*1986 Bergisch Gladbach (D)

Daniela Grabosch’s work is based on an analytical method. Both form and content tend to be explored. The engine
of this process is of performative nature. In a present of neurotic economy and perennial virtuality, the human condition is in most cases dual: on one hand, control and (video) surveillance of the constant observation,
on the other hand, the performative and conceptual attitude of assembling images and texts in a conceptual
way (homo performans).

Self-perception, self-presentation and relationship with space are built in such environment. Daniela Grabosch organizes this condition in an in fieri archive, in a catalog that is memory and discovery of itself. The memory
of movement as it declines. The memory of the body as a measurement. Intangible memory embodied by technology. Behavior, human movement in the retemporalization of anaesthetized daily life. The object and the technical
artifact are analyzed as carriers of human action. For that reason it uses every possible technique (photography, self-tracking software, geodata software, 3D scanning, rapid prototyping), with the precision of research and the transparency of data collection. Her artistic narratives include the image of the human body’s presence, poetic texts in form of data, the modular decompositions of architecture, geographic coordinates in immaterial conventions: a constant and synthetic observation as an alternative to accumulation and cognitive self-positioning.


(Text by Sonia d´Alto, writer and art critic)


Virtual movement, overlapping layers, interlaced perspectives, connections, information overlay, reality glitches, definitions - archival and transformation of intermediate spaces.

In her most recent works Daniela Grabosch is focussing on generative methods and algorithmic calculations to explore the digitality and virtuality of space, movement and behaviour - such as portraits of places, landscapes, architecture, archives and history generated by search-engines and data collection(s). Analysing their performativity - recording, reproducing, remembering and archiving movement. Exploring potential relationships resulting from the (human) performance of moving bodies.

The act of (re)searching as a performative action, an active visualisation of countability and codes, [digital] (re)production and processing, resulting in a (re)translation into tangibles and vice versa - the interconnection
of fiction and reality. The effect of the digitalisation of bodies and material on spatial perception and social processes - constantly surrounded by algorithms which create images, objects and bodies.

Daniela Grabosch is using digital technologies - self-tracking software, geodata software, 3D scanning, rapid prototyping, etc. - as prosthetics for her ideas about form-making and production. Re-thinking the (non)existing borders between (virtual) realities within peripheric structures - where the virtual becomes (or always was)
real - creating dialogues between imaginaries. Images generated by data algorithms that are part of our daily lives, looking for a digital replacement. (Re)searching the relationships between human and non-human elements.

In her artistic practice she explores highly diverse interfaces between different spaces, realities and objects.
Her works are situated in a constant transit, questioning their constellations and relation to space and the moving/acting visitor. Perceiving it as a continuously growing, fluid archive of collected data and information.
A (re)search that grows into displays - stages - restructuring boundaries, playing with the spatial fluidity induced by digital technologies, embracing algorithmic structures and digital processes.

Following a very strict and formal approach and material choice, her works consist of various layers which are all depending on each other - images, videos, objects, texts, words, performative interventions - to give
the viewer the opportunity to (re)construct her work.

She analyses and connects coordinates - social, private, public, obvious, hidden - using technology, the body, common daily objects and routines to compose, review and question the daily practices of our lives. What is shown - what remains obscure. Her minimalistic and conceptual works grow into constantly changing and evolving structures which question the viewer’s position in space/society and trigger imagination.



#01 EDUCATION

2016 M.F.A. ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS VIENNA (AT), PERFORMATIVE ART (CAROLA DERTNIG) + VIDEO (DORIT MARGREITER)
2011 B.F.A. HOCHSCHULE DÜSSELDORF (D), FINE ARTS (CELIA CATURELLI) + DIGITAL MEDIA (CHRISTINA KARABABA)


#02 AWARDS

2016 NOMINATION “PREIS DER KUNSTHALLE WIEN 2016”
2015 BIRGIT JÜRGENSSEN PREIS - ARTS AND CULTURE DIVISION OF THE FEDERAL CHANCELLERY OF AUSTRIA, THE ACADEMY OF FINE
     ARTS VIENNA AND GALERIE HUBERT WINTER // JURY MEMBERS: VANESSA JOAN MÜLLER, PETER NOEVER, CONSTANZE RUHM,
     CAROLA DERTNIG AND ANDREA B. BRAIDT



#03 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 MODULE#2/MODULE#3/MODULE#4 - INSIDE OUT/OUTSIDE IN, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, VIENNA (AT)
2011 IN TRANSIT, PRIVATE OFFSPACE, DÜSSELDORF (D)


#04 GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 AMELIE ZADEH / DANIELA GRABOSCH / ROBERT BODNAR / BERNADETTE ANZENGRUBER, PARALLEL 2017, VIENNA (AT)
2017 WITH LESS BALANCE THAN YOU HAVE ON WATER, SCHIEBERKAMMER OFFSPACE, VIENNA (AT)
2017 SALÓ. ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2016, CURATED BY BEATRIX ZOBL, SALZBURGER KUNSTVEREIN, SALZBURG (AT)
2016 VOYAGE // #01 RUA DOM PEDRO V / LISBOA (PT), LISBON (PT)
2016 CINEMA, CURATED BY OLAF STÜBER, VIENNA CONTEMPORARY 2016, VIENNA (AT)
2016 GRABOSCH-SABELLA-SÖÖT/ZEYRINGER, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS VIENNA (AT)
2016 DIE KUBATUR DER KUNST, CURATED BY URSULA MARIA PROBST, FLUC, VIENNA (AT)
2016 COME CLOSER, IMAGETANZ 2016, ARTIST TALK, BRUT, VIENNA (AT)
2016 OBJECTIVE. THE ARTIST IS ABSENT, CURATED BY CHRISTIANE KREJS, KUNSTRAUM NIEDERÖSTERREICH, VIENNA (AT)
2016 DIPLOMARBEITEN 15/16, XHIBIT, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, VIENNA (AT)
2015 MAPS OF THE NEW ART, BIENNALE DI VENEZIA, FONDAZIONE GIORGIO CINI, VENICE (IT)
2015 BE A B-STAR, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, VIENNA (AT)
2015 IMAGETANZ 2015, BRUT, VIENNA (AT)
2015 PERFORMANCE ARTISTS ATTRACT..., ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, VIENNA (AT)
2014 EDITION#2, KUNSTRAUM SUPER, VIENNA (AT)
2014 CAUGHT IN THE ACT, PERFORMANCE PARCOURS ART BODENSEE, DORNBIRN (AT)
2014 FROM-------TO----, PERFORMANCE PARCOURS, DEPARTMENT PERFORMATIVE KUNST, VIENNA (AT)
2014 SUPER LOOPER, CHAMBRE D´AMIS, VIENNA (AT)
2014 STAGING ARCHIVE/STAGING HISTORY, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, VIENNA (AT)
2013 HEJ PRODUCTION, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, VIENNA (AT)
2012 SAPROPHYT RADIO 11, INTERVIEW WITH FELIX STALDER, PROJECT BY BARBARA KAPUSTA, VIENNA (AT)
2012 POST-PORN UND BODY POLITIX, VBKÖ, VIENNA (AT)
2012 SOME EXERCISE IN COMPLEX SEEING IS NEEDED, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, VIENNA (AT)
2011 100 DAYS OF ART, VEREIN DÜSSELDORFER KÜNSTLERINNEN, DÜSSELDORF (D)
2010 „OHNE TITEL“ INSTALLATION − MALEREI − PERFORMANCE, HEBEBÜHNE, WUPPERTAL (D)
2010 IN 3 - 3RD INTERNATIONAL SCENOGRAPHERS PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL, BASEL (CH)


#05 RESIDENCIES

2016 ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, LISBON (PT) (10/2016)
2012 ISTANBUL-MEGALOPOLIS DER GEGENWART, ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, ISTANBUL (TR)
2010 RED LIGHT PROJECT, ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, ATELIER TED NOTEN, AMSTERDAM (NL)


#06 COLLECTIONS

LUCIANO BENETTON COLLECTION
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN COLOGNE/DÜSSELDORF/VIENNA/LISBON


#07 PUBLICATIONS

2017 FORGETTING NOT TO FORGET, A TUTORIAL. , PUBLICATION BY MARIA TRABULO, VIENNA (AT) / PORTO (PT)
2017 MEANWHILE, CATALOGUE, VERLAG FÜR MODERNE KUNST, KUNSTRAUM NIEDERÖSTERREICH, VIENNA (AT)
2016 GERMANY, MON AMOUR!, CURATED BY PETER NOEVER


#08 CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2015 YYYYMMDD, WITH RICARDO ALMEIDA ROQUE, VIENNA (AT) + LISBON (PT)
2013 KATHARINA SWOBODA + THEA MOELLER, FRIDAY EXIT, VIENNA (AT)


#09 SELECTED PRESS