Awardees 2018

Photo © Thomas Meyer

Recipient of the Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award 2018
Marit Wolters
born in 1985 in Achim (Germany), lives and works in Vienna

In my work, I search for the interstices created throughout the dialogue between the material, the space and the body. I examine architectonic structures and materials based on their presence, aesthetics and physical and chemical qualities and potentials, contemplating how the further disposition of the piece will affect the spectator’s body and perception.
The piece evolves from experimentations, tightened through an investigation in which the material, the space and the body are meant to dialogue as equal partners, Thus, process plays a significant role in the conception of a piece. 

Participant of studio das weisse haus
studio artist since September 2017

© Stadt Graz/Foto Fischer



Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Recognition Award

Julia Gaisbacher
born in 1983 in Grambach near Graz (Austria), lives and works in Vienna

Julia Gaisbacher is an artist and photographer based in Vienna. In her work she deals with the complex interconnections between social conventions in public space, architecture and individual representation in different media.

Exhibitions in das weisse haus
die weisse ab-haus-verkaufs-kunstschau #5, 2016 (group exhibition)