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This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition Heimo Zobernig, exhibited at:

The Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, December 7, 2002 - March 2, 2003

Kunsthalle Basel, April 5 - June 23, 2003

K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westafalen, Dusseldorf, July 12 - November 2, 2003

The publication contains the following essays:
"Who or What Is Heimo Zobernig? A preface to this catalogue" by Eva Badura-Triska
"Heimo Zobernig-A Monograph" by Eva Badura-Triska
"Éducation géometrique The Young Zobernig Sized Up the Theater" by Klemins Gruber and Monika Meister
"Around 1982. Visual Negation in the Early Work of Heimo Zobernig" by Christian Höller
"In the White Cube: Heimo Zoberning's Pragmatic Conceptualism" by Matthias Dusini
"Constructivism as Allegory. Sculptural Discourse, Methodology and Aesthetic Praxis in the Work of Heimo Zobernig" by Helmut Draxler
"The Guided Hand. On Painterly Techniques in the Work of Heimo Zobernig" by Isabelle Graw
"Self as Something Else. Heimo Zobernig's Video Projections" by Doris Krystof
"Is Zobernig Lying When He says He is Lying?" by Martin Prinzhorn

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walter König, Köln.

© 2002 MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst Wien

ISBN: 3-88375-646-6


About the artist

Heimo Zobernig (b. 1958, Mauthen, Austria)

Heimo Zobernig was born in 1958, in Mauthen, Austria and currently lives in Vienna. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, and later at the University of Applied Arts, both in Vienna. After two visiting professorships in Germany, he has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Art in Vienna since 1999. He was the recipient of the Otto Mauer Prize in 1993, followed in 1997 by the City of Vienna’s Prize for Fine Art.

Zobernig has mined various art historical moments and movements, specifically Modernism, post-Modernism, Geometric Abstraction and Minimalism, with a rigorous and interrogatory spirit. His often playful approach also includes a keen and abiding affinity with modes of display, set design and theatricality.

The artist has had numerous international solo exhibitions, including Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp (2020); Simon Lee, Hong Kong (2019); MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston (2017); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2016); the Austrian Pavillion, La Biennale di Venezia (2015); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2015); MUDAM, Luxembourg (2014); Documenta 9 and X in Kassel, and additional solo shows at the Kunsthaus Graz (2013); Palacio de Veláquez, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2012); Kunsthalle Zurich (2011); Pestorius Sweeney House, Brisbane, Australia (2011); Musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux (2009); MAK, Vienna (2008); the K21, Düsseldorf (2003); Museum of Modern Art, Vienna (2002).

Zobernig’s work has been featured in group exhibitions at the New Museum, New York (2020); MAMCO, Geneva (2019); The National Museum of Art, Osaka (2019); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2017); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); Whitney Museum of American Art (2015); Simon Lee Gallery, London (2014), and Kunstmuseum Basel (2012), among many others.

In 2016 Heimo Zobernig won the Roswitha Haftmann Prize, and in 2010 he won the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Art and Architecture in Vienna.

Zobernig’s work is part of many notable public collections including MAMCO, Geneva; MAK, Vienna; Augarten Contemporary, Vienna; Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria; and Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria, among others.