Svenja Deininger

Ohne Titel, Öl auf Leinwand, 50cm x 40cm, 2012

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Svenja Deininger
Svenja Deininger

Painting after painting: In the works of Svenja Deininger, the diverse problems and crises of art in the age of technical images are reflected and made productive as a creative impulse. Deininger questions materials, techniques and apodictic demands for objectivity and abstraction and wins aesthetic solutions from these conflict situations. Her aim is not to create a false artistic harmony, but to understand the dissonances that go hand in hand with contemporary painting as an integral part of her work. Svenja Deininger often uses different primers that create surface tension in the picture and influence the coloring - a modular approach in which the coloristic is used atmospherically to either create balance or create a counterweight. Despite its explicitly non-narrative character, Svenja Deininger's painting seems to open up mysterious pictorial spaces. Sometimes one thinks, as with Edward Hopper, that one is looking through a window at a landscape flooded with light, occasionally the viewer is confronted with the illusion of spatial depth due to the harsh contrasting of light and dark tones and the combination of geometric patterns. “I follow different painting styles in one picture that exist side by side. Some of them have not been completed, I destroy their results again until they suddenly connect again. ”(Svenja Deininger) Press text Kunsthalle Wien for the exhibition“ Lives and works in Vienna III ”, 2010

Press / Invitation


1974 born in Vienna, A
1996 - 2000 Art Academy Münster, Prof. Timm Ulrichs, Münster, D
2000 - 2003 Art Academy Düsseldorf, Prof. Albert Oehlen, Düsseldorf, D
2003 Launching KunstKlubKöln / aquarellbluten with Bernhard Brungs, Marcus Broecker, Cologne, D
2007 Launching Wednesday bar with Nick Oberthaler, Johannes Vogl, Benjamin Hirte, Vienna, A
Lives and works in Vienna, A

Exhibitions (selection)

2013 Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, A
Strabag Artlounge Vienna, A
One Second Balance, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA
2012 Kunsthalle Krems / Factory, Krems, A
Projectroom Gallery Marianne Boesky, New York, USA
Passage, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, A
2011 Markus Amm, Svenja Deininger, Anne Neukamp, ​​Max Schulze, Galerie Petra Rinck, Düsseldorf, D
Artstripe No 10, Accenture (Vienna Stock Exchange), Vienna, A
Praterstrasse 48 Berlin, gallery weekend, Berlin, D
Svenja Deininger, Eisler Prize winner 2010, Tresor, BA Kunstforum, Vienna, A
Wallpaperism, Projectspace Motel Campo (A Proposal by Nick Oberthaler), Geneva, CH
2010 Ve.sch / Space and Form for Fine Arts, Vienna, A
Exhibition of nominees for the Georg Eisler Prize 2010, Tresor / BA Kunstforum, Vienna, A
Lives and works in Vienna III, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, A
Svenja Deininger / Julius Koller, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, A
Fahrenheit 47 ° 43 N, 16 ° 31 E, curated by Amer Abbas, Kunstverein Schattendorf, A
Pit stop, Collection Lenikus, Vienna, A
2009 Svenja Deininger, Projectspace Praterstrasse 48, Vienna, A
12 seconds with the current, Thomas K. Lang Gallery, Vienna, A, Hamburg, D
Dark Side of the Moon, Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, A
Splits, Bellstreet Projectspace (curated by Ezara Spangl), Vienna, A
Schnitzel Schmiss and Wiener Auster, with Carsten Fock, Nick Oberthaler Collection Lenikus, Vienna, A
2008 Give up, Guertin's Graphics (curated by Ezara Hoffman), Chicago, USA
Homage to the drawing, Vienna Parliament, Vienna, A
Zatracone po drodze, Austrian Cultural Forum, Warsaw, PL
2007 There Was Nothing, layr: wuestenhagen contemporary, Vienna, A
Bye, bye acapulco, Projectspace acapulco, Düsseldorf, D
Bauernmarkt-8 positions, Intoposition, Vienna, A
Who made this hole ?, Austrian Cultural Forum, Rome, I
Who made your horizon ?, Projectspace Capitalist Realism, Berlin, D
Shabla Transfer, with Lazar Luytakov, Karine Fauchard, Nick Oberthaler, Shabla, BG
2006 T-Mobile Art Award 2006 Exhibition, Vienna, A
Vehicle, watercolor bleeding at Vienna Biennale, Studio Spaces Bauernmarkt, Vienna, A
RomAntiCo, Studio of the Austrian Ministery of Culture, Rome, I
2005 With you up to no longer works, layr: wuestenhagen contemporary, Vienna, A
Collective consciousness, aquarellbluten, Cologne, D
In the memory of Aaron Kincaid, Studio Spaces Bauernmarkt, Vienna, A
Scholarships / grants
2012 Artist in residence, WIELS Center for Contemporary Art, Brussels, B
State scholarship, bmukk, Vienna, A
2011 Studio Program CCA Andratx, Mallorca, E
2010 Georg Eisler Prize 2010, Bank Austria Kunstforum, Vienna, A
Studio Grant, Austrian Ministery of Culture, Egon-Schiele-Art Center, Cesky Krumlov, CZ
2009 Art Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, D
2008 Austrian Cultural Forum, Warsaw, Pl
2007 Studio Grant, Austrian Ministery of Culture, Rome, I
2006 Art Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf, D