Artist talk with Rehema Chachage – the winner of the H13 Prize in conversation with Serena Lee

Fri, 08/09/2023, 6pm


One week after the award ceremony of the H13 Lower Austria Prize for Performance 2023, you will have the opportunity to meet this year's winner, the performance and media artist Rehema Chachage, in person and to delve deeper into some of the backgrounds of her artistic practice. That's when Chachage will talk with Serena Lee about her award-winning project: Nitakujengea kinyumba na vikuta vya kupitia [A Home for You I Will Create with Exit Pathways - A Gut Feeling]. The conversation will evolve around the question of what it means to feel at home in a place, as well as the associated political fragility and volatility of the phenomenon of "home." In addition, the artist provides insights into her "performative archive", which she has been creating together with her mother and grandmother and which combines various forms of remembering.

We look forward to seeing you!

The talk will be held in English.


Performance and award ceremony: Fri, 01/09/2023
Exhibition: Sat, 02/09 – Sat, 16/09/2023


Serena Lee works via polyphony to map how things come together and apart. She plays across cinematic, situated, and martial practices, tracing dao through aesthesis. Serena practises and collaborates close to home and internationally. She holds an MFA from the Piet Zwart Institute (NL) and an Associate Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music (CA). Born and raised in tkaronto/Toronto, Canada, Serena currently lives in Vienna where she is a PhD-in-Practice candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Rehema Chachage's artistic practice is characterized by a great diversity of media and methods. Visuality, sound, and smell combine in her performances and installations to create complex aesthetic experiences. The source and setting of Chachage's practice is her family’s matrilinear memory. Rehema Chachage studied at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, and at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is currently completing her PhD in Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.


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