Werner Dornik - Padma Venkataraman

Kurzbiographie - Werner Dornik

Werner Dornik arbeitet seit 1980 mit den Medien Fotografie, Text, Musik und Malerei in Europa und Asien. Neben 40 Einzelausstellungen publizierte er u. a. den Foto-Text-Band „If you go you just go“, der mit dem Ehrenpreis zum Staatspreis „Die schönsten Bücher Österreichs“ ausgezeichnet wurde.

Seine Buch- und Ausstellungsprojekte thematisieren die Probleme der „Konsumgesellschaft“, fördern geistige Freiheit und unterstützen soziale Projekte wie die Leprastation Khandwa in Indien und die Lebenshilfe Gmunden.

Als Kurator des Künstleraustauschprojektes „The Search Within“ beleuchtete er gemeinsam mit 20 Künstlern aus Österreich und Indien mittels Ausstellungen, Symposien und Publikationen die politischen und geistigen Hintergründe der Modernen Malerei in beiden Ländern. Mit dem Multimedia-Projekt „The Journey from: Technic to: Techno“ wies er in Europa und Asien auf die Gefahren technischer Entwicklungen hin und beim österreich-indischen Theaterprojekt „INDIA – Jewels of Fantasy“ war er als künstlerischer Leiter tätig. Im Jahr 2005 gründete er die BINDU-ART-SCHOOL, eine Malschule für Leprakranke Menschen in Indien. Werner Dornik ist Vater von vier Kindern und lebt in Bad Ischl, Österreich.


Kontakt
JOHANN STRAUSS-STRASSE. 9
A-4820 BAD ISCHL, AUSTRIA - EUROPE
TEL/FAX: 0043/6132/21 990 mobile: 0699 17789566
e-mail: E-Mail-Adresse 
www.bindu-art.at 


werner dornik

B I O G R A P H I E

1958 born on 28th December, 8.20 p.m. in Vienna
1973 agricultural technical school
1977 journeyman's exam „cook”
1980-1990 10 years of photographic commission work in ................India,Nepal,South America
1981 lepra-project „Leben Drittklassig“, with book and exhibitions
1982 master's exam „photographer“
1982-1989 establishment of the Photostudio Dornik/Stadler, Bad Ischl
working in the areas of industry-, advertising- and
portrait-photography
1985 Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg with Dieter Appelt (Berlin)
1986 planning and building a log hut without electricity „The Art of Living“
1986-1988 managing the Gallery Pavillon, Bad Ischl, Austria
member of the executive board „Friends of Photography and ................its Archive“
1989 planning a North Light Studio
1989-1990 percussionist of the „Big Bollocks Blues Band“
1999 workshops at Austrian schools,
................„Photography with the Camera obscura“
1990 first instructions in water-colours by Otto Dornik
1991 establishment and development of “Bodhicitta", handmade ................art-paper project
1991 „Begreifen durch Pantomime und Rhythmus“, dance- and ................drum-performance withhandicapped people, Hipphalle, ................Gmunden, Austria
1992-1994 lepra-project „If you go you just go“,
................book- and CD-presentations at the Photomuseum, Upper ................Austria
................Theater des Augenblicks Vienna
................Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
lectures at primary and high schools, exhibitions
1994-1995 8-months journey to Asia with the family (India, Nepal, Tibet)
.................between 1977 and 1999, 20 journeys to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal
and Tibet with a total length of 6 years
circuit of the holy Mt. Kailash and the lake Manasarova in Tibet
1995 lecture at St. Laurence College/Ooty, India
1995-1999 curator for the project „The Search Within” (India/Austria), ...............with painters from India and Austria f. i. Raza, Chowdhury, ...............Caur, Nair, Mazumdar,
...............Staudacher, Damisch, Brandl, Fink;
...............exhibitions in the Monastery Pernegg (A)
...............Bildungsheim St. Virgil (A)
...............National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi (IND)
...............National Gallery of Modern Art in Bombay (IND)
...............Symposium f. i. with H. J. Heinrichs (BRD), Burghard Schmidt ...............(A),
................Victor Anant (IND), John Berger (GB)
1999 founding the cultursociety “BINDU”
1999-2002 multimedia project „The Journey from: Technic to: Techno“,
.........photographs, catalogue, film and soundcollage (A, BRD, P, .................IND)
2002-2003 artdirector for the theatre project „India – Jewels of Fantasy“
curator “Indien – Welt der Wunder”, Haus Wien Energie (Vienna)
2003 curator „Ceija Stoika“, Bad Ischl
2004 founding the project”BINDU-ART-SCHOOL”Tamil Nadu, (IND)
2006 Photography and design of Binduwebsite, documentary ................film "BINDU"

2006/2007 Multiple fracture of the ankle and a year unable to work
2010 Foundation of Bindu-Art-School in Sarnath-
2006 - 2015 International Curator activity for which Bindu projects with photographs and film


EXHIBITIONS


1980 „Begegnungen“, Kurhaus Bad Ischl (A)
1981 „Leben drittklassig“, Landesgalerie Burg Hasseg, Tyrol (A)
1982 „168-Hungerstunden-Woche-urlaubslos, aussätzig, ................leprakrank“, Bad Ischl (A)
1983 „Das ewig Weibliche“, Gallery Mephisto, Bad Ischl (A)
„Vagator“, Gruppe Wühlmäuse, Kufstein, Tyrol (A)
„India Ri-Velata“, Gallery Universitá, Centro Culturale, Palermo (I)
1984 „Leben drittklassig“, Traun, Gmunden, Bad Ischl,
................Knittelfeld, Kufstein, Vienna (A)
1988 „Photographien“, Wireless Exhibition Laa`88, Laa an der Thaya ................(A)
1989 „Photographien”, Gallery Kreuzplatz, Bad Ischl (A)
1990 Anti-Pasta“, photography & performance with Ernst Klass (D), ................Bad Ischl (A)
„Photomagien“ with Jazz by Jenny Evens, Gallery Deller, ................Munich (BRD)
1991 „India Ri-Velata“, Chiesetta dell`Angelo Centro Cultura, .................Bassano di Grappa (I)
„Wunsch los lassen“, VKB Gallery Gmunden (A)
1992 „Der Stern von Betlehem“, Kodak Gallery, Vienna (A)
1992 „If you go you just go“,
1994 Photomuseum of Upper Austria (A)
1995 Cultural Centre Knittelfeld (A)
................Theater des Augenblicks Vienna (A)
................Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (A)
................Gallery Pratti, Palermo (I)
................Gallery Stift Seckau (A)
................Gallery Spectrum Linz (A)
................Austrian Institute for Culture, Rome (I)
................AAI Gallery, Vienna (A)
1999 “The Search Within”,
Kloster Pernegg (A)
Bildungsheim St. Virgil (A)
National Gallery of Modern Art New Delhi (IND)
National Gallery of Modern Art Bombay (IND)
“The Blue Tree I”,
National Gallery of Modern Art New Delhi (IND)
2000 „The Journey from: Technic to: Techno"
................Technical Museum Vienna (A)
................Lagerhalle Dornbirn (A)
................Kulturzentrum Zapata, Stuttgart (BRD)
................Kunsthalle t.p.m. Steyr (A)
................Gallery Coldstore, Salzburg (A)




2001 „The Journey from: Technic to: Techno"
................Art junction, New Delhi (IND)
................Museo Transporti Communicatione, Porto (P)
Centro Culturale, Lagos (P)
................“The Blue Tree II”, Varanasi (IND)
................„Bettelschale“, Rauminstallation im AKKU Steyr (A)
................„Paradigmenwechsel“, Schloss Puchberg, Wels (A)
2002 „The Journey from: Technic to: Techno"
................Universidade de Aveiro (P)
Kulturverein Rossmarkt, Grieskirchen (A)
2003 DB Museum Nürnberg
2003 „The blue Tree“ Volksgarten Wien (A)
2010 „Honeymoney“
Gallery Triveni, N. Delhi (A)
Apparao Gallery, Chennai (IND)
2010 „The Journey from Technic to techno“
Railwaymuseum, N. Delhi, (IND)
2010 „Honeymoney“ Apparao Gallery New Delhi (IND)
................„Honeymoney“ Apparao Gallery Chennai (IND)
2012 „retrospective“ Gallery, Artstation-International, Kollmitzberg ................(A)
2015 „Honeymoney“ Gallery Zuccato, Porec (HR)


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


1983 „Vagator“, with Stadler, Gallery Pavillon, Bad Ischl (A)
1985 „Zeitgenössische österreichische Photographen“; Brucknerhaus ................Linz (A)
1987 „Otto Dornik bis Bilitis“ - 4 generations 1901-1987, Trinkhalle ................Bad Ischl (A)
................Otto D. - aquarell, pencil, oil; Helmut D. - photography; ................Reinfried D. - aquarell;
................Werner D. - photography, drawing, sculpture; Bilitis D. - oil ................pastels, pencil
1989-1990 touring exhibition at different Austrian School Galleries (A)
1991 „Aquarelle“ with Stadler, Bad Ischl (A)
1995 „Leondinger EIGENART 95“exhibition on purchased art works ................of the Government of Upper Austria
1996 „Panoramen”, Gallery Landhaus Linz (A)
1998 „Panoramen”, Artforum Meran and Casa Strobele Valsugana, ................Italy
................„Mensch und Natur”, Kammerhofgalerie Gmunden (A)
2000 “Entrefotos 2000”, Gallery „LOCATIONIBUS DOMUS“, Madrid ...............(E)
2001 “Ankäufe Land OÖ”, Kammerhofgalerie Gmunden (A)
2001 „Vom Wasser bedeckt“, with Betty Wimmer, Kunsthalle tmp Steyr ...............(A)
2002 „Indien Welt der Wunder“, Haus Wien Energie, Wien (A)
2003 „Vom Wasser bedeckt“, mit Betty Wimmer, Galerie Forum ................Wels (A)
2003 „Mass nehmen – Mensch²“, Trinkhalle Bad Ischl (A)
2008 „From Dust to Dust“ Apparao Gallery New Delhi (IND)
...............„From Dust to Dust“ Apparao Gallery Chennai (IND)
2012 „from Natur to plastic“ Hotel Aman, New Delhi (IND)
2015 „25 Jahre Galerie Spectrum“ Gallery Spectrum Linz (A)
2016 From Paint o Paint - Honeymoney - MUFUKU Museum Weibern ................(A)



PUBLICATIONS


1981 „Leben drittklassig“, photographic text book with contributions ................byJoe Wieser and Prälat Dr. Leopold Ungar
presentation at the International Cultural Centre, Vienna
in various European print media,
in Austrian radio and TV broadcasts
1982-1986 „Perspektive“, co-worker at the literature magazine
1986 works for record covers, advertisement brochures
................catalogues and postcards
1987 „Otto Dornik bis Bilitis“, catalogue for the exhibition
1987 documentation the Blue Hall of the Steinmühle,
................light-design by Theo Kerg from Paris, Freistadt (A)
1990 catalogue for the Schrattenberg-Symposium
...............„Grundlagen der Sivus-Methode“, photographs for the book
1993 „If you go you just go“, photographic text book on handmade paper
1994 „If you go you just go“, CD and catalogue, comp. By Michael ................Müller (A)
1996 „Gesund alt werden“, a book by Otto Dornik
„The Search Within”,exhibition catalogue
1999 „The Journey from: Technic to: Techno“,exhibition catalogue
2000 „The Journey from: Technic to: Techno“, art film 33 min, ................VHS/DVD
................„Die Schnelligkeit des Seins“, co-worker for a film by Susanne .................Brandstätter, ORF/3SAT (69 min)
2001 „warm up“ cataloque Kunsthalle.tmpSteyr, 1997-2001 Steyr
2002 „Lassen wir es vom Wasser bedeckt“, artfilm 8 min,
2006 „Bindu-Art-School“, Book. Kunsthalle Wien
2011 „From PAIN to PAINT“ 55min docu on the Bindu-Art-School ................project.



CURATED BINDU-ART-SHOWS 2006 – 2018


Chennai, India - Apparao Gallery / Chennai, India - Hotel President / New Delhi, India - Austrian Embassy / Vienna, Austria – Kunsthalle, Wien / Bad Ischl, Austria – Hak / Novigrad, Croatia - Rigo Gallery / Atlanta, US - Lovett Auditorium / Salt Lake City, US - John and Marci Price Museum of Art / Laguna Beach, US - Newport Beach Library / Washington D.C., US - Roundhouse Theatre in Silver Springs, MD / Springville, Utah, US - Springville Art Museum / Atlanta, US - Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery / Atlanta, US - National Art Festival / London Great Britian – Nehru Centre / Berlin, Germany – Tagorecentre / Salt Lake City, US – Art Access Current Gallery / London, Great Britain – Churchhouse / Varanasi, India – Kriti Gallery / Klagenfurt, Austria – Stadtgalerie / Strasbourg, France – Austrian Embassy / Chennai, India – Mariott Hotel / Varanasi, India – Gallery Ganges View / Varanasi, India - Krishnamurti School / Kolkata, India - Weaver Studio for Arts / Kolkata, India - Gallery K2 / Klagenfurt, Austria - Galerie De la Tour / Strasbourg, France – Club des Arts, Council of Europe / Graz, Austria – Galerie Eckhof / Auroville, India – Gallery Square Circle, Kala Kendra / Kolkata, India - Gallery K2 / Gmunden, Austria - Gallery 42 / New Delhi, India - Austrian Embassy / New Delhi, India – Art Summit 2012 / Chennai, India - Hotel Marriott / Jaipur, India – Ramnivas Garden / Preigney, France - Gallery La Cure d’ Arts / Kollmitzberg, Austria – Galerie, Artstation-International / Gmunden, Austria – Artelier Wünscher / Gmunden Austria – Galerie Khof8 / Feistritz, Austria – Galerie Walker / Pondicherry, India – Aurobindo Ashram Gallery, New Delhi, India – ICCR Gallery, London, Great Britian - Coffeeplant Gallery, London, Great Britian – Gallery Lumen / Trivandrum India - Gallery Alliance Francaice, Vienna, Austria – Gallery SPÖ Club Parlament, Chennai, India – Apparao Galleries Pondicherry, India - Gallery Alliance Francaice, Porec, Croatia – Gallery Zucatto, Chennai India – Kadambari Gallery, Dakshina Chitra Museum, Santiniketan, India – Gallery Nandan Museum, Kala Bhawan, Weibern, Austria – Museum MUFUKU, Knittelfeld, Austria, Kleine Galerie - Mahamalipuram, India - Gallery “The Alternative” – Krumpendorf a. Wörthersee, Christkönigkirche Krumpendorf, Gmunden Austria, Vkb-Bank Gallery - Mahamalipuram, India - Gallery “The Alternative”, Cotignac, France - Gallery “Bar Union”, Montfort, France, Le Cameleo, Großpetersdorf, Austria - Großpetersdorf-Gallery

AWARDS

1984 “Leben Drittklassig”, book award of AWMM in Belgium
1993 “If you go you just go”, special award at the state-prize „The ................most beautiful books of Austria”


PURCHASES, PROMOTIONS, SUBSIDES

Public supporters
municipals Bad Ischl, Dornbirn, Hall in Tyrol, Knittelfeld, Stey, Wien
governments of Styria, OÖ, NÖ, Vorarlberg, Kärnten, Salzburg, Vienna
Federal Ministry for Education, Science and Culture,
Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Federal Chancellery
KommENT
Austrian Cultural Service (ÖKS)
Museum of Modern Art Vienna
International Council for Cultural Relations, India

Private supporters
ORF, Epson, Sony DADC, See Me, ALPINE Bau, Profil, Römerquelle, Bank Austria, JBL, Grafik Michi’langelo, i-service Universa Kunststofftechnik, Druckerei Herzig, RBB Bank AG, Rigips, Der Standard, Artex, Kodak, Leica,
Austrian Airlines


Kontakt

JOHANN STRAUSS-STRASSE. 9
A-4820 BAD ISCHL, AUSTRIA - EUROPE
TEL/FAX: 0043/6132/21 990 mobile: 0699 17789566
e-mail: E-Mail-Adresse 
www.bindu-art.at 




Padma Venkataraman

quote]MS. PADMA VENKATARAMAN
Padma Venkataraman, now in Chennai, India, has been active in social welfare programmes at National and International levels.

In Vienna she was, among other things, permanent representative of the All India Women’s Conference to the U.N., member of several NGO Committees accredited to UN, such as Committee on Narcotics, Committee on Disabled, etc., Vice President of NGO Committee on Women, President of the United Nations Women’s Guild. She was also founder-member of the Women’s Indian Association and member, later Vice-President of the Austro-Indian Association. She underwent a training course and worked to help mentally and physically challenged children in Vienna.

In India, she has been most active in grassroots work in leprosy rehabilitation for 15 years. Was Honorary Director of a FAO/All-India Women’s Conference Project for leprosy patients in the 4000 strong Shahdhara Colony in Delhi; and worked with HOPE WORLDWIDE to construct houses for 800 families there. For over 5 years was Honorary Director of a major Tamil Nadu wide DANIDA-funded leprosy rehabilitation project under the auspices of the Women’s Indian Association, Chennai. The provision of micro-credit to residents of 10 government rehabilitation homes and 31 colonies was the most innovative and successful component of the project. For a vulnerable and frustrated section of society accustomed to doles new features were introduced such as repayments being channeled into a revolving fund to ensure sustainability and augment available funds. The activities continue after the conclusion of the Project under the auspices of WIA, with available funds. New activities, such as reconstruction of a residential home for leprosy affected people and the starting of a residential school for children of such people have also been undertaken in cooperation with a NGO, Rising Star Outreach and its Indian subsidiary.

In the wake of the Tsunami disaster, Padma works for the livelihood rehabilitation of the fisherfolk in selected sites through the repair of fishing boats and catamarans and the provision of fishing nets. Funds for this are provided by foreign donations to WIA from the US, particularly from Rising Star Outreach. Funds for micro-credit are also being made available by local banks.

Padma is a Vice-President of the Women’s Indian Association, Chennai, committee member of the Srinivasa Gandhi Nilayam , a trustee of the Global Cancer Concern, Delhi, Patron, Gandhi Peace Foundation, Chennai, etc. She advises in an honorary capacity, the HOPE Worldwide and Rising Star Outreach, two international NGO’s with activities in India.

Economics graduate, honors include awards by Women’s Indian Association, HOPE WORLDWIDE and an honorary doctorate from Emmanuel College, Kota. She is married and has two daughters.