Verena Miedl-Faißt is artistic researcher, writer, friend, art educator and filmmaker based in Vienna. She has studied fine arts at the University of Fine Arts Vienna (MA 2013), fine art photography at School Friedl Kubelka for Artistic Photography (2007-2008) as well as Art Education at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (BA 2021). Since 2017, she is PhD in Art candidate at Zentrum Fokus Forschung / University of Applied Arts Vienna, supervised by Prof. Barbara Putz-Plecko. Since 2009, Verena has been working for the Animated Film Studio at ZOOM Children’s Museum Vienna. Alongside, she has been active as art educator within institutional (Vienna Secession, mumok, MUSA) as well as unaffiliated contexts. Her projects have been screened in Viennese cinemas and exhibited in various group shows in Vienna, Berlin, Reykjavik and Skagaströnd (Iceland).
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Verena Miedl-Faißt is dwelling the field of artistic research like a playground – for the in-between, the ungraspable, the not-yet or the long-gone; where questions can remain a longing and findings can be ephemeral relations.
Using photography, video, and sound as media, that literally allow sharing one’s eye or ear, she is exploring the potential of artistic processes as means to strengthen multiple notions of ‘we’; to overcome gaps between subjects, species, and places; not by othering someone or something else, but by making intersubjective entanglements shine. Next to artists and experts from diverse fields of interest, her major partners are children – maybe because they are allowed to be fragile, yet confident.
The outcome of her research is made accessible through collective storytelling in sound, words, and (moving) images.