We are a young group of engaged people, whose aim is to create a festival which connects creatives based in Vienna and from abroad. We want to support artists, celebrate their work and enjoy days full of art and ideas, music, joy, exhibitions, open studio days, performances and many more!
Lots of love, your XX ART FLÂNERIE team
Georgij Melnikov (Moskau, 24.07.1988) is an artist, curator and manager of the Aa Collections Gallery. He works in the medium of ceramic, sculpture, installation, painting, and performances and develops metaphysical as well as physical environments, to tell emotional and intellectual tales through an own visual and theoretical language that within itself is a constant work in progress.
At the same time, as a curator and manager, he produces displays and happenings, to confront and connect people, blurring the lines between viewer and producer, shaping space for interaction, and intensifying the experience of art. Georgij is co-founder and curator of the Aa Collections Gallery (since 2012) and of the Art UnAnchored Festival (2014-2015). As well as co-organizer of DREISECHSFUENF Festival (2017 -2018), curator at Hofburg unter dem Teppich (2019) and is responsible of the organization and curation of XX Art Flânerie (2020 until now).
Ale Zapata (Puebla, 27.12.88) is a mexican curator and cultural worker based in Vienna. She is interested in utopian strategies, gender discourse and cultural identity research. Currently she works at Improper Walls, an alternative cultural platform located in the 15. District, where she is responsible for the curatorship of exhibitions, events, public art projects as well as the coordination of external projects. Alejandra is co-founder, curator and organizer of the festival XX Art Flânerie, and is part of the curatorial team of QUESTION ME & ANSWER, an initiative advocating for more diversity in Viennese cultural programs.
Justina Špeirokaitė (Šiauliai, 07.02.85) is a Vienna based curator and cultural organizer, who is a co-founder at Improper Walls cultural platform, project coordinator at QUESTION ME & ANSWER, project manager at LT.art Vienna and one of the initiators of XX Art Flânerie festival. During the past 7 years, Justina has worked with a number of art, cultural and social events. Her scope of interests varies from socio-political topics to new technologies and research on cultural identity.
Lluís Lipp (Barcelona, 01.08.1981) is a Vienna based artist, curator and founder of festival DREISECHSFUENF who is currently working as a freelance cultural advisor of the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to Central Europe. He is the coordinator of the XX Art Flânerie Festival 2021 project: Catalan Artists@ XX Art Flânerie and also supports the festival’s management team as a curator and cultural manager.
Oona Zyman (02.03.1994), is an art and film historian based in Vienna and has been involved in project development within several public and private art institutions. She currently works as a freelance advisor for the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to Central Europe, and supports the 2021 XX Art Flânerie project : Catalan Artists@ XX Art Flânerie as a project assistant.
Eva Baumgartner (born 1996 in South Tyrol, Italy) is a young creative, who has been working for a Berlin based design agency before she moved to Vienna. Her interest and commitment to artistic practices, social developments and cultural reinvention led her to work at an international art gallery based in Vienna.
Since the founding of XX Art Flânerie she has been responsible for the festival's PR and press work.