Emanuel Layr




Parallelaktionen. PW-Magazine, July 2019
A Failed Play, 2019
Time, 2019
OLD CHUNK OF COAL for Periodico Magazine, Issue 3, December 2018
On Oa4s exhibition Friendship @ Kevin Space Vienna 2018
the eternal optimist
hard to make hard things
places to fight
just feel
keeping things


Artist Talk with Susanne Mierzwiak on the occasion of Duell at Bonner Kunstverein, 2020
Discussing Duell at the Bonner Kunstverein with Jasmin Tsou, 2020
A conversation with Philipp Kleinmichel, Cell Project Space London, 2019
Any Thing Inc: Lecture held at CAC Vilnius, December 2017
A Bargain in Fossils: Lecture held at Mumok Library Vienna, November 2016


2020 Duell, Bonner Kunstverein.

2019 Time, Eugster, Belgrade.
2019 A Failed Play, Cell Project Space, London.

2018 Don't smoke, Emanuel Layr, Vienna.
2018 The Fool At Sea, JTT Gallery, New York.

2017 new words, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Rome
2017 New York, Studio for Propositional Cinema, Düsseldorf

2016 Places to fight and to make up, MUMOK, Vienna
2016 Billboards, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria
2016 The Eternal Optimist, Prince of Wales, Munich

2015 White Flag Projects Library, St Louis, Missouri
2015 Growing Horns, MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Recidencies Ludlow 38, New York 

2014 let rise, let go, 21er Haus, 21er Raum, Museum for Contemporary Art Vienna
2014 Just feel, MAUVE, Vienna


2021 Look! Exposing Art and Fashion. Marta Herford, Herford DE.
2021 Shell Game, with Andreia Santana, Filomena Soares, Lisbon.

2020 The Phantom Moves Through Space And Through Different Bodies. Kevin Space, Vienna.
2020 Living Things. JTT New York.
2020 The Jurist. with Benjamin Hirte at Ciccio New York.
2020 Fourflags. Amsterdam.
2020 No Joke. Milieu, Bern.

2019 5 Live Calibrations. Costume Design for Madeline Hollander's dance piece with LA Dance Project, performed in Paris at Théatre des Champs-Elysées, Louvre Abu Dhabi and in Los Angeles.
2019 Jahresgaben. Bonner Kunstverein.
2019 Time Is Thirsty. Kunsthalle, Vienna.
2019 Holiday from Rules. Toffee Park Adventure Playground, London.
2019 life and limbs. Annual Architecture and Design Series. (curatorial) Swiss Institute, New York.
2019 Über das Neue. Belvedere 21, Vienna.
2019 26 APRIL 2019. Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam.
2019 Vienna Biennale. MAK, Vienna.
2019 Baka. A horse and a deer. Benjamin Hirte and Anna-Sophie Berger, Arakawa-Ku Tokyo.
2019 Cecilia. Sweetwater, Berlin.
2019 What they call my shadow here on earth is my true substance. CACBM, Paris.

2018 The First Morning Fest of Unreasonable Acts. Palazzo Bentivoglio, Bologna.
2018 In a very complex country. Motherculture, Los Angeles.
2018 The Way Things Run. Part III: Wage. PS120, Berlin.
2018 Communauté. EVAC, London, Ontario.
2018 Ars Viva. S.M.A.K., Gent.
2018 KURA.GRAND OPENING.Summer Rhapsody. Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan
2018 Noise! Frans Hals, Otherwise Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Belgium
2018 The summer vocation of a teenage bee Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius
2018 Blackout 3+1 Gallery, Lisbon

2017 In Between. Franz West Library Visit as part of: Publishing as an artistic toolbox: 1989-2017 Kunsthalle Vienna
2017 Jahresgaben 2017/2018, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf
2017 New Human Agenda, And Now, Dallas
2017 In Relation to a Spectator, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
2017 New Literacy: 4th Ural Industrial Biennial, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2017 Anna-Sophie Berger, Oscar Enberg, Zac Langdon-Pole: ars viva 2017/18, Kunstverein München
2017 Wild West, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
2017 instructions for happiness, 21er Haus, Vienna
2017 On the Wall in Chalk Is Written. 2nd Studio for Propositional Cinema Film Festival, Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
2017 The Breakfast Pavilion, A Plus A Gallery, Venice
2017 Americans 2017, Luma Westbau, Zurich
2017 Oh…, Jakob Lena Knebl and the mumok Collection, Mumok, Vienna
2017 Teeter, Carl Louie, Ontario, Canada

2016 Se nos cayó el teatro, Lodos, Mexico City
2016 Instructions for Happiness curated by Olympia Tzortzi and Severin Dünser, Athens
2016 I Surrender, Dear, Hayley Aviva Silverman, Flaka Haliti and Anna-Sophie Berger, Salzburger Kunstverein
2016 Jenny say qua, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger/Norway
2016 Exhibition by 31 Women, Philipp Pflug Contemporary, Frankfurt
2016 Dead Letter Office, Jtt, New York
2016 Lodos presents A Play @ PEEE, Museo Experimental El Eco, Mexico City
2016 Das Gespenst der Freiheit; 15 Einreichungen. As part of the exhibition Das Neue at Kunstverein Düsseldorf, Headquaters of Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne.
2016 9th Berlin Biennial, Dress Rehearsal organized by Centre for Style, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
2016 Finding Ling Ling's Head, Cookie Butcher, Antwerp
2016 Die Marmory Show 3: Guilty Pleasures, Deborah Schamoni, Munich
2016 Ver Lento, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City
2016 Das Tal der Krisen Teil 3, New Bretagne / Belle Air, Essen
2016 Basic Structures Of., Austrian Cultural Forum, London

2015 The Weather Stone, with Zak Kitnick, AndNow, Dallas
2015 Playtime, 9800 Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles
2015 The Value of Food, The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, New York
2015 Anagramma, Basement Roma, Rome, Italy
2015 Fantods, with Lucia Elena Prusa, Galerie Kunstbuero, Vienna
2015 A Rare Earth Magnet, Derek Eller, New York
2015 Centre for Style Tour New York, New York
2015 Centre for Style Tour LA, Chin's Punsh, LA
2015 Wow! Woven? Entering the (sub)Textiles, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien KM-, Graz
2015 New Needs, Haus Wittmann by Johannes Spalt, Etsdorf/Kamp, Austria
2015 In a Future April in collaboration with Dena Yago, MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Recidencies Ludlow 38, New York
2015 Hotel Moon, New Theater, Berlin

2014 The Styled Canvas, Tell Me What To Do, performance, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne
2014 Silly Canvas, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne
2014 Bavarian Fire Drill, 247365, Brooklyn
2014 Bouvier’s Bedroom, Tell Me What To Do, performance, Mathew Gallery
2014 Tell Me What To Do, performance, JTT, New York
2014 Graphic Design, Futura, Prague
2014 Morning and Evening Asylum, Tanya Leighton, Berlin and Off Vendome, Düsseldorf

2013 Arcades, Center for Style, Bus Projects, Melbourne
2013 A Wand Stirs The Juice, Clearing, Brussels
2013 HHDM, Parallel Fair Vienna
2013 Modeanweisung, V.esch, Vienna

2012 Snout to Tail, JTT, New York City


Frieze. October 2020. Smolik, Noemi: Anna-Sophie Berger's Take on Immanuel Kant. Online.

Artforum. September 2019. Ćirić, Maja: Time at Eugster Belgrade, Critic's Pick. Online.

Artforum. December 2018. Thalmaier, Franz: Don't smoke at Emanuel Layr Vienna, Critic's Pick. Online.

Hirte, Benjamin: The Fool At Sea. Catalogue Essay for Exhibition Catalogue, 2018. Read.

Interview with Audrius Pocius originally published by Artnews Lithuania. March 2018. English version.

Artwriting Daily. Review of The Fool at Sea at JTT, 2018. Online.

Artreview. May 2018. Ugelvig, Jeppe: Review of The Fool at Sea. Read.

Art Agenda. March 2018. Cerniauskaite, Neringa: Review of The Summer Vocation of a Teenage Bee. Online.

Ars Viva 2018. Catalogue for Ars Viva 2018 published by Sternberg Press, 2017. 21 x 28 cm, 128 pages. With A Cage went in Search of a Bird an essay by Laura McLean-Ferris English.German.

Süddeutsche Zeitung. Oktober 2017. Moises, Jürgen: Review of Ars Viva at Kunstverein Munich. Online.

Flashart. August 2017. Milani, Eleonora: Review of new words. Online.

Artforum. March 2017. Kleinmichel, Philipp: Review of Places to fight and to make up. Read.

Artribute. Lucarelli, Niccolò: Review of new words. 2017. Online.

Frieze, Issue 184. Feldmann, Max: Review of Places to fight and to make up. 2017.Read.

Camera Austria, Issue 137. Höller,Christian: Review Places to fight and to make up. 2017. Read.

Cura Magazine, Issue 23. Anna Gritz about Centre for Style. 2017. Read.

Text Means Tissue. Francesca Capone, 2017. 202 p. paperback. Order Here.

MANUAL. Artist Book published with Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, 2016. 17,5x10,5cm, 240pages. With essays by Marianne Dobner and Tess Edmonson.

Flash Art International, Issue 312. Take Care. Interview with Laura McLean-Ferris. 2017.Read.

Collectors Agenda. Studio Portrait. Online.

Artwriting Daily. Review of Places to fight and to make up at Mumok, 2016. Online.

Cura Magazine. Antonio Grulli reviews Places to fight and to make up at Mumok, 2016. Online.

Radio Ö1 / Interview about Places to fight and to make up Online.

Der Standard. Interview about Places to Fight and to make up. 5.11.2016. Online.

Der Falter. Review about Places to Fight and to make up. 27.10.2016. Read.

Die Presse Schaufenster. 20.10.2016. Online.

Artist Lecture Series Vienna Transcript (german/english) Buy Here.

Purple Online. Places to Fight and to make up. 31.10.2016. Online.

Tote Bag Edition for Texte zur Kunst Issue #103 Poetry. Order Online.

Pandora. Lucia Elena Prusa & Anna-Sophie Berger. A story about a fictional character. Self Published 2016. Order Here.

Salzburger Nachrichten, Monday September 26th 2016: Review of I Surrender, Dear. Read.

"The Present in Drag," 9th Berlin Biennial.Tess Edmonson for Art Agenda. Online.

Kuba Paris. The Eternal Optimist Review by Quirin Brunnmeier. Online.

Blue Paper. Conversation with Hayley Aviva Silverman. Read.

The Gap. Denise Sumi about KUB Billboards Online.

Radio Vorarlberg / ORF Interview about KUB Billboards Online.

Kuba Paris. Interview with Diana Weiss. Issue 3. In Print. Read.

Playtime. LA Times Online.

Artforum. Top Ten. In Print. Read.

Smith, Roberta: A Rare Earth Magnet at Derek Eller, a Focus on Repurposed Materials. The New York Times. Aug. 13, 2015. In Print and Online.

Sculpture Center. Sculpture Notebook. Online.

Blue Paper. Interview with Tomas Absolon. In Print. Read.

Kaleidoscope, Issue 23. Winter 2015. In Print.

Discipline No 4, Spring/Summer 2015. In Print.

Frieze d/e. Fall 2014. In Print.

Harry Burke: Fashion as Performance Art. Dazed Digital. Online.

Artforum, May 2014. In Print. Online. Read.

Steadman, Ryan. To Watch: Anna-Sophie Berger. Whitewall Magazine. Spring 2014. In Print. Read.

Remember to Calibrate Your Screen Before You Die. DIS Magazine. Online.

Linde, Matthew. Interview for Centre for Style. Online.

Feldhaus, Timo. Interview with Anna-Sophie Berger and Timo Feldhaus. DE:BUG Magazine. Issue. 178. In Print. Read.

Heraldseth, Geir. Interview with Anna-Sophie Berger and Geir Heraldseth. Tableau Paper. Issue 1. In Print. Fall / Winter.

Duncan, Fiona. Interview with Anna-Sophie Berger. Bullet Magazine.

Russeth, Andrew. Snout To Tail. New York Observer. In Print and Online.

Fashion IS FAST, Self Published 2013 (Sold Out)