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Laura Sperl

Laura Sperl studied at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her works deal with photography, performance, dance and drawing. Fascinated by the sun, she repeatedly draws on basic photochemical processes that intertwine photography, skin, landscape, light, and drawing. In contact exposures such as photograms or cyanotypes, she inscribes bodies, drawings, or surroundings into the image carrier. Between a conceptual, performative and poetic approach, the body is a central motif. A body that is both performer and object. A body whose surface itself functions as image carrier and light-sensitive medium. Questions of processes of change are raised and interwoven across media.

She has presented solo exhibitions at Galerie Mutuo in Barcelona, Porgy & Bess Public Domain, and Sehsaal in Vienna, among others. Her works have also been shown in Berlin, Zagreb, London and Lisbon. In Vienna, she most recently exhibited at Parallel Vienna, Foto Wien, Fotogalerie Wien, Exhibit, and T/abor. In 2021 she received the Bmkös Start Scholarship for Visual Arts.