About

 Photographer: Karl Kolar, 2018.

Photographer: Karl Kolar, 2018.

DR. LONA GAIKIS
*1982 in Toronto, Canada.

Lona Gaikis is a writer and blogger on art, culture and philosophy in Vienna. She is active as a curator and engaged with sub- and club cultures in music. In 2009, she founded the project and platform czirp czirp – experimental and sonic arts. Oscillating between experimental formats, dance music as well as sound art, this platform has showcased artists such as Aïsha Devi (CH), Islaja (FIN), Lucas Abela (AU) and Steve Roden (USA) i.a. 

UPCOMING

Opening speech for #ScreenTime by performance artist Barbis Ruder (INFLUENCA) at Neue Galerie der Tiroler Künstler*schaft, Hofburg Innsbruck. 05.12.2018, 20:00

 

ACADEMIC CAREER

Summer Term 2018
Assistant professor and reader of the lecture Anthropologie der Kunst II: FAKE / FAKT at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

2017 Doctorate Degree (Dr. Phil.) from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Tutored by Prof. Elisabeth von Samsonow, Fine Arts, Anthropology and Philosophy

Title:           
To the Flesh. Susanne K. Langer’s Art Theory
Body-Mind Synthesis and the Musical Matrix

2016
Fellow of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Summer Term 2016
Reader of the course Towards a Philosophy of Sound at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Winter Term 2015/16
Co-Reader of the Lecture NEED ME? I AM SHAMAN. Art/ Cult/ Esoteric/ Pseudo-Science/ Epistemology with Prof. Elisabeth von Samsonow at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

2012 - 2015
Professional occupation as curator and gallery manager in Vienna
         
2003 - 2009
University degree (Diploma and Master) from the State Academy of Fine Arts, Karlsruhe. Prof. John Bock (2004-2009) and Prof. Günter Umberg (2003-2004)

 

 

WRITING

2018 ESSAY
Gaikis, Lona. “Der Klang des Einhorns: Ein Joker im Sprachspiel". German. In: Der Einhorn-Code. Markt und Mythos – Das Fabelwesen als Popstar, Ed. Heinrich Dubel. Expected in 2018.

 Freelance writer in art and philosophy i.a. for the exhibition "Double Lives: Visual Artists Making Music" (German) at mumok - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig.

> Laurie Anderson
> Martin Creed
> Jutta Koether
> Christian Marclay
> Emily Sundblad
> Thomas Zipp (DA EAT)

ACTIVITIES (SELECTED)

2018 PRESENTATION
Susanne K. Langer’s Philosophy of Feeling: A “Hardcore” Process Thinker—Almost Undetected, International Association of Women Philosophers (IAPh), XVIIth Symposium, Tsinghua University Beijing, China. Supported by the Austrian Research Society (ÖFG) and the Austrian Cultural Forum Beijing.

2017 EXHIBITION
25.11.17.-07.01.2018 : #vaporfolk with Andreas Ervik (NO), Lona Gaikis (D/CA), Bernhard Garnicnig (AT), Zsofia Keresztes (HU), Angus McCullough (USA), Peter Moosgaard (AT)
Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn & Taxis, Bregenz

2017 LECTURE
"’I am scouting the possibility that rationality arises as an elaboration of feeling.’ Susanne K. Langer’s Scandalous Proposition in Twentieth Century Epistemology"
Public lecture at the Summer Reading School Feminism and the Philosophy of Science, Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel

2016 LECTURE
"Who said there was a Prison House?
The Ambiguity of Meaning and Why Art is not just a Form of Communication"
Society for Artistic Research (SAR), conference on WRITING. Presenter in the workshop Art, Philosophy, Writing and Speech led by Prof. Alva Noe (Berkeley), The Hague, NL