Milan Loviška and Otto Krause are undisciplinary artists with focus on performance, installation, video, painting, costume and stage design, and new technologies. In their artistic practice, which is deeply rooted in both research and experiment, they question established modes of perception and stimulate uncanny perspectives on the relationship between spectator and artist/performer. They work with unconventional methods and strategies and are inspired by cross-disciplinary research processes. Between aesthetic opulence and reduction arise physically intense, imaginative works conceptually combining the aspects of popular culture and science, such as superhero comics, psychology, parapsychology, pornography, biology, new electronic media, religion, film studies or philosophy. With their performative investigations, the two artists make strong socio-political statements that are characterised by their unmistakable artistic aesthetics. Their performance-based projects range from big stage works to intimate one-on-one situations in gallery spaces.
The artists live in Vienna and present their work in galleries, venues, festivals and symposia in Europe and Asia, such as YUP Festival/Kunsthalle Osnabrück (Performance, 2022), Austrian Cultural Forum Tokyo (online group exhibition, 2020), Blitz Valletta (solo exhibition, 2018), Kunstraum Niederösterreich Vienna (performance & solo exhibition, 2018; performance & group exhibition, 2015), ArtScience Museum Singapore (performance & group exhibition, 2016), ISEA Hong Kong (artist talk, 2016), Biennale for Slovenian Contemporary Dance Ljubljana (performance, 2015), among others. In 2018 they were awarded the H13 Lower Austria Prize for Performance, the only prize for performance art in Austria. In 2021 they received the BMKÖS International Studio Fellowship (Auslandsatelierstipendium) in Tokyo (postponed to Jan 2024).
Among their projects are - Thoughtography @ Unstable Nights (performance Impulstanz, mumok Hofstallung/Vienna 2019); Furrious (premiere Kunstraum NÖ/Vienna 2018); Watchdogs (premiere Arbeitsplatz/Vienna 2017); P.P.M. (premiere Betwixt Festival/Singapore 2016); Third Life Project (premiere WUK/Vienna 2015); Behaviours That Puzzle (premiere Kunstraum NÖ/Vienna 2015); Esctopia (1st premiere Malta Festival/Poznań 2012/ 2nd premiere WUK/Vienna 2014); enclosed pleasure (premiere University of Applied Arts/ Vienna 2013); After This, Therefore Because of This (co-creation with Sebastijan Geč, premiere Tanzquartier/Vienna 2013); puppy has to suffer (premiere University of Applied Arts/ Vienna 2012); EchoodH (premiere Trafo Gallery/Prague 2011)
Territorium – Kunstverein manages the artistic work of Milan Loviška and Otto Krause. The association is registered in the central register (ZVR) of the Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior under the registration number (ZVR-Zahl) 578980851.