Luiza Margan is a visual artist working with the public space imaginings - using sculpture, video and installation as her basic media. Born in Rijeka, Croatia, she grow up between the cultural harbor of the Mediterranean coast of her father's home and the valleys of the Balkan mountain of her mother's tongue. Studying under the-three-headed mountain of Ljubljana and the eastern Europe's gastarbeiter lover - Vienna, she is devoted to the polyamory with Rijeka, Vienna and Sofia and the many in-between utopias.
In her work, she explores relations between the private and the public, the value of work within changing labor conditions and it's effects on the creation of space and social relations. She looks at the way public space and cultural identities are being (re)established through inscription of historical narratives, ideological shifts and the role of art within them. By dissecting historical, ideological and aesthetic value systems, she creates new readings of space, social relations and their future imaginings.
Formally and materially playful, her works are process-oriented and informed through archives, field research and walking, as well as collecting and re-contextualizing of found materials.
Margan has taken part in numerous exhibitions, public space actions and artist talks. Her works are part of several art collections; the Generally Foundation in Salzburg, Museum of Contemporary Art - 21 Haus Vienna, Contemporary Art Museum in Zagreb, Tobacco Museum in Ljubljana etc. In 2019 she was a fellow in the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.
© Luiza Margan 2019