Larissa Kopp

Larissa Kopp is one of our local artists currently using a studio space offered by studios das weisse haus in Hofbauergasse 9, 1120 Vienna.

Artist`s statement

“I am working with different media,  sometimes combined with each other: staged photography, performance, and objects. At the center of my artistic research is the topic of staging and all its variations, staging of identity and situations in space and time. The staged photographs have a kind of narrative character, but allow for a more open interpretation by the viewer. Mainly, I deal with the question of identity, in terms of how our identity is formed by society or how it is influenced by a certain personal story. I question these identities, alienate them and put them into different contexts. I`m especially interested in working with art-historic pieces, as they shape our perception of art, and I try to explore the ambiguity between what is generally accepted as high culture and good taste, and popular culture or kitsch. I like to play with  passed-on presentation mechanisms, representations and the expectations of the viewer.”

CV

Born in 1985. Lives and works in Vienna.

2011 graduation at Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg, class of free art
since 2012 class of contextual painting, Academy of fine Arts Vienna

2008/09 DAAD/ OP Scolarship at Academy of fine Arts, Budapest

selected exhibitions:

2013
Narrating spaces, Friday Exit, Vienna
Hans Knoll – Selected works from “Knoll talks” in Reality Raum Residenz, Atelier Suterena, Vienna
Art the ape of Nature, Universitätsmuseum, Heidelberg, curated by Ulrich Blanché (catalogue)

2012
The Last Title Was Fabulous, kunstsalon im fluc, Vienna
You Are Not Dorothy Anymore, Kreis Galerie, Nürnberg (E)

2011
Sürvey, Marburger Kunstverein, Marburg

2010
Comeback, studio +0, Tapetenwerk, Leipzig
überkitsch – german contemporaries, The Vyner Studio, London, curated by Ulrich Blanché
Offener Raum, Haus der Kunst, München

Works

untitled_cprint_diasec_40x60cm_2011

title image: Larissa Kopp: “untitled”, 2011,
cprint diasec, 40x60cm

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Larissa Kopp: “untitled”, 2012,
cprint, 40x60cm

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Larissa Kopp: “untitled”, 2013,
performance

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Larissa Kopp: “untitled”, 2011,
installation

the_invisible_gorilla_and_the_apparent_behaviour_videoinstallation_2013

Larissa Kopp: “the invisible gorilla and the apparent behaviour”, 2013,
videoinstallation