January 16, 2018 - Phileas - A Fund for Contemporary Art - Phileas announces funded projects in 2018
January 16, 2018

Phileas - A Fund for Contemporary Art

Susanna Fritscher, Helices soniques / Flügel, Klingen, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Biennale de Lyon 2017. © Blaise Adilon. 

Phileas announces funded projects in 2018

Phileas - A Fund for Contemporary Art
Schleifmühlgasse 1
1040 Vienna


Phileas is a philanthropic organisation based in Vienna, Austria, that raises private funding to support ambitious projects within the field of contemporary art. We work together with artists, institutions and biennials to enable the production, exhibition and donation of art to public collections. We support projects by international artists in Austria, and have established collaborations with many of the world’s leading biennials in order to strengthen the presence of Austrian and Austrian-based artists abroad.

At a recent meeting of our members, funding was confirmed for projects at the following institutions in 2018:

33rd Bienal de São Paulo for the participation of Oliver Laric
21st Biennale of Sydney
 for the participations of Martin Walde and Jun Yang
4th Dhaka Art Summit
 for the participation of Ines Doujak
4th Kochi-Muziris Biennale
 for the participation of VALIE EXPORT
1st Lahore Biennale
 for the participation of Kay Walkowiak
10th Liverpool Biennial
 for the participation of Mathias Poledna
Manifesta 12, Palermo
, for the participation of John Gerrard
12th Shanghai Biennale 
for the participation of (artist to be announced)
Casino Luxembourg for an exhibition of Christoph Meier
Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis
, for an exhibition of Julia Haller
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
, for an exhibition of Gelitin
S.M.A.K., Ghent
, for a group exhibition including Anna-Sophie Berger
Secession, Vienna
, for an exhibition of Anthea Hamilton
Kevin Space, Vienna
, for an exhibition of Paul Maheke
das weisse haus, Vienna
, for a graduate curatorial internship programme


Phileas is also pleased to announce the recent donation of 17 artworks to mumok, Vienna (Museum Moderne Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien). These artworks were produced with the support of Phileas for biennials and international exhibitions in 2016 and 2017:

Oliver Laric (one work, 9th Liverpool Biennial)
Ulrike Müller (four works, 78th Whitney Biennial, New York)
Lois Weinberger (three works, documenta 14, Kassel and Athens)
Søren Engsted (four works, 57th Venice Biennale, main exhibition)
Leander Schönweger (two works, 15th Istanbul Biennial)
Susanna Fritscher (three works, 14th Biennale de Lyon)


Phileas organises an annual Research Trip for international curators and critics to artists' studios and institutions in Austria. The next trip will take place in November 2018.

Phileas is funded by the annual contributions of its members, who accompany the development of each project from studio to exhibition to museum donation. Additional funding for international projects is provided by the Austrian Federal Chancellery.

Phileas was founded in late 2014 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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