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Ada Avetist is an Austrian artist currently based in London. Her practice develops through a dialogue with previous artistic movements and strategies linked to conceptualism and the avant­garde. Avetist recycles ideas and aesthetics which she finds during her research and develops a methodological practice based on repetition and seriality. Her oeuvre evolves within the transfer between different media, issuing the creative process of her work as an interlinked life cycle which is generated systematically in connection to Avetist's biography. This way she is exploring her personal heritage and positioning towards history, redefining space with a focus on geographical borders and reproduces ambiguities within systematic thinking.

In 2011 Avetist co-founded HARD-CORE, with which she is developing new curatorial techniques and has participated in exhibitions such as the "Zinkovy Arts Festival" in Czech Republic and "Calculated Sustainability Without Decisions" in Reykjavik, Iceland. In 2012 Avetist co-founded of Galerie Harry Mugwumps, which sets new parameters for collaborative curating and has developed projects in "L`OV/Espace Off du CAN" in Neuchâtel, "Espace Libre" in Biel and "Urgend Paradise" in Lausanne, Switzerland.


2013 - 2015 MFA Fine Arts, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
2012 - 2013 Master in Contemporary Arts Practice, University of the Arts, Bern, Switzerland (discontinued)
2008 - 2012 Bachelor in Fine Arts, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011 Exchange at Xiamen University Art College, Xiamen, China
2006 Art History and Philosophy at University, Vienna, Austria

Individual and two-person Exhibitions

Museumsstück, 2013, Artíma Galeríe, Reykjavik, Iceland

C.C. XIII., Olmspace, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
J.G. Ballard, a Tribute, Melkweg Mediaroom, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (with Natascha Libbert)

Rendezvous, AWA Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (with Sæmundur Þór Helgason)

Online Exhibition

The Limited Collection, Arcadia Missa and La Scatola, London, UK (forthcoming)
Parties Prises,

Toolbox n°1 at Forward/, Boetzelaer|Nispen Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Group Exhibitions

LET GOOOOO, Ruimte Ceasuur, Middelburg, The Netherlands (upcoming)
Libertie, Galerie Harry Mugwumps at Urgent Paradise, Lausanne, Switzerland (upcoming)
Is It Art Or Is It Just, BWA Zielona Góra, Poland
The Meditative Relaxation Cycle, by Eloise Bonneviot, Arcadia Missa, London, UK

Annexie, Galerie Harry Mugwumps at Espace Libre, Biel, Switzerland
Memory: International Mail Art Exhibition, Richmond Art Gallery, Richmond, Canada
Logic if you want human if you like, Alpenium, Luzern, Switzerland
Calculated Sustainability Without Decisions, Sjávarklasinn, Reykjavik, Iceland
Narrative Spaces, Friday Exit, Vienna, Austria
Is It Art Or Is It Just, NEW: ART CENTER, Het Plafond
Nur die Harten kommen in den Garten, Helmhaus, Zürich, Switzerland
Space Record, Reitschule, Bern, Switzerland
For your consideration, Progr, Bern, Switzerland
Undir berum himni, Reykjavik, Iceland
Flamingos and Hedgehogs, Collectif Ondergrond, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Art-Object-Registration 5, Art & Documentation Festival, Lodz, Poland
Site-Specific, Urgent Paradise, Lausanne, Switzerland

El Museo De La Resistencia, proposition Galeria Daniel Moron, Local, Providencia, Chile
Blows to the Temple, Atelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany
Ultimate Harmony, Upominki Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Interzone, Galerie Harry Mugwumps at L`OV/Espace Off du CAN, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Zinkovy Arts Festival, Zinkovy Chateau, Czech Republic
Just below the surface, Graduation, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Celebrated Accident, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Ding-Mon-Seek, Amstel 41, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dream of Fire/ Lord Chaos, Outpost Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Residu 2, Kunsthal 52, Den Helder, The Netherlands

Learning to Sea, Retort Art Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Whatever Forever #3, Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen, China
Whatever Forever #2, ShangShang International Contemporary Art Center, Xiamen, China

Whatever Forever #1, Casual Location, Xiamen, China
Beyond Bionne, Pavilion GRA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The sky touches the earth and the earth, CEAC, Xiamen, China
Beyond Bionne, Espace de la Bionne, Chateaugay, France

Workshops and Presentations

2013 Conference on Modernity, Socialism and the Visual Arts, UdK Berlin and "MS Greta van Holland"
2013 Workshop with 3rd Year Fine Arts students at Rietveld Academy
2013 Instant, Transform, Bern, Switzerland

Artist in Residence

2012 Swedish Connection, Härnösand, SE
2010 Espace de la Bionne; Chateaugay; FR
2010 Oude Pompgemaal Huisduinen; Den Helder; NL

Grand and Stipend

2010 Atelierstipend for Den Helder from Fonds BKVB; NL


The Wende Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA
Tate Archive, London, UK
Matt´s Gallery, London, UK

The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland


2013 Is it Art or is it Just, NEW: ART CENTER
2012 Residu 2 Catalogue, Kunsthal 52, Den Helder intro: Steven van Teeseling
2012 Blows to the Temple, Node Center, Berlin

Artist book

2010 The Head /A broken off piece from the exterior decoration of the church

Ongoing Research Projects

"Cubical Progression" -
"Das Museum" -


The Meditative Relaxation Cycle. Installation by Eloïse Bonneviot

Made in Mind Magazine

J.G. Ballard, A Tribute