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Zobernig Heimo

Heimo Zobernig was born in 1958 in Mauthen, Austria, and currently lives in Vienna. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and later at the University of Applied Arts, both in Vienna. After two professorships in Germany, he has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna since 1999. In 1993 he received the Otto Mauer Prize, followed in 1997 by the Vienna City Prize for Fine Arts.

Zobernig has explored different moments and art historical movements, in particular Modernism, Post-Modernism, Geometric Abstraction and Minimalism, with a rigorous and questioning spirit. His often playful approach also encompasses a strong and abiding affinity with exhibition methods, set design and theatricality.

In 2016 Heimo Zobernig won the Roswitha Haftmann Prize and in 2010 the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Art and Architecture in Vienna.

Zobernig's works are part of many important public collections, including the MAMCO in Geneva, the MAK in Vienna, the Augarten Contemporary in Vienna, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg in Salzburg and the Kunsthaus Bregenz in Bregenz.