|lx workshop - Visual arts

Present your artistic approach. How to prepare studio visits, portfolio reviews and social networks communication

Dates: October 18, 2022
Time: 09:00 – 13:30 | 14:00-18:00
Venue: Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’Art Contemporain

Do you want to expand your professional network? Addressing contemporary art professionals is a key element in this process.

The objective of this workshop will be to prepare you to present your work in different situations and through different media in order to better communicate with professional audiences. You will focus on three types of communication situations: the portfolio, social networks and real or virtual studio visits.

Kultur | lx is pleased to welcome Margret Wibmer to lead this workshop dedicated to visual arts.

This hands-on workshop is for professional visual artists working in all types of media. You will have time to discuss your specific project with an experienced mentor and other participants, refine your approach and present it to other professionals.

What will you learn from this workshop?

1/ Portfolio review:

  • General principles for composing a portfolio (consider your audience, show your work in its best light, think about international issues, think about professionals’ expectations)
  • Portfolio assets (what makes a portfolio attractive: photo order, text order, links to videos, interviews, etc.)
  • Other portfolio formats: social networks. Which audience? What are the best practices?
  • Review of portfolios / Instagram accounts submitted by the artists when they applied for the training (can be done in a second time after the training day).

2/ Prepare a studio visit and present your work orally

  • The main principles
  • Mistakes to avoid
  • Practical exercises / situations

3/ A zoom session of half an hour with the mentor 

Am I eligible to participate?
  • Visual artists
  • Photographers
  • Multidisciplinary artists

of Luxembourg nationality or resident in Luxembourg.

Participation conditions:

• Participation upon registration and submission of an online application is mandatory,
• Workshop opened for 12 participants. The participants will be selected on the basis of their application by the Visual Arts selection committee of Kultur | lx in case of more applications than places available.
• The workshop will be held in ENGLISH,
• Application deadline: 25.09.2022,
• Registration and the workshop are free for participants. The costs of the workshop are covered by Kultur | lx.,
• Lunch is at your expense.

About the speaker

Margret Wibmer
(*1959, Lienz) is an Austrian artist based in Amsterdam. Her multidisciplinary practice explores relations between bodies, objects and spaces. Using ambiguity and the principle of chance as a methodology to deconstruct internalised processes, she creates transient ‘realities’ that explore new strategies for connecting us with the world and with others. Her works have been exhibited and performed at Palais de Tokyo, Paris; RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne; Oude Kerk, Amsterdam; Ishikawa Nishida Kitaro Museum of Philosophy, Japan; KAI 10 – Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf; Galerie Lumen Travo, Amsterdam and others. She advises international students at DAI Roaming Academy and is adjunct lecturer at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore.


© Courtesy Studio Margret Wibmer