Jasmin Schaitl is a visual artist and performer, and graduated in 2012 from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Since 2011 she works internationally, as a solo-performer, visual artist, curator and organizer. An important aspect in her work is collaboration with artists from various fields such as sound art, dance, choreography and design. She also shares her approaches to performance through leading workshops in universities, institutions and performance festivals all over Europe.
The main medium of expression in her work is the body: in performance, sculpture, drawing and video.
Within the field of performance and sculpture, she is researching the connection of, and effect between the haptic sense and the memory. This includes the exploration of audience involvement, participation and objects or materials that are to be touched. 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 often 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 collaborated with artists of various disciplines:
Matěj Frank (CZ/PL) –visual art/sculpture;
Tereza Silon (CZ) – dancer/artist;
Laura Oriol (FR/US) – butoh/meditation/movement;
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), KOÏNZI-Dance e.V. Hamburg, and others.
She presented her work at: Ujazdowski Castle CCA (Warsaw), Galeria Entropia (Wroclaw), Projektraum Deutscher Künstlerbund (Berlin), KINDL – Center for contemporary Art Berlin, BAINS Brussels, Künstlerhaus (Vienna), BRUT (Vienna), frei_raum (Vienna), zeitraumexit (Mannheim), HaMiffal (Jerusalem), das weisse Haus (Vienna), Matični Dum (Opava CZ), Fabrica – Center for contemporary Art (Brighton UK), Galerie M. Stock (Vienna), Bildraum Bodensee (Bregenz AT), PLATO Gallery (Ostrava CZ), KUMU Art Museum (Tallinn), Tartu New Theatre (Tartu, Estland), TENT (Rotterdam), Forum Landi (Belém, BRA), Sanatorium Gallery (Istanbul), MIXER Gallery (Istanbul), VOX Populi Gallery (Philadelphia) among others.
She participated in international festivals, such as PERFORMATIK Brussels Biennial of Performance Art (BE), Pelzverkehr Festival für Tanz und Performance (Klagenfurt AT), Konteksty Festival of ephemeral Art Sokolowsko (PL), Interakcje Festival (P. Trybunalski PL), ZABIH International Festival of Performance (UKR), Venice Performance Art Week (IT), CREatURE (Kaunas LT), Draw to Perform Symposium (UK), Begehungen (Chemnitz DE), Tempting Failure Festival (Bristol UK), MPA – Month of Performance Art (Berlin), Tinderbox Series at Mobius (Boston), Dimanche Rouge (Tallinn and Helsinki), IPA – Platform for Young Performance Art (Istanbul), among others.