Xenia Hausner. True Lies
Xenia Hausner was born into a Viennese family of artists in 1951. She studied stage design in Vienna and London and designed sets for plays and operas at venues ranging from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden to the Salzburg Festival. In 1992, Xenia Hausner turned exclusively to painting: the conviction, inspired by her work for the theatre, that the world is a stage and that we play roles on it, shapes each and every one of Xenia Hausner's paintings.
The Burgdorf exhibition was curated by Anna Wesle in collaboration with the artist. We would like to thank Elsy Lahner (curator and author of the exhibition texts) and the Albertina, Vienna for their excellent cooperation and support in conjunction with this cooperative project.