops, lectures, social/school projects and conference presentations accompany their artistic work. She currently writes a monograph about ART IN PROCESS.

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