Adina Camhy

Adina Camhy

Adina Camhy, born in Graz, lives in Vienna and Graz (AT). She studied Architecture at TU Graz and UPV Valencia (ES) before taking up the Master Critical Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

She researches, deconstructs and remixes. Her artistic practice is broad and spans across various media, such as video, installation, sound or performance. An essential part of her practice is the exchange with others, in various collaborations, constellations and collectives. Starting from precise observations of the existing, she addresses topics such as politics of memory, representation and the political in public and private spheres. She is interested in technology, history and invisible structures that impact everyday life.

Her works are shown in public spaces, swimming pools or coffee houses as well as at film festivals, cinemas and exhibitions in Austria and abroad. She also exhibited at Leopold Museum Vienna (2022), Kunsthaus Graz (2021), Amos Rex, Helsinki (2020), Art Cube Artists’ Studios / Manofim Jerusalem Contemporary Art Festival, Jerusalem (2020), Botanique, Brussels (2020), among others. Her short films were shown at film festivals such as BFI London Film Festival, Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film, Doclisboa, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Kasseler Dokfest, São Paulo International Short Film Festival or Uppsala International Short Film Festival.

She performs as a solo musician, as well as a member of RadioIronieOrchester or Nona Grant. Together with Marie Vermont, the split tape HUIA (2021, beach buddies records, RO) was released. She composed the music for the short film How To Disappear by Total Refusal (2020, Berlinale) and contributed sound and video for the performance Mitsouko & Mitsuko by Michikazu Matsune (2021, Wiener Festwochen).

She received scholarships, grants and awards such as the Art Promotion Award of the City of Graz (2017), the funding Graz Kulturjahr 2020 for the collaborative project GrazRand, Pixel, Bytes + Film (2022) or Province of Carinthia’s Annual Scholarship for Interdisciplinary Art Forms (2023).

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In my project “Carso / Karst / Kras” I would like to approach karst landscape from multiple perspectives. As a typo locality, the transnational landscape “Karst” (Italian “Carso”, Slovenian and Croatian “Kras”) above the Gulf of Trieste and in Slovenia is considered to give the geological phenomenon its name.

The Karst, as a rugged landscape with various formations such as caves and sinkholes, offers a variety of formal, historical, literary and theoretical points of contact for my research.

The aim of the stay on site is to collect different fragments on the topic and to relate them to each other in a new and unexpected way, similar to my approach in my essay short film Crater (2022). In particular, I am interested in relations between humans, technology and landscapes in the age of Capitalocene.