Johanna Magdalena Guggenberger

Johanna Magdalena Guggenberger (b.1985, Vienna, Austria), studied Social and Cultural Anthropology, Arabic and Islamic studies in both Vienna and Pakistan before joining the Fine Arts Academy Vienna to study under Pawel Althamer and Julian Goethe. Working with seemingly quotidian objects, found following prolonged conversations, with people in places, Johanna seeks to get beyond objective thinking by re-casting her protagonists using sculptural processes. In this way, Johanna’s objects re-sediment both histories and meaning, creating room for new understandings, for contemplation and indeed for new experiences to arise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select exhibitions include: Hand it Over, Belmacz, London (2020); Estragon, Belmacz, London (2019); The Ashtray Show West, Belmacz, London (2018-19); Newjörg Immendorf, New Jörg, Dusseldorf (2018); this is (not) the time to (get up and) walk away, Belmacz, London (2017); blue monday on the moon, Republica des Artes, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal (2016); Leisure as a Mechanism of Resistance, curated by Daily Lazy, fAN Vienna at Parallel Vienna (2016); Interkontinental, Belmacz, London (2016); und nun stehen also wir da (“and now it is us, a standing here”), Camera Matteotti, Vienna (2016); einige unwählbare wege. die gespräche der esel (“some inexplicable paths. the donkeys’ colloquy”), curated by Max Henry, Parallel Vienna Alte Post, Vienna (2015); VON WEGEN RASCH – sprachbewegte Bedeutungsziegen, Performance, altes Finanzamt, Vienna (2015); vom weg zum weg existiert ein weg (“from path to path exists a path”), Rundgang, Academie of fine arts, Vienna (2015); don’t fool & privatisez vous & baynatna, Public Performances, Beirut (2014).

 

Johanna currently lives and works in Vienna.

Artworks

  • Mulberry Circus Tentmanteau

    Mulberry Circus Tentmanteau, 2020

    ink on linen cape, cotton thread, steel rod, acrylic on wood
    98 cm x variable height

  • Mulberry Circus Tentmanteau

    Mulberry Circus Tentmanteau, 2020

    ink on linen cape, cotton thread, steel rod, acrylic on wood
    98 cm x variable height

  • Chimera As She Called It

    Chimera As She Called It, 2020

    concrete, steel rods with acrylic, vine
    88 x 72 cm

  • Elephantenohr

    Elephantenohr, 2020

    steel rod, dry plant leaves, thread, acrylic on wood
    165 x 23 cm

  • Flag

    Flag, 2020

    steel pole, fabric
    pole 190 cm, flag 94 x 62 cm

  • Handwaage

    Handwaage, 2020

    concrete, steel rod, thread, flowers
    dimension variable

  • Table

    Table, 2020

    metal, concrete, rope
    90 x 90 x 75.5 cm

  • Table

    Table, 2020

    metal, concrete, rope
    dimension variable

  • Installation View

    Installation View

  • Sonatenhaupt (sonata main proposition)

    Johanna Magdalena Guggenberger

    Sonatenhaupt (sonata main proposition), 2017

    paper, metal, thread
    194 × 107 × 74cm

  • Basis 5 (eselpositiv)

    Johanna Magdalena Guggenberger

    Basis 5 (eselpositiv), 2017

    concrete, metal
    113 × 65 × 55 cm

  • Basis 5 (eselpositiv)

    Johanna Magdalena Guggenberger

    Basis 5 (eselpositiv), 2017

    concrete, metal
    113 × 65 × 55 cm

  • O.T. (The Qalandar's)

    Johanna Magdalena Guggenberger

    O.T. (The Qalandar's), 2017

    kalangi, metal
    86 × 30.5 × 18cm

  • Long gone / neither here nor there

    Johanna Magdalena Guggenberger

    Long gone / neither here nor there, 2017

    epdm rubber, fabric, wood
    98 × 84 × 44cm

  • He didn't tell anything to his dogs (but it was also not snowing)

    Johanna Magdalena Guggenberger

    He didn't tell anything to his dogs (but it was also not snowing), 2017

    plastic bags, linen
    119 × 84 × 15cm

  • Porzellanfuß

    Porzellanfuß, 2015

    porcelain
    50 × 23 × 10cm

  • 35D9955

    Installation View

  • O.T. (hat)

    Johanna Magdalena Guggenberger

    O.T. (hat), 2017

    porcelain
    16 × 20.5 × 23cm

  • It was very hot, but the spirit was then walking amplified [2]

    Johanna Magdalena Guggenberger

    It was very hot, but the spirit was then walking amplified [2], 2017

    concrete, ceramics, metal
    12 × 18 × 11cm

  • Untitled (interkontinental)

    Johanna Magdalena Guggenberger

    Untitled (interkontinental), 2016

    analog c-print
    120 × 80cm, unframed

  • while the radio kept blaring incessantly

    Johanna Magdalena Guggenberger

    while the radio kept blaring incessantly, 2015

    porcelain, foam
    dimensions variable

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