For HOT MESS Nicoleta Auersperg is presenting Encounters, a series of cocktail bar tables with mouth blown glass sculptures which present a “noppen Glass” surface. The sculptures are all different in shapes, colours and structures, rendering the sculptures fluid and subverting the classical use of the table.
Auersperg‘s work continuously explores the question of form-finding. She is concerned with its ambiguity, not only as a sculptural but also a social process. In her artistic practice she investigates the character, qualities and origins of specific materials. She often works with materials that have a certain physical potential to change their appearance or state when coming in contact with other substances or when reacting to external factors. The artist interrogates this potential through performative sculptures and installations, rendering it visible in its rawest form.
Nicoleta Auersperg (b. 1991, Buenos Aires) is an interdisciplinary artist and co-founder of the artist run space GOMO in Vienna. She studied TransArts at the University of Applied Arts of Vienna and Textual Sculpture (with Heimo Zobernig) at the Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna, as well as at the Glasdepartment of Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam. From 2017, her work has been acquired by important public collections: State of Lower Austria (2017), City of Vienna (2018) and by the Federal Chancellery in the Artothek des Bundes (Austria) in 2019. She was winner of several scholarships and residencies, amongst others: Startstipendium bildende Kunst, Bmkoes, AT (2021); Friends of Salzbuger Summer Academy scholarship, Salzburg, AT (2020); Otto Mauer project fund scholarship, AT (2019); 50-Years Rietveld Scholarchip, Glasmuseum Leerdam, NL (2019). In 2017 at Contemporary Art Space in Xining (China) and Up-On International Live Art Festival Chengdu (China). Selected exhibitions include Kunstverein Eisenstadt, Austria (2021); Hot Mess Berlin (2021); das weisse Haus, Vienna (2019), Belvedere 21, Vienna (2019) and took part in Parallel Vienna both in 2018 and 2014.
lacquered steel and mouth-blown glass