Since 2015 the Maria Lassnig Foundation has dedicated itself to the extensive oeuvre of one of the most important artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. The prime mission of the Foundation, established by the artist in 2001, is to safeguard Lassnig’s legacy for the long term, to deepen understanding of her work and make it accessible to the public.
Interest in Maria Lassnig and her work is constantly growing. The Foundation wishes to respond to this trend in a form that does full justice to the great artist and her work.
Consequently, the Foundation is involved in international exhibitions throughout the world to ensure that Lassnig’s life and work is not forgotten at national and international level.
The Foundation is in the process of creating a comprehensive catalogue raisonné. Furthermore, it is working on restoring and cataloguing Lassnig’s works within its collection.
Moreover, the Foundation works in the field of research cooperation in regard to the artist’s work; it supports and develops publications and media products.
In conjunction with renowned exhibition venues, the Foundation shall be awarding the biennial Maria Lassnig Prize. The latter focuses on mid-career artists and combines the prize money with an exhibition held at a cooperating institution.
Externally, the Foundation is represented in all aspects of its work by a Board of Directors comprising Peter Pakesch as chairman, Hans Werner Poschauko, Georg Geyer, Matthias Mühling, Friedrich Petzel, Gabriele Wimmer and Iwan Wirth. In addition, the Foundation has an Advisory Board represented by Sebastian Egenhofer, Anita Haldemann, Antonia Hoerschelmann, Kasper König, Hans Ulrich Obrist, und Ralph Ubl.
The Maria Lassnig Foundation has its main office in the artist’s former studio which itself is located in Vienna’s 14th district, where the core of the Foundation’s collection should also be made accessible to the public in future. In pecuniary terms, the Foundation is funded by Lassnig’s estate.
An Austrian limited liability company (GmbH) was established to deal with issues arising from rights of use – the Maria Lassnig Werknutzungs-GmbH.
Solo exhibitions are called Maria Lassnig unless otherwise indicated. Subtitles of solo exhibitions are also provided. The group exhibitions as listed here are merely a selection.