Open Studios Afternoon

KAIR Kosice Artist in Residence 12.5.2021 16.00 -19.30

Meet our residency artists Robert Gabris and Elisabeth Liselotte Kraus and find out what they are working on in the studios during their stay in Košice. Because at the moment we cannot prepare our classical format of Open Studios Night, we decided to open them up during the afternoon so you can visit the artists in small groups. 

Our residents will be ready for your visits, questions and comments on Wednesday, May 12th from 16:00 – 19:30. You can arrive anytime but if you want to be sure that the capacity of the space will not be full (max. 4 visitors), you can simply register via this link:

Elisabeth Liselotte Kraus works in the fields of sculpturing, installation and performance, whereas her artistic focus is on painting. She takes various artistic paths, where there is always a high degree of experiment in her work.  Her interest is in linking various mediums, therefore for example drawings are used as composition templates and paintings are transmitted into AR installation. Her own artistic work is strongly connected with the focus on collaboration in order to strengthen a social, supportive structure among artists regionally and worldwide. She is part and co-founder of the performance group “the saddest cheerleaders in the world”.

Robert Gabris, a contemporary visual artist who has been living abroad for several years (Vienna), represents a specific offshoot of contemporary artists who have successfully established themselves beyond their homeland in terms of presentation, market and institutional activities. He has studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and completed his master’s degree at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He has exhibited independently and in group exhibitions in Austria, Latvia, Germany, France, Canada, Slovakia, Hungary or Sweden, also has been an active participant in residencies in Italy, China, Sweden or Poland.

The residency program is also supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.

The two-month residency of Elisabeth Kraus is organized in cooperation with the European Center for Art Upper Bavaria – Schafhof and the Goethe-Institut Bratislava.