THOUGHTS  •  EDUCATION  •  EXHIBITIONS  •  PUBLICATIONS

I.  THOUGHTS

“living in a material world”

        Dealing with the complexity of human experience and perception is of central importance to my work, for example questions about desire, meaningfulness and alienation. I see the world as a „built and constructed world“ and my sculptures are an expression of what has developed and consolidated in the course of modernization.
        It is always about questions of stabilization, security and their comparison with the prevailing power relations. Our material-determined world gives us an ostensibly apparent stability and security in which we move every day - physically and mentally. I understand my sculptures as a record of a constructed, material-based world. My work process is an exploration of the formal potential of artifacts or architectural elements in terms of nuanced psychological states and aesthetic experiences. 

        The objects find their reflexive basis within the complex entanglements of functionality, representation and collective images. My sculptures are placeholders, architectures, artifacts, anonymous objects, figures and showmen at the same time. The most commonly used material concrete serves here as a synonym and iconography of a „built world shaped by the paradigms of modernism“.

        I am interested in fluidity and formation, in set pieces and connecting parts, in gravity and exposure, in projection surfaces and manipulations, in truth and measurability, in transgression and standardization, in templates and clichés, in dissections and retouching, in the verifiability of states and forms of being, and in the parallelism between the human body and objects, as well as the restrictions and constraints to which both are subject.

        Materially, I work with industrial material like rubber, silicon, aluminium and a sensitivity to building spatial narratives. Through my work in various media, I investigate identity, cultural norms in modern society. I transform pieces of today´s mainstream life as well as historical fragments of exterior and interior design. The juxtaposition of high and low materials and fabrications techniques allows me to address contemporary issues of equality in a thoughtful and upfront manner. The minimal forms of her sculptures reference architecture, interior and exterior design and parts of the human body.




II.  EDUCATION

Higher technical institute for graphic, design and photography

Classical and contemporary dance education

Space- and designstrategies, Art University Linz; Bachelor, („Field of a singular organism“, Elsa Prochazka)




Art history and cultural studies, Art University Linz; Master Degree, („Ironische Propheten. Eine Untersuchung des Paradoxen innerhalb des kuratorischen Konzepts der 9. Berlin Biennale mit Verweis auf einen hypothetischen Ironie-begriff“, Anne von der Heiden)

Fine art / Sculpture department, (Bildhauerei – Transmedialer Raum)
Art University Linz; Diploma („It ́s better to get off quickly“, Ali Janka & Tobias Urban)


III. EXHIBITIONS


2014
FREMDLINGE
Salzburg Museum, Austria

2014
NFO.Split/screen
Raumschiff Linz

2015
RAUMDRANG
Exhibition in public space

2016
Fremde Engel,
Höhenrausch OK Center for contemporary art Linz, Austria

2017
Karma chameleon, efes42,
Verein für Skulptur Linz, Austria

2017
One two more
One work Gallery, Vienna

2018
Ich fühl mich nicht persönlich, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn & Taxis Bregenz, Austria

2018
Clean Cube: Kritik der reinen Vernunft, Kulturtankstelle Linz, coopLab OÖ Kulturquartier und Art University Linz, Austria

2018
Hang over Balcony, edition: Linz, Austria (solo)






2019
Benefits & prototypes – the meaning of vertical, K2 Linz, Austria

2019
Stein Shine
Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz
kuratiert von Stefan Brandmayr

2020
It´s better to get off quickly
K2 Art University Linz

2020
Common ground, Salzburger Kunstverein, Museumspavillion, Austria

2021
Thick air, efes42, Linz, Verein für Skulptur, Austria (solo)

2021
48°16'41.5"N 14°17'06"E  Skulpturengarten
edition: Linz, Austria

2021
parallel Artfair Vienna, Austria
Semmelweisklinik

2021
It´s better to get off quickly
Artprice exhibition 
Arbeiterkammer Linz, Foyer


IV. PUBLICATIONS


2009
FOOD & GRID
Prochazka, Elsa, (Editor)
Baldauf, Anette

2014
Fremdlinge. eine Ausstellung zu Georg Trakl; [Ausstellung: 28.5. - 4.6.2014, Max-Gandolph-Bibliothek, Residenz Salzburg,
in Zusammenarbeit mit der Universität Salzburg und dem Salzburg Museum) Eva Grubinger (Editor)

2017
Ironische Propheten. Eine Untersuchung des Paradoxen innerhalb des kuratorischen Konzepts der 9. Berlin Biennale mit Verweis auf einen hypothetischen Ironiebegriff








2020
Referenzsysteme in skulpturaler Transformation.
(Referencesystems in sculptural transformation)

2021
Clean Cube: Zur Kritik der reinen Vernunft.
Von Jasmin Mersmann, (Editior)
Anne von der Heiden (Editor)





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