Lena Schwingshandl is an Austrian artist based in Vienna. She is interested in the dynamics of relationships and encounters both on public and intimate level.
Inspired by daily observation and self-reflection, she is testing the borders of her own and others’. In her work she tries to document these experiences extensively in the form of drawings, video, sound and performative practices.
In several works she includes her family members and performs with them in front of the camera. Thereby she explores the authenticity of the video as well as the effect of her artistic practice on her personal relationships.
In collaboration with Barbara Neu she curates the flatconcerts since 2018.
She finished her BA in Visual Communication at the University of Arts and Design in Linz, during which she spent an Erasmus semester in Tallinn, Estonia.
Since 2018 she studies Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
In 2020 she worked together with Jani Ruscica during an internship in Helsinki, Finland.
Her work was shown in solo and collective exhibitions in Austria, Finland, Germany, Ukraine, Denmark, Great Britain and other countries (Galleria Huuto, Helsinki, Back to the Future, group show with Art Kolkhoz, Vienna, Travel Apparatus, studio das weisse haus, Vienna, Infinite Ways of Falling Into You performed in collaboration with Laura Cemin, Modern Art Museum Kiasma, Helsinki, Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz, with Lisa Großkopf, Body Landscapes, Festival of Performance Art, Copenhagen, There’s no such thing as boredom, Scaffold gallery, Manchester).