Jasmin Schaitl is an artist and performer with a visual arts background. She graduated in 2012 from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Since 2011 she works internationally, as solo-performer, visual artist, artistic director of group performances, leads workshops and interdisciplinary projects, curates and teaches. In 2014 she received the STARTstipendium for performing arts from the Austrian Federal Chancellery Section Art.
Her work includes live-performance, sculpture, installation, and drawing; and focuses primarily on the aspects of time – both actual and perceived – and the presence or absence of the human body. She broaches the issue of a continuous balancing act between existing juxtapositions e.g.: presence – absence, begin – end, duration – moment, lightness – heaviness. Currently, Jasmin examines how durational pieces and intimate one-on-one performance and installation settings affect and change the perception of time and space for an audience. Working with: slowness, silence, repetition and simplicity, her goal is to raise individual awareness and heighten senses to perceive the artwork and thus the surrounding in a different way.
Her interest to work with time provides space to perceive and be aware of a possible fullness within the emptiness, an appreciation of the unspectacular. This emphasises the underestimated meaning of beauty within details, through mere dedication on one matter.
Since 2013 she regularly collaborates with artists of various disciplines:
Laura Oriol (FR/US) – butoh/meditation/movement;
Matěj Frank (CZ/PL) –visual art/sculpture;
Elisabeth Schiling (DE) – dance/choreography;
William “Bilwa” Costa (US) – sound/performance/visual.
Jasmin Schaitls work has been supported through several national and international Institutions e.g.: Austrian Federal Chancellery Section Art, various Austrian Cultural Forums worldwide, KAAI Theater Brussels, workspacebrussels, SeMA Nanji Artist Residency Seoul (KR), Ex Teresa de Arte Actual (Mexico), Bludny Kamen (CZ), klub solitaer e.V. (DE), WUK Vienna, Bildrecht GmbH (AT), Tanz*Hotel | Artist at Resort (AT), im_flieger (AT), and others.
She presented work at: Ujazdowski Castle CCA (Warsaw), Projektraum Deutscher Künstlerbund (Berlin), KINDL – Center for contemporary Art Berlin, BAINS Brussels, Künstlerhaus (Vienna), BRUT (Wien), zeitraumexit (Mannheim), KUMU Art Museum (Tallinn), Tartu New Theatre (Tartu, Estland), das weisse Haus (Vienna), TENT (Rotterdam), Forum Landi (Belém, BRA), Matični Dum (Opava CZ), Fabrica Center for contemporary Art (Brighton UK), Galerie Michaela Stock (Wien), Bildraum Bodensee (Bregenz), PLATO Gallery (Ostrava CZ), Sanatorium Gallery (Istanbul), MIXER Gallery (Istanbul), VOX Populi Gallery (Philadelphia) among others.
She participated in international festivals, such as Performatik Festival, Brussels Biennial of Performance Art (Brussels), Konteksty Festival of ephemeral Art Sokolowsko (PL), Venice Performance Art Week (Venice), CREatURE (Kaunas LI), Draw to Perform Symposium (UK), Begehungen (Chemnitz DE), Tempting Failure Festival (Bristol UK), imagetanz Brut (Wien), MPA – Month of Performance Art (Berlin), Tinderbox Series at Mobius (Boston), Dimanche Rouge (Tallinn and Helsinki), IPA – Platform for Young Performance Art (Istanbul).