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Alexandra Baumgartner

The 2017 fellowship award winner presents new work.

Opening: Fri, 14 December 2018, 8 pm

Alexandra Baumgartner’s works start out with found objects and photographs which are altered by means of various interventions and re-contextualizations. For “The Unknown,” the form of a 1970s lamp was adapted and enlarged on a scale of 1:10, filling the space. Bereft of its function, the form becomes an empty husk of itself, an unknown object. Enlarging proportions creates a surreal, oppressive situation; withdrawing into one’s own home as a supposed place of security becomes a trap, as warping and shadows distort reality and fiction.

Alexandra Baumgartner was born in Salzburg in 1973. She studied painting at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and is also a graduate of the “Fotografie Kolleg” in Vienna. She lives and works in Berlin and Vienna.

Alexandra Baumgartner, The Unknown, 2018, wood, paint, 
laces, dimensions variable000