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Maria Petschnig

Studio Building
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Studio Location
Born To Perform, Live Video Performance, 179 Canal, NYC, 2009
MINNIE, mixed media & video installation, Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC, 2009
Born To Perform, video installation, On Stellar Rays, 2010
Born To Perform, video installation & carpet, On Stellar Rays, 2010
Untitled, wall installation of found photographs, 2009
Artist's Statement

 My work explores the relationship between the body and clothing, drawing attention to questions concerning sexuality, voyeurism and fantasy, all from a specifically feminist/post-feminist viewpoint. I intentionally play on prejudices and stereotypes, creating a constant shift between the sensual and the grotesque.  Disregarding gender conventions in a bold and sometimes disturbing manner, I use my own body, surrendering myself to the mercy of the public eye.



Bio/Resume  Numerous solo & group shows & film festivals internationally, most recently at the Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC or On Stellar Rays. Performance at 179 Canal, NYC. Upcoming shows: Stadtparkpavillion in Innsbruck, Austria; Women's Film Festival, Chennai, India.