opening 07.12.23 19:00
08.12.23 - 29.02.24
curated by Maximilian Pellizzari & Leonardo Cuccia
In the solo exhibition ti odio, Siggi Hofer presents a new site-specific installation made out of paintings, objects, and text. Culturally connoted elements are combined together, while images are abstracted in the paintings by their geometric development into a grid system. With the work, the artist confronts us with familiar motifs, highlighting characters embedded in our communication systems, and ultimately questioning the political and social value of representation. Along the pictures, a series of painted text works delineate a discursive environment for a possible new interpretation of the subject matter.
Siggi Hofer (b. 1970 in Bruneck/Brunico, IT) is a visual artist living and working in Vienna. He studied at Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna from 1994 to 1999. His work was presented in solo shows at Sezession, Vienna (AT) in 2022; Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna (AT) in 2018; at New Capital Projects, Chicago, (USA) in 2018; at Kai Matsumiya Gallery, New York (USA) in 2015; at Galeria Bielska, Bielsko Biala (PL) in 2012; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich (CH) in 2005. Siggi Hofer exhibited in (selected) group shows at: Vienna sculpture, Kunstraum Dornbirn, Dornbirn (AT) and at Gimnazijos g.4, Kaunas, Lithuania (LT) in 2022; at Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China (PRC) in 2019; at Palazzo Franchetti in Venice (IT) in 2017; at Urban Planning Center Shanghai, Shanghai (PRC) in 2015; at Zentrum für zeigenössische Kunst, DOX, Prag (CS) in 2014; at 21er Haus, Vienna (AT) and Kunstmuseum Sotschi, (RUS) in 2014. He was awarded the following prizes: “International Studio and Curatorial Program”, New York in 2015; Preis für künstlerisches Schaffen der Stadt Innsbruck in 2012; Paul Flora-Preis in 2010; Msgr. Otto Mauer Preis in 2009; STRABAG Art Award in 2006; Stipendium B and B, österreichisches Kulturforum, London in 2003 and Rudolf Schindler-Stipendium, MAK, Los Angeles in 2000.