Nora Theiss

Foto: Garfield Trummer

Born 1971 in Vienna. Attending the Ortweinschule in Graz; artistic education: Gold and Silver smith. Studied art history in Graz, Brisbane and Florence. 2002-03 editorial and curatorial assistance at Camera Austria, 2004-06 curatorial assistance and project management at FORUM STADTPARK. 2006-12 parental leave, three children. Since 2012 back at FORUM STADTPARK, since 2013 financial organisation and assistance to the head of organisation. Since 2003 art critic, freelance; writes for, Der Standard, Parnass, Flash Art International, Eikon, Camera Austria.

FORUM STADTPARK is a place of production and presentation for contemporary art. This house, which is organized as an artists association, stands for a expanded definition of art
and for an intersectional work in the following areas
Architecture, Literature, Fine Arts, Movie, Photography, Media Arts, Fashion, Music, Theatre, Performance, Theory.
Being a laboratory and a platform for numerous scenes of the Austrian and international cultural production is the claim of this house. There are 400 member in the assiciation, of which are approximately 50 active invovled in current projects.
Today about 150 events take place every year in FORUM STADTPARK

FORUM STADTPARK was founded in 1959 in Graz among others by Othmar Carli, Gustav Zankl, Siegfried Neuburg, Emil Breisach and Günter Waldorf. They adapted the empty „Stadtpark Cafe“ for artistic events. Therefore the name FORUM STADTPARK describes the
action group as well as the place with the address Stadtpark 1.

FORUM STADTPARK is located in Graz, the capital of Styria (Steiermark), which is one of the nine departments of Austria. Graz is the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna. On 9 January 2014 it had a population of 303,731 (of which 271,998 had principal residence status). Graz has a long tradition as a student city: its six universities have more than 44,000 students. Its “Old Town” is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe.
Politically and culturally, Graz was for centuries more important for Slovenes than Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, and still remains influential. In 1999, Graz was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites, and the site was extended in 2010 by Schloss Eggenberg. Graz was sole Cultural Capital of Europe for
2003 and got the title of a City of Culinary Delights in 2008.

2014-16 CROWD – CReating Other Ways of Dissemination (EU-Project in cooperation with lettretage, NVL, and Ideogramma)
2015-16 Rathaus der Herzen (multi-disciplinary programme)
2014 Zimmer mit Ausgangslage (start-up of the multi-disciplinary programme)
1968-now  co-founder and taking part with various projects in the  art festival „Steirischer
2007  2. FORUM Festival „Gold – Armut war gestern!“
2005  1. FORUM Festival „warum alles so gut funktioniert, wo doch nichts funktioniert”

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