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Laura Franzmann

Wismar, Germany 1990

@laurafranzmannn
laura@laurafranzmann.com


Laura Franzmann considers sculpture and drawing as entangled fields of representations used to question the boundaries of the self, which emerge in private and in cultural perspectives. The investigation of cultural-historical objects in relation to their interconnection to the body, and the associated imprinting of the subject, is at the center of her interest. 
Designed bodies or objects that are created as a counterpart to our self make one's own construction conscious. In her installations and sculptures, this construction is explored through the materiality that animates contemplations of touch and physical closeness. The intimacy and fusion between different self-images is explored in her work, for example, using quilted ornaments. The process of sewing becomes the metaphor for the connection between the self-image economized by culture and technology and its relation to the physical body.
In her sculptures, objects and drawings, the apparent polarities of technologically data-based capture of the body, and various traditions of ritual body supplements or extensions merge. Although added to the body, outwardly, they also always contain a psycho-mental inside. 


2017 
MFA, Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg (DE)
(Matt Mullican and Hanne Loreck)

2016
Goldsmiths University of London (GB)
(Verina Gfader and Simon Bedwell)

2015
BFA, Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg (DE)
(Matt Mullican and Hanne Loreck)

SOLO/DUO

UPCOMING 
2020
 
Kunstverein Jesteburg, Jesteburg (DE)

2019
IT TAKES TWO, Galerie Wassermühle Trittau, Trittau (DE)

2018
INCREASE SCREEN BRIGHTNESS, Golden Pudel/Plan Raum für Kunst, Hamburg (DE)

2017
COVERING FOLDS, MFA Degree show, HfBK, Hamburg (DE) (with Goscha Steinhauer)

SELECTED GROUP PROJECTS

2020
CORPORATE BODIES, Pragovka Gallery, Prague (CZ) (with Marvin Moises Almaraz Dosal, Judith Kisner, Goscha Steinhauer, Gabriela Těthalová, Gesa Troch, curated by Ján Gajdušek) 2019
SCHOOL OF EXPRESSIONS, Plato, Ostrava (CZ)(experimental summer school initiated by Michal Novotný, tutors: Valentinas Klimašauskas, Viktoria Draganova, Julie Béna, Zuzanna Czebatul, Pavel Sterec and Wojciech Kosma)
LEIKELA EDITIONS, Michael Horbach Stiftung, Köln (DE)
(with Jenny Schäfer, Franziska Opel, Andy Kassier, Suse Bauer, u.a.
curated by Rahel Gorten and Alexander Warhus)

FEMINIST SIGHTS #2 - SEEING THE CITY,
Jubiläumsprojekt "Alma Mater und ihre Töchter", Universität Hamburg, Hamburg (DE)
2018 
BEWERBERINNEN UND BEWERBER FÜR DAS
ARBEITSSTIPENDIUM HAMBURG
, Kunsthaus Hamburg, Hamburg (DE)

2017
SOFT SKILLS, Benzene, Hamburg (DE)
(with Judith Kisner and Magdalena Los)
THOUGHTS ON YOU IN A HUMID CLIMATE, MOM Art Space, Hamburg (DE)
(with Ting-Jung Chen, Ahu Dural, Holly Hunter, Sarah Ksieska, Nina Kuttler)
2016
HISCOX KUNSTPREIS, HfBK Hamurg, Hamburg (DE)
DIE PYTHIEN, Mundsburg Tower II, Hamburg (DE)
(with Marvin Moises Almaraz Dosal, Jakob Engel, Asana Fujikawa, Sarah Ksieska, Denis Kudrjasov, Magdalena Los, Takeo Marquardt, Marija Petrovic, David Reiber Otálora, Pablo Schlumberger, Elisa Schmitt, James Tabbush, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Alison Yip) 2015
ASA OPEN STUDIOS, Art School Alliance Studios, Hamburg (DE)
BFA DEGREE SHOW, HfBK Hamburg (DE)

TEXTS AND PUBLICATIONS

Dominikus Müller, Hiscox Kunstpreis catalogue (2016)
Holly Hunter, Schall und Raum AAF catalogue (2016)
Zeitgleich Zeitzeichen, BBK Germany (2019)
Sigrid Hermann, Marija Petrovic, (exhibition and catalogue text)
It takes two, Galerie Wassermühle Trittau (2019)
Monika Čejková, Ján Gajdušek, exhibition catalogue Corporate Bodies, Prague (2020)

ARTMAZE Mag Summer Issue 18 (2020)
GASTGARTEN (2020)

GRANTS STIPENDS NOMINATIONS

Nomination Hamburger Arbeitsstipendium (2018) (DE)
Nomination HISCOX Kunstpreis (2016) (DE)
DAAD Travel Grant (2016)
Art School Alliance, Alfred Toepfer Stiftung F.V.S. und Karl H. Ditze Stiftung
Goldsmiths University of London (2016) (GB)
Projectgrant Freundeskreis Förderung HfbK, Hamburg (2015) (DE)

COLLECTION

Sammlung der Sparkassen Stiftung Holstein















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