Emerging from the histories of modernism, Angelika Loderer’s (*1984, lives and works in Vienna) work is also framed by the conditions of the present. On the one hand, she activates the performative power of the informe —agitating the modernist delineation between form and content. On the other hand, she is situated in a contemporary moment characterized by modes of living in which contingency becomes the norm. In this double context, Loderer has developed a body of work that incorporates contingency as a formative condition. Her work makes use of materials, processes, and display mechanisms that constantly perform and expose the object’s internal balancing act in relation to an equally contingent spectator.
Loderer studied at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (AT), at Wimbledon College of Art, London (UK) as well as at Hendrix College, Arkansas (USA).
Solo exhibitions include: Phantoms at CFA, Berlin (2023); Marshlands at SOPHIE TAPPEINER, Vienna (2022); Night Pieces at SOPHIE TAPPEINER, Vienna (2020); Pretend to be Fine, Kunstfenster Gnas, Gnas (2019); Poems to Gadgets at Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (2018); Quiet Fonts at SOPHIE TAPPEINER, Vienna (AT); Angelika Loderer at Secession, Vienna (2017); Animate at Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (2016); Coming in Pieces at Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund (2015).
Recently, her work has been included in group shows held at Kunsthalle Bratislava, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (2023), Heidi Horton Collection, Belvedere 21, Neuer Wiener Kunstverein, Vienna, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg (2022), New Museum, New York City (2021).
Loderer will take part in the upcoming group show The Beauty of Diversity at the Albertina Modern in February 2024.
Forthcoming solo shows will be held at Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin in November 2023 and at Belvedere 21 in February 2024.
Her work is included in the permanent collections of Albertina, Belvedere 21, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Landesgalerie Linz, Lentos, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Universalmuseum Joanneum and EVN, among others.
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Group show: Mud Keeper's Promise
Must See: "Mud Keeper's Promise"
Angelika Loderer: Disappear on Sight
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Critics' Picks, Angelika Loderer at Grazer Kunstverein
Angelika Loderer at Secession
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Angelika Loderer mit neuem Skulpturenpreis ausgezeichnet
Searching for Devices
Widerborstig im Ausseerland
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