Marcela Steinbachová, Artist in Residence in August

MQ-AiR-August 2014

Marcela Steinbachová from Czech Republic is the Artist in Residence at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna for the month of August.

She is an architect, born in 1975 in Prague where she still lives and works. She studied at the Institute for Liberal Education of Charles University and continued to study architecture at the University of Applied Arts with Martin Rajniš. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague with Emil Přikryl as her teacher. As a visiting student she studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna with Wolf De Prix, Coop Himmelb(l)au. She was also a visiting student at the Cooper Union in New York and took part in the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts. She is the founder and chairperson of the civic association Kruh and the festival Architecture Day.

“I visited Vienna as an exchange student of the University of Applied Arts 14 years ago. The stay has had a big influence on me not only as a future architect but also as a participator of discussions in architecture. At that time, I really appreciated the city’s culture and intellectual environment. I visited an architectural event almost every week. When I returned to Prague, I missed something. I was thinking of how to bring some of the Vienna atmosphere back to my home. And… I founded the civic association KRUH (Circle) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. (…) After 14 years, it will be very helpful for me to meet other colleagues and to suck in the atmosphere of the city of Vienna and its Museums Quartier. I would like to find inspiration for my work as an architect, to discover new ways of thinking about architecture and to develop some of my ideas concerning the way of dealing with a city and making it better for the public.” – Marcela Steinbachová

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