Parallel Vienna Art Fair 2021 | The most unique and alternative Art fair

This year's art fair PARALLEL VIENNA takes place from September 7th - 12th 2021 in the former Semmelweisklinik, named after the prominent doctor and obstetrician Ignaz Semmelweis. Image and Artwork by artist: Philipp Mueller’s TIBE RACING, 2021 | Carbon 12 Gallery Dubai

Parallel Vienna Art Fair 2021 | The most unique and alternative Art fair

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Philip Mueller TIBE RACING , 2021 | Jaguar XJS Grand tourer (S) Front engine, rear wheel-drive 3.6 L, Jaguar AJ6I6, 4 speed ZF Automatic

Parallel Art Fair Vienna | Semmelweisklinik

The ninth Parallel Art Fair takes place this year in the historical Women’s maternity clinic Semmelweis, in the 18th district of Vienna.

The fair presents Austrian and international contemporary art in this amazing and abandoned space. It’s uncanny how the Parallel team always finds these incredible spaces, turning these forsaken buildings back to life breathing and exuding art into old forgotten rooms, endless hallways  once again filled with energy.

The curated and by invitation only emerging and established artists, coming from Austria and beyond are invited to interact with the building. The result as always invigorating!

Group show | Old canteen in the Semmelweisklinik

PARALLEL VIENNA is a wonderful mix of art fair, exhibition platform and artist studio. GALLERY STATEMENTS, PROJECT STATEMENTS, ARTIST STATEMENTS and artistic INTERVENTIONS offering a wide range of contemporary art. Exhibitor occupy rooms of the building.

These site-specific artworks and interventions are the trademark of the PARALLEL VIENNA and make the fair a one of a kind exhibition format. As a curated art fair participation is only possible if invited by the art fairs curatorial team.

Group show | Old canteen in the Semmelweisklinik

What to expect?

An amazing space

Over 600 artistic positions

Delicious food and drinks.

Color! a lot of color.

Contemporary art at its best!

Great weather!

The perfect place to connect, support and discover the contemporary arts!

Safety, with strict controls at the entrance following a 2G policy!


My expectations (and they were high) were met when I explored room for room, floor for floor of this years Parallel.  

08.09.2021 till 12.08.2021

Website: Parallel Vienna Art Fair

We share a little of what we saw

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Domi Gratz | Academy of Fine arts | Christian Schwarzwald class | Haus B - Room 104

Domi Gratz is our personal favorite and one of the first artists we featured, we believe in her, she’s extremely gifted and a very promising artist.

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Ernst Koslitsch | Artist statement | Yellow Universe | House B - Room 203

The contemporary visual artist Ernst Koslitsch is presenting new sculptural works from yellow wood panels used on building sites.

The wood used here was collected from the surrounding of the Semmelweisklinik.

Ernst Lima, winner of this years PARALLEL VIENNA

We congratulate the artist Ernst Lima, winner of this years PARALLEL VIENNA | Bildrecht YOUNG ARTIST Award 2021.

The talented contemporary artist was selected by an expert jury and rightly so, wonderful work and great presentation!

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Adrian Hazi | Elektrohalle Rhomberg | Gallery Statements | House B - Room 004

Go see the spectacular large artworks from another of our favorite artists, the very talented Adrian Hazi, represented by the Elektrohalle Rhomberg.

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Charim gallery | Parallel Art Fair | Katharina Spielmann | House A - Room 101

We discovered and love the art on view from the artist Katharina Spielmann represented by the Viennese Charim Gallery.

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Karo Kuchar | Artists statement | Parallel 2021 | House B - Room 202

Our wonderful neighbor the wonderfully talented artist Karo Kuchar, go check out her room and let her tell you the truly cool way she created her artworks.

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Helmuts art club | Paul Hoffmann | Thomas Waidhofer | House B - Room 217

We loved the room from Helmuts art club, and Paul Hoffmann, its truly worth checking out!

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Maximiliano León | Artists statement | House B - Room 301

Our lovely and very talented featured artist Maximiliano Leon welcomes you into a room deliciously smelling of oil paint from the wonderful work he presents.

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Jasmin Edelbrunner | Artist statement | House B - Room 201

Another lovely neighbor, the incredible artist Jasmin Edelbrunner whose work is awesome! I am in love with these green velvet hanging boobs.

Gallery Sophie Vonier | Dominik Lauda and Anne-Clara Stahl | House A - Room 123

The gallery Sophie Vonier is in a large light filled room, there the gallery presents the artists Dominik Lauda and Anne-Clara Stahl.

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Land Steiermark | Parallel Vienna 2021 | House A - Room 102 + 103

The serenity I felt in the room of the Land Steiermark, let me experience for a moment how it must have been in these elegant offices, in the early days.

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GPL Contemporary | Stefan Weibel | House B - Room 220

Amazing light installation from the contemporary artist Stefan Weibel, presented by the GPL Contemporary in the old abandoned E.R of the Semmelweisklinik.

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Atelier 10 | Project statement | Franz Nigl.

These really cool little sculptures had a kind of spooky realness to them.

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Anne Glassner | Periscope | House A - Room 118

The luckiest girl at the fair is Anne Glassner, in bed all day all cozy, as the rest of the exhibitors stood for hours or sat on uncomfortable chairs.

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Studio III  | Parallel | House B - Room 212

I get to pass this room a lot, and every time I do I love to look inside the amazing Studio III space.

Gallery Tassilo Unser | Philip Mentzingen | House B - Room 209 +210

My husband and I fell in love with the wonderful works from the painter Philip Mentzingen, represented by the Tassili Unser gallery.

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Martin Markeli | The Stash | House A - Room 022

Last but not least the amazing ever growing electric car racing track including miniature figures, and light installations from artist Martin Markeli. I go to race, but my timing was terrible! FUN! FUN! FUN!

Where else to go when in the 18th

Bancpublic

music - books - antiques - art - coffee - drinks

Schulgasse 31, 1180 Vienna just by the Kutschkermarkt.

Open Tue - Fri from 9.30am to 6pm, Sat from 9am to 1pm!

Olivier and his beautiful wife Miriam are your hosts, enjoy this very special space and thank us later for the tip!

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Bancpublic | Upside down | Artist Ernst koslitsch lying on the floor

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Berger and Lohn

For a great fine dining  experience oozing Parisian flair!

Always a guarantee for a perfect dinner experience!

Gentzgasse 127, 1180 Währing

Berger and Lohn

Tel. +4314704433

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Berger and Lohn | Fine dining | Parisian flair | 1180, Vienna
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