Anat Stainberg makes performances, paintings, videos and performative installations.

Born in Tel Aviv where she studied and worked as an actress. 2004 she moved to Europe to continue her studies and graduated with Diploma in Performance from DasArts Amsterdam. Since 2007 she is based in Vienna.

Anat works regularly as an actress with Viennese experimental theater company ‚ÄėToxic Dreams‚Äô. She is a part of the programming team of the monthly performance series ‚ÄėDerBloedeDritteMittwoch‚Äô and she collaborates locally and internationally as a performer, voice artist and teacher/coach.

Stainberg‚Äôs work is property of the √Ėsterreichisches Theatermuseum (since 2008) and the visual art collection of the city of Vienna MA7 (since 2021).

Works :

2022¬† ¬†Solo exhibition Anat Stainberg: an everlasting performance @ Echoraum Vienna. Exhibition dedicated to the painting series BODY FORMS 2018 ‚Äď 2022. www.echoraum.at

2021    Group exhibition ENDSTATION OST @ Oststation am Kempelenpark, 1100 Wien

2021   THE ADVENTURE OF YOLI BALULU AND HIS GANG OF MISFITS. Acting the interviewer. Regie:Yosi Wanunu. Production of Toxic Dreams and WUK Wien.

2021  Group exhibition @ Parallel 2021, Vienna. Curated by Art Care. 

2021   THE ART OF ASKING YOUR BOSS FOR A RAISE. Acting / performing. Regie:Yosi Wanunu. Production of Toxic Dreams and Brut Wien.

2021   After the End and Before the Beginning, a video installation at the theatre museum Vienna. Acting the role Olga from The three sisters, Chekhov. A Toxic Dreams production, Regie:Yosi Wanunu. 

2020 ¬†WHAT IF: The making of a character. Live performance, painting and Video presentation. Hosted by Medienwerkstatt Wien. Supported by MA7 and BMK√ĖS. WHAT IF is a¬†part of ‘Family Affairs’, a series of events curated by Hanna Schimek. ¬†

2020  Group exhibition @ Parallel 2020, Vienna. Curated by Art Care. 

2020  HIGHLIGHTS and HEADACHES, a cliffhanger opera by and with Franz Stuttgart. Story telling and soundscapes, a collaboration with Billy Roisz. 

2019 Р20  Ordinary Creatures. Indie feature film. Acting the role:  A woman in rage. Director Thomas Marschall.

2018 ‚Äď 20 ¬†The Bruno Kreisky Lookalike. Episodes 1 ‚Äď 10. Acting the role of a psychoanalyst Dr. Dora Hartmann. Regie:Yosi Wanunu. Nestroy Prize 2019. Production of Toxic Dreams and WUK Vienna.¬†

2019¬† ¬†15 ĻSTARDUST. Live Performance. A collaboration with light artist Martina Tritthart. Performed at Kubatur in Fluc, as part of ‚ÄėReaching for the stars‚Äô. Curated by Philomena and Raw Matters, Vienna.

2019  Eh Rachel. Acting. Art-house short movie. Regie: Ana Hoffner.

2018  To The Limelight, a solo exhibition in the gallery Sternstudio Vienna. A decade of self-portraits in drawing, painting and video.

2017  The Role Player. Group exhibition and abstract storybook. Produced at the residency Hotel Pupik in Schratenberg Styria.

2016  Reigen (the making of a post porn Schnitzler), acting. Regie: Yosi Wanunu and Haiko Pfost. A production of WERK X, Vienna.

2016   Thomas B or Not, acting. Co-production of Toxic Dreams and brut Wien. Regie: Yosi Wanunu.

2016¬† ¬† Desert Bloom, performing ‘the voice’.¬† A sound art piece by Peter Kutin and Florian Kindlinger. Produced for WDR3 Studio Acustic Arts and received the Karl-Szcuka Radio Art Award 2016.

2015 ‚Äď 17 ¬† Self-Character-Act, a monologue performance. Writing and acting. Performed in Festival Legeartis am Lech, in SCHOOL and Im Ersten¬†Gallery Vienna, at the Rihz, in brut Wien and at the WUK in Wien.

2015  On and beyond a Stage. Curating for the Kunstraum Niederoesterreich. With contribution of the artists Sööt/Zeyringer, Laia Fabre and SCHOOL.

2014  ESPECIALLY FOR THE OPENING, performance in a group exhibition. Created for the opening of the exhibition COPIE NON CONFORME, curated by Amina Handke, at the Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna.

2013   SPLITTER, an audio-visual concert performance. Writing development and performance. Collaboration with video artist and musician Billy Roisz. Co-production and presented at brut Wien. Supported by by Stadt Wien Kultur MA7.

2011  MESHES TO MESHES 2, soundtrack composition for Meshes of the afternoon, a silent short movie by Maya Deren 1940. A collaboration with Billy Roisz. Comissioned by Lisa Kortschak for brut Wien.

2010  THINGS, a site-specific exhibition for performances. Curating. With contributions from the artists Otobong Nkanga, Radek Hewelt and Hans Bryssinck. Co-production and presented at brut Wien. Supported by Stadt Wien Kultur MA7 and BKA.

2009 ¬†Hide and Seek, a ‚Äėprivate performance‚Äô and sound environment. Part of the¬†X Wohnungen¬†performances. Production of¬†brut¬†Wien.

2008 ¬†THE LOOP,¬†live performance and Video, a fiction documentary exploring the 1924 stage design of Frederick Kiesler. Co-produced and presented at brut Wien. Supported by Supported by Stadt Wien Kultur MA7, the √Ėsterreichisches Theatermuseum and Kiesler Stiftung.

2007 ¬†A¬†Concert Performance,¬†collaboration with the duo RASHIM performed at the¬†‚ÄėWien Modern‚Äô Vienna.

2007  The Way In, Video registration of intervention in public space. Exhibited and in Platform 21 Gallery Amsterdam. Created while an Residency at the Zuidas Virtual Museum (ZVM) Amsterdam. Received a prize from the cultural department of the city of Amsterdam.

2006  Now Or Never, an installation performance, collaboration with Norberto Llopis Segara. Exhibited and performed once a week in the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam.

2006  Holiday Pictures Project, an installation performance. Performed at Tanzquartier in Vienna (curated by Ong Keng Sen), Schaumburg Utrecht, in brut Wien and in theater Nestroyhof Hamakom.

2005  Untitled Yet, a multi media self-portrait. Performed in De Apple Gallery in Amsterdam, the Frascati theater Amsterdam at the Filmhuise Den Haag and in brut Wien.

2005 ¬†Best of, collaboration with the choreographer Alexandra Bachtzesis.¬†Performed in the¬†SMAK Gent, at the¬†MARTAH, Herfurd Germany and at the KUNST-PALAST¬†D√ľsseldorf.

2004   Exactly a week since we spoke last. Fiction documentary video. Writing developing and acting. Broadcast in the VPROchannel in the Dutch TV, participated in the Italian film festival UNIMOVIE, in the Bangkok festival Videoexperimental 08 and in the Kunstfestivaal Scheltma NL.

1999 – 2004 Participated in¬†Israeli TV¬†and theatre productions. Amongst others: the TV series¬†‚ÄėEight minutes a day‚Äô, written and directed by Uzi Weil, and in the Dusseldorf Schaushpielhaus production, ‚ÄėYou are also very attractive when you are dead‚Äô¬†written by Arnon Grunberg.

Grants / Awards / Stipends :

2020 ¬†Received a grant from Stadt Wien Kultur MA7 and BMK√ĖS for the production of the performance WHAT IF: the making of a character.

2019 ¬†Participated in The Bruno Kreisky Lookalike, a Toxic Dreams work,¬†winner of the Nestroy prize for an ‚Äėoff theatre‚Äô production 2019.

2013  Received a grant from Stadt Wien Kultur MA7 for the production of the performance SPLITTER, Co-production of brut Wien.

2010 ¬†Received a grant from Stadt Wien Kultur MA7 and BMK√ĖS for the production of THINGS, a site-specific exhibition for performances, a co-production of brut Wien.

2008  Received a grant from MA7 for the production of the performance and Video THE LOOP, co-produced by brut Wien.

2007  Received a prize from the cultural department of the city of Amsterdam for the performance and video The Way In, created while a residency at the Zuidas Virtual Museum (ZVM) Amsterdam.

2004 ‚Äď 6 ¬†Received a full education and living stipend from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the¬†Netherlands for participating in DasArts, Amsterdam.

Education :

2004 ‚Äď 6 ¬†Graduated with Diploma from DasArts Amsterdam, a postgraduate¬†institution for advanced research and studies in Performance.

1995 ‚Äď 8¬† Graduated from The Performing Arts Studio, Studioact, in Tel Aviv. Founding director Yoram Loewenstein.

1992 ‚Äď 4 ¬†Tel Aviv University‚Äď BA program studies in Film Theatre, and Anthropology of Africa.

Teaching :

2021¬† ¬† ¬†An online workshop:¬† ‘Pitching for film makers in east Africa’. Commissioned by the Filmakademie Baden-W√ľrttemberg.

2020   Seminar at the interdisciplinary summer school of the gender research department in the university of Vienna.

2019  Teaching at Forum Alpbach, Alpbach Austria.

2015  Teaching at Impulstanz festival, Vienna and SEAD, Salzburg.

2013 ‚Äď 15 ¬†Teaching at the¬†Akademie der bildenden K√ľnste Wien, at the performance class.