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Heimo Zobernig appointed honorary doctor

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Heimo Zobernig, Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, has been appointed honorary doctor of the 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.

Zobernig was born in 1958.

 

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2019 Albertinum Dresden: copyright Klemens Renner Heimo Zobernig: Piet Mondrian, Albertinum, Dresden, 2.3.-5.6.2019

 

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2015 KUB Bregenz: copyright Markus Tretter Heimo Zobernig, Kunsthaus Bregenz, 12.11.2015-10.1.2016

 

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2016 Malmö Konsthall: copyright Robin Eriksson wood painting, Malmö Konsthall, 30.1.-1.5.2016