"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. She holds a master degree in Painting from the
Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana and from Performative Art and Sculpture
from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
In her art practice, Margan investigates the socio-economic complexities
of public space, unraveling the complex relations between the private and
the public and the condition of labor within changing technologies. 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 multimedia exhibitions, screenings or performative actions within 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, as well as 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 @ Eikon Schaufenster in Museumsquarter in Vienna (all 2018).
Luiza Margan is member of the Golden Pixel Cooperative.
© Luiza Margan 2019