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Lab 4 Team

  • Photo by Magdalena Possert

Aslı Kışlal


Born in Ankara in 1970, Aslı Kışlal has been living in Vienna since 1990. She studied sociology at the University of Vienna and Drama at the Schubert Konservatorium, graduating from the latter in 1995. Since 1991 she has had engagements at Theater der Jugend, Akzent Theater, Kosmos Theater and Theaterhaus Stuttgart, to name just a few. She has also worked as a director at Landestheater Linz and Staatstheater Mainz, among others. She has held various kinds of theatre workshop in the cities of Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Vienna and Rome, and in Finland as well as other locations. In 2004 she founded the arts and culture association daskunst in Vienna, with which she won the Spectrum Theatre Festival’s ‘best of Austria’ prize in 2007. In 2008 she was the joint initiator of Kunst am Grund, and from 2009 - 2010 she was the artistic director of the  Theater des Augenblicks. From 2011 – 2012 she was the initiator and curator of the Viennese post-migrant project series PIMP MY INTEGRATION. In 2014 she received the MiA Award for her commitment to the arts and culture. In 2013 she founded diverCITYLAB, a project in the field of arts policy masquerading as an academy for drama and performance. From 2022 the academy disestablished itself in order to realise a wide range of projects on the basis of what had been learned.

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