Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...
In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
Born in 1977 in Meran, Italy, lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
Sonia Leimer studied architecture at the Akademie der bildenden Künste (Academy of Fine Arts) Vienna, Austria, where she also taught 2012–2015.
In her work, Sonia Leimer explores our perceptual foundations, which are formed on the basis of individual, historical, and media-related patterns of experience. As products of concrete historical contexts, rooms and objects undergo a transformation in which history and societal changes become palpable.
Urban spaces and hypothetical territories are key themes in Sonia Leimer’s work. Her sculptures, videos and installations find expression somewhere between real locations (transformed into the imaginary contexts of the cinema industry) and undefined dimensions–like the dimensions of cosmic galaxies that are so far away, they seem almost virtual. Sonia Leimer’s works leave scattered clues and traces without ever forming a complete identity, to the point of becoming visual enigmas requiring constant re-interpretation.
In 2017, Sonia Leimer participates in the Vladivostok Biennale for Visual Arts. She took part in the Moscow Biennale, Russia, in 2013 and 2015 and the Manifesta 7 Rovereto, Italy, in 2008.
Selected solo exhibitions: Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California (2014); Museion, Bozen, Italy (2012); MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, California (2012); Kunstverein Basis, Frankfurt/Main, Germany (2011); BAWAG Contemporary, Vienna, Austria (2010); Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria (2010).
Her works can be found in museum and private collections, such as the Belvedere, Vienna, Austria; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria; Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria; Wien Museum, Vienna, Austria; Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann collection, Herzogenrath, Germany; and numerous corporate collections.
Sonia Leimer was awarded the MAK Schindler grant, the Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky Prize, and the Audi Award.
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