Heimo Zobernig

Born in 1958 in Mauthen, Austria.
Lives & works in Vienna, Austria.

In the early 80s, after having studied set design in Vienna, Heimo Zobernig turned to abstraction. His early work explored the effects of lyrical abstraction and repetition of geometric patterns. Associated with the Viennese New Wave, Heimo Zobernig is interested in video and performance. His works are inspired by the minimal aesthetic of television and the artist likes to work on the issue of double: double of the artist, double space, or twice of the work. More recently, Zobernig’s paintings appears as phantomatique. The form is pure and minimal, and the work constitutes a thick fog from which emerges a lettering defining a word.

His work has been shown in several institutions such as the National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (2019); Kunsthalle Bern, Berne, Switzerland (2018); Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (2016); Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria (2015); Austrian Pavillon, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2015); Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg (2014); Kunstforum Baloise, Basel, Switzerland (2014); the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2012); Museum Bärengasse, Zurich, Switzerland (2011); Modern Art Centre, Lisbon, Portugal (2009); deSingel international arts centre, Antwerpen, Belgium (2008); artspace, Sydney, Australia (2006); Kunstverein Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany (2005); Kunsthalle Basel; K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany; MUMOK, Wien, Austria; Kunsthaus Bregenz, Bregenz, Austria; Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany; The Museum of Modern Art Syros, Syros-Cyclades, Greece.

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Basel & Paris

June 13th — 26th, 2020

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March 10th — April 21st, 2018

Heimo Zobernig

This New This

December 1st, 2017 — January 20th, 2018

Heimo Zobernig

February 14th — April 11th, 2015

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