Doctoral Students

Lilo Nein
Started in , PhD degree awarded in

Research summary

Writing Performance—Research on Relations Between Texts and Performances

Lilo Nein’s research project investigates relations between text and performance from the perspective of visual art. Nein's artistic practice engages with performance as a collaboration based medium, serves as starting point and framework of the project.



Lilo Nein (1980, AT) is a visual artist. She works with and on performance and investigates its relation to texts and other media.

Artistic publications: Translate Yourself! A Performance Reader for Staging (2009), The Present Author. Who Speaks in Performance? (2011), If Analyses Could Be Poems … Works Between Text and Performance (2013).

Nein received the Start Stipend (2010) and State Stipend (2013) for Fine Arts by the Austrian Federal Chancellery and the Performance Award of Kunstraum Niederösterreich (2012). She was a guest lecturer at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Master Artistic Research at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

Nein’s works were shown at Austria Cultural Forum New York, Museum of Modern Art Salzburg, Künstlerhaus Wien, MA*GA Art Museum Gallarte Italy, MASS MoCA Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Index The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Salzburger Kunstverein, Vienna Art Week. Performances for Tanzquartier Vienna, Kampnagel Hamburg, Bjcem Young Artists Biennale, MUSA Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y León.


Individual projects

    • Writing Performance Exhibition 2

      The project Writing Performance by Lilo Nein deals with performance as a multi-medial translation process enabled by collaboration. It is part of Nein's…

      AT, Vienna
    • Writing Performance Exhibition 1

      During her residency at SITUATE in Melbourne Lilo Nein exhibits her project that unpicks the notion of writing and translation in relation to…

      Melbourne, Australia

      Lilo Nein speaks at the conference ‘Überreste. Strategien des Bleibens in den darstellenden künsten.’ (Conference ‘Vestiges and Remnants, Strategies of Remaining in the…

      Sofiensaele, Berlin (DE)
    • Die Lust Am Text

      Lilo Nein realises a lecture performance in collaboration with the philosopher Peter Zeillinger and the choreographer, performer Lisa Hinterreithner.

      TQW Studios, Museumsplatz 1, Vienna (AT)
    • Die Kunst der Frau

      Lilo Nein is part of this group exhibition at VBKÖ – Vereinigung bildender Künstlerinnen Österreichs.

      Maysedergasse 2/4/28, 1010 Vienna (AT)
    • Lilo Nein/Female Obsession

      Lilo Nein shows a video in the framework of Lilo Nein/F.O.

      Gentzgasse 86-88, 1180 Vienna (AT)
    • What is Left

      Lilo Nein makes a performance in the framework of What is Left? curated by Walter Seidl and Gülsen Bal.

      Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna (AT)
    • We Write, Right?

      Lilo Nein contributes to We Write, Right? A Web-Journal with texts by artists.

    • Self Portrait

      At 19.00 Lilo Nein shows the video “self-portrait” at periscope.

      Salzburg (AT)
    • Self-timer Stories

      Lilo Nein is part of the group exhibition “Self-timer Stories” at MUSAC – Museo de Arte Contemporeáneo de Castilla curated by

      León (ES)
    • The Audience is Present - A Translation

      Lilo Nein shows the work "The Audience is Present – A Translation", at Galerie 5020. Opening April 29, 2015 at 7.00 p.m. After…

      Salzburg (AT)
    • Selbstauslöser

      Lilo Nein participates in this group exhibition curated by Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein.

      Museum der Moderne Salzburg
    • Time

      In the frame work of the exhibition series 'Park die Kunst' at Kulturdrogerie, Lilo Nein shows a performative installation entitled 'Time'.

      Kulturdrogerie, Vienna (AT)
    • Self Timer Stories

      Lilo Nein participates in this group exhibition curated by Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein.

      Austrian Cultural Forum, New York (USA)
    • The Space Between Concepts and Realisations

      Lilo Nein exhibits works about the relation of the working process and forms of presentation. Opening: 30 May, Concert at 18.00 and 20.00.

      GEMAK, Paviljoensgracht 20-24, Den Haag (NL)
    • Die Räume zwischen Konzept und Realisierung

      Lilo Nein shows the exhibition "Die Räume zwischen Konzept und Realisierung" in the framework of "Artists in Residency".

      St. Virgil, Salzburg (AT)
    • Für die Fülle

      Lilo Nein participates in the annual group exhibition at Salzburger Kunstverein, curated by Luise Reitstätter

      Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (AT)
    • Video Focus Mediterrana 16

      Lilo Nein participates in Video Focus Mediterrana 16, curated by Alessandro Castiglioni

      MA*GA Art Museum, Gallarte (IT)
    • Choereographed Exhibition

      Lilo Nein is participates in a round table discussion at the festival "Choreographed Exhibition" by Mathieu Copeland

      La Ferme du Buisson - Centre d’art contemporain, Marne-la-Vallée (FR)
    • S/He is the one

      Lilo Nein is part of group exhibition S/He is the One.

      Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna (AT)
    • "If Analyses Could Be Poems. Works between Text and Performance"

      New publication by Lilo Nein

    • Do Rehearse Histories

      Performance by Lilo Nein, with Elise Mory and Christian Selinger

      Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna (AT)
    • Mediterranea 16 Young Artists Biennial

      PhDArts student Lilo Nein will show the performative installation "The Audience Is Present" during the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the…

      Ancona (IT)
    • Struggles About the Moment?

      Performative videoscreening by Lilo Nein

      IG bildende Kunst, Vienna (AT)
    • Artist Talk Lilo Nein

      Lilo Nein is special guest in the Salon "Das fantastische Dritte", hosted by Im_flieger, organised by Sabina Holzer, Brigitte Wilfing, Jack Hauser, Jorge…

      Im_Flieger, Vienna (AT)
    • Art-Object-Registration 5

      Lilo Nein participates in this group exhibition during the 5th Art & Documentation Festival.

      Prexer Gallery, Lodz (PL)