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Monika Grabuschnigg

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’s recent work – predominantly large-­scale clay sculptures produced in thematically and aesthetically distinct series – engages with the implications of contemporary love, desire and longing. In a society in which capitalism has created emotional precarity, where narcissism and self-­marketing, non-­commitment and Xanax are the toolbox for intimate encounters with others, Grabuschnigg’s intensely physical works treat love as a philosophically and culturally vital topic. Wrestling with its always multiple, layered narratives, her sculptures seek to incarnate love, to reveal how it informs and is informed by everything from political systems to social relations.

She is one of the winners of the Berlin Art Prize 2018 and in 2016 she received the most promising 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.

Monika Grabuschnigg lives and works in Berlin.

CV

1987
born in Vorarlberg. Austria
2008-2009
Bezalel Academy for Arts and Design, Jerusalem. Israel
2010-2011
Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile. Chile
2005-2011
Fine Art studies, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Austria
2011
Degree Magistra Artium (M.A.), Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Austria
Monika Grabuschnigg lives and works in Berlin.

Publications

2015
Literatur Vorarlberg special edition "Visuelle Poesie“, published by Günter Vallaster and Erika Kronabitter
2013
BilbaoArte 2013, Artist in Residence catalog, published by BilbaoArte
2006
walking doubting rolling shining and musing, exhibition catalog, publishd by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019
Studioraum 45 cbm, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (May-July)
»Fantasy electrifies my hand« R E I T E R | Leipzig
2018
»What Satisfaction Could You Possibly Have« Carbon 12, Dubai. United Arab Emirates
2015
»Rest, you restless guardians« Cosmos Galerie, Bilbao. Spain
2014
»Warporn« IN:SURGO, curated by Vincent Surmont. Berlin
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
»Nightshades« Polansky Galerie, Prague. Czech Republic (March)
Pina – project space Vienna. Austria (TBA)
2018
»A strong desire« PS120. Berlin
»Berlin Art Prize« group exhibition of finalists, The Shelf.
»Haptic House« Horse and Pony Fine Arts. Berlin
»NGORONGORO 2« Lehderstrasse 34. Berlin
»Inside Töpfern« Städtische Galerie Lichtenberg. Berlin
2017
»Auf Einladung« Künstlerhaus Villa Claudia, Feldkirch. Austria
2016
Bilbao-Bregenz« Bildraum Bodensee, Bregenz. Austria
»Visceral Silence« Duo show, Carbon 12 Galerie, Dubai. United Arab Emirates
»Flight suit« Alfred Galerie, Tel Aviv. Israel
»Eau & Gaz Jahresausstellung« Lanserhaus Eppan, Eppan. Italy
»UNEARTHED« Rockelmann & Galerie. Berlin
2014
»Revealing the concealed« P8 Galerie, curated by Shimon Lev, Tel Aviv. Israel
2013
»Open Door Exhibition« Bilbao Arte Foundation, Bilbao. Spain
2012
»Montag ist erst übermorgen - Junge Kunst auf Papier. Ankäufe des Kupferstichkabinetts 1997-2012« Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. Austria
2010
»...and the travel goes on« Galerie Schillerplatz, curated by Edek Bartz, Vienna. Austria
2006
»walking doubting rolling shinning and musing« Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, curated by Adam Budak, Vienna. Austria

Awards and Scholarships

2019
Queens Collective, Artist in Residence, Marrakech. Marocco (May-June)
2018
receives Berlin Art Prize
2017
»SoART artist in residence« Millstätter See, Kärnten. Funded by the Federal State Government of Vorarlberg. Austria
studio funding in Berlin for 6 months. Funded by the Federal State Government of Vorarlberg. Austria
2016
receives Fine Art Grant by the State Government of Vorarlberg. Austria
Artist in Residence, Va Independent Space for Contemporary Art. Isfahan. Iran. Funded by: Austrian Forum in Berlin and Tehran, the Federal Chancellery of Austria and the Federal State Government of Vorarlberg. Austria
studio funding in Berlin for 12 months. Funded by the Federal State Government of Vorarlberg. Austria
2015
Artist in Residence with Zohar Gottesman, EAU & GAZ, Eppan. Italy
Artist in Residence. Bilbao Arte Foundation, Bilbao. Spain
studio funding in Berlin for 6 months. Funded by the Federal State Government of Vorarlberg. Austria
2013
Artist in Residence exchange. Bilbao Arte Foundation, Bilbao. Spain. Funded by the Federal State Government of Vorarlberg. Austria
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