Stephanie Rizaj
Moving   
Walls
Everyday














Stephanie Rizaj is a visual artist who splits her time between Brussels, Vienna and Prishtina. Her practice ranges from performative sculptures and installations to videos, where she weaves together biomythological narratives with a critique of production conditions and power relations. Her work explores the brutality of everyday life through accompanying identity shifts, power structures, the search for collective being, and the desire to belong.
     Rizaj has exhibited work internationally in various exhibitions and festivals, including Manifesta 13 Marseille (FR), Loop Barcelona, (ES), Stedelijk Museum (NL), Botanique (BE), Diagonale (AT), Dokufest (XK), Galerie 17 (XK), Galerie Emila Filly (CZ) oder Ebute-Metta, Lagos (NG). Amongst other prizes, she has been awarded the Theodor Körner Prize (AT).
News
Lion Sands Game Reserve,
Kruger National Park, Sabie Park (ZA)
Studio Residence
invited by SAFFCA South Africa
26.12. 2024 - 06.02.2025

LLS Paleis, Antwerpen (BE)
Solo exhibition
17.11. - 22.12.2024

Parcours d’artistes Ixelles,
Brussels (BE)
Exhibition
17 Abbaye de la Cambre
11.09. - 15.09.2024

Rupert, Vilnius (LT)
Studio Residence 
rupert.lt
supported by
Federal Ministry for Arts,
Culture, the Civil Service
and Sport of Austria
Programme for Visual Artists
06.05. - 06.07.2024

SAFFCA Europe, Brussels (BE)
Studio Residence
09.2023 - 09.2024

Ekrani i artit, Shkodra (AL)
Solitude and Multitude
Filmfestival
05.06. - 09.06.2024
Screening at Art House
arthouse.al
09.06.2024

Frans Masereel Centrum,
Kasterlee (BE)
Center for Contemporary Art
Production Residence 
supported by
Federal Ministry for Arts,
Culture, the Civil Service
and Sport of Austria
08.01. - 16.02.2024

Belgium Art Contest, 
Botanique, Brussels (BE)
Group Exhibition
15.12.2023 - 20.02.2024

Anti / Monumental, Marble stone quarry Untersberg, Salzburg (AT)
Group exhibition 
05.08.2023

Anti / Monumental by Stanislava Pinchuk, Untersberg marble stone quarry,
Summer Academie Salzburg, Salzburg (AT)
Workshop
17.07. – 05.08. 2023 

Përpara,
Scanning the region, Galeria 17,
curated by Ilir Bajri, Prishtina (XK)
Group exhibition 
24.01. - 24.03.2023

A Glittering Ruin Sucked Upwards, Gosset Site,
curated by Yann Chateigné Tytelman,
Brussels (BE)
Group exhibition 
02.12. - 29.01.2023

Ron Mandos Young Blood Foundation, Statenpassage Tweede Kamer,
curated by Radek Vana, The Hague (NL)
Group exhibition
24.11.2022 - 13.01.2023

Open Studios, Higher Institute of Fine Arts,
Gent (BE) 
Solo exhibition
13.05.2022 - 16.05.2022

Architects of Identity by the Orchid and the Wasps, NDSM Fuse, curated by Maud Oonk,
Amstedam (NL) 
05.05.2022 - 29.05.2022

Loop Barcelona, Galerie Ron Mandos,
Barcelona (ES) 
16.11. - 18.11.2021

Visite #9 We fight back, Het Bos, curated by De Imagerie, Antwerpen (BE) 
Group exhibition
11.11. - 14.11.2021

Frans Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee (BE)
Production Residence
22.10.- 29.10.2021

Kaleidoskop. Fragmente. Im Kino: INSIGHT (FAST FORWARD), LE STUDIO Film und Bühne,
invited by CineCollective, Vienna (AT)
Screening 
05.01.2021

Open Studios, Higher Institute of Fine Arts, Gent (BE)
Solo exhibition 
17.09. - 20.09.2021

Spacial Disruption, SIGN,
Groningen (NL)
Project Residence
18.07. - 31.08.2021

The HISK Affair, Gosset site,
Brussels (BE)
Group exhibition
24.06.- 18.07.2021 

PUT YOUR FINGER, Galerie Emilia Filly,
Usti Nad Labem (CZ) 
Group exhibition
18.06. - 13.07.2021

Diagonale 21’, Festival of Austrian Film,
Graz (AT)
Screening
08.06. - 13.06.2021

Inframince infra-mince infra mince, Heiligenkreuzerhof, curated by Gudrun Ratzinger und Franz Thalmair, Vienna (AT)
Group exhibition
12.05. - 02.07.21

Open Day, Gerrit Rietveld Academie,
Amsterdam (NL) (online) 
Screening
29.01.2021

IFFBHLA, Bosnia-Herzegowina Looks Around, Bottrop (DE) (online) 
Screening
11.11. - 18.11.2020

Started ‘20, Coronadisplay at Berlinskej Model, organised by Pavel Vančat, with Lenka Glisnikova and Oded Arad, Prag (CZ)
Group exhibition
30.10. - 03.11.2020

CHANGE, Fondation Francès,
Senlis (FR)
Group exhibition
17.09. - 23.12.2020

TIFF, Tirana International Film Festival,
Tirana, AL (online) (S)
Filmfestival
19.09. - 25.09.2020

Manifesta 13 Les Parallèles du Sud, with Marvin Kanas, Marseille (FR) 
Duo exhibition
28.08. - 19.09.2020

Traces, Manifesta 13 Les Parallèles du Sud,
Marseille (FR) 
Project Residence 
10.07. - 27.08.2020
Contact
stephanie.rizaj@gmx.at
instagram / vimeo

Studio
Rue Jules Francqui 20
1190 Forest
Belgium