FMR 21 is organized and curated by the independent artist collective qujOchÖ, the net culture initiative servus.at, the Atelierhaus Salzamt, the University of Art and Design Linz and the Sturm und Drang Galerie.
Artist collective qujOchÖ has existed since 2001, showing, building, installing, sounding, intervening, discussing, connecting, ranting and raving in Linz at the interface of art, science and society. One of qujOchÖ’s specialities is organising concert nights.
Net culture initiative servus.at actively supports the use of open source software, researches phenomena of digital culture and exposes societal and political implications of technology and the information society. As an association, it operates and independent cultural data centre.
Atelierhaus Salzamt is an artist residency space run by the City of Linz since 2009 and gives young international and locals artists the opportunity to work in a new environment, to exchange ideas with colleagues and work and organize exhibitions together. The Artists-in-Residency of FMR will develop their projects here.
Teaching at the interface of free-artistic and applied-economically oriented design, the University of Art and Design Linz looks back on a long history of artistic education. The master programme Media Culture and Arts Theories was conceived to take account of the complexities of media-related, artistic and cultural forms of expression and use, with a firm emphasis on interdiscursive, transcultural, gender-political and perception theory-driven approaches to work and research.
The STURM UND DRANG GALERIE was a contemporary gallery founded in 2014 and located in the heart of the Old Town of Linz. Within a short time it established itself as a meeting place for the young art scene of the city. It creates space for informal exchange with the public interested in art, is dedicated to the promotion of selected emerging artists and accompanies them throughout their careers.