Personale: Ruth Schnell – All Targets Defined

Solo Exhibition

Kunst | Haus 2226
Millennium Park 20
6890 Lustenau AT

28 Jun - 30 Sep 2024

The exhibition All Targets Defined shows nine recent and current works in two thematically oriented rooms. The themes – science / technology / responsibility and climate crisis / migration / mechanisms of repression – describe the fields of action of Ruth Schnell's media art work.


Monograph: WORKBOOK. Mirrors of the Unseen

Book launch and immersive installation

Welcome Gerald Bast, Rector Angewandte
Talk Katharina Gsöllpointner, Ruth Schnell

Angewandte Interdisciplinary Lab (AIL)
Otto Wagner Postsparkasse
Georg-Coch-Platz 2
1010 Vienna

20 Sep 2023

The monograph Ruth Schnell–WORKBOOK. Mirrors of the Unseen provides a documentary examination and contextualization of Ruth Schnell’s works since 1983, some of which have been linked to the artist’s video archive by way of QR codes. The work section is supplemented with essays by Claudia Giannetti, Chris Salter, and Jill Scott; a conversation between the artist and Katharina Gsöllpointner recapitulates her oeuvre from a media history perspective. This English-language volume was published by De Gruyter in 2023 in the book series of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Edition Angewandte.

Accompanying the book launch, a site-specific version of the 2022 mixed reality installation COMBATscience Augmented II will be presented in Vienna for the first time. Visitors will have an opportunity to experience the installation using a pair of HoloLens smart glasses.

Edited by: Peter Weibel / Katharina Gsöllpointner

Time: 6:30 p.m.



Group exhibition

Fotogalerie Wien on tour: Ostlicht. Gallery for Photography, Vienna

Opening: 2 Nov 2022, 7:00 PM
3 Nov 2022 - 14 Jan 2023

Fotogalerie Wien dedicates its new focus series to the topic of the DIGITAL. Joint opening with the preview of the OstLicht Photo Auction. Artists: Robert Bodnar, Oliver Laric, Julian-Lee Harather, Simon Lehner, Martina Menegon, Michaela Putz, Ruth Schnell. Works shown: RISIKO, Concertina, Enchantment of the Seas.



Art in public space

In collaboration with Martin Kusch

Alte Dogana
Neustadt 37
6800 Feldkirch AT


5 Oct - 8 Oct 2022

As part of "Spotlight", an exhibition format for public space, the façade of the Alte Dogana building becomes part of the dynamic projection mapping Flood. In Flood, writing, image and sound intertwine: moving images of landscapes and water, but also of the consequences of the overexploitation of the earth, peel out of the words and sentences that make up the International Bill of Human Rights and the most virulent extensions with regard to climate change.


14 Bienal de la Habana

Group exhibition

14 Bienal de la Habana
Centro Wilfredo Lam und diverse Locations


25 Mar - 30 Apr 2022

By invitation of the 14 Bienal de La Habana the new mixed reality work COMBATscience Augmented II is on show within the framework of the third part of the biennial (Experience 3: A return to What Lies Ahead) in Havana / Cuba.


Review Corona

Group exhibition

Galerie Lisi Hämmerle
Anton-Schneider-Straße 4a
6900 Bregenz AT

17 Dec 2021 - 4 Feb 2022

Group exhibition with works by Ruben Aubrecht, Monika Helfer, Andreas Heller, Debora Hirsch, Edith Hofer, Rudi Klein, Marina Koldobskaya, Michaela Konrad, Claudia Larcher, Silke Maier-Gamauf & Romana Hagyo, Albert Mayr, Georgij Melnikov, Sabine Morgenstern, Carmen Pfanner, Werner Reiterer, Georg Dinstl, David Reumüller, Liddy Scheffknecht, Ruth Schnell, Bianca Tschaikner. Exhibited work: Quotes


::KAIROS. Recall of Earth @ Angewandte Innovation Lab

RISIKO, installation with 3D print robot, 2017/21 © Roland Haas

Group exhibition

Curated by Sophia Panteliadou

AIL - Angewandte Innovation Lab
Ehemalige Postsparkasse
Georg-Coch-Platz 2
1010 Vienna AT

Opening: 11 Nov 2021, 6:00 PM
12 Nov 2021 - 21 Jan 2022

An exhibition about the relationship between humans and the phenomena of natural events. Works by: Irini Athanassakis, Ulla von Brandenburg, Lauras Edelbacher, Thomas Glänzel, Maria Hubinger, Anni Kaltsidou, Mathias Kessler, Peter Kubelka, Alfred Lenz, Brigitte Mahlknecht, Josefina Nelimarkka, Patrícia J. Reis, Ruth Schnell, Christian K. Schröder, Helmut Swoboda, Anna Watzinger. Shown works: RISIKO, Concertina, Enchantment of the Seas


in the kitchen. Visions of Media Art 10

Group exhibition

Curators: alien productions, Gerda Lampalzer in cooperation with Ruth Schnell

Medienwerkstatt Wien
Neubaugasse 40a
1070 Wien AT

Opening: 5 Nov 2021, 7:00 PM
6 Nov - 22 Nov 2021

The exhibition series Visions of Media Art takes ideas and attitudes of historical artistic figures as inspiration for current artistic positions. In 2021, Steina and Woody Vasulka are the key figures for this project.Group exhibition with works by: Ferdinand Doblhammer & Patryk Senwicki, Kilian Hanappi, Thomas Hochwallner, Margarete Jahrmann & Stefan Glasauer, kondition pluriel, Litto, Patrícia J. Reis, Ruth Schnell. Shown work: Motu #7


OBJETS PERDUS. Things of greater Significance

Group exhibition

Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum
Museumsstraße 15
6020 Innsbruck

29 Oct 2021 - 13 Mar 2022

Group exhibition with works from: Werner Feiersinger, Jan Koemas, Sonia Leimer, Lucas Norer, Kirstin Rogge, Peter Sandbichler, Ruth Schnell, Pia Steixner, Maria Walcher. Shown work: Search



Group exhibition

Criatech. Digital Creativity & Technology

3800-002 Aveiro

11 Oct - 16 Oct 2021

Festival and grou exhibition. Shown work (on HoloLens 2, with Portuguese voice over): COMBATscience Augmented



Group exhibition

Installation project by Angelo Roventa

Öffentlicher Raum
6900 Bregenz

- 31 Dec 2021

The installation round72 by Dornbirn-based artist and architect Angelo Roventa is at the same time a digital gallery for 72 artistic positions that can be accessed on site via QR code.

Exhibited work: User's View 20181125, screenshot of a user's perspective from the installation COMBATscience Augmented.


An Vogel

Group exhibition

Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis
Gallusstraße 10a
6900 Bregenz

15 May - 27 Jun 2021

Exhibited work: Quotes (Vogelflug), 2021


Fulldome / AR & VR Lab: Immersive Fields

facades, immersive audio-visual animation, 2015. © Sebastien Roy

Group exhibition

Ars Electronica 2020 "In Kepler´s Gardens"
Festival for Art, Technology & Society

JKU Campus
Altenbergerstraße 69
4040 Linz

11 Sep - 13 Sep 2020

Immersive Fields is the title of a program with 360° art works and immersive research presented during the Ars Electronica 2020. Part of the immersive installation Liminal Spaces (re-edited) is the audiovisual animation facades.


Petersburger Hängung in progress

Exhibition view Petersburger Hängung in progess, 2020. © Lisi Hämmerle

Group exhibition

Galerie Lisi Hämmerle
Anton-Schneider-Straße 4a
6900 Bregenz AT

Finissage: 4 Jul 2020, 2:00 PM
17 Jun - 4 Jul 2020

Group exhibition with Iris Andraschek, Thom Barth, Gottfried Bechtold & Annie Sprinkle, Bernhard J. Blume, Christian Boltanski, Götz Bury, Carla Degenhardt, Ugo Dossi, Christian Eisenberger, Rainer Ganahl, Marianne Greber, Matthias Hermann, Edith Hofer, Johanna Kandl, Michaela Konrad, Claudia Larcher, Ulrike Lienbacher, Silke Maier-Gamauf, Carmen Pfanner, Werner Reiterer, Elisabeth v. Samsonow, Liddy Scheffknecht, Erich Smodics, Ruth Schnell, Wolfgang Temmel, Alexandra Wacker, Heike Weber.


Vergessen. Fragmente der Erinnerung

Koffer, video sculpture, 1993

Group exhibition

Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum
Museumstraße 15
6020 Innsbruck AT


Opening: 12 Dec 2019, 6:00 PM
13 Dec 2019 - 8 Mar 2020

Exhibited work: Koffer


::KAIROS. Recall of Earth

RISIKO, installation with 3D printer robotic system, 2017 © Roland Haas

Group exhibition

Curated by Sophia Panteliadou

MIET. The Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece
Villa Kapandji - 108 Vasilissis Olgas St.
54014 Thessaloniki GR

Opening: 28 Nov 2019, 8:00 PM
28 Nov 2019 - 26 Jan 2020

Exhibited works: RISIKO, Concertina, Enchantment of the Seas


PrintScreen Festival 2019 in Holon, Israel

Series Mirrors of the Unseen © Birgit and Peter Kainz


The Israeli Center for Digital Art
4 Ha'Amoraim Street
5810202 Holon IL

19 Nov - 21 Nov 2019

The PrintScreen Digital Arts and Culture Festival, the biggest of its kind in Israel, is taking place for the 9th time. The motto is "Unseen". MotU #9 was chosen as an Austrian contibution.


Discrete Austrian Secrets

MotU #7, installation view MAK, Vienna © Birgit and Peter Kainz

Group exhibition

Curated by: Margareta Sandhofer

The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art
F1-2, Block 3, Star Fest, Liangjiang New District
400021 Chongqing CHN

Opening: 16 Nov 2019, 4:00 PM
16 Nov 2019 - 31 Mar 2020

Artists: Herbert Brandl, Rudolf Polanszky, Elisabeth Plank, Werner Reiterer, Josef Dabernig, abine Ott, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Rita Nowak, Michael Kienzer, Franz Graf, Leopold Ingo Nussbaumer, Ruth Schnell, Iris Andraschek, Siggi Hofer, Kurt Kren, Sevda Chkoutova, Helga Philipp, Christian Schwarzwald, Christoph Weber, Andrea van der Straeten. Exhibited work: MotU #7


Julie Hayward, Ruth Schnell: Strategische Komplemente VIII

COMBATscience Augmented, still © Ruth Schnell


Curated by GRAF+ZYX
Introduction: Patricia Grzonka

Schubertstraße 203
3040 Neulengbach AT

Opening: 5 Oct 2019, 6:00 PM
5 Oct - 20 Oct 2019


Exhibited work: COMBATscience Augmented


Call of Duty

COMBATscience Augmented, 2018 © Ruth Schnell

Solo Exhibition

Introduction: Karlheinz Pichler

Galerie Lisi Hämmerle
Anton-Schneider-Straße 4a
6900 Bregenz AT

Opening: 12 Jul 2019, 7:00 PM
13 Jul - 24 Aug 2019


#fuckreality @ The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb

COMBATscience Augmented, installation view Zagreb © Animafest Zagreb

Group exhibition

The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb
Tunnel Grič, Mesnička ul. 19
10000 Zagreb HR

Opening: 3 Jun 2019, 1:30 PM
3 Jun - 8 Jun 2019

Exhibited work: COMBATscience Augmented


Visionary Pioneer Award – iX Symposium 2019

David Rokeby and Ruth Schnell, iX Symposium 2019 © Twitter: @ CourcheLuc

Prize Award

Society for Arts and Technology [SAT]
1201, Saint-Laurent Boulevard
H2X 2S6 Montréal CAN

Ceremony: 1 Jun 2019, 7:30 PM


Espace XR, iX Symposium 2019

COMBATscience Augmented, 2018iX Symposium 2019 © Society for Arts and Technology [SAT]

Group exhibition

Society for Arts and Technology [SAT]
1201, Saint-Laurent Boulevard
H2X 2S6 Montréal CAN

Opening: 29 May 2019, 5:00 PM
29 May - 1 Jun 2019

Exhibited work: COMBATscience Augmented


Digital Transformations, Biennale Sessions, La Biennale di Venezia

Panel Digital Transformations © University of Applied Arts Vienna


La Biennale di Venezia, Giardini, Central Pavilion Sala F
Sestiere Castello
30122 Venezia IT

Panel: 11 May 2019, 2:00 PM

Discussion, organized by the University of Applied Arts Vienna, with Gerald Bast, Ute Meta Bauer, Margarete Jahrmann, Ruth Schnell, Virgil Widrich. Moderation: Stephan Hilpold


#fuckreality – XIII Bienal de La Habana

COMBATscience Augmented, installation view Havana © Ruth Schnell

Group exhibition

Fundación Ludwig de Cuba
Calle 13 # 509 entre D y E
10400 La Habana CUB

Opening: 11 Apr 2019, 8:00 PM
12 Apr - 28 Apr 2019

Exhibited work: COMBATscience Augmented


Writing the History of the Future

Group exhibition

ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medien
Lorenzstraße 19
76135 Karlsruhe

23 Feb 2019 - 8 Aug 2021

In this exhibition, the ZKM is showing major works from its media art collection.

Exhibited work: Disappearance 2