Born 1987 in Vorarlberg, Austria
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany
Monika Grabuschnigg’s work employs a variety of media while continuously returning to clay. The tactility of this material offers a contradiction to the digital age. She processes familiar objects into installations and sculptures by engaging with popular culture, philosophy, memory and dream. Contemplating the darker aspects and essence of life, the artist explores how external forces shape the values, beliefs and desires that dictate our fundamental understanding of our very own being.
In 2020 and 2022, Grabuschnigg was awarded a grant of Stiftung Kunstfonds Bonn, in 2018 she received the Berlin Art Prize. Her works are represented in international private collections and several public institutions including the State Museum Vorarlberg, the Artothek des Bundes in Vienna, and the Graphic Collection of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.