At the beginning of 2014 Sigrun and Günther Kollitsch opened their new company headquarters, and in doing so they created not only a special place for their staff but also an appropriate setting with sufficient space for their personal sphere of interest – fine art. From this starting point the KUNSTHAUS : KOLLITSCH was formed, enhancing the office building with contemporary art and aiming to combine the world of work with the world of art at a high level. In the modern, museum-like ambience of the generously proportioned listed building, contemporary art by young, innovative and also established artists is presented, the collection being changed on an annual basis. The changing exhibitions show works from the Kollitsch collection and loaned works, some of which can also be purchased.
The Kollitsch collection is a private collection of contemporary art with an international perspective, and has been steadily built up over past years. It includes works in all artistic media, such as paintings, drawings, sculpture, installations, photography and video, and offers a cross-section of the variety of artistic modes of expression over the whole spectrum of modern art.
Behind the KUNSTHAUS: KOLLITSCH is an expert, committed team with a great passion for contemporary art and culture. The different artistic positions for the collection and for exhibitions are partly selected by Sigrun and Günther Kollitsch themselves and partly in collaboration with various curators and advisers. The collection manager and exhibition director is Magdalena Koschat. All members of the team discuss the conceptual and content-based orientation of the collection, and together they work out future strategies.
Featured artist of the month
Sissa Micheli was born in 1975 in Bruneck in Italy. From 2000 to 2002 she studied at the Schule Friedl Kubelka für künstlerische Fotografie in Vienna, completing her diploma studies between 2002 and 2007 at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts with Professor Franz Graf, Professor Gunther Damisch and Professor Matthias Herrmann, and gaining a distinction. Sissa Micheli has received several prizes and bursaries, including the Vienna Academy prize and the Premio Pagine Bianche d'Autore, Milan, in 2008, the London and Paris Atelierstipendium awarded by the BKA in 2009 and 2013, and the Austrian state bursary for artistic photography in 2015. In 2016 she was awarded the “Artist of the Year” prize by the South Tyrol Artists’ Association and the HGV. Her work has been shown in numerous national and international individual and group exhibitions and is represented in public and private collections. Sissa Micheli lives and works in Vienna.