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b. 1979, Poland

Maria Loboda Biography

Maria Loboda, born in 1979 in Krakow, Poland, composes installations and sculptures with which the artist investigates cultural codes, represented by pictorial signs and the grammar of various materials and objects. Throughout her work, Loboda engages with the historical narratives attributed to certain objects and juxtaposes them with contemporary interpretations and modern references in order to address the transformation of meaning of objects and images, tracing their paths from conveyance to encounter. Her research stems from the fields of poetry and history and leads to a formal equation of language and materiality, whose interactions she examines and uses in order to question what they express beyond their common readings. Loboda thus, through the deconstruction and reorganisation of common forms and symbols, has become a unique voice in what is described as contemporary archaeology. As a kind of re-enacting of semiotics, Loboda’s works are subversive as well as critical towards power structures.

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Maria Loboda studied at the renowned Städelschule in Frankfurt a.M., where between 2003 and 2008 she was a student of Mark Leckey. She preceded her training as an artist at the Steinhardt School of Culture, New York, from 2007 to 2008. From 2015 to 2016, she taught as a guest lecturer at Hochschule der Bildenden Künste, Zurich. In 2012, she received the Edward Steichen Award, comprised of a six-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York City. In the same year she also participated in the International Residency at Les Recollets in Paris. She received a scholarship of the Hessian Cultural Foundation for London in 2009–2010 as well as a scholarship of the Cultural Foundation of Dresdner Bank in 2010. Loboda’s wide-ranging exhibition activities encompass the 58th Venice Biennale (2019), Taipei Biennial (2014), and documenta 13 (2012). Important solo exhibitions include Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt a.M. (2018/19), Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2019), Kunsthalle Basel (2017), Institut d’art contemporain, Villeurbanne (2017), The Power Plant, Toronto (2016), and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2012). Furthermore, she has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Contemporary Art Center, Singapore (2018), MADRE, Naples (2018), Modern Art Oxford (2016), Sprengel Museum Hannover (2015), Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2015), Ludlow 38, New York (2012), MMK–Museum für Moderne Kunst (2010). Loboda lives and works in Berlin.

Exhibition view: Group Exhibition, Haptic Feedback, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin(18 January–29 February 2020). Courtesy Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin. Photo: ©Stefan Haehnel.

Maria Loboda Featured Artworks

Some mysteries have no clues #3 by Maria Loboda contemporary artwork
Maria LobodaSome mysteries have no clues #3, 2019Stainless steel
17.5 x 11 x 8.5 cm
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Some mysteries have no clues #1 by Maria Loboda contemporary artwork
Maria LobodaSome mysteries have no clues #1, 2019Stainless steel
17.5 x 8 x 8 cm
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Methodical Man by Maria Loboda contemporary artwork
Maria LobodaMethodical Man, 2019Engraved brass plate
40 x 60 cm
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Note the... by Maria Loboda contemporary artwork
Maria LobodaNote the..., 20204 part work, vinyl lettering
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The Ngumbo (6) by Maria Loboda contemporary artwork
Maria LobodaThe Ngumbo (6), 2016Digital print on Hahnemühle fine art cotton paper
75 x 60 cm
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The Ngombo (1) by Maria Loboda contemporary artwork
Maria LobodaThe Ngombo (1), 2016Digital print on Hahnenmühle fine art cotton paper
75 x 60 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte Enquire about this work

Maria Loboda Current & Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Haptic Feedback at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
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18 January–29 February 2020 Group Exhibition Haptic Feedback Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Contemporary art exhibition, Maria Loboda, Woman observing the Alpha Persei Cluster at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
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16 November 2019–11 January 2020 Maria Loboda Woman observing the Alpha Persei Cluster Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin

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Maria Loboda’s Historical Constellations in Berlin Ocula Insight Maria Loboda’s Historical Constellations in Berlin By Sarah Messerschmidt, Berlin

It is a dull and grey November afternoon, typical of weather in Berlin at this time of year, and Maria Loboda 's exhibition, Woman observing the Alpha Persei Cluster , at Galerie Thomas Schulte (16 November 2019–11 January 2020) appears particularly striking in contrast to these dreary climactic conditions. Occupying the street-facing...

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