Heidrun Holzfeind was born in 1972 in Austria. She studied Fine Arts at the
Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and at Cooper Union in New York. She lives
and works in New York since 1996.Holzfeind’s videos address the possibilities
of self-representation and issues of social concern such as globalization,
migration, homelessness, environment and health. Her works reflect strongly
on our culture’s values and desires, the definitions of success and
failure, and what is left of the globalized “American Dream”.
Her subjects have been, amongst others, the inhabitants of a failed modernist
housing project in Italy, a Mexican immigrant in the Bronx, Romanian immigrants
in Austria and a 63 year old homeless writer in New York.
Her works have been presented, among others, at Impakt Festival / The Netherlands, Duisburger Filmwoche / Germany, MUCA Museum / Mexico City, Artists Space / New York,
TENT / Rotterdam, Bronx Museum of the Arts / New York, W139 / Amsterdam,
Werkleitz Biennale / Halle, Diagonale / Graz, Transmediale Festival
/ Berlin, Image Forum / Tokyo, Kunstverein Munic, Cologne Kunstverein, BAK / Utrecht,
Swiss Institute / New York, VideoEx / Zurich, Videoart Center / Tokyo, Art&Idea / Mexico City, Fondazione Olivetti