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Participating Artists

Luise Kloos
luise-kloosis an artist and became a member of the Gruppe 77 in 2002. In 1995 Luise Kloos founded next – fine arts club. Since that time she has organized 12 international artists in residence projects as well as numerous exchange projects and has created an international network. She is a member of the European Cultural Parliament and has co-founded NUROPE, the nomadic university for art, philosophy and entrepreneurship bases in Turku, Finland. Her preferred fields of work are interdisciplinary projects with performances, installations and video.

Luise Kloos has exhibited her work in many countries of Europe, the USA and India.

Erika Lojen

Born in Graz
Technical University Graz
Degree in architecture in 1963
Member of the Sezession Graz 1965 – 1977
Founding member of the Gruppe 77 Graz since 1977

Freelance architect in Graz since 1969, combines architecture and art, participation in group projects of the Group 77, various exhibition designs, “art at the construction site” projects, group exhibitions in Austria and abroad, photo work.

Group exhibitions (selections): Graz, Köflach, Wien, Berlin, Budapest, Szombathely, Pečs, Prag, Zagreb, New York, Blacksburg/ Virginia, Muncie/ Indiana, St. Louis/ Missouri, Duluth/ Minnesota, Lexington/ Kentucky, Oxford/ Ohio, Saratoga Springs/ New York.

Aurelia Meinhart
aurelia-meinhart1953 Born on 28.12. in Kalchberg/ Western Styria
1968 HTBL in Graz Ortweinplatz
1972 Meisterklasse für Malerei Graz
1974 -1982 Worked as an art educator at the 1. Bundesgymnasium Carneri in Graz and at the BG Rein
1982 – 84 Freelance artist in Viron, Athens
1986 Exhibition at the THEATERGALERIE in Kalmar, Sweden
1988 Exhibition at the TRAKLHAUS/ Salzburg Landesförderungspreis
1989 Exhibition at the MINORITENGALERIE/ Graz
Participation at the exhibition „Gott“/ Minoritengalerie
Exhibition at the gallery MEDIO in Kronstorf, Upper Austria
Since 1990 works as art educator at the BG Rein,
Since 1990 member of the Gruppe 77
1991 Group exhibition in Szombately, Pecs and Prag
1992 Exhibition at the Bildungshaus Mariatrost/ Graz
1993 Exhibition at the Bildungshaus Retzhof/ Leibnitz
participation at an exhibition in Salzburg
1995 Group exhibition at the Museum HOUSE OF ART; NET MEIROW; Israel
participation at an exhibition in Kecskemet/ Ungarn
1996 „Art for Time“, Poster action of the Gruppe 77, Price from the art critics
1999 Exhibition at the Künstlerhaus Graz „Das Bernsteinzimmer“
2003 BLABLA group project Blaue Blase
9th international project for fine art, topic „Mauern“
2004 Participation at the Project Künstlerhaus III „Das Verschwinden“
2005 Participation at an exhibition in Zagreb Gruppe 77
2007/08 Group exhibition Gruppe 77 Kunsthaus Köflach
Photo work on Polystyrol with the topic „Heimat“
2008 Participation at the EU cultural project „HEIMAT in the intercultural dialogue“, October 2008, organized by next – Verein fuer bildende Kunst in cooperation with Cittadellarte – Biella, DeBuren – Brüssel, Hangar – Barcelona and St. James Cavalier – Malta.

Heribert Michl
1938 born in Köflach
1957 – 1964 Teacher training program for Volks-, Haupt – and Polytechnical Schools
(Encouragement from art educator Prof. Paul KOCZETT)
Early contacts to artists of the Grazer Sezession
1966 – 1971 Studies at the Karl Franzens Universität Graz (Paedagogic, Sociology, Art History and Philosophy)
1972 – 2000 Professor for Paedagogic Sociology and Psychology at the Pädagogische Akademie des Bundes in Styria
1980 – Lector at the Institute for educational science at the KFU Graz
1997 – Assistant professor at the Fachhochschule Joanneum (Construction planning and construction management)

Since 1970 After finishing his studies at the KFU Graz, Heribert Michl engaged in intensive artistic examination of questions regarding experimental artistic work and theories of aesthetics, as well as their social terms and conditions.
Numerous publications on art theory and exhibitions in Austria and abroad.
He lives and works in Graz.

Ingeborg Pock
ingeborg-pockBorn: Mödling /Vienna
Studies: Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Prof Josef Mikl
Teaching Assignment(Art/Textile ) at the Katholischen Päd. Hochschule Graz- Eggenberg, Austria, since 1988
Member of „Gruppe 77“, Graz

Exihibitons (Selection)
1994 “10. Int. Textilkunstsymposium”, Graz
1995 “MESSAGE FOR FRIENDS”Gruppe 77, Holon Israel
1998 “10 ÖSTERR. KÜNSTLERINNEN IN L.A.”, USA, Installationen in den Lagerhauskellern der Brauerei Puntigam, Graz
1999 Installation “MEMENTO”,Künstlerhaus Graz with Erika Lojen and Aurelia Meinhart
2003 “THE GARDENER`S GLOVE”, Runcorn, England, “25. Miniaturtextilbiennale” Szombathely, Ungarn
2004 “Das Verschwinden” Projekt der Gruppe 77, Künstlerhaus Graz, “Geatmete Zeichen”, Kulturzentrum Lauterach,Vlbg .
2005 “ 77/05 ” Die Gruppe 77 im Museum Klovicevi Dvori, Zagreb, Kroatien, “DE NIS ”, Art in Public Spaces, Townhall Venlo,NL. The Bag Corporation“ , Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, NL
2006 “Hommage a Gerhard Lojen”, Minoriten, Graz, “Les Jardins Reduits” “Miniaturtextilbiennale Angers, France
2007 „77/07“ Kunsthaus Köflach“, Gruppe 77
2008 „Casula“, Kulturzentrum, Graz- Liebenau;Austria
2009 „CUT“, Int. Textile Art, Graz, Austria