Marion van Osten

Pantograf workshop
Plasy Monastery, 1999

One of the spin off project was the EuroVision2000 produces by Labork3000 and Center for Contemporary art in Prague.

EuroVision2000 in Prague took place from 7.9. to 14.9. in the Café9 venue in Roxy. The first part of the programm in Prague focused on three topics around the changes since 1989, such as urban transformations and cultural transitions, the adaptation of EU standards and the invention of a new European identity by constructing new borders and exclusions, and the actual representation of social and political realities in media. The second part of the program focused on IWF and globalisation, by providing an open platform for critical discussions, presentations and videos around anti-globalization activism and the events on September 26.


Marion von Osten (born 1963) is an artist, curator, researcher, organizer-facilitator, and teacher. She is Honorary Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. She works with curatorial, artistic, and theoretical approaches that converge through the medium of exhibitions, installations, video, and text productions. Her main research interests concern cultural production in postcolonial societies, technologies of the self, and the governance of mobility. She is a founding member of Labor k3000 in Zürich and of kleines post-fordistisches Drama (kpD) and the Center for Post-colonial Knowledge and Culture in Berlin.

Between 2006 and 2012 she was Professor of Art and Communication at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna. From 1999 through 2006 she was Professor of Artistic Practice and researcher at the Institute for the Theory of Art and Design (ith), Zürich University of the Arts, Zürich. She has also lectured at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York and the Critical Studies Program, Malmö Art Academy, Malmö. Prior to that she was curator at Shedhalle Zürich from 1996 to 1999. Recent research and exhibition projects include: Tricontinentale.net, Center for Post-Colonial Knowledge and Culture, Berlin, 2014; Model House—Mapping Transcultural Modernisms, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, 2010–2013; Architectures of Decolonization, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris, 2011–2012; The American Home, Hessel Museum, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 2011; In the Desert of Modernity—Colonial Planning and After, Les Abattoirs de Casablanca, Casablanca, 2009 and House of World Cultures, Berlin, 2008; Projekt Migration, Cologne, 2002–2006; and TRANSIT MIGRATION, Zürich, Frankfurt, and Cologne, 2003–2005. Von Osten lives and works in Berlin. [Last updated 2016]