Sonja Harter@Kunsthaus Graz


Curated by: Katrin Bucher Trantow

“Open House” series


Starting in summer 2015, Kunsthaus Graz has been exhibiting art that crosses the boundary between literature and fine arts. This series focusses on opening up Kunsthaus Graz in different artistic and social directions. Year-long linguistic interventions thematise, reinterpret and question the institution’s role as a medium.


Sonja Harter is our first artist. Her poems will appear in different places, touching, provoking and accompanying both visitors and passersby. On the border between poetry and fine arts, her work fills Kunsthaus with spatial, linguistic and social irony.


Sonja Harter

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Sonja Harter (*1983 in Graz, living in Vienna) has had her work published in literary magazines since 2001 (manuscripts, literary magazines ‘Lichtungen’ and ‘kolik’, etc.), in anthologies (“Jahrbuch der Lyrik”, S. Fischer; “Lyrik von Jetzt Zwei”, Berlin Verlag; “Stimmenfang”, Residenz, etc.) and read on ORF radio. Her poetry collection “barfuß richtung festland” was published in 2005 and was followed by “einstichspuren, himmel” in 2008 (both published by Leykam). Prizes and scholarships (selection):

2005 literature scholarship from the City of Graz, 2006 Frauen.Kunst.Preis, 2010 Vienna author scholarship. Harter also worked as a culture editor for Austria Presse Agentur. 


The poetry collection landpartiestorno will be published by Edition Keiper in autumn 2015.

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