AIR Artist Talk: Things On Shelves




Join us on September 29th to give a warm Chicago welcome to our international Artist in Residence for a talk about her current series, Perpetual Inventory of the Self.

This project focuses on three historic doll houses that Lein is employing to address personal, private and exhibition spaces. During her residency, she has been focusing on the Colleen Moore Dollhouse (in the collection of the Museum of Science and Industry) and collecting early warehouse catalogues from the same time period. During this talk, Lein will be going through her research process, showing what objects she has collected, and sharing a pop-up exhibition of works in progress!



Cornelia Lein is a visual artist based in Vienna, Austria. Her works are based on found objects and include digital collage, photography, installation and writing. She studied fine arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and at University of Fine Arts in Brunswick (GER). In 2015 she founded the curatorial project ___TIM NOLAS. Her work has been exhibited within Europe at institutions and museums such as Villa Stuck in Munich, FAIT Galery in Brno, 21er Haus - Museum of Contemporary Art Vienna, MAK, Künstlerhaus and Kunsthalle Vienna and at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg and Brunswick.

Learn more about Cornelia in our Q & A!


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