Billi Thanner was born in Vienna 1972. She lives and works in Vienna as well as in Beijing/China. Thanner is the representative of a new generation of contemporary up-to-date neo-actionism equivalent with inter-actionism.
Billi Thanner makes fictitious portraits of women: female directors of corporate enterprises and banks, models or sculptors are telling about their work, about society and being a woman per se. Billi Thanner uses miscellaneous media, for example an unusual kind of reverse glass painting, where she paints unconventional sujets in a specific way on technical soft foil. One of the main parts of Billi Thanner's work is interacting with the audience.
No Air - No Art was an art project with environmental-critical background that was installed 2014 at MoCA Museum of Contemporary Art in Beijing and end of 2015 also in Shanghai. This is Billi Thanner's way to call attention to the acute worldwide smog-problem. She wants to bring this message to as many metropolises as possible. The action platform Billi Thanner's Art Army also serves this purpose.