Jakob Lena Knebl & Ashley Hans Scheirl. Courtesy des artistes. Crédit photo : Georg Petermichl

Jakob Lena Knebl & Ashley Hans Scheirl


Jakob Lena Knebl (Baden, Austria, 1970) worked as a carer for elderly before studying Textual Sculpture with Heimo Zobernig and Fashion Design with Raf Simons. Her work draws on art history and popular culture, exploring the co-construction and transformation of identities through fashion, design, music, scenography and architecture. The artist also works as curator and is professor of Transmedia Arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She had solo exhibitions, including mumok (Vienna, 2017), Lentos Kunstmusem (Linz, 2020) and Musée d’art et d’histoire de Genève (2021). She is represented by Galerie Loevenbruck (Paris) and Georg Kargl Fine Arts (Vienna).

Ashley Hans Scheirl (Salzburg, Austria, 1956) has studied conservation and fine arts. They have developed a conceptual, performative and experimental film practice from the late 70’s onwards, widely shown in international queer and lesbian underground contexts. Since the 90s, painting is the artist’s central practice, performatively staged in the context of installations responding to the spatial and conceptual context of each exhibition. Ashley Hans Scheirl has been professor of Contextual Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 2006-2022. Their works have notably been shown at Documenta 14 (Athens and Kassel, 2017) and at the Salzburger Kunstverein (2018). They are represented by Galerie Loevenbruck (Paris) and Galerie Crone (Berlin/Vienna).

Jakob Lena Knebl and Ashley Hans Scheirl work individually and as a duo. They have exhibited together at the 15th Lyon Biennale of Contemporary Art (2019) at the invitation of the Palais de Tokyo and at the Kunsthaus Bregenz (2020). They represented Austria at the 59th Venice Biennale (2022).