F L A V I A M A Z Z A N T I

​Flavia Mazzanti (*1994) is an artist, architect and researcher based in Vienna, Austria. She graduated with distinction at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, receiving the Gustav Peichl Award for architectural drawing and the Würdigungspreis for artistic work (2020).

Flavia’s research focuses on post-anthropocentric relationships between bodies, environments and societies, ranging from architectural-philosophical theories to media art and experimental filmmaking. Flavia was recently awarded with the Artist-in-Residence Program “Pixel, Bytes + Film” for media arts from ORF III - Kultur und Information (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and BMKÖS (the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport) for her hybrid short film "Sympoietic Bodies" (2020). Her work has been screened and awarded at festivals in Europe, Oceania, North and South America. Talks in Europe and North America.

She is co-founder of Immerea, an interactive media company based in Vienna, focusing on the development of video games and virtual installations.

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EDUCATION

2017-20    MArch, Institute for Art and Architecture, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, AT

2016-17    Erasmus Semester, SEMP International Exchanges, Department of Architecture, TU Munich, DE

2013-17    BSc arch. USI, Academy of Architecture, USI, Mendrisio, CH

GRANTS, PRIZES & RESIDENCIES

2021    AIR Impact Academy. Studio residency from July to September 2021. Program offered by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Wissenstransferzentrum. Villa Schapira, Max Emanuel-Straße 17, 1180 Vienna, AT

2020    Content Vienna 2020. Award from the Vienna Business Agency for digital creative projects. Vienna, AT

2020    Würdigungspreis der Akademie für künstlerische Arbeiten. Award of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna for artistic work. Vienna, AT

2020    Filmförderung. Film funding for experimental film formats. Stadt Wien Kultur. Vienna, AT

2020    Gustav Peichl Preis. Award for architectural drawing. Vienna, AT

2020    Pixel, Bytes + Film. Artist in Residence. Program offered by ORF III Kultur und Information  (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) and BMKÖS (the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport). Vienna, AT

2019    Projektförderung. Funding for artistic research projects. Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Vienna, AT

TALKS | SYMPOSIUMS | INTERVIEWS

2021    Dealing with risks. Architecture and philosophy.  International Symposium. GERPHAU Lab and the ARENA Association Cité de l'Architecture, Paris, FR

2021    Start Over: An XRVienna + Women in Immersive Tech EU Meetup. Keynote Speaker. "das weisse haus", Hegelgasse 14, 1010, Vienna, AT

2021    ACTION! Feminisms and the spatialization of resistance. International Congress. W@ARCH.PT Online event, Lisbon, PT

2021    Deep City. Climate Crisis, Democracy and the Digital. International Latsis Symposium. ALICE (Atelier de la Conception de l'espace) and LDM (Media and Design Laboratory). Online event, Rolex Learning Center, EPFL, Lausanne, CH

2021    Tricky Women/Tricky Realities 2021. Interview and TV Broadcast. Okto Community TV (Viennese television channel)

2021    Tricky Women Tricky Realities 2021. International Animation Film Festival. Artist Talk and Q&A. Tricky Women Tricky Realities. Online event, Vienna, AT

2021    Pixel, Bytes + Film AIR. Flavia Mazzanti "Sympoietic Bodies". Interview and TV Broadcast.Kultur Heute, ORF IIII (Austrian television channel)

2021    The Value of (XR) Communities. A Virtual Networking Event. XRVienna and WiiT (Women in Immersive Tech) as part of the official program of the CIVA Festival (Contemporary Immersive Virtual Art). Keynote Speaker. Online event. AltspaceVR, Vienna, AT

2020    CEE Animation Experience @AnimatekaPRO. "Expanded and Hybrid Animated Projects." CEE Animation and AnimatekaPRO. Online event, Ljubljana, SI

2019    Feminist Exploration of Urban Futures. International Conference. GenUrb York University, Toronto, CAN

2019    The City as a Commons. Research Symposium. University of Pavia and the University of Huddersfield. Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, IT

2019    Vienna Rossa: The Magic Mountain of Austro-Marx­ism. Lecture, presentation, opening. Part of Happy Birthday Karl Marx! Collection with a View #4. A cooperation by the Az W with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna, AT

2019    Graduierten Colloquium Bauhaus Dessau. Bauhaus Dessau in Cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Bauhaus Dessau, Dessau, DE

2018    Ich bin Otto Wagner! Performative Lecture in collaboration with IKA Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Wien Museum Karlsplatz, Vienna, AT

EXHIBITIONS

2021    Ars Electronica Linz. A cooperation between Bildraum, Salzamt Linz and the Ars Electronica Festival 2021. Salzamt, Obere Donaulände 15, Linz, AT

2021    Das weisse haus, Wien. Art Gallery. Event organized by XRVienna + Women in Immersive Tech EU.  Hegelgasse 14, 1010, Vienna, AT

2021    Cinemateca Festival. Audiovisual Installation “Live & Digital Experience”.  Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, IT

2021    Deep City Exhibition. Wall Session. Virtual exhibition part of the International Latsis Symposium: Deep CIty. Rolex Learning Center, EPFL, Lausanne, CH

2021    Tricky Women / Tricky Realities 2021. Official Selection. Austrian Panorama. Vienna, AT

2021    Flavia Mazzanti & Magdalena Pfeifer. Celebrating 20 years of Tricky Women/Tricky Realities. Duo exhibition. A cooperation between Bildrecht and Tricky Women / Tricky Realities 2021. Bildraum 07, Vienna, AT

2021     Featuring of "Sympoietic Bodies" in the Serie #CIVAfeatures. Part of the CIVA Festival (Contemporary Immersive Virtul Art). Vienna, AT

2021    Pixel, Bytes + Film: Innovative Filmkunst aus Österreich. Virtual exhibition in cooperation with Manuel Bonell. As part of the Funding Program "Pixel, Bytes + Film". Event organized by BMKÖS, ORF III - Kultur und Information, sound:frame, XR HUB Bavaria, WKO. Vienna, AT

2020    Parcours Abschlussarbeiten 2020. Master Thesis Exhibition. Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Magdas Hotel im Stephanushaus, Vienna, AT

2020    CorpoRealities. Group exhibition. A curated international photography exhibition. PH21 Gallery, Budapest, HU

2019    Everyday? Kunst und Architektur IV. Group exhibition. University Library, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, AT

2019    Together in Public: London Pleasure Gardens. ]a[ Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, AT

2019    Vienna Rossa: The Magic Mountain of Austro-Marxism. ]a[ Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, AT

2019    Happy Birthday Karl Marx! Collection with a View #4. Architekturzentrum Wien in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, AT

2018    Untitled. ]a[ Rundgang, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, AT