Exhibition view. Sculpture standing on the floor in a big industrial hall. Detail Shot.

Markus Sworcik is working in the fields of installation, sculptural explorations and other various digital and analog media. He is mainly interested in collaging different inputs woven with shifting identities, excessive use of information, material consumption as well as transformative and representative human behaviors within society, technology and nature. Fragmented outputs are embedded in a variety of works. Within these topics there are somehow metaphorical layers and fractural narratives.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

2020 (17 09 — 28 11 2020) — In Suspense / Albeit Unintentionally – Rather Acrobatic @ ROTOR – Association for Comtemporary Art, Graz (AT) 2020 (27 09 2020) — Context Cocktail @ Lager 2 / Wagner Biro Straße 117 (AT) 2020 (14 09 — 09 10 2020) — Residency @ Atelier im Schwimmbad, Wies (AT) 2019 (06 06 2019 — 07 06 2019) — Group Exhibition: Oh Please Do @ Fifteen Seconds Festival 2019 (05 05 2019) — Screening: Basically, they are just Separated ('Old Images') via the theoneminutes.org (Curated by Tao Hui) @ East China Normal University, Shanghai (CN) @ 65th International Film Festival Oberhausen (DE) @ Betty Jane, Amsterdam (NL) @ Dortmunder U (DE) @ Mu, Eindhoven (NL) @ Museum Hilversum (NL) @ Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (NL) @ De School, Amsterdam (NL) 2019 (02 02 — 18 04 2019) — Group Exhibition: Hate Speech — Aggression and Intimacy, @ HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark / Künstlerhaus  — Halle für Kunst & Medien (Curated by Sandro Droschl) — https://www.km-k.at/de/exhibition/hate-speech/ 2019 (08 01 — 11 01 2019) — Group Exhibition: Residue Posing / Ortwein Stipendium 2018, @ Schaumbad Freies Atelier, Graz (AT) — https://schaumbad.mur.at 2018 (08 03 2018) — Group Exhibition: Art on Prescription — Art sur Ordonnance, Paris, @ Musée du quai Branly 37, Paris (FR) 2018 (09 02 — 11 02 2018) — Group Exhibition: Something Goes Wrong Wenn ich Schlafe with Hannes Schauer, @ Volke 4, Graz (AT) 2017 (09 10 — 31 10 17) — Solo Exhibition: RETAW, RETAW Falls, @ Popup Gallery Füll die Lück, Graz (AT)2017 (13 05 — 26 11 2017) — Group Exhibition: Art on Prescription, Offspace Project during the Venice Biennale 2017, @ La Biennale di Venezia 2017 (IT) 2017 (05 05 — 07 05 2017)— Group Exhibition Galerientage Graz, @ Artepari, Graz (AT) 2017 (09 01 — 12 01 2017) — Group Exhibition, @ Cuntra la Cultra, Graz (AT) 2016 (07 12 — 12 12 2016) — Group Exhibition: MHD, @ Schmiede36, Graz (AT) 2016 (02 05 — 07 05 2016) — Group Exhibition, @ Lendwirbel, Kunsthaus Graz (Innenhof), Graz (AT) 2015 (17 06 2015) — Live-Performance / Group Exhibition Hail Of Bullets (Roter Keil, The Third War), @ Designhalle Graz (AT) 2014 (08 02 2014) — Performance TTMMM with Hella Comet, @ Volt, Graz (AT) 2010 (12 05 2007) — Sound Performance Sonntags Abstrakt with Wouter Jaspers (NL), @ Postgarage, Graz (AT)

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Vexing Mapping

2020, Silicone, Marker
@ ROTOR – Association for Comtemporary Art, Graz (AT)

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Stimulus (e)

2020, Sand, Resin, Office Chair Parts,
Old Silk Jacket, Oven Bake Clay, Laserprint @ Context Cocktail, Lager 2

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Relax, Like Horns 

2019/2020, Printed Shower Curtains, Aluminium, Shrink Tubing,
Canon MP240 Photography Print, 82 x 42 x 10 in

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Take a Bite 

2019/2020, Printed Shower Curtains, Aluminium, Shrink Tubing, Canon MP240 Photography Print, 81 x 38 x 6 in

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Basically, they are just Separated 1:00 min, 1920x1080, 2019 via theoneminutes.org

Basically, they are just Separated, 1:00 min, 1920x1080, 2019 via theoneminutes.org

Basically, they are just Separated, 1:00 min, 1920x1080, 2019 via theoneminutes.org

The One Minutes Series of this summer is ‘Old Images’ curated by Tao Hui. The series consists of 16 one-minute videos produced by international artists and filmmakers, investigating the concept of realism. "Xie Zhen" is a Chinese word in traditional Chinese painting. It mainly refers to portraits of people. "Xie Zhen" means "strong resemblance to the subject. "Old Images investigates how to integrate this concept into our current visual culture.

Untitled / (Get Rid of Your Tongue) Various Dimensions, 2019, @ Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz (AT)

Against the backdrop of current developments in politics and the media, the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien (KM–), in Graz is focusing on freedom of speech, its use and its abuse. "Hate Speech: Aggression and Intimacy" presents international positions in contemporary art that address forms of ever more aggressive communication and the effects of social media, as well as their media-related facets. Taking center stage here are people communicating through social media with their urge to express themselves socially, with their media-driven dedication and identity-questioning game of anonymity and role-playing. At the same time, however, these individuals yearn for their own personal boundaries and visibility, apparently on a quest for an updated kind of individuality and intimacy. To an increasing extent, the reactions from parts of the Internet community are ever more alarming, with people outdoing each other in their expressions of hostility, resentment, and hate. Other issues related to freedom of opinion, art, and press accompany the artistic investigations found in the project "Hate Speech: Aggression and Intimacy."

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Residue Posing 2019, @ Schaumbad Freies Atelier Graz, (AT)

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Hide 1, 2, 3, 4 

2018 Layers of Shower Curtains,
Stainless Steel Chains, Shrink Tubing,
289 x 174 x 35cm

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Monolith 1 

2018, Tiles, Dust of Joints, Plaster, Concrete, Aluminium,
Arduino + LEDs, Silicone, 3,5" Harddisc, Sticker.
ca. 79cm x 80cm x 14cm

A medium height sculpture covered with tiles and a hole with a harddrive and lights
A medium height sculpture covered with tiles and a hole with a harddrive and lights
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Something goes Wrong wenn ich Schlafe 2018 @ Volke 4, Graz (AT)

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A mimic figure on a slippery floor

A mimic figure on a slippery floor, 2017 Aluminium Net, Cardboard, Sunfounder Mega 2560, Servo Motors, PCI Pecidur-Panel, Cables, Shrink Tubing / 60 x 60 x 13 cm

2017 Aluminium Net, Cardboard, Sunfounder Mega 2560, Servo Motors, PCI Pecidur-Panel, Cables, Shrink Tubing / 60 x 60 x 13 cm

Dualsite 2016, @ Schmiede 36, Graz, (AT)

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