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"Whats Up Bro?" ("Di si brate?"), collage, unburned clay, 2016

Luiza Margan is a visual multimedia artist born in Rijeka, Croatia, living

in Vienna and Rijeka. Master in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts

in Ljubljana and in Performative Art and Sculpture from the Academy of

Fine Arts in Vienna.

 

In her art practice, Margan investigates the socio-economic complexities

that define the public space, unraveling the complex relations between

the private and the public, with interest in places of labor and its  technological shifts. Dissecting histories is used as a tool for imagining futures, whereby women often play the lead role.

 

She uses archives, field research and found materials as the basis for

her sculptural, printed and video works, which are often presented in

a form of exhibitions, screenings or performative actions in public space.

Her works are formally playful and materially polyamorous, shaped

through a variety of media and often embedded with humor.

 

In her recent work, she looks at the role of historical political ideologies

in the construction of public space and (national) identity through architecture and monuments, with a critical focus on socialist legacy

and it's transition into the commercialization of public space and land.

 

Margan's most recent exhibitions are The Value of Freedom, 21 Haus, Museum of Contemporary Art in Vienna, curated by Severin Dünser, On

the Shoulders of Fallen Giants, Industrial Art Biennial in Istria, curated

by WHW, Croatia and a solo at Eikon Schaufenster in Museumsquarter in Vienna (all 2018).

 

Luiza Margan is member of the Golden Pixel Cooperative.

 

 

© Luiza Margan 2019