Biography

My creative path starts with observing the nature and living my life in relation to others. Questions alter in concepts, inspiring my ideas. If I find the visuality, it is like I have got a possible answer and I love to comunicate it.

Portrait Regina Huebner by Martina Villiger, 2017
Regina Huebner, 2017 . (Photo Martina Villiger)

I believe, and I am quite sure, that I was born from my mother's and my father's love. My father, Ulrich Gerhard, was born in Leipzig. My mother, Edeltraud, was born in Villach. They both loved nature and art.

 

I grew up in a beautiful, romantic garden, going by woods, climbing on the top of trees, finding o many four clovers and having first contacts with the world of arts. The snow and the far horizon, seen from mountain peaks, impressed me deeply.

Since then I love the nature, the humans, the sense of aesthetic and uncompromising truth which can be found in nature's life. 

 

Questions about life and opposite views connected to the relation with the other inspire me.

If I find the image, it is, if I have found an anwser.

 

It makes me deeply happy if other persons get emotioned and share which I would like to comunicate, reporting that autobiographical contents can have general values and empathy happens between individuals.

 

Keeping my eyes open, I am still finding four clovers.

 

 

 

Since earliest times, Regina Huebner was drawing and dancing classic ballett. A friendship to an Austrian sculptor strenghted her idea to be an artist.

 

In 1980 she moved to Graz, where she started to paint in big dimensions.

The years in Graz were fundamental in her personal and artistic development. Studies of the Italian language in Perugia and Rome.

In 1985 she awarded Master of Arts in Graphic-Design at the Höhere Lehranstalt für Kunst und Design HTBLVA Graz-Ortweinschule, Graz, Austria.  

 

In 1985 she worked for the first time with stone during a workshop, realizing a sculpture in the caves of St. Margarethen, Austria. 

This meant a keye experience, which led her to go for one year to Carrarra, Italy. 

During this period she painted on big sized, very thin papers and tissues and she begun to use mostly the Italian Language.

 

In 1986 Regina Hübner moved to Rome. 

In 1990 she graduated Master of Arts in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Italy.

During this period she preferred painting, drawing and forming plastiques, reaching lesser materical œvres since 1989 in combining and interacting her artworks with movements and projections of slides/light/shadow in ambientations.

 

In 1995 she gave birth to her first daughter and in 2000 she gave birth to her second daughter. Those new lifes, born out of herself, inspired the artist for many artworks and questions about time and life. Growing up her two daughters, enforced her own bonding to her mother-language, German.

 

Since the '90 Regina Hübner visualizes her ideas mainly with experimental photography, film and video, using also performance or working ongoings.

 

The silent, from the nature registered pure or elaborated sounds, artificial or uncontrolled movements like the swinging of a tree branch in the wind are often part in her creative work. Also natural or artificial changements, interaction with animated beings -the visitors- and inanimated subjects can change the aspect of the artwork.

The manuality, the handmade gestures are the growing entity of a work in progress including drawings and crafts. 

Concepts, basic in her artistic research, are typed down in text-form. Those texts some times take part of the whole artwork evidencing the creativ process, overcrossing the different expressions.

 

Long-term themes are manifesting connnections between artworks from different periods. So we can find the specularity, the repitition, the circulation, the endlessness, the inversion of processes or situations, the ongoing of time.

The artworks resulting from these processes are realized in interaction with the ambient and environment, becoming unique and not repeatable bodies.

 

Deep friendships led to collaborations with artists and creatives from other œuvres like visual artists, composers, poets.

Huebner works also with groups of persons - principally important figures in her own life, the "Protagonists", including their experiences as central components of the artwork itself.

 

Regina Hübner exhibits internationally in solo shows and is present in group shows and international festivals.

About her work several publications and symposia.

Her artworks are present in public and private collections.

 

 

Abstract with Biography, Exhibitions, Contacts

Regina Hübner (Huebner) was born in Villach, Austria. She lives in Villach and Rome, Italy.

She gets her inspirations by questions about life and relationships between the individuum and universal concepts. Using different means to express her ideas, from experimental photography, video, sound, performance and installations, to texts, subjects and objects, the artist creates artworks connected to ongoing themes and realizes unique ambientations.

Hübner works also by involving other persons in her projects – the Protagonists, or in collaboration with artists from the fields of visual art, literature and music.

 

Regina Hübner’s work was exhibited at Nuit Blanche Paris 2018, France; ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, Germany; MMKK Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria; MLAC Museo Laboratorio Arte Contemporanea dell’Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy; CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France; IIC Italian Cultural Institute Vienna, Austria; Austrian Cultural Institute Rome and Milan, Italy; State Archive Turin, Italy; Polish Institute Rome, Italy; EXPO 2015 Milano, Milan, Italy; Cinecittà Studios Rome, Italy; The White Night Rome, Italy; FIAV Festival  Internationale d’Art Vidéo Casablanca, Morocco; Friuli Venezia Giulia Fotografia, Udine, Italy; FulgorAzione Festival of Music and Arts, Capolona/Arezzo, Italy; FIVAC Festival Internacional de Videoarte de Camagüey, Cuba; Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria, WAC Bordeaux; change+partner contemporary art Rome and Bracciano, Italy; The Temple Gallery of Art Rome, Italy; Goethe Institut Rom, Italy; Galerie ak Frankfurt, Germany; The Claremont Gallery, Los Angeles, US; Sala 1 Centro Internazionale di Arti Contemporanee, Rome, Italy; Kittredge Gallery, Tacoma, US; Nuova Icona, Venezia, Italy; Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Detroit, US; Galerie Freihausgasse Villach, Austria; Jewett Arts Center Gallery Massachusetts, US; Artspace Tel Aviv, Israel; Plymouth University, UK; Gallery Mcube Lalitpur, Nepal; (Experiencia) HIEDRA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Addis Video Art Festival, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia; Lange Nacht der Museen, Villach, Austria; VIDEOFORMES International Festival of Video and Media Art, Clermont-Ferrand, France; luxflux.net, Web; changeartconcept.com, Web; a. o.  
Artworks since 2000: https://www.reginahuebner.net/visions/now/ and Newest Exhibitions
Artworks before 2000: https://www.reginahuebner.net/visions/before/

 

Symposia and Talks about her work at MMKK Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Austrian Cultural Institutes of Rome and Milan, IIC Italian Cultural Institute Vienna, ZKM Karlsruhe. With Giancarlo Consonni, Gabriella Galzio, Christine Wetzlinger-Grundnig, Regina Hübner, Luca Lombardi, Simonetta Lux, Luciano Perez, Arnulf Rohsmann, Carlo Sini.

See: Symposia and Talks


Texts about her artworks by Roberto Annecchini, Giancarlo Consonni, Gabriella Galzio, Maria Egizia Fiaschetti, Sanne Helbers, Luca Lombardi, Simonetta Lux, Patrizia Mania, Igino Materazzi, Gerhard Mumelter, Franz Niegelhell, Luciano Perez, Ludovico Pratesi, Arnulf Rohsmann, Harald Schwinger, Domenico Scudero, Carlo Sini, Gabriel Soucheyre, Emanuela Termine, Shara Wasserman, Ruth Weisberg, Christine Wetzlinger-Grundnig, Giacomo Zaza, a.o. 
Texts: https://www.reginahuebner.net/words/texts/


Artistic collaborations with Roberto Annecchini, Fabio Ciafariello Ciardi, Sonia Grandis, Marina Corona, Roberto Fabbriciani, Mayako Kubo, Luca Lombardi, Pietro Tripodo and with the Protagonists of projects as Anonymus dedicated to Vally, relationships, reflection and absorption with me and you.

 

 

Television: ORF Österreichischer Rundfunk, Regina Hübner und der Milchtropfen, Iris Hofmeister; Corriere TV Corriere della Sera, Allattare è un’arte: l’opera di Regina Huebner a CasaCorriere EXPO Milano 2015, Maria Luisa Villa; Subbiano TV, FulgorAzione con l’arte di Regina Huebner, Stefanella Baglioni; a.o.


Artworks are present in European private and public collections.

 

Exhibitions, selection 2019 - 2014 

2019 March - VIDEOFORMES International Video and Digital Arts Festival Clermont-Ferrand, France, directed by Gabriel Soucheyre (Solo Show)
2019 IMéRA - Institut Méditerranéen de Recherches Avancées, Marseille, France: Perception of Self and Nonself in Life, multidisciplinary project of art and hard science by Regina Hübner, with the collaboration of CIML Centre d'Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy (Guest Researcher, Solo Show)
2018 June Symposium Roubaix, France, body/performance curated by Gabriel Soucheyre/VIDEOFORMES. healing, videoscreening. (Group Show)
2018 October 6-7 Nuit Blanche Paris, Église du Saint-Esprit Paris, France, Direction des Affaires Culturelles de la Ville de Paris, Mission Nuit Blanche senior manager Emmanuel Deydé: loving, videoambientation, curated by Art, Culture & Foi. (Solo Event on Site)
2018 October 6-7 Lange Nacht der Museen Austria, Dinzlschloss Villach, Austria, curated by ORF Österreichischer Rundfunk und Fernsehen and The City of Villach: possibilities, outdoor videoambientation. (Solo Event on Site)
2018 October-2019 January, Dinzlschloss Villach, Austria, curated by Claudia Schauß, Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Villach: me and you. May I tell you something personal?, multimedial ambientation. (Solo Show)
2018 April 24-29 - FIAV Festival International d’Art Vidéo Casablanca, Morocco, artistic director Majid Seddati, VIDEOFORMES XPERIMENTAL, curated by Gabriel Soucheyre/VIDEOFORMES: healing, videoscreening. (Group Show)
2018 March – Gallery of Arts Temple University Rome, Italy, Tiny Biennale, curated by Susan Moore: On the beginning, there was the egg. About me and you, photograph in miniature. (Group Show)
2017 – ÖKF Österreichisches Kultur Forum Rom, Italy, regina spricht, Arnulf Rohsmann and Regina Hübner, scenic dialogue, videoinstallation. (Soloshow)
2017 – change+partner contemporary art, Bracciano/Rome, Italy, on the occasion of the Day of Contemporary Art, AMACI Association of Italian Museums of Contemporary Art. regina spricht, videoambientation. (Soloshow)
2017 – FVGF Friuli Venezia Giulia Fotografia 2017, Donne & Fotografia, Chiesa San Francesco, Udine, Italy, curated by Silvia Bianco Musei Civici Udine, Ken Damy Museo Brescia, Walter Liva CRAF, Comune di Udine, Alinari Firenze. Preface in catalogue by Naomi Rosenblum, text Ken Damy. Zeit, videostill, fineartprint.
2017 – CAPC Musée d'Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, 1st Edition of WAC Weekend de l’Art Contemporain Bordeaux, France, International Selection curated by Mohamed Thara. loving, videoscreening.
2017 – FIAV Festival Internationale d’Art Vidéo de Casablanca, 23rd Edition, artistic direction Majid Seddati, Université Hassan II, Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines Ben M’Sik and Institut Français de Casablanca, Morocco. Sélection Internationale, L’Uzine Fondation Touria et Abdelaziz Tazi, Cart Blanche by Mohamed Thara. possibilities, videoscreening.
2017 – FulgorAzione Contemporary Arts, Capolona/Arezzo, Italy, artistic direction Roberto Fabbriciani. loving – il mondo, l’uomo, il tempo, videoambientation, photoworks, videostills, sound. Text in catalogue regina hübner/ogni pensiero vola by Arnulf Rohsmann. Critique Anonymus Art by Igino Materazzi. (Soloshow)
2017 – ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe, Germany; Artspace Tel Aviv, Israel; Plymouth University, GB; FIVAC Festival Internacional de Videoarte de Camagüey, Cuba; Sofia Underground Performance Art Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria; Gallery Mcube, Lalitpur, Nepal; Experiencia HIEDRA, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Strangloscope Internacional de Vìdeo & Performance, Florianòpolis, Brazil; Addis Video Art Festival, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia; TIME is Love.10 curated by Kisito Assangni. loving, videoscreening. 
2017 - Festival dell'Immagine, Rome, Italy, curated by Piera Mattei. voce e figura, scenic event with videoinstallation, romance by Marina Corona, interpretation by Sonia Grandis. (Solo Show)
2017 – Temple Gallery of Arts, Temple University, Rome. 50x50x50, curated by Shara Waserman. reflection and absorption, object of mirror and black velvet, wire, installation.
2017 – Temple Gallery of Arts, Temple University, Rome. Tiny Biennale, curated by Susan Moore. healing, videostill, fineartprint.
2016 – MMKK Museum Moderner Kunst Kärnten, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria, Regina Hübner time and person curated by Christine Wetzlinger-Grundnig. Text in catalogue regina hübner/zeit by Arnulf Rohsmann. Video ambientation, music Luca Lombardi. (Soloshow)
Events for Regina Hübner time and person at MMKK Carinthian Museum of Modern Art: 
- regina spricht, dialogue between Arnulf Rohsmann and Regina Hübner, videoinstallation and videoscreening.
- stay connected – time and  person, online-happening about time, person and simultaneity.
- Die Flöte und das Bild - Roberto Fabbriciani. Hübner-Lombardi. Introduction Christine Wetzlinger-Grundnig, Luca Lombardi, Regina Hübner. Video ambientation, performance Roberto Fabbriciani, music Luca Lombardi.
2016 – IIC Italian Cultural Institute, Auditorium Palais Sternberg, Vienna, Austria. temps – durée. Zeit, Dauer und Stillstand. Il tempo come distanza, il tempo come permanenza, project by Regina Hübner. Dialogue between Arnulf Rohsmann, Luca Lombardi and Regina Hübner. Installation of world I with Mare, happen and unhappen with Terra, compositions Luca Lombardi. (Soloshow)
2016 – The Day of Contemporary Art, curated by AMACI Association of Italian Museums of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy. healing at a forgotten place in Rome, openair videoscreening, object. (Soloshow)
2015 – EXPO Milano 2015, Casa Corriere, Decumano, Milan, Italy, concept F. Balboni. time, in- and openair videowalls. (Soloshow)
2015 – The Day of Contemporary Art, curated by AMACI Association of Italian Museums of Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy. world I with Mare, openair videoinstallation, composition by Luca Lombardi, seaside during the sunset in Rome. (Soloshow)
2015 – Biblioteca Angelica, Rome, Italy, First Edition of Oltre i libri: L'arte del presente incontra i libri del passato, curated by Isabella di Stefano. Winner for videoart with relationships and connecting times, videoscreening. 
2014 – ERA, Palazzo delle Scienze, Rome, Italy. relationships, lavori e legami and relating and extending, photoworks, videoambientation and music performance by Silvia Sini and Stefano Traini. (Soloshow)
2014 – change+partner contemporary crt, Bracciano/Rome, Italy, organigramma x ontologia curated by Roberto Annecchini. connecting times, photowork, slide projection, ancient lace.
2014 – State Archives, Turin, Italy, L’arte guarda avanti Premio Terna 06, curated by Christiana Collu and Gianluca Marziani. Finalist for videoart and photography with journey II, videoinstallation. 

Recent Exhibitions: https://www.reginahuebner.net/times/recent-solo-shows-and-shows/
Solo Exhibitions: https://www.reginahuebner.net/times/solo-shows-and-videoworks/
Group Exhibitions: https://www.reginahuebner.net/times/group-shows/  

Studies
1986-1990 Academy of Fine Arts, Rome, Italy. Master of Arts in Sculpture.
1986 Academy of Fine Arts, Carrara, Italy. Corso Libero del Nudo.
1985 Caves of St. Margarethen im Burgenland, Austria. Workshop Sculpture.
1980-1985 HTBLVA Höhere Abteilung für Kunst und Design Ortweinschule, Graz, Austria. Master of Arts in Graphic-Design.
Biography: https://www.reginahuebner.net/times/biography/

 

Contacts
Mag.a Art. Regina Hübner
E-Mail: regina.huebner@reginahuebner.net
Website: http://www.reginahuebner.net   

  

Networks 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/ReginaHuebner
LinkedIn: https://at.linkedin.com/in/reginahuebner
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rexiixer and https://twitter.com/reginarenbeuh - Periscope: @rexiixer Art
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/regina-huebner -
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/ReginaHuebnerArt 

Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/regina.huebner
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reginahuebnerart/ 


Artist's statement e Biografia (Italiano)

Il mio percorso creativo inizia dall’osservazione della natura e della mia vita in rapporto con l’altro. Domande mutano in concetti, ispirane le mie idee. Quando trovo la visualizzazione, è come se avessi trovato la risposta.

 

Mia madre e mio padre, entrambi con talento musicale e artistico, erano innamorati e sono nata. Sono cresciuta in un posto bellissimo, salendo sulle cime degli alberi, correndo per boschi e prati, osservando la natura e trovando molti quadrifogli. La contemplazione della neve, degli orizzonti lontani visti dalle cime delle montagne e dal mare, mi ha profondamente impressionato.

Da allora amo la natura, gli esseri umani, il senso della verità estetica e intransigente che si trova nella vita. I miei desideri e speranze, sogni, drammi, immaginazioni, relazioni e diversi punti di vista, hanno iniziato a diventare visualità.
Al centro del mio lavoro sono domande. Il concetto di tempo e spazio, i sentimenti, la memoria, le relazioni, mi danno forti suggestioni. Esprimo esperienze fondamentali e ancestrali.  Utilizzo tecniche moderne e innovative, ma anche lavori manuali e tradizionali. Il movimento e il processo che spesso si inverte, sono elementi importanti del mio lavoro. Il suono, voci registrati dalla natura, sonoro elaborato, musica o il silenzio ne fanno parte.

Il contrario, il riflesso, la circolarità, la reversibilità, la casualità sono ricorrenti nelle mie opere artistiche. Mi piace cambiare il punto di vista, perché nulla è univoco. Cambiando la mia madrelingua, parlata, pensata e sognata tutti i giorni in un’altra lingua e dando vita a due figlie ha aumentato ulteriormente il mio senso di prospettive doppie e multiple. Amo comunicare. Mi rende profondamente felice se il mio lavoro emoziona.   R.H. 2015

 

Regina Hübner nasce a Villach in Carinzia, Austria da padre tedesco e madre austriaca. Vive una felice infanzia in continuo contatto con la natura e dove avvengono i primi approcci al mondo dell'arte.

Nel 1980 si trasferisce per lo studio a Graz, dove dipinge i primi formati grandi e nel 1985 si diploma in Graphic-Design alla Höhere Technische Lehranstalt für Kunst und Design HTBLVA Graz-Ortweinschule a Graz, Austria.

Nel 1985 partecipa ad un workshop di scultura nelle cave di St. Margarethen, Austria, e realizza la sua prima scultura in pietra.

Questa sarà un'esperienza-chiave che la convince definitivamente di seguire la sua passione per la scultura. Si trasferisce per un anno a Carrara, Italia. In questo periodo dipinge quadri in formati molto grandi su carte leggere.  

Nel 1986 si stabilisce a Roma, dove continua a portare avanti il suo lavoro artistico e nel 1990 si laurea in Scultura presso la Accademia delle Belle Arti di Roma.

 

Nel suo percorso artistico elabora il significato concettuale e formalmente alleggerisce la materia con cui visualizza le sue idee, trovando la leggerezza fisica, il volume senza materia. Il suo lavoro artistico diventa più aereo.

In questi anni Regina Hübner realizza dipinti e plastiche sospese e li inserisce in diaproiezioni e movimenti casuali. 

Dal 1990 utilizza con più frequenza la fotografia sperimentale e il film video per formare ambientazioni e utilizzandoli durante atti performativi.

 

Espone in qualificate gallerie private e musei e partecipa a numerose rassegne internazionali, in Europa e negli Stati Uniti. Le sue opere sono presenti in collezioni pubbliche e private.

 

Nell’ambito del suo progetto Anonymus dedicated to Vally è stato pubblicato nel 2002 il libro Anonymus Regina Hübner di Simonetta Lux e Patrizia Mania con testi sul progetto e sull’artista di Simonetta Lux, Patrizia Mania, Domenico Scudero, Roberto Annecchini, Franz Niegelhell e Carlo Sini. A Roma e Milano sono stati organizzati simposî su temi dei suoi progetti come L’autore si separa dalla propria opera nel 2003 e Spazio e destino tra opera d’arte e suo autore nel 2004.

Nel 2003 ha fondato con Enrico Realacci 2rh+ architecture & visual art

 

Nel 2014 figura tra i finalisti del Premio Terna 06 e nel 2016 si afferma con la sua mostra personale in Austria, al Museo d'Arte Moderna della Regione Carinzia MMKK e, nel 2018, con la sua prima personale me and you - May I tell you something personal? al Dinzlschloss di Villach, la sua città nativa. 

Nel 2017 è presente nella mostra storica sulle donne fotografe Donne e Fotografia al Festival della Fotografia di Udine, al video-festival FIAV di Casablanca, al ZKM Center of Art and Media di Karlsruhe, a Cuba, Nepal, Sofia e Addis Abeba per il programa Time is LOVE.10, inoltre al Museo d'arte Moderna di Bordeaux per il CAPC Bordeaux e, sempre in Francia è presente con un solo-event alla Nuit Blanche Paris 2018, con una mostra personale al VIDEOFORMES International Festival Video and Media Art di Clermont-Ferrand e come Guest Researcher all'Istituto IMéRA di Marseille per il suo progetto self and non-self in life, per il quale collabora con il Centre de Immunologie Marseille-Luminy CIML. 

 

Crea opere insieme ad artisti e personalità di altre discipline, come ad esempio Erinnerungen per Games con Fabio Cifariello Ciardi, Tagebuch con Roberto Annecchini, topos/utopos con Enrico Realacci, Zeit/Person e world I with Mare, happen and unhappen with Terra con Luca Lombardi, Die Floete und das Bild con Roberto Fabbriciani e Luca Lombardi, impression/expression con Marina Corona, regina spricht con Arnulf Rohsmann e realizza opere basate sul contributo di "Protagonisti", importanti persone della sua vita, come Anonymus dedicated to Vally, relationships, reflection and absorbtion.

 

I progetti di Regina Hübner sono frutto di riflessioni su esperienze soggettive e concetti universali, che pongono domande. Utilizzando strumenti come video, fotografia sperimentale, suono e silenzio, testo, disegno, performance, ma anche luce e ombra, movimento, oggetti, mutamenti dovuti a processi fisici o software appositamente programmati, l’artista realizza opere in relazione con l’ambiente, creando situazioni specifiche e irripetibili.