Svenja Deininger

Born in Vienna, Austria in 1974. Lives and works in Vienna.

In her paintings Svenja Deininger concentrates on specific aspects, or segments of a space. The relationship to reality is not overt, yet is expressed. ˮIt is important to me that the painting can be seen as a process, when an old image surfaces like a collage, and one often cannot tell which layer is on top and which on the bottom. This is why shapes of frames often appear, and white areas suggesting light sources that usually are the pure base coat. This is how spatiality develops, not as a translation of our physical reality into painting, not as colours forming a symbolic language, but as atmosphere – that’s why they aren’t really abstract paintings.

Selected solo and group exhibitions: Federica Schiavo Gallery, Milan, Italy (upcoming November, 2017); Group Show, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria (upcoming, July, 2017); Solo show, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria; Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach, FL, USA (2017); Secession, Vienna, Austria (2017); Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2015); Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy (2015); Kunstverein Cuxhaven, Germany (2015); Atelierhaus Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna, Austria (2015); Temporäre Halle für Kunst, Linz, Austria (2014); UMMA - University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (2014); Kunstverein in Hamburg, Germany (2014); Parlament der Republik Österreich, Vienna, Austria (2014); Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (2014); Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria (2013); WIELS Centre d’art contemporain, Brussels, Belgium (2013); Kunstmuseum Solothurn, Solothurn, Switzerland (2013);Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2013); Kunsthalle Krems, Krems, Austria (2012); 5th Beijing International Art Biennial, Beijing, China (2012); Strabag Art Lounge, Vienna, Austria (2012); Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, Austria (2011); Wiener Art Foundation, Vienna, Austria (2011); Kunsthalle CCA Andratx, Andratx, Spain (2011); Kunstverein Schattendorf, Schattendorf, Austria (2010); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria (2010); Thomas K. Lang Gallery at Webster University, Vienna, Austria (2009); Osterreichisches Kulturforum, Warsaw, Poland (2008); Kunstraum in Essen, Essen, Germany (2004).