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).
Recent solo exhibitions include: 2020 ‘Night Pieces’ at Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna (AT); 2019 ‘Pretend to be Fine’, Kunstfenster Gnas, Gnas (AT); 2018 ‘Poems to Gadgets’ at Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (AT); 2017 ‘Quiet Fonts’ at Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna (AT); ‘Angelika Loderer’ at Secession, Vienna (AT); 2016 ‘Animate’ at Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (AT); 2015 ‘Coming in Pieces’ at Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund (DE).
Selected group shows include: 2021 ‘Soft Water, Hard Stone‘, New Museum Triennial curated by Jamillah James and Margot Norton, New Museum, New York City (US); ‘Avantgarde und Gegenwart‘, Belvedere 21, Vienna (AT), ‘Dilithium‘, Futura, Prague (CZE), ‘Speaking in Tongues‘, Blake and Vargas, Berlin (DE) ‘FOSTER.The Soil and Water Residency‘, Vienna Biennale, Museum of Applied Art Vienna, Vienna (AT), ‘SHOWING STYRIA: what will be. Towards a Plurality of Futures‘, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz (AT); 2020 ‘Haus’, Haus Wien, Vienna (AT), Parallel 2020, Kleinplastikenraum, Vienna (AT), ‘Pina at 4649‘, 4649, Tokyo (JP), ‘Superficial‘, Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna (AT), ‘Where the Wild Roses grow‘ at Pina, Vienna (AT); 2019 ‘all natural. 100% Sammlung’ at Museum der Moderne Salzburg /Mönchsberg (AT); ‘On the New. Young Scenes in Vienna’ at Belvedere 21 – Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna (AT); 2018 ‘Dead End Galaxies’ at Exile Gallery, Berlin (DE); 2017 ‘To figure it out’ at Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna (AT), ‘Platonic Dust‘ at El Quinto Piso, Mexico City (MX); 2016 ‘Collaborative Network’ at Forum Stadtpark, Graz (AT).
Her work is included in the permanent collections of Belvedere 21, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Landesgalerie Linz, Lentos, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Universalmuseum Joanneum and EVN.
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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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