"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