Eva Schlegel

Born 1960 in Hall, Austria. Lives and works in Vienna, Austria



Born 1960 in Hall, Austria

Lives and works in Vienna, Austria

Eva Schlegel’s work includes photographs, objects, and installations concerned with the interaction of objects and perception, especially with the contradictions and ruptures that frequently occur in this relationship. In many of her works, meaning is constructed by consciously mobilizing the potential of associations and fathoming its depth. Her engagement with concealing and revealing, disclosure and discovery, investigates structures of desire and legibility immanent to the image. Schlegel’s curious, mesmerizing artworks encourage us to question the intellectual limits we possess in overcoming unclassified conditions of existence and perception. Her enquiries hover between the dull and deathly weight of lead and those ultra-fine drops of condensation that create clouds like consciousness, changing from one moment to the next. 

Eva Schlegel studied art in Vienna at the University of Applied Art. From 1997 to 2006, she held a Professorship of art and photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In 2011, Eva Schlegel was the Commissioner of the Austrian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Eva Schlegel’s works were exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1988 and 1995, at the Sydney Biennial in 1988 and 1992. She participated in the Kochin Muziris Biennale in 2017. She has had solo and group exhibitions at the Albertina and Albertina Modernand the Belvedere in 2021, the LACMA Los Angeles 2021, the Oklahoma Contemporary 2020, the Ferenczy Museum, Hungary 2019 the Kunstforum, Vienna 2019, the Kunsthalle Krems, Austria 2018, the Belvedere Winterpalais, Vienna, 2015, the Museum of modern Art, Vienna, the 15. Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires 2015, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 2021, 2014 no mans heaven, MAMM, Moscow;at ESA, Nordwijk,  the MAK, Museum for Applied Arts, Vienna 2010, the Secession, Vienna, 2005. Selection of permanent interventions: Floating gates open world, Cape 10, Vienna 2021, Johannes Kepler University, 2021, untitled. (veiled) Libelle, MQ, Vienna 2020, all around the world…, Ringshospitalet, Copenhaben 2020, Cloudspace, Museum Liaunig, 2019, Novartis Basel, Walkway, 2007 and many more.