MONIKA GRABUSCHNIGG
b. 1987, Austria

Berlin based sculptor and mixed media artist, represented by Carbon 12.



BIO 

Monika Grabuschnigg (b. 1987, Austria) completed her M.A. in Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, and studied as an exchange student at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and in Santiago at the Universidad Católica de Chile.

Grabuschnigg focuses in her artistic practice on the feeling of acceleration in an increasingly augmented, anxiety-inducing and commercialized alienating environment. Her work investigates, fragments, and reassembles cultural phenomenons: (technological) symbols are distorted and reconstructed into new narratives, the evidence of searching for an epistemology in a contemporary world in which our physical desires and guiding beliefs are directed and dictated by malign algorithms.

The primary source of Grabuschnigg’s art practice is clay, a natural resource that is ecological and recyclable. Not only is she incorporating this environmental aspect into her work but also consciously uses the tactility that this material transfers; precisely because her works deal with the dialectics of analog and virtual realities. The materiality of clay as a contradiction to a digital age, which is dedicated to the smooth and perfect

In 2018 Grabuschnigg was an awardee of the Berlin Art Prize and in 2016 she received the young artist award from the Federal State Government of Vorarlberg, Austria. Her works have been collected in the State Museum Vorarlberg, the Federal Artothek in Vienna, and the Graphic Collection of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

Recent exhibitions include: ‘Fantasy electrifies my hand’, REITER Galleries, Leipzig, 2019; ‘Nightshades’, Polansky Gallery, Brno, 2019; ‘What satisfaction could you possibly have’, Carbon 12, Dubai, 2018; ‘A strong desire’, PS120, Berlin, 2018; ‘Haptic House’, Horse and Pony Fine Arts Berlin, 2018.





CV

EDUCATION

2011                    Degree Magistra Artium (MA), Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, AT
2005 -2011        Fine Arts Studies, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, AT
2010 - 2011        Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, CL
2008- 2009     Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design, Jerusalem, IL



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Current / upcoming

2019     Nightshades, group exhibition, Polansky Gallery, Czech Republic. (March)
2019     Studioraum 45 cbm, Staatlichen Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany. Solo. (Mai)
2019     Queens Collective, Artist in Residency. Marrakesch, Marokko. (Mai-Juni)
2019     Pina, Gruppenausstellung, Projektraum in Wien, Austria. (summer 2018)

Solo exhibitions

2019     Fantasy electrifies my hand, REITER Galerie, Leipzig, Germany. (January - March)
2018     What Satisfaction Could You Possibly Have, Carbon12, Dubai, UAE.
2015     Rest, you restless guardians, Cosmos Gallery. Bilbao, ES

Group shows 

2019     Texte sind die wichtigste Nebensache in einer Ausstellung, group exhibition, Schau Fenster, Berlin, DE
2018     Berlin Art Prize Nominees exhibition, The Shelf, Berlin, DE
2018     A Strong Desire, PS120, Berlin, DE
2018     Haptic House, Horse and Pony Fine Arts, Berlin, DE
2018     Public sculpture, mountain art trail, Muttersberg in Vorarlberg, AT. EU- Leader Project
2018     NGORONGORO II, Group show during Berlin gallery weekend
2018     Inside Töpfern, Municipal Gallery Lichtenberg, Berlin, DE
2017     Auf Einladung, Artist House Villa Claudia, Feldkirch, AT
2016     Visceral Silence, Carbon 12, Dubai, UAE
2016     Flight suit, Alfred Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL
2014     Revealing the concealed, P8 Gallery, Tel Aviv, IL


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
2018     State museum Vorarlberg, AT
2014     State museum Vorarlberg, AT
2012     The Federal Artothek, Austrian Government Art Collection, Vienna, AT
2011      The Graphic Collection of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, AT


AWARDS
2018     Awardee Berlin Art Prize, 2018, DE
2016     Awardee young artist award, Federal State Government of Vorarlberg, AT


RESIDENCIES & GRANTS
2017     SoART artist in residence, Millstätter See in Kärnten, AT
             Additional funding by the Federal State Government of Vorarlberg, AT
2016     Va Independent Space for Contemporary Art in Isfahan, Iran. Funded by the Austrian Cultural
              Forum in Berlin and Tehran, the Federal Chancellery of Austria and the Federal State Government of                             Vorarlberg in Austria
2016     Funding for Flight Suit at Alfred Gallery in Tel Aviv Funded by the Federal State Government of
             Vorarlberg in Austria and the Austrian Cultural Forum in Tel Aviv, Israel.
2015     Artist Residency, Bilbao Arte Foundation, Bilbao, ES
2015     Studio grant for two years, Federal State Government of Vorarlberg, AT
2014     Project grant, Federal State Government of Vorarlberg, AT
2013     Artist in Residence Exchange at BilbaoArte Foundation, Bilbao, ES Funded by the Federal State
             Government of Vorarlberg in Austria
2005   Scholarship, International Summer Academy for Fine Arts, Salzburg, AT


ART FAIRS
2018     NADA Miami, Carbon 12, Miami, USA.
2017     Vienna Contemporary, Carbon 12, Vienna, AT
2017     NADA New York, Carbon 12, New York, USA
2017     Art Dubai, Carbon 12, Dubai, UAE
2016    Vienna Contemporary, Carbon12, Vienna, AT


COLLABORATIONS & TALKS
2016     Public discussion and tour with Kirsten Helfrich (education department KUB)
              to Wael Shawky’s solo exhibition at KUB museum in Bregenz, AT.
2015     We know what‘s hot where and when, Set design theatre play. Directed and written by Amit Jacobi.
              Ufer-studios for contemporary dance, Berlin, DE
2015     Ehevuni - Love me Catalog, Collaboration with Shony Rivnay, single edition, Tel Aviv, IL
2011      Internship MemScreen research project with Ritesinstitute, Vienna.


RECENT PRESS
2018     Numéro Homme Berlin, Fall - Winter 2018, Artists to Watch (print)
2018     Gewinner des fünften Berlin Art Prize stehen fest - Monopol Magazin
2018     Monika Grabuschnigg Wins Berlin Art Prize - Blouin Artinfo
2018     These 20 Female Artists Are Pushing Sculpture Forward - Artsy
2018     Shakespeare, Shelley and Cyberspace - Alserkal Avanue review
2018     Interview published by Elephant Magazine




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