Jakob Lena Knebl


Artist biography

Jakob Lena Knebl (b.1970, Baden, Austria). Her practice intersects the language of fashion with art historical argumentation; recent works have intervened with the compositions of other artists, historic and present, as well as playing with objects of contemporary European culture and otherwise.

Jakob Lena Knebl graduated from University of Applied Arts in Fashion Studies and the Akademie of Fine Art in Textual Sculpting, 2006. Recent solo exhibitions include Art on architecture, Townhall, Vienna (2019); O.T, Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris (2019); Fashion Drive, Kunsthaus Zürich (2018); Art Basel, Galerie Kargl (2018); Oh… Jakob Lena Knebl und die mumok Sammlung, Mumok, Vienna (2017); Die Sprache der Dinge, Material-geschichten aus der Sammlung, 21 Haus, Vienna (2016); Pavillion der Tiroler Künstlerschaft, Innsbruck (2014); An Eye on a Disposition of a Cloud, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg (2013); KÖR, Memorial for gay, lesbian, transgender victims of nationalists, Morzinplatz, Vienna (2012). Recent group exhibitions include Biennale de Lyon, Lyon (2019); Mapping the Body, Taxis Palais, Innsbruck (2016); Gender jako dekomerowy performance, Galeria PF, Poznan, (2015); Look at me, Center of Contemporary Art, Torun (2014); Art from Vienna, CI Art Contemporary, Istanbul (2013); Erfinde dich selbst, Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg (2013); Reflecting Fashion, Mumok, Vienna (2012); Set Staged Envisioned, 308, 156 Project Artspace, New York (2012); home/work/dress, Centre d’àrt passerelle, Brest (2012); Beauty Contest, ACF, New York (2011); Transgression, Beers. Lambert Contemporary, London (2011); Wiener Glut, KIT, Düsseldorf (2011); in co-operation with Heimo Zobernig and Markus Hausleitner, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin (2010).

Jakob Lena Knebl

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