ARTIST NAME Barbara Holub
TEAM NAME Transparadiso
GROUP Group XVIII, Apr 04 - Sept 04
DISCIPLINE Architecture
BIO Born1959 in Stuttgart, Germany
Lives in Vienna, Austria

Member of the editorial board of dérive_magazine for urban rsearch, Vienna
Member of the advisory board of Art & the Public Sphere Journal (UK)
Member of the advisory board of WCPUN, New York

President of the Secession Vienna


Architecture, Technical University, Stuttgart, Germany

Exhibitions and Projects

In 1999 Paul Rajakovics and Barbara Holub founded "transparadiso"

- Design of the Gerhard-Seidl-Square, Leobersdorf; Public Art Lower Austria (Architectural Project)

- Paradise Enterprise, a project for direct urbanism, Judenburg, Austria (funded by departure, Vienna, until 2014)
- Realization of Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg (Architectural Project)
- „Habitat Wilderness“, Lavatergasse, Vienna (Permanent Installation)
- „On Screen“, Galerie Fotohof, Salzburg (Group Exhibition)

- "Commons Come to Liezen, Public Art Styria," Liezen, Austria (Permanent Installation)
- Stadtwerk Lehen: realization of an urban quarter with 150 apartments and an urban publc zone, Salzburg (Architectural Project)
- „64th UN NGO/ DPI conference“, Bonn (Group Exhibition)
- „Pixxelpoint New Media Art Festival“, Gorizia/ Nova Gorica (Group Exhibition)
- „Big Art Award“, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg (Group Exhibition)
- „The Blue Frog Society – A Habitat Without Territory“, Windows on Madison, Czech Center, New York (Group Exhibition)
2011, „Zorlu Collection“, Zorlu Center, Istanbul (Group Exhibition)

- “The Future of the Future”, DOX Center for Contemporary Art, Prague (Group Exhibition)
- "Platz Da,” European Urban Public Space, Az W Vienna, Vienna, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- "Urban Miracles," Remise Bludenz, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- "On Urban Periphery," Walks and Billboards, Kunstradio Ö1/ artradio program, Vienna-Aspern, Austria (Solo Exhibition)
- "The Blue Frog Society Walks to the Moon," with Bruno Pisek, Kunstradio Ö1 (CD)
- "Runner Up," City Center, Traun, Austria (Urban Design Competition)
- “Planning Unplanned_Towards a New Positioning of Art in the Context of Urban Development“ at the Institute of Art and Design 1, Vienna University of Technology (Research Project, ongoing)

- "Attitude," Film Festival, Bitola, Macedonia
- HTL Hallstatt, Highschool for Technology (Architectural Competition)
- "Urgent Urban Ambulance UUUUUAAAH!," Projektraum des deutschen Künstlerbundes, Berlin, Germany (Group Exhibition)
- "Rencontres Internationales," Film Festival, Centre Georges Pompidou/ La Vilette, Paris, France (Group Exhibition)
- "Uitzicht Op!," Blue House, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Urban Intervention)
- "Cities Of Desire," Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China (Group Exhibition)
- "So Nah So Fern," Installation at the facade of BUWOG, Vienna, Austria

- "More Opportunities," London Festival of Architecture, Austrian Cultural Forum, London, UK (Solo Exhibition)
- "This Is A Gallery And A Gallery Is Many Things," Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK (Group Exhibition)
- "100 Models," KEK Architecture Center, Budapest, Hungary
- "Orientierungen," Regionale 08, Feldbach, Austria

- "More Opportunities," Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth (Solo Exhibition)
- "Waypoints Like Sharon’s Stone," Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- "Architektur 24/7 – eine alltägliche Begegnung," HDA, Graz, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- "Young Blood. I'm a Young 'Austerian' Architect!," Az West, Vienna, Austria (Group Exhibition)
- "Slow," Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, Great Britain (Group Exhibition)

- "Transparadiso. A Little Too Far Ahead of Its Time - Avantgarde Versus Retrofiktion," Medienwerkstatt, Vienna, Austria (Solo Exhibition)
- "Young Blood. I'm a Young "Austerian" Architect.," CCEA/ Centre for Central European Architecture, Praha, Czechoslovakia (Group Exhibition)

- "Geschlossene Gesellschaft," MAK NITE, MAK, Vienna, Austria (Solo Exhibition)

- "One in a Million," Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, New York (Solo Exhibition)
- "Das Indikatormobil - Urbane Intervention," MAK, Vienna, Austria (Solo Exhibition)
- "Paula’s Home," Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria (Solo Exhibition)

- "Wonderland," Zumtobel Lichtforum and Architekturzentrum, Vienna, Austria (Group Exhibition)


- nominated for the Art Award of the Region of Salzburg

- Otto-Wagner-Award for Urban Design

Selected Publications

- Barbara Holub/ Paul Rajakovics. Direkter Urbanismus/ Direct Urbanism, Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2013
- Barbara Holub „found, set, appropriated,“ Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2010 (personal catalog)
- dérive 39_editor of the focus on „The Role of Art in the Context of Urban Development“
- „Parallelstrategien," Interview with Jens Emil Sennewald in: spike, 11/2007, p.30-31, Vienna
- „Auswege im Pionierraum – über die Künstlerin als Generator und Korporation im Übergangszustand“, in: kunstbulletin, p.68-70
- „On Direct Urbanism and the Art of Parallel Strategies“, in: Open, S.137-144, NAI Publishers, SKOR, 2007/ No.12,
-„Les Olympiades," in: Uropean Urbanity, p.120-125, Springer Verlag, 2006
Barbara Holub portrait
© transparadiso
"Plastique Bertrand," Performance, 2004
"Plastique Bertrand," Performance, 2004 image
© MAK Center / Joshua White

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