Klaus Schafler, a Vienna-based artist and arts manager, was a fellow with LMCC for six months from November 2006 – April 2007. Klaus received an individual studio space within a larger shared space at 15 Nassau Street and also worked in LMCC’s office during the week. Klaus also had access to a community of artists through LMCC’s concurrent Workspace program. Klaus’ fellowship with LMCC was made possible through a generous grant from the Austrian Ministry of Culture.
Born in Graz, Austria, Klaus Schafler lives and works in Vienna. As a recipient of a grant from the Austrian Arts Administration he will work at LMCC from November 2006 until April 2007. He received a diploma from the College for Artistic Photography in Vienna including workshops with Friedl Kubelka and Franz West, an MA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and an MEcon from the Faculty of Economics in Graz. A grant brought him to the University for Political Science in Messina, Italy. Since 2004 he has worked for Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna on media and exhibition projects following a period of being part of Kunsthalle’s program advisory board. His art works have been exhibited widely in Europe for instance at Neue Galerie in Graz, FIT in Berlin, MAK in Vienna, Ohta-Exhibition-Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia and KIBLA in Maribor, Slovenia. The federal state of Styria honoured him with a contemporary arts award in 2004. He collaborates with baustelle land on architecture projects and is member of K.U.L.M., a collective of artists and curators, whose work was shown at Kunsthalle Feldbach, part of the Steirischer Herbst Festival of New Art in September 2006.