Hans Werner Poschauko
Maria Lassnig herself determined who should be on the Board.
F.l.t.r.: Peter Pakesch, Friedrich Petzel, Iwan Wirth, Matthias Mühling, Gabriele Wimmer, Georg Geyer, Hans Werner Poschauko. Photo: Roland Krauss
*Born 1955, Graz, Austria
Attended the Akademisches Gymnasium (grammar school) in Graz, studied at Graz Technical University
1976-1979 Coordinator of fine arts at Forum Stadtpark Graz, first met Lassnig in this connection.
1981-1993 Director of the Galerie Peter Pakesch in Vienna with Lassnig – a regular visitor – expressing her appreciation of the positioning of painting in the exhibitions.
1993-1995 Exhibition projects for the National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic.
1996-2003 Director of the Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland.
2003-2015 Artistic director of the Universalmuseum Joanneum and founding director of Kunsthaus Graz.
2001 His initial close collaboration with Lassnig for the Abbild (Depiction) exhibition at the steirischer herbst festival in Graz was further deepened in the years leading up to the artist’s death.
2006 Curator of the exhibition Two or Three or Something. Maria Lassnig, Liz Larner, Kunsthaus Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz.
2012/13 Intensive involvement in Lassnig’s work in the context of the retrospective Maria Lassnig. The Location of Pictures, Neue Galerie Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz.
*Born 1963, Graz, Austria
1983-1989 Studied under Maria Lassnig at the Hochschule für angewandte Kunst (University of Applied Arts) in Vienna, Austria (painting and animated film).
1980s Collaboration with Maria Lassnig in her Vienna studio; the close personal contact and friendship which arose over many years led to great knowledge of biographical details, image content and contexts in Lassnig’s artistic work.
1989 Start of artistic collaboration with Claudia Plank.
1992-1994 Post-graduate studies, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, Netherlands.
The paintings and drawings also included spatial installations, films and performances.
Numerous international solo and group exhibitions, including the Wiener Secession, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Shedhalle Zürich, Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem, Netherlands.
2005 Enhanced cooperation with Lassnig, supervision of her work and joint organisation of exhibitions including:
2012 Neue Galerie Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria.
2013 Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; Galerie Capitain Petzel, Berlin, Germany; Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium.
2014 MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY, USA; Manifesta, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.
2015 Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain; LLS 387 ruimte voor actuele kunst, Antwerp, Belgium.
*Born 1949 in Vienna, Austria
1967 Matura school leaving examination. After a short but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to study law, he joined his father’s tax consultancy firm
1975 Tax consultant exam and start of freelance work
Together with his wife Eva, he began collecting art with a focus on contemporary works
1982 Together with his brother Michael, he took over his father’s firm and established Geyer & Geyer in Vienna, Salzburg, Mistelbach and Brno, Czech Republic
Took over tax firms representing Austrian artists and galleries and specialised in this clientele.
1995 Passed the examination for legally sworn experts
2001 First meeting with Maria Lassnig arranged by Gabriele Wimmer, Galerie Ulysses, for the purpose of advising on a suitable structure for a foundation. The artist subsequently decided to incorporate her entire work into a non-profit foundation upon her death.
Art historian and director of the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau, Munich
Studied history of art, theatre, film and television studies and politics in Bochum and Münster
2003-2005 Hamburger Kunsthalle, research assistant; worked on exhibitions and other projects dealing with artists’ self-portraits in contemporary art and Samuel Beckett
2005-2013 Lenbachhaus, Munich, head of department for collections / exhibitions / research and head of post-1945 art collection
Broad interest in cultural studies and art history spanning different periods
Author and curator of numerous publications and exhibitions dealing with 20th and 21st century art:
solo exhibitions of Maria Lassnig, Monica Bonvicini, Angela Bulloch, Tom Burr, Pablo Bronstein, Willie Doherty, Marcel Duchamp, Sarah Morris, Marcel Odenbach, and Florine Stettheimer;
group exhibitions dealing with video art, emotions, work, Mondrian and De Stijl
Born in 1963, Husum, Germany
1970-1982 Highschool, Abitur school leaving examination in Cologne
1985-1991 University of Cologne, MFA in Art History, German Literature, Philosophy
1986-1991 Managing director at Gisela Capitain Gallery, Cologne (prints, drawings, artist’s book publishing)
1991 Exhibition curator and international art consultant at Thea Westreich Associates, New York
1992/93 Director at Metro Pictures, New York
since 1993 Owner of Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
2002, 2005, 2010, 2011 Solo shows by Maria Lassnig
since 2006 Owner of Friedrich Petzel East Corp., New York
since 2008 Co-Owner of Capitain Petzel Galerie, Berlin
Born 1948, Carinthia, Austria
While studying economics, psychology and art history in Vienna, she began working together with Arnulf Rainer by setting up his archives and management structure.
1975 Became a partner at Galerie Ulysses founded by John Sailer in Vienna in 1974.
1976 First meeting with Maria Lassnig.
1988 Start of regular cooperation with Lassnig.
Organiser and co-curator of international museum exhibitions as well as editor of numerous publications.
Member of the Board of Trustees at the Karel Appel Foundation, Amsterdam.
Born 1970 in Switzerland
1985 Opened first gallery aged 16 near St. Gallen, Switzerland
1992 Founded Hauser & Wirth in Zürich, Switzerland
2003 Opened first gallery in London on Piccadilly, relocated from Switzerland to London
2004 Solo show by Maria Lassnig in London
2006 Opened second space at 15 Old Bond Street, shared with the British old master dealer, Colnaghi
2007 Solo show by Maria Lassnig in Zürich
2007 Honoree at the Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art Benefit
2009 Opened first New York gallery, on 32 East 69th Street in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, moves to Somerset
2010 Opened Hauser & Wirth London on 23 Savile Row
2012 Began renovating Durslade Farm, which later became Hauser & Wirth Somerset
2013 Launched a second New York location at 511 West 18th Street
2014 Launched Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts centre on the outskirts of Bruton; established Hauser Wirth & Schimmel in Los Angeles, which opened in 2016 (now Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles); appointed as a Trustee of the Royal Academy of Arts, London
2015 Awarded a Doctor of Letters (Hons) from Bath Spa University
2018 Opened Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong
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.