Born in Austria, based in Berlin.

Monika Grabuschnigg’s work employs a variety of media while continuously returning to clay. The tactility of this material offers a contradiction to the digital age. She processes familiar objects into installations and sculptures by engaging with popular culture, philosophy, memory and dream. Contemplating the darker aspects and essence of life, the artist explores how external forces shape the values, beliefs and desires that dictate our fundamental understanding of our very own being.

In 2020 and 2022, Grabuschnigg was awarded a grant of Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, in 2018 she received the Berlin Art Prize. Her works are represented in international private collections and several public institutions including the State Museum Vorarlberg, the Artothek des Bundes in Vienna, and the Graphic Collection of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.


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


2021    burned against the rear fender, Lehmann + Silva Gallery, Porto, PT
2021    Razed in Isolation, Carbon 12, Dubai, AE
2020    Violent delights, Dock 20 - Kunstraum und Sammlung Hollenstein, Lustenau, AT
2020    Gallery Stephanie Kelly, Dresden, DE 
2019    In delirium I wear my body, Curated by Benedikt Seerieder, Studioraum 45cbm, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, DE
2019    Fantasy electrifies my hand, REITER Galerie, Leipzig, DE
2018    What Satisfaction Could You Possibly Have, Carbon12, Dubai, AE
2015    Rest, you restless guardians, Cosmos Gallery, Bilbao, ES


2022    In My Mold, Curated by Miriam Bettin, Anton Janizewski Gallery, Berlin, DE
2022    Scary Good, Curated by Anna Meinecke and Anton Janizewski, Berlinskej Model, Part of SUMO 2022, Prague, CZ
2022    Remote_01, Curated by Hannah Weidner, Tim Vormbäumen and Pedro Moraes, Berfriedstrasse 19, Berlin, DE

2022    Anything goes when in love, Curated by Michal Stolárik, White & Weiss Gallery, Bratislava, SK
2022    LIMINAL SPACE RECORDS, Curated by Frederike Sperling, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, AT
2022    OMNIBUS - 10 Years of Kinderhook & Caracas, Berlin, DE
2022    Staying With The Trouble, Curated by Marianne Dobner, Carbon 12 Gallery, Dubai, AE

2021    STAMPEDE, Horse and Pony Berlin, DE
2021    A Practice of Love, Stems Gallery, BE
2021    Hell, yes!, Horse and Pony Berlin, DE
2021    Nocturnal Correspondence, duo show with Martin Maeller, Lemoyne Project, Zürich, CH

2020    Kunstsalon im Fluc, Vienna, AT
2020    Incubation highway, online viewing via Cosmos Carl - Platform Parasite
2020    ...of bread, wine, cars, security and peace, curated by WHW (Ivet Ćurlin, Nataša Ilić, Sabina Sabolović), Kunsthalle Wien, A
2020    out of the woods, Carbon 12, Dubai, AE 
2020    not cancelled Dubai, Carbon 12, Dubai, AE
2020    Dancing at the Edge of the World, Sara Zanin Gallery, Rome, IT

2019    deep storage, collaboration, Sox Berlin, DE
2019    The Garden Bridge, Brücke-Museum, Berlin, DE
2019    1046°-1205°, Schau-Fenster das Arty, Berlin, DE 
2019    Double date, Pina project space, Vienna, AT
2019    Nightshades, Curated by Christina Gigliotti, Polansky Gallery, CZ 
2019    Texte sind die wichtigste Nebensache in einer Ausstellung, 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, Berlin, DE
2018    NGORONGORO II, Berlin, DE
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


2021    Dr. Éva Kahán Foundation, AT
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


2022    Neustart Kultur, Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, DE 

2020    Neustart Kultur, Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, DE
2020    5x5GO, Project Grant, Federal State Government of Vorarlberg, AT
2018    Awardee Berlin Art Prize, DE 
2016    Awardee young artist award, Federal State Government of Vorarlberg, AT
2016    Flight Suit at Alfred Gallery in Tel Aviv, Exhibition funded by the Federal State
            Government of Vorarlberg in Austria and the Austrian Cultural Forum in Tel Aviv, IL
2015    Studio grant for two years, Federal State Government of Vorarlberg, AT
2014    Project grant, Federal State Government of Vorarlberg, AT
2005    Scholarship, International Summer Academy for Fine Arts, Salzburg, AT


2022    Dr. Éva Kahán Foundation, Tuscany, Italy, May 2022
2017    SoART, Millstätter See, 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
2015    Bilbao Arte Foundation, Bilbao, ES
2013    BilbaoArte Foundation, Bilbao, ES
            Funded by the Federal State Government of Vorarlberg in Austria


2021   SPARTA, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Lecture, DE

2020    Et al. Press, Artist edition release
2019    Artist talk mit Su-Ran Sichling, Klasse Honert, HfBK Dresden, DE
2017    Open studio & talk with students of Basisklasse of Kunsthochschule Mainz with Prof. Thomas Schmidt in Berlin, DE
2016    Public discussion and tour with Kirsten Helfrich, education department KUB,
            to Wael Shawky’s solo exhibition at Kunsthaus Bregenz, AT
2015    We know what‘s hot where and when, Set design, directed by Amit Jacobi, Ufer-studios for contemporary dance, Berlin, DE
2011    Internship MemScreen research project with Ritesinstitute, Vienna


2022    Magazine contribution for ztscrpt | Neology, Issue 37

2022    Dock 20, exhibiton catalogue, Violent Delights

2021   Porträts by Neven Allgeier & KubaParis, Distanz Verlag
2021   KubaParis, Burned against the rear fender

2020    PW-Magazin, Es geht um Speed, Paula Thomaka
2020    Podcast feature, Kunsthalle Vienna
2020    In conversation, .. of bread, wine, cars, security and peace, Kunsthalle Vienna
2020    Q&A, Distorting Modern Life with Monika Grabuschnigg, Artconnect, Veronica Jonsson

2019    Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Studioraum 45 cbm, In delirium I wear my body
2019    Feature: In delirium I wear my body, KubaParis, Franziska Linhardt
2019    Hedonismus als Hineinsinken,, Anna Meinecke
2019    Bodies of work - Tush MagazineText: Hedi Xandt

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 with Penny Rafferty, Elephant Magazine

Carbon 12 Gallery

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Monika Grabuschnigg
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Berlin, Germany, 2021

Image credits: Michal Ures, Anna Shtraus, Dinis Santos,
Miro Kuzmanovic, Rocco Ruglio Misurell, Florian Oellers.