Nana Mandl: You‘re So Cool at Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna

Installation view, Nana Mandl: You‘re So Cool at Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna
Installation view, Nana Mandl: You‘re So Cool at Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna
Installation view, Nana Mandl: You‘re So Cool at Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna
Installation view, Nana Mandl: You‘re So Cool at Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna
Installation view, Nana Mandl: You‘re So Cool at Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna
Installation view, Nana Mandl: You‘re So Cool at Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna

Nana Mandl: You‘re So Cool at Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer, Vienna

12 Mar 2021 to 17 Apr 2021

All Images courtesy of Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer

Mandl creates expansive, colourful and material-intensive collages, composed of analog and digital image archives that she combines into precise and multi-layered images in which private memories meet the collective memory of a generation. In her practice, Mandl uses sticker motifs and decals, Disney characters and Bravo covers, handwriting and photos in conjunction with photoshop layouts and renderings, pixelated surfaces and visual information remains from digital image production, storage and reproduction. The canvas is repeatedly emphasized in terms of its materiality, different textiles meet and are processed in different ways and used embroidery as if a gestural brushstroke. In the work, sewn and embroidered items are an anchor point and antipole to the accelerated image production and circulation that characterizes digital technologies.

Nana Mandl (b. 1991 in Graz, Austria) studied at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee and received her diploma in fine arts at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

Recent solo exhibitions include “Dropping Distance’, Kunstraum und Sammlung Hollenstein: Dock 20, Lustenau, 2020; ‘Sweet Attraction & Dissatisfaction’, Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna, 2018; ‘Adventure Time No. 2’, with Sarah Sternat, Improper Walls, Vienna, 2018; ‘Getting Down On Knees And Nerves’, with Karl Karner, Kunsthalle Graz, 2018

Recent group shows: ‘Rhizome – Images of Thought’, Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna, 2020; ‘On the New’, Belvedere 21, Vienna, 2019; ‘Anything Goes’, White & Weiss Gallery, Bratislava, 2019; ‘Oh Please Do’, Fifteen Seconds Festival, Stadthalle Graz, 2018.

Her work has been included in the following institutional collections: Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, 2020; Künstlerhaus, Vienna, 2016; Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin, 2015; Kunsthalle, Museumsquartier, Vienna, 2015.

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