Artist Lecture by Ulrike Müller

Monument to My Paper Body
Artist Lecture by Ulrike Müller
Welcome Eva Birkenstock
Sunday, 28.04.2024, 12 pm

Ulrike Müller’s artistic work activates relationships between abstraction and the bodies as well as a concept of painting that is not bound to brush and canvas. Müller uses a vocabulary of forms that – depending on the context and the viewer – are politically and emotionally charged and encourage figurative readings.

Ulrike Müller’s work complicates conventional expectations. Her paintings and works on paper destabilize concepts such as originality, autonomy, and authorship. Müller shifts her formal vocabulary between material and affective states and makes use of a variety of materials and techniques. Alongside small-scale paintings in baked enamel, she creates expansive murals, textiles, prints and publications.

Ulrike Müller studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and took part in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (New York). She was co-editor of the queer-feminist magazine LTTR and from 2009-2012 organized the collaborative project Herstory Inventory. 100 Feministische Zeichnungen von 100 Künstlerinnen. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (Mumok, Vienna, 2015), the Whitney Biennial (New York, 2017), the 57th Carnegie International (Pittsburgh, 2018), the Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen (Düsseldorf, 2018), the international exhibition of the 58th Venice Biennale (2019). From 2023-25 they will be on display as part of the exhibition Woven Histories. Textiles and Modern Abstraction (National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Museum of Modern Art, New York).

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