Marie-Christin Rissinger 

*1986

 

based in NRW, Berlin and Vienna. 

 

Her practice includes art, curating, crafting and producing as much as political and theoretical contentions. Her artistic medium is communication. By using performative strategies her works are creating situations of negotiation, some of which are articulated in public- some in theater-space. 

 

From 2005 to 2012 she studied Psychology at the University of Vienna (BA). From 2012 - 2014 "Social Design - Arts as Urban Innovation" at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (MA). 

 

In 2008 she directed her first theater play. In the season 2009/10 she worked as assistant director at Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. This was followed by assistantships in Berlin, for example at the Heimathafen Neukölln and the Volksbühne Berlin. During her studies at the University of Applied Arts Vienna she was part of the student union, head of its social department as well as a member of the Universities senate.

 

In 2014, she founded the artist group Blind Date Collaboration together with Frida Robles. In 2015 she received a START-Stipendium from the Austrian Federal Ministry in the field of performing arts. From 2015 to 2017 she was part of the artistic management team of the artist run space mo.ë in Vienna, which was awarded the Förderpreis der Freien Szene (2017). Afterwards she founded the artistic production duo Olympionik*innen Productions together with Alisa Beck. 

 

In 2019 she co-published her first book. In 2021 she finished her first documentary movie. Her performances have been shown at festivals such as transeuropa (Hildesheim, 2015), Britney X (Schauspiel Köln, 2017), Donaufestival (Krems, 2018) or steirischer herbst'20 (Graz, 2020).