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Robert Punkenhofer is founding director of ART&IDEA and currently Trade Commissioner of Austria in Barcelona, Spain. In his work he crosses the limits of art, architecture, design and international business and diplomacy. He is responsible for more than 100 exhibitions and special projects on 3 continents, amongst others the visionary Mur Island with Vito Acconci for Graz European Capital of Culture, Vienna Art Week, Austria´s participation at the World Fairs in Aichi, Japan, Zaragossa, Spain and Shanghai, China as well as Flow Festival, the first open space for science and culture in the Danube region. He served as Director of the Austrian Design Foundation and the Creative Industry Office at Austria´s Foreign Trade Organisation. He is a member of the International Advisory Council at Princeton University/ PLAS and visiting professor at New York University.
Reanne Leuning has loved writing and playing with languages ever since she was a small child. She found her first inspiration in the many trips she took around the world with her father, who worked as a chief engineer on board of large container ships. Her love for art started right back in her earliest childhood as well: her mother is an artist and was the first to introduce her to the world of visual arts, literature and music. Soon, she started to arrange her life around these passions. She studied German Language and Literature and Communication and Information Studies at Groningen University in the Netherlands, and started her professional life in the cultural departments of the Dutch Embassies in Athens, Greece and Vienna, Austria. After that, she worked as a translator at the European Commission in Brussels and for Philips Speech Recognition Systems Austria and as an editor at the Austrian press agency Pressetext. Since 2006 Reanne Leuning serves as Associate Director at Art&Idea in Vienna.
Rosa Lleó is a curator and researcher. She holds a degree in Humanities from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona and a MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths College. Today is a resident at Konstfack, Stockholm and in 2013 will be PhD candidate in History of Design at the Royal College of Art. She is former editor of Actar Publishers where she coordinated publications such as Entre/Between by Muntadas, co-edited with the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, and Sniper’s Log, a compilation of writings by the architect Alejandro Zaera-Polo.
While living in the UK, she was founding member of the curatorial collective IMpress and collaborated as researcher and editorial assistant at Afterall journal. Some of her recent curatorial projects deal with historical research in contemporary art and design. She is part of Art&Idea since 2012.
of the website: ART&IDEA
of the design: Proxi – www.proxi.me
of the photographs: as indicated on each project
of the artworks: the artists