Maruša Sagadin

Description

Maruša Sagadin’s sculptures touch on playfulness, imagination, and the pop-cultural accessibility of postmodern art, while working with the motif of the body, its form, its needs, and the care it requires – both the body of the particular viewer they are concerned about (and whom they provide with seating), and the human body as the universal measure of all sculpture. The nature of Maruša Sagadin’s work is neither typical nor unusual for feminist aesthetics – it is one of its many forms. (quot. Vit Havránek)

Biography

Maruša Sagadin
Born in 1978 in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lives and works in Vienna

2023 – 2024 Guest professorship Sculpture 1 studio, The Academy of Fine Arts, Prague
2012 – 2017 Assistant Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna – Department for Performative Arts and Sculpture, Prof. Monica Bonvicini

Education
2005 – 2010 Performative Arts and Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (Diploma in Fine Arts)
1997 – 2004 School of Architecture, Technical University, Graz, Austria (Diploma in Architecture)

Gallery Exhibitions
2024
Maruša Sagadin (upcoming)
2022
SUMMER OF LOVE 55
Maruša Sagadin, Christine König Galerie @ SPARK ART FAIR, Vienna (S)
2021
CCC I click, connect, collect, KOENIG2 by_robbygreif
Das Paradies im Stillen Ocean
2020
Maruša Sagadin & Thilo Jenssen, KOENIG2 by_robbygreif @ Parallel, Vienna
Me, Myself and I (online exhibition)
THOMAS REINHOLD | MARUŠA SAGADIN (S)
2019
ZONE 1 HAMAM hosted by_ Robby Greif & Fiona Liewehr, Hamam Ennsgasse 19, Vienna
BOOKS + PAPERS II
TRUE COLORS, Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria
2018
MARUŠA SAGADIN | She in Caps, KOENIG 2 by_robbygreif, Vienna (S)
2013
is my territory, curated by Monica Bonvicini

Selected Solo Shows
2024
MARUŠA SAGADIN. Luv Birds in toten Winkeln. Kulturhauptstadt Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024, Bad Ischl, Austria
2023
MARUŠA SAGADIN. Luv Birds in toten Winkeln, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Fissures, Others ́ Houses, hunt kastner gallery, Prague
Colorado Projects, Jochen Hempel Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
2022
MARUŠA SAGADIN. BLINDS, BLIND BEES, PLAN B (Otto Mauer Preis 2022), JesuitenFoyer & Jesuitenkirche, Vienna
Vienna – Los Angeles Garage Exchange: Maruša Sagadin & Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork, MAK CENTER, Mackey Apartements Garage Top, Los Angeles
Maruša Sagadin, Christine König Galerie @ SPARK ART FAIR, Vienna
Maruša Sagadin. Wet Feet, Cukrarna Gallery, Ljubljana
Marge Monko / Maruša Sagadin, Autarkia, Vilnius
2021
Marge Monko / Maruša Sagadin I THE A.B.C.D.E.F.G. of Love, Hobusepea Gallery, Tallin
Maruša Sagadin, Gallery P74, Ljubljana
Maruša Sagadin, Bildraum Bodensee, Bregenz, Austria
Michael Reindel / Maruša Sagadin, WAF Gallery, Vienna
2020
Maruša Sagadin & Merete Vyff Slyngborg, Vestiyllands Kunstpavillon, Videbaek, Denmark
Maruša Sagadin & Thilo Jenssen, KOENIG2 by_robbygreif @ Parallel, Vienna
THOMAS REINHOLD | MARUŠA SAGADIN, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
2018
MARUŠA SAGADIN | She in Caps, KOENIG 2 by_robbygreif, Vienna (S)
Tymek Borowski / Maruša Sagadin, Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz, Austria
Maruša Sagadin, with Syndicate, NADA, New York
Herz-Bar Artists Bar, Secession, Vienna
2017
Tymek Borowski / Maruša Sagadin, ACF Warsaw, Warsaw
2016
Doris Ionic Iconic, Space, London
Terra Cotta, Panna Cotta, Syndicate, Cologne, Germany
2015
Tivoli, Cultural Center Tobačna 001, Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Tschumi Alumni – Room of Requirement hosted by Horse&Pony Fine Arts, Berlin
Maruša Sagadin, One Work Gallery, Vienna
2014
Extra Extra Elle, Neue Galerie, Innsbruck, Austria
2010
Maruša Sagadin / Anna Witt, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria
Sehr gern modern, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria

Selected Group Shows
2024
10th Triennial of Contemporary Slovene Arts Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana
All the feels!, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna
2023
Promotion Prize 2023 – Award Exhibition, Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria
Storytelling, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Bratislava
2000er. Bye-bye Zuversicht, Wien Museum Musa, Vienna
Gnomes With Saxophones, SUMO 2023, Prague
For Your Pleasure: Feminist Positions in Visual Art in and from Slovenia, Museum of Modern Art, MG+, Ljubljana
Galerie Kandlhofer POP-UP, Velden am Wörthersee, Austria
Public Matters. Zeitgenössische Kunst im Belvedere-Garten, Belvedere, Vienna
2022
Loredeutz #04. When Species Meet. Sophie Nys, Nel Aerts, Maruša Sagadin, Lore Deutz, Cologne Germany
PLEČNIK 150 YEARS, City Museum of Ljubljana, Ljubljana
SUMMER OF LOVE 55, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
Returning the Gaze, Cukrarna Gallery, Ljubljana
SCHINDLER HOUSE LOS ANGELES. RAUM ALS MEDIUM DER KUNST, MAK, Vienna
2021
Art by Post, Soutbank Centre, London; Mills Arts Centre and Banbury Museum & Gallery, Banbury; Arts Centre Washinghton, Sunderland; The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, Canterbury; HOME, Manchester; De Montfort University, Leicester
When Gesture Becomes Event, City Gallery, Ljubljana
Summer Camp, Traunsee, Austria
CCC I click, connect, collect, KOENIG2 by_robbygreif, Vienna
METAMODERNIZEM, DUM, Ljubljana
Das Paradies im Stillen Ozean, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
B-Girls, Go!, Sculpture Garden, Belvedere 21, Vienna
2020
When Gesture Becomes Event, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
3rd Industrial Art Biennial – Ride into the Sun, Croatia
REVUE KAPITULIEREN, Kunstraum Ortloff, Leipzig, Germany
True and False Skulpturen-Triennale Bingen, Bingen, Germany
Symbol, Austrian Cultural Forum, Budapest
Me, Myself and I (online exhibition), Christine König Galerie, Vienna
2019
represent, Bundeskanzleramt, Vienna
ZONE 1 HAMAM hosted by_ Robby Greif & Fiona Liewehr, Hamam Ennsgasse 19, Vienna
Sculpture Garden 2019 I Galerie Kandlhofer, Klosterneuburg, Austria
BOOKS + PAPERS II, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
Dead and Alive, 9th Triennial of Contemporary Art U3, Ljubljana
Political Affairs – Language Is Not Innocent, curated by Monica Bonvicini and Bettina Steinbrügge, Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
REUNION, Memphis, Linz, Austria
TRUE COLORS, Traklhaus, Salzburg, Austria
2018
Sculptural Setting within the public program Joint Ventures, Belvedere 21, Vienna
The Patio, Arcade invites Syndicate, Arcade Gallery, London
The Provisional City, Spazio Murat, Bari, Italy
Gregor Graf, Gerhard Knogler, Maruša Sagadin, Galerie März, Linz, Austria
Comrade Conrade, KÖR (Art in Public Space), Graz, Austria
2017
Utopia / Dystopia: Architecture, City, Territory, Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana
Instructions for Happiness, 21er Haus, Belvedere, Vienna
all weather, column, no lemons, Mauve, Vienna
LAW MATERIAL – CODEX, Kunstraum D21, Leipzig, Germany
Mad Cow, Schleifmühlgasse 3, Vienna
Log Line, Mauve, Vienna
2016
The Big Time Issue, Austrian Cultural Forum & Parabol, London
Normalities, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
The World Rearranges Itself Around You, Zimmermann Kratochwill Gallery, Graz, Austria
Get Involved: Focus Direct Urbanism, Austrian Cultural Pavillion, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Instructions for Happiness, Athens
2015
Destination Wien 2015, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Kardinal König Prize – Award Exhibition, Salzburg, Austria
2014
HIER UND JETZT / hic et nunc, Stift Klosterneuburg, Austria
Been Caught Stealing, Exnergasse, Vienna
Kongress der Artikulation, Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin
In, Out and Art. Zum gegenwärtigen Verhältnis von Architektur und Kunst, Forum
Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
On Paper, curated by Sepp Auer, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
2013
is my territory, curated by Monica Bonvicini, Christine König Galerie, Vienna
Kurt-Kurt (within the show by Monica Bonvicini Temporarily Available), Berlin
Gasthaus Lungomare, Bozen, Italy
2012
Paarreimen ist für weisse Mittelstandskids(…), 21er Klub, 21er Haus, Vienna
Annual Editions 2012, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany
Collection 1997-2012, Xhibit – Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (No) standing anytime, public space, Graz, Austria
2011
Black Sound – White Cube, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Second Worlds, steirischer herbst, Graz, Austria
Ask Yo Mama, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna
by the way, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Serbia
2010
Final Projects, MAK Schindlerhouse, Los Angeles, USA
Aquarellhappening 2000–2009, Die Tiroler Landesmuseen, Innsbruck, Austria
Lines, lothringer13/laden, München, Germany
Kunst des urbanen Handelns, Steirischer Herbst, <rotor>, Graz, Austria
2009
Postalternativ, Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna
Vienna Rocks – Wien Sutter Røv, Funen Art Academy, Funen, Denmark
2008
Mira hatte ein Handy und zwei Flügel, Galerie 5020, Salzburg, Austria
Urban Festival, Zagreb
Ortung, Galerie 5020 Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Commissions
2023
Invited Competition Meisterhäuser, Bauhaus Dessau, Germany
Design for Nursing Home, Art in Public Space Niederösterreich, Korneuburg, Austria
2021
B-Girls, Go!, Belvedere 21, Vienna
2019
TREPPE – BÜHNE – TRIBÜNE. DER LIEGENDE ABDRUCK., KÖR (Art in Public Space Niederösterreich), Platz der vergessenen Feuerwehren, Göpfritz an der Wild, Austria
2018
B-Girls, Go!, Helmut-Zilk-Park, KÖR (Art in Public Space); Belvedere 21, Vienna
Herz-Bar Artists Bar, Secession, Vienna

Events & Screenings
2020
Guest Artist, Sculpture Department, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague
Artist Lecture, Sculpture and Space/Fine Art Department, University for Applied Arts, Vienna
2018
Conversation with Marlies Wirth (MAK Vienna), Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz, Austria
Artist Lecture, Transmedia Art, University for Applied Arts, Vienna
2017
Artist Lecture, Site-specific Art/Fine Art Department, University for Applied Arts, Vienna
Female Images, panel discussion, Leopold Museum, Vienna
2016
Conversation with Rosy Head, SPACE, London
Normalities, panel discussion, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
2015
ISCP Salon (with Sophie Jung, Lilian Kreutzberger), ISCP, New York
Maruša Sagadin ©MMXV book launch, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria (with Wally Salner)

Publications
2023
2000er. Bye-bye Zuversicht, Wien Museum Musa, Vienna
MARUŠA SAGADIN. Luv Birds in toten Winkeln, designed by HIT, Berlin, published by Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
2022
Maruša Sagadin. Wet Feet, published by Cukrarna Gallery, Ljubljana
2021
Maruša Sagadin, A Happy Hippie, edited by Christian Hoffelner, Maruša Sagadin, texts by Paul Knight, Miriam Stoney, published by Spector Books
2015
©MMXV Maruša Sagadin, Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Vienna
Mobby Dick / The Carpenter, Harpune Verlag, Vienna
2010
Meine Chefs Wir Chefs, rotor, Graz, Austria

Residencies, Grants + Awards
2023
Förderungspreis des Landes Steiermark für zeitgenössische bildende Kunst 2023
2022
MSGR. OTTO MAUER AWARD
2021
Award „Die Schönsten Bücher“ for “Maruša Sagadin A Happy Hippie”, Spector Books
2019
Austrian State Grant for Visual Arts
Nomination Dagmar Chobot Sculpture Price, Leopold Museum, Vienna
2016
Viktor Fogarassy Prize, Neue Galerie, Museum Joanneum Graz, Austria
2015 – 2016
International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York
2015
Nomination Kardinal König Kunstpreis, Austria
Award „Die Schönsten Bücher“ for ©MMXV Maruša Sagadin, Verlag für Moderne Kunst
2014
Artist – in – Europe – Grant, Brussels
2011
City of Graz Funding Prize, Austria
2010 – 2011
Fellowship by Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture
2009 – 2010
MAK Schindler Grant, MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles
2007
Ortung-Stipendium, Salzburg, Austria
2004
Prize of the Province of Styria for Contemporary Fine Arts, Neue Galerie Graz, Austria

Selected Collections
Artothek des Bundes (Vienna), Belvedere (Vienna), BKA Bundeskanzleramt Collection (Vienna), Collection Wien Museum (Vienna), Collection City of Vienna (Vienna), Cabinet of Drawings and Prints, Academy of Fine Arts (Vienna), Leinemann Collection (Berlin), Neue Galerie Graz, Universalmuseum Joanneum (Graz, Austria) and numerous private collections

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