Austria

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Pavilion

Organizer/Commissioner:
Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture
Artist:
Tavares Strachan
Curator:
Jasper Sharp
Budget provided by the state:
€400,000
Open Call?
No
Selection procedure:
Curator Jasper Sharp was appointed directly by the Federal Minister for Education, Arts and Culture. Sharp in turn invited the artist Mathias Poledna.

Curator

Name:
Jasper Sharp
Gender:
Male
Born:
The United Kingdom, 1975
Lives and works in:
Austria
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
2

Artist

Name:
Mathias Poledna
Gender:
Male
Born:
Austria, 1965
Lives and works in:
The United States of America
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1
Represented by galleries in:
Berlin, Cologne, Los Angeles and Vienna

Politics & Economics

State System:
Federal parliamentary republic
Ruling Political Party:
Coalition of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPOe) and the conservative People's Party
Population (World Bank, 2011):
8,423,635
GDP per capita (World Bank, 2011):
$49,581
Unemployment (World Bank, 2011):
4.1% of the labor force
Net OECD ODA Aid Donated (2011):
$1,112,400,000
Military Expenditure (SIPRI, 2011):
$3,230,000,000

Alliances


International Criminal Court recognized
OECD
WTO

Conflicts

Country independent since:
1955 (from the allied forces: the USA, France, Great Britain and the Soviet Union)
Last Major Border Revision:
1921
Global Militarization Index (BICC, 2011):
67
Nuclear Force?
No
Participation in Multinational Missons:
NATO missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo. UN peacekeeping missions in Cyprus, Israel & the Middle East, Kosovo, Lebanon, Syria and the Western Sahara. EU missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Congo, Georgia and Mali.