MARUSA SAGADIN

Examining fields such as architecture, gender, language, and sculpture in her artistic practice, Maruša Sagadin creates deceptive art objects and installations. Methods of reference and exaggeration are crossed with the usage of elements from architecture, pop, and subculture. The artistic process of Sagadin’s work is a permanent questioning of the semiotic systems that are surrounding us. In ingenious ways, she manages to engage the viewer in the innuendos of her work that often also takes shape as a performative intervention.

Maruša Sagadin was born in 1978 in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and is based in Vienna (Austria). In 2015/2016, she was awarded the ISCP Grant in New York City (USA), and in 2010, the Schindler Grant at the MAK – Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles (USA). Sagadin has recently exhibited at venues such as SPACE London (London, United Kingdom), Austrian Cultural Forum New York (NYC, USA), Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna, Austria), Neue Galerie (Innsbruck, Austria), Museum of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia), 21er Haus (Vienna, Austria), Kunstbunker – Forum für Zeitgenössische Kunst (Nuremburg, Germany), and Christine König Galerie (Vienna, Austria).