March 22, 2017 - Phileas - A Fund for Contemporary Art - Call for applications for 2018 institutional funding grants
March 22, 2017

Phileas - A Fund for Contemporary Art

View of Oliver Laric, Sleeping Boy, Liverpool Biennial, 2016. © Liverpool Biennial. Photo: Joel Chester Fildes.

Call for applications for 2018 institutional funding grants

Application deadline: June 26, 2017

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Phileas supports ambitious projects within the field of contemporary art, with a dual focus: international artists exhibiting in Austria, and Austrian-based artists exhibiting internationally. We support the production of new work and its presentation, acquisitions for public collections, publication projects, symposia and educational programming.

Applications are only accepted from institutions. The deadline for applications is June 26, 2017. Applicants will be informed of a decision in October 2017. Please see our website.

Phileas is based in Vienna, Austria, and is funded by the contributions of a group of private individuals. Since it was founded in late 2014, Phileas has supported the following projects with museums, biennials and other institutions:

2017
MAK, Vienna, for an exhibition of Thomas Bayrle
Secession, Vienna
, for an exhibition of R. H. Quaytman
das weisse haus, Vienna
, for its graduate curatorial internship programme
steirischer herbst, Graz, for an exhibition and performance by Walid Raad
78th Whitney Biennial, New York
, for the participation of Ulrike Müller
documenta 14, Kassel
and Athens, for the participation of one artist (name to be announced)
57th Venice Biennale, for the participation of Franz West and Søren Engsted in the main exhibition
14th Lyon Biennale, for the participation of Susanna Fritscher
15th Istanbul Biennial
, for the participation of one artist (name to be announced)
1st Lahore Biennale, for the participation of Kay Walkowiak

2016
Museum Moderner Kunst (mumok), Vienna, for an exhibition of Július Koller
Austrian Film Museum, Vienna
, for the acquisition of Guy Debord's entire body of cinematographic work
Vienna State Opera and museum in progress for the Safety Curtain by Tauba Auerbach
das weisse haus, Vienna
, for its graduate curatorial internship programme
Kunsthaus Bregenz for an exhibition of Theaster Gates
Salzburger Kunstverein
and Kunsthalle Darmstadt for an exhibition of Hans Schabus
Liverpool Biennial
for the participation of Oliver Laric (with acquisition)

2015
MAK, Vienna, for an exhibition of Amie Siegel (with acquisition)
Secession, Vienna, for an exhibition and publication of Vija Celmins
Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz
, for an exhibition of Latifa Echakhch (with acquisition)
Austrian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale for the exhibition and catalogue of Heimo Zobernig

 

Phileas also organises an annual research trip for international curators and critics to artists' studios and institutions in Austria. The next research trip will take place in November 2017.

Phileas was founded by Jasper Sharp and Moritz Stipsicz. Its programme is managed by Stefanie Reisinger and Bianca Boscu. For further details, please see www.phileasprojects.org or contact office [​at​] phileasprojects.org.

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