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Margret Wibmer is an Austrian artist, born in Lienz in 1959. Lives and works in Amsterdam. Studies at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna (1979 – 1983) and at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam (2015 – 2017) where she obtained an MFA in Design.


In her photographic works, video works, interactive installations, participatory performances and sculptures she explores the relations between bodies, objects and spaces and the materiality of movement. In her performances she invites the public as ‘actors’ using garments as a catalyst between onlookers and ‘performers’ creating embodied social experiences.


Her works are included in public and private collections and have been performed and exhibited internationally among others at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, RMIT Design Hub in Melbourne, Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, Ishikawa Nishida Kitaro Museum of Philosophy (JP), Mode Biennale in Arnhem, Galerie Lumen Travo in Amsterdam, KAI 10/Arthena Foundation in Düsseldorf, Galerie am Polylog in Wörgl, Fotogalerie Wien, Kunstpavillon in Innsbruck, Kunstverein Diepenheim (NL), Centro per l’arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato. Some of the earliest exhibitions include participation in a group show at A.I.R. Gallery in NYC and a solo show at Fashion Moda/ South Bronx in 1988. At that time she also worked as an assistant for Sol Lewitt at Studio Kazuko Miyamoto and John Weber Gallery.


Prizes, grants and sponsering: Bundeskanzleramt Wien (A) / Land Tirol (A) / Austrian Embassy (A) / Fohn Stiftung, Vienna (A) / Pollock Krasner Foundation (US) / Fonds BKVB / Mondriaan Foundation (NL), Prins Bernhard Foundation (NL) / Thijlfonds (NL) / Stichting Stokroos NL) / Fondskwadraat (NL) // Komatsu Seiren Ltd. (JP) / Villgrater Natur (A) // 2004 Contemporary Art Award Land Tirol / 1998 Young artist award / Tiroler Landesregierung – department of culture, Innsbruck




photography background by Margret Wibmer: studio shot


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