Das Kunsthaus

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

Soli Kiani
Photo: Soli Kiani, Selbstportrait

Soli Kiani

Soli Kiani was born in Shiraz, Iran, in 1981. She studied painting, tapestry and animation under Christian Ludwig Attersee at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where she graduated in 2012. In 2019 she received the Recognition Prize of the STRABAG Artaward International, which was followed by a solo exhibition at the STRABAG Artlounge in Vienna in November 2019. Her works have been displayed, among other places, at a solo exhibition called Crease at Galerie Weihergut in Salzburg in 2019, and at the group exhibition A Matter of Form at Kunsthaus Horn. Also, in 2018, her temporary installation Tabiies (Separation) was shown in the Lendhafen district of Klagenfurt. Soli Kiani has lived and worked in Vienna since 2000.