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Heimo Zobernig appointed honorary doctor
Published 20 November 2020
Heimo Zobernig, Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, has been appointed honorary doctor of Malmö Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts 2021.
Since his debut in 1978, Heimo Zobernig has been one of Europe's and the world's most interesting and influential artists. In his field, he works with the equivalent of art to basic research, as he challenges our notions of the center and the periphery, art and non-art, exhibition, support and objects. He does this in a wide range of media such as video, photography, graphics, sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, land art. However, all of these formats are subordinated to exploratory thinking, which is why concept art is perhaps the form of expression that comes closest.
Through his actions and proposals, he has provoked and inspired generations of young artists, as a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna since 1999, but above all through his hundreds of exhibitions around the world since the early 1980s, most of which are solo exhibitions. The exhibition format is his field of research, something that has become a style for many important artists today.
Zobernig represented Austria at the Venice Biennale in 2015 and had a solo exhibition at Malmö Art Gallery in 2016.