Elsy Lahner is among Austria’s leading experts on contemporary drawing and young Austrian art. Since 2011, she is curator for contemporary art at the Albertina. Some of her exhibitions in this time were a large retrospective with Gottfried Helnwein (2013), ‘Dreaming Russia’ (2013), ‘Eric Fischl. Friends, Lovers, and other constellations’ (2014), and a comprehensive exhibition on international contempory drawing, ‘Drawing Now: 2015’ (2015). She also started an intervention series with a younger generation of artists. She is on the advisory board for fine arts at the Federal Chancellery of Austria, and also jury member of the Klockerstiftung Innsbruck and of the Strabag Artaward International.