Ursula Mayer

Ursula Mayer (b. 1970) lives and works in London and Vienna. In 1996, she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna and completed her MFA at Goldsmiths University, London in 2005. She was the 2014 recipient of the Derek Jarman Award for experimental film and the Otto Mauer Prize in 2007. Her work has recently exhibited at the 16th Istanbul Biennial; Hayward Gallery, London; SeMA Biennale Mediacity, Seoul; Moderna Museet, Stockholm & Malmö; Audain Gallery, Vancouver; Tramway, Glasgow; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunstverein Hamburg; ICA, London; SculptureCentre, New York; 21er Haus, Museum Belvedere, Vienna; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; 11th Baltic Triennial, CAC, Vilnius; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Whitechapel Gallery, London; TBA21, Vienna and Kunsthalle Basel.

News

current solo exhibition Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw, Poland), until 5 May 2021

forthcoming group exhibition, Polygon Gallery (North Vancouver), opening June 2021

Exhibitions

Apparitions (2018)

Residue (2019)

Writing & Press

Ursula Mayer in conversation w Maud Jacquin, October 2015

CV

Please contact the gallery for links to films & videos by the artist

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The Seventh Continent, installation view, 16th Istanbul Biennial, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud​

The Fire of Knowledge Burns all Karma to Ashes, 2019 (still) HD loop on LED screen, 200 x 300cm

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The Fire of Knowledge Burns all Karma to Ashes, 2019 (still)

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Atom Spirit, 2017 (still) 16mm on HD video, colour, sound, 20m

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Atom Spirit, 2017

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Atom Spirit, 2017, 3 channel 16mm on HD video, colour, sound, 20m, installation view

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Gonda, 2012 (still) 16mm on HD video, colour, sound, 28m5s

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Gonda, 2012 (still)

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Mirror City, installation view, Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre (London)

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installation view, SeMA Biennale Mediacity (Seoul). Image courtesy of Seoul Museum of Art

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Medea, 2013 (still) 35mm on HD video, colour, sound 13m20s

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But We Loved Her, installation view, 21haus (Vienna)

Cinesexual, 2014, 16mm double projection, 3m44s

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Cinesexual, 2014, 16mm double projection, 3m44s

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But We Loved Her, installation view, 21haus (Vienna)

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Interiors, 2006, super 16mm transfer on DVD, colour and b&w, sound, 3m10s

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After Bauhaus Archive: Unknown Student in Marcel Breuer Chair, 2006, serigraph on archival paper, 86 x 42cm ea.

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After Bauhaus Archive: Unknown Student in Marcel Breuer Chair, 2006 (detail)

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After Bauhaus Archive: Unknown Student in Marcel Breuer Chair, 2006 (detail)

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After Bauhaus Archive: Unknown Student in Marcel Breuer Chair, 2006 (detail)

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The Unbegotten, 2013, C-prints, 100 x 150cm ea.

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Not a curse, nor a bargain, but a hymn, installation view, Audain Gallery (Vancouver)

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Not a curse, nor a bargain, but a hymn, installation view, Audain Gallery (Vancouver)

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Not a curse, nor a bargain, but a hymn, installation view, Audain Gallery (Vancouver)