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Lara Erel (*1989, Tassin-la-Demi-Lune in France)

I live and work in Lyon and Vienna (AT)

For about three years, I have been researching the topic of having and being a body and what it means, when this body is female.
Drawing and painting are my main media but I also use ceramic, papier-mâché or printmaking.


2014-2020 studied graphics and printmaking at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (diploma)

2019-2020 Guest year in the class for Site-specific art, University of Applied Arts, Vienna

2017-18 Erasmus semester in the department of Monumental arts, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania

Prices and Residencies

2020  Nomination for Ö1 Talentstipendium, Vienna (AT)

2018  Nomination for the Figurative Art Price of Bodenseekreis, Meersburg (D)

Solo exhibitions

2022  Gentle Care, MAPRAA, Lyon (F)

2020  Soft Self, diploma exhibition, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna (AT)

2019  Waiting Zone, in the frame of Transit, Paulusplatz 5, Vienna (AT)

2018  re-collection, KAESH MAESH, Vienna (AT)

2017  First Settlement, VDA Outdoors Expo, Vilnius (LT)

Group exhibitions


leerstoff, with collective living rooms, Eisenbergerfabrik, Gmünd (AT)

Supersachen, collaborative shop between AIL and Die Artists, in the frame of Vienna Design Week, Otto Wagner Postsparkasse,  Vienna (AT)

Terre Ephémère, collaborative perfomance with  E. Dubernet et V. Pommel in the frame of the "Le Nouveau Printemps de Toulouse", Museum FRAC Les Abattoirs, Toulouse (F)


Highlights, Bildraum 01, Vienna (AT)

Terre Ephémère, collaborative perfomance with  E. Dubernet et V. Pommel in the frame of the Off programme of the Lyon Biennial "Résonnance", Lyon (F)

Hou la Gadoue!, Atelier Gadoue, Lyon (F)


Die Archivierung der Gegenwart, Big Art, Vordere Zollamtstrasse 7, Vienna (AT)

DOMINO, Raum mit Licht gallery, Vienna (AT)

I KNOW I CARE, VBKÖ (Austrian Association of Female Artists), Vienna (AT)



Die sichtbare Wahrheit, Galerie Hilger Next, Vienna (AT)

bleischwer, Fabrikraum, Vienna (AT)



just a detail, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna (AT)

"You can Touch Them!", Vienna Art Book Fair, Vienna (AT)

I KNOW I CARE, in the frame of "Bitches and Witches", Wien Woche, Vienna (AT)

The Essence 2019, Angewandte Festival, Vienna (AT)

Realitäten, ORF Funkhaus, Vienna (AT)



Any Printmaker Out There?, KAESH MAESH, Vienna (AT) [co-curated]

Monstruosität (Melania’s Hat), with Eva Yurkova, Essence Angewandte, Vienna (AT)

unframed, Galerie Raum mit Licht, Wien (AT)           

Grand Stable, with Sarah Bogner for Galerie Raum mit Licht, Parallel Vienna (AT)                                                 

VOR ORT, Dorfbründl, Niederschrems (AT)

SACH MAL!, Rotes Haus - Galerie Bodenseekreis, Meersburg (G)



Melange REMIX, Galerie Hochdruck, Vienna (AT)

Keramik und Porzellan im Augarten, Wiener Porzellanmanufaktur, Vienna (AT)

International Print Festival, Contemporary Art Space, Batumi (Georgia)

Katzen, Heaven and No Sun, The Essence, Alte Post, Vienna (AT)

Stiller Dialog, Educult, Museumsquartier, Vienna (AT)

Mini Print Fair, Angewandte Innovation Lab, Vienna (AT)

Fahnen Versuch, Tansform KPÖ, Vienna (AT)

Echoed in the wells of silence, Kunstsalon im Fluc, Vienna (AT)



UNFRAMED, Raum mit Licht Gallery, Vienna (AT)

pseudoscienza „Überraschung“, Jan Arnold Gallery, Vienna (AT)

Artists as Independent Publishers, Sala Terrena, Vienna (AT) ; Royal College of Art, London (GB) ; Galeri Mejan, Stockholm (SE) ; Gallery Rom8, Bergen (NO)
; Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen (G)

The Essence 16, Alte Post, Dominikanerbastei, Vienna (AT)

Singular, Galerie Z, Hard (AT)

signed and numbered II, Jan Arnold Gallery, Vienna (AT)

STADTMENSCH, Die Schöne, Vienna (AT)



UNFRAMED, Raum mit Licht Gallery, Vienna (AT)

SOMETHING IN BETWEEN, private flat, Vienna (AT)



UNFRAMED, Raum mit Licht Gallery (in cooperation with EIKON), Vienna (AT)

Site-specific projects

Monumental paintings with Eva Yurkova for the scaffolding of the renovation of Franz Novy Hof, Vienna


Future Tree House, collaborative woodcut in the frame of Oskar Nimmt Platz, Angewandte, Vienna (AT)


WIE N VERWOBEN, Temporary wall painting in collaboration with N. Eckhart, B. Hechtova, E. Yurkova, Z. Marinova, A. Neto, Wien Museum, Vienna (AT)


Wall painting, Wien Mitte - The Mall, Vienna (AT)

Wall painting, private house, Coburg (G)

a day and an hour in urbo kune, a production of netzzeit and f.e.a in collaboration with Klangforum Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna (AT)


Wall paintings for the Centre Culturel et Oecuménique (CCO), Villeurbanne (F)


Wall painting, private flat, Lyon (F)


Painted swimming pool, private house, Coburg (G)


2022    Kunst am Gemeindebau, edited by Jan Svenungsson & Flora Zimmeter, De Gruyter Verlag, Vienna

2020     Ö1 Talenstipendium, catalogue, Vienna

2019     kollektiv, SYN Magazin, Vienna (illustrations)

2018     SACH MAL!, catalogue, Meersburg

2017     Print Festival, catalogue, Batumi                                     

                 Melange, Vienna/Leipzig

                 Highlights, Vienna

2016     pseudoscienza - Überraschung, Vienna                     

2015     FRANK goes Werkschau, Vienna (online)                 

2014     FRANK – Memento Mori, Vienna (online)

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