AlumNight: HEAD IN A CLOUD
by Valerie Messini und Damjan Minovski
Valerie Messini is a Vienna based architect and artist.
She studied architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna were she did receive her Master’s
Degree (Mag.arch, with distinction) in architecture from Studio Wolf D.Prix in 2011.
Since 2011 she works as self employed
artist in the field of architecture and photography. She did obtain the Tische Stipendium in 2012 and the Hans Hollein Project
Scholarship for Architecture and Design in 2016, both from Austrian Federal Ministry for Education Arts and Culture as well
as the Hilde-Zach-Kunstförderstipendium from the City of Innsbruck in 2014.
She did spend 6 months in India in 2012-13,
where she worked as a project architect at Flying Elephant Studio. She also did work as a design architect at Snohetta and
Coop Himmelb(l)au. She realized several large scale installation projects for the artist Eva Schlegel.
She was Assistant
Professor at ./studio3-Institute for experimental Architecture at the University of Innsbruck from 2013 until 2017.
2017 she is a licensed Architect.
Damjan Minovski studied Architecture in the studio of Wolf Prix at the
University of Applied Arts in Vienna. After his graduation in 2011 he has worked as freelance visual artist, producing architectural
visualizations for renowned offices.
From 2012-17 he was part of the architecture collaborative SeMF focusing on Mapping
and Fabrication in the context of architecture. From 2013-15 he was part of the FWF/Peek research project 'GrAB' at the University
of Applied Arts, where he was involved in designing and building a portable room-scale 3D-printer. Also from 2013-15 he was
an University Assistant at Studio Hani Rashid in Vienna. Currently he is teaching at the University of Innsbruck and the Academy
of Fine Arts in Vienna.