Beatrix Mapalagama – Bereich Papier und Buch

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Tel.: +43-(0)1-71133-2680
Email beatrix.mapalagama@uni-ak.ac.at

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Mag. Beatrix Mapalagama

Die Vielfalt der Erscheinungsformen und Herstellungstechniken von Papier und Papierobjekten im künstlerischen Kontext sowie das Künstlerbuch steht im Vordergrund der Lehre und Betreuung.

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1964born in St. Pölten
1982Matura (Leaving Certificate)
1982-1984College business advertising
1985Journeyman's examination photography
1984-1989Studies of painting and graphic arts with Prof. Unger / Prof. Frohner at the University of Applied Arts Vienna
1989-1991two-year scholarship at the Art Academy Beijing; studies of chinese brush painting and calligraphy
Since 1991freelancer
1992one-year collaboration at "Filmwerktatt" (Film workshop) St. Pölten with Michael Pilz
1994-1995one-year scholarship at the Art Academy Kairo; studies of sculpture
1999Founding of the Studio for Book and Paper Artists PapierWespe
2010-2018Lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
2018University of Applied Arts, Head of Studio Book&Paper

Weiterbildung

  • with Helmut Frerick at Studio La Fond du Ciel, Germany
  • with a Mitsumata papermaker in Katsuyama, Japan
  • Attendance of the Conference of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists in South Korea, Switzerland, and Austria
  • 12tägige Buch- und Papiertour durch Frankreich geleitet von Chantal Barre, Frankreich
  • ten-day intensive workshop at Carriage House Boston, USA
  • Seminar at Schule für Papiertechnologie (School of Paper Technology) in Steyrermühl, Upper Austria
  • Internship at the Museum for Paper-Type-Print in Basel, Switzerland
  • Seminare am European Research Center for Book and Paperrestauration/Conservation, Dr. Engel, Horn
  • Workshops relating to book binding with Peter Zehetmayer, Ludwig Stumptner, Leslie Kleinwaechter, Ilse Mühlbacher
  • Workshops relating to letterpress with ndreas Ortag, Bleisatz bei Michael Karner, Lithography with Anton Drioli.
  • Workshops relating to artists' books with John Gerard, Uta Schneider

Stipendien/Preise/Auszeichnungen

1987Scholarship from Brighet Wrighley at Summer Academy Salzburg
1989-1991China Scholarship awarded by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research
1993from the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Art, Studio at Künstlerhaus Salzburg
1993ÖH special grant for the book project "Gleich – be – handeln"
1993Body Language, Colorart Photography Award, 1st prize
1994/95Egypt scholarship, Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research
1996Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Art, scholarship for work at Institut Hartheim, Upper Austria
2011Recognition award from Abot Books on Tour at MAK
Since 2014International Adviser of the Magazine for Hand Papermakers USA

Beatrix Mapalagama

  • Initiative Beitrag Angewandte Festival Herbst 2018 mit Studenten verschiedener Fachrichtungen
  • Buchpräsentation Wir geben unser vorletztes Hemd bei der ArtBookFair Herbst 2019
  • Erstellen und Betreuen des Zusatzprogramms ab WS 2019, SS2020,…
  • Jurymitglied Editionale 2020
  • Skin and Body Theater: Tone Fink, Austrian Paper Artist, Publikation im Handpapermaking Magazine Sommer 2020
  • Weiterbildung: Einführung ins Schriftsetzen bei Michael Karner mit Waltraud Jungwirth
  • Papierkongress Japan, Toyota, Kyoto, Echizen, Mino 2020
  • Einladung und Betreuung des Vortragenden Paul Jackson mit Unterstützung des Instituts Herbst 2020

A range of exhibitions, contributions to catalogues, press releases
Further details can be found at www.papierwespe.at