Zoe Gudović

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Zoe Gudović – Isolation

brut nordwest – WC
Performative toilet installation Be SpectACTive! in English
imagetanz 2022 brut Extras
{Temporary livingroom} {Encounter} {Reflection}

Isolation, a performance installation to be seen inside the public toilet at brut nordwest during the imagetanz festival, will show the audience the transformation of a public space. The brut toilets will become a temporary living room for artist Zoe Gudović and transformed into a space of encounter, communication, and creation. Toilets are spaces where we feel isolated and at the same time free, they are spaces of intimacy, reflection, and liberation and thus the perfect place to ponder existential questions: How do we cope with isolation? What does the current sense of distancing and loneliness do to us? How do we react to death?

, © Đorđe Tomić

Zoe Gudović– Isolation

, © Đorđe Tomić

Zoe Gudović – Isolation

, © Zoe Gudović

Zoe Gudović– Isolation

During her two-week residency at brut, self-proclaimed toilet artist Zoe Gudović will invite the audience to 15-minute one-on-one visits in her toilet living room. The artist thus creates a meeting place to accumulate and share conversations, but also music, small performances, voice messages, photographs, and daydreams.
In a lecture performance towards the end of the residency, a larger audience is invited to a tour of the toilet premises, which will have been subject to permanent transformation during the two weeks prior.

Zoe Gudović is a lesbian artist, feminist, activist, and cultural manager. Originally from Belgrade, she now lives in Vienna. In her practice, she combines art and activism. Zoe was active in several collectives, such as Women at Work, Act Women, Queer Belgrade, the music act Charming Princess, and Reconstruction Women’s Fund. She is also a lecturer on women’s studies at the faculty of political sciences in Belgrade, an editor and host of the radio show Ženergija, and an organiser of campaigns for the visibility of LGBTQ+, women’s human rights, and marginalised communities. Since 2001, she has connected female artists from all over the world with Serbian activists under the name Women’s Movement – Women’s Theater – Women’s Body. Zoe Gudović has been awarded the Jelena Šantić award for outstanding contributions to combining art and activism as well as the Feminist Achievement Award of Befem.


Concept, idea, performance Zoe Gudović 
Photographs Bathroom self-portrait series by Marija Šabanović

Dates & Tickets

March 2022

Fri. 04.03.2022, 13:00 - 19:00
One-to-one-visits – Pay as you wish

Sat. 05.03.2022, 13:00 - 19:00
One-to-one-visits – Pay as you wish

Mon. 07.03.2022, 13:00 - 18:00
One-to-one-visits – Pay as you wish

Sat. 12.03.2022, 13:00 - 21:30
One-to-one-visits – Pay as you wish

Sun. 13.03.2022, 13:00 - 17:00
One-to-one-visits – Pay as you wish

Sun. 13.03.2022, 19:30
Lecture – fully booked

brut nordwest – WC
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien


imagetanz 2022 Programmfolder (PDF)
Abendprogramm Zoe Gudović (PDF)


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Interview with Zoe Gudović – A toilet becomes a temporary living room

Toilet artist Zoe Gudović transforms the brut toilets during imagetanz 2022 into a temporary living room. We spoke about the themes of her artistic works and the toilet as temple.
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brut all over Vienna

brut nordwest


Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna
Subway: U1, U2 (Praterstern), U4 (Friedensbrücke), U6 (Dresdnerstraße) Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße) Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)

Meeting point: Gasthaus Hansy at Praterstern


Heinestraße 42 , 1020 Vienna
Subway: U1, U2 (Praterstern) / S-Bahn: S1, S2, S3, S4, S7 (Praterstern) / Tram: 5 (Praterstern)

May - June 2024
Out and about featuring QWIEN
The Nameless of Leopoldstadt

brut at Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien


Freyung 8, 1010 Vienna
Subway: U1 (Stephansplatz), U2 (Schottentor), U3 (Herrengasse) / Tram: 1, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 (Schottentor) / Bus: 1A, 2A (Herrengasse U), 3A (Renngasse)

June 2024
Aldo Giannotti in Collaboration with Karin Pauer

Rote Bar at Volkstheater


Arthur-Schnitzler-Platz 1, 1070 Vienna
Subway: U3 (Volkstheater) / Tram: 49 (Volkstheater) / Bus: 48A (Volkstheater)

brut at Sportplatz 1210


Jedlersdorfer Platz 25, 1210 Vienna
Subway U6 (Florisdorf) / S-Bahn: S1, S2, S3, S4, S7 (Floridsdorf) / Tram: 30, 31 (Brünner Straße / Hanreitergasse) / Bus: 30A, 32A (Toni Fritsch Weg)

studio brut

not accessible

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
Subway: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)

brut nordwest – rehearsal space

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Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna

June 2024
Exactly As Imagined