Margret Wibmer during photoshoot ‘Yamazaki’ in Kanazawa Japan. 




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For more than twenty years, the human body has played a central role in Margret Wibmer’s artistic practice. Using various media such as performance, video, photography, interactive media and sculpture, she investigates the human body beyond perception and explores its situatedness within a social, cultural, historic, physical and digital context. An integral part of her work is the use of relational objects and materials such as textiles, as agents and actors. In her most recent work, a video and eponymous artist publication titled Relay, she investigtes possibilities of re-activating the physical and emotional experience of a performance through digital media. Wibmer analyses the relationship between body, object and (digital) space , the convoluted relations between subject and object, through individual performances in front of a camera. 



After her studies at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria, she spend a large part of the 1980ies in New York, a period that significantly formed her life and artistic practice. She moved to Amsterdam where she is based since. Her work is included in public and private collections in Europe, the US and Japan and has been performed and exhibited internationally among others at Palais de Tokyo, Paris / RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne / Oude Kerk, Amsterdam / Ishikawa Nishida Kitaro Museum of Philosophy, Japan / Mode Biennale Arnhem / Galerie Lumen Travo, Amsterdam / KAI 10 – Arthena Foundation, Düsseldorf / Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato / Fashion Moda Gallery, South Bronx.





photography background by Margret Wibmer: studio shot


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