Stopover – Ways of Temporary Exchange





Friendship and exchange, social movements and activism, the historical dimension of imperialism and its effect on the present, and the strengthening of new nationalisms: these are the themes of the new exhibition “Stopover – Ways of Temporary Exchange” at the frei_raum Q21 exhibition space. The show is based on the Artist-in-Residence program at Q21/MuseumsQuartier, which is carried out in cooperation with tranzit and the ERSTE Foundation . An accompanying program features a number of events and excursions offering opportunities for temporary exchange and a focus on process.

A comprehensive accompanying program that includes performances, excursions, and artist talks offers opportunities throughout the exhibition run for temporary exchange and a focus on process. Detailed information you will find here.

Since 2011, ERSTE Foundation and tranzit have been collaborating within the jointly operated Artist-in-Residence programme. Artists, curators and theorists from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and the Slovak Republic have been invited to Vienna to live and work in the city’s MuseumsQuartier.

Have a look at the full programme here.

Photo: Gruppo Tökmag, Sárkány Lee, Performance and Shadow theatre, Courtesy of the artist. Graphic: Michael Rudolph,


Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.