Space is a doubt that we are constantly attempting to mark. It slips away with time, melting through our fingers just as we find a name for it. We color it, describe it with lines, trade it as data. We borrow it, pollute it, speculate upon its futures. We designate it as territory by planting ourselves in it, inscribing it with intention.
Often containing performance and proposal simultaneously, Seth Weiner’s work employs a wide range of media in which he explores the gaps between architectural fiction and social convention to create both actual and imagined spatial environments. He studied architecture at SCI Arc in Los Angeles (2010), drawing and painting at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (2005) and sound at the Center for the Creation of Music Iannis Xenakis in Paris (2006). Process-based and collaborative, Weiner has worked with Untitled Collective (co-founded in 2010),Gruppe Uno Wien, and since 2012 has served as the Co-Artistic Director of Berlin-based Care Of Editions, a conceptual business model in the form of a record label. In 2018, Weiner became the Artistic Director of Palais des Beaux Arts Wien, a nonprofit dedicated to re-instituting an unlikely, museum-like entity in the post-digital age.
Weiner has taught at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, UdK Berlin, the Art Institute of Hollywood Los Angeles, and is currently a lecturer in the Space and Design Strategies department of the University of Art and Design Linz. Since 2014,Weiner has been an adjunct faculty member of Webster Vienna Private University where he teaches in the Center for Liberal Arts and Media Communications.
In 2020, Weiner received a Vienna State Scholarship for Fine Arts (Staatsstipendium Bildende Kunst), and has work in the paper collection of the Museum of Applied Arts Vienna (MAK), MUSA -Art Collection of the City of Vienna (with Palais des Beaux Arts Wien), and Kuenstlerhaus Bregenz. His work has been exhibited at the Vienna Biennale-MAK Museum Vienna, Pacific Standard Time Performance Festival Los Angeles, Kunstraum Niederösterreich Vienna, Xhibit - Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Soapbox Gallery Brooklyn, Kunsthalle Exnergasse Vienna, Parallel Art Fair Vienna, Kunstlerhaus Bregenz, Los Angeles Barnsdale Municipal Gallery, Venice 6114, LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Planning, (CAC) Contemporary Art Center Gallery at the University of California Irvine, Voralberg Museum Bregenz, Villa Elisabeth Berlin, Demon’s Mouth Oslo, LTMKS Project Space -Malonioji 6 Vilnius, 555 Gallery Detroit, MAK Center Los Angeles, Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, and The Luminary in St. Louis, among others.