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Laura Sperl (BMKÖS)

Laura Sperl is mentee of Maren Lübbke-Tidow

Laura Sperl lives and works in Vienna. She studied at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She has presented solo exhibitions at Galerie Mutuo in Barcelona and Porgy & Bess Public Domain 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, and Sehsaal. In 2021 she received the Start grant for visual arts.

Laura Sperl's works move at the intersection of 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-per develops into a central motif. A body that is both performer and object. A body whose surface itself functions as an image carrier and light-sensitive medium. Questions of processes of change are raised and interwoven across the media.