Isabel Czerwenka-Wenkstetten/ICW works since many decades on her esthetic-, motion- and interaction-experimental works.. She started her art education at the Slade, University College, London / UK („alternative foundation“/ visual arts) followed up by studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna / Austria and studies and degree at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna / Austria. Her humanistic- (Lycée Français de Vienne) and natural-sciences-background (degree from the University of Natural Ressources and Life Sciences Vienna) influence her art work noticeably.
Since1999 she organizes and implements art projects with working experiences and exhibitions in Austria, Germany, Poland, India, Nigeria, UK, United States, Iceland and Palestine.
Since 2005 member of „Emergende of Projects (eop)“. Since 2006 founding-member and member of fishpool – aquarium for art and social affairs. Since 2013 contributing artist, Feminist Art Base, Brooklyn Museum: Elizabeth E. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Since October 2014 member of the Association of Austrian Artists Künstlerhaus, Vienna.
ICW was born1969 in Vienna. She lives and works in Vienna.
The Visual Art
Spaces. Inner-, exterior- and in-between-spaces, the exploration and opening of them. The curiosity towards the unknown, the fear of the unknown, prejudices and their decomposition, taking up different perspectives, other points of view, processes of rapprochement and of letting go, integrations, spatial experience, but also the sensual experiences of materials and space and the driving force longing. These are main topics in the artistic work of ICW.
These topics also influence her selecting specific raw-materials for her artwork. You will see mirrors, glass and silicone, material and immaterial pictures, analog and digital photographies transformed into collage and so in new pictures as well as her empirical studies of cultures which give rise to a new artitisic statement. The processual moving or to be moved, what is absent or present form important contexts in her artwork. Two- to four-dimensional works, interactive art, inviting contemplators to get involved.
„The perceived gets re-mirrored. Reflections in new contexts show new constellations and moving pictures, modulated through light and shadow with time. Everything flows, universal flux, panta rhei. And yes, dark and light flow in the same directions.“