Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair

Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair (1980) was born in Moscow, since 2004 she lives and works in Vienna. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in 2009. In 2015 she has been awarded the Chimera Art Award, and the Annual grant of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New-York in 2014. She took part in numerous residential programs e.g. Istanbul, Gyeonggi-do, Vienna and Budapest, and exhibited in many institutions.

Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair’s works are characterized by a dual narrative providing multiple readings which operate in the background simultaneously and are interwoven on various levels. She often incorporates into her works the similarities between American minimalist sculptures and the Soviet sites, which determines a cultural, ethnographical environment for her art. She uses shapes and symbols that carry historical references, which are memories of forms, reductions and materiality of previous age.

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Double Bind  
2016, installation view at Ani Molnár Gallery

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Double Bind  
2016, installation view at Ani Molnár Gallery

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Double Bind  
2016, installation view at Ani Molnár Gallery

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Scroll Down  
2014, gouache on wood
80x80 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Scroll Right (1.)
2014, gouache on wood
80x80 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Scroll Right (2.)
2014, gouache on wood
80x80 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: In the Neighbourhood  
2013, gouache on paper
70x35 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: In the Neighbourhood  
2013, gouache on paper
70x35 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Doors and Stones (1.) 
2010, mixed media (wood, glass, photo collage)
44x32x3 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Doors and Stones (2.) 
2010, mixed media (wood, glass, photo collage)
44x32x3 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Doors and Stones (3.) 
2010, mixed media (wood, glass, photo collage)
44x32x3 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Doors and Stones (4.) 
2010, mixed media (wood, glass, photo collage)
44x32x3 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Doors and Stones (5.) 
2010, mixed media (wood, glass, photo collage)
44x32x3 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Doors and Stones (6.) 
2010, mixed media (wood, glass, photo collage)
44x32x3 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Doors and Stones (7.)
2010, mixed media (wood, glass, photo collage)
installation view, 44x32x3 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Moscow, your are not our capital (1.)  
2010, installation of four boxes, mixed media (wood, glass, metal, ink-jet print, gouache, cardboard, b/w photography)
installation view

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Moscow, you are not our capital (3.) 
2010, mixed media (wood, glass, metal, ink-jet print, gouache, cardboard, b/w photography)
installation view, detail, 86x60x7,5 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Moscow, you are not our capital (6.)  
2010, mixed media (wood, glass, metal, ink-jet print, gouache, cardboard, b/w photography)
95x70x7,5 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Moscow, you are not our capital (5.)  
2010, mixed media (wood, glass, metal, ink-jet print, gouache, cardboard, b/w photography)
95x70x7,5 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Moscow, you are not our capital (7.)  
2010, mixed media (wood, glass, metal, ink-jet print, gouache, cardboard, b/w photography)
installation view, detail, 83x60x7,5 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Polka 1 and Polka 2 
2009, mixed media (wood,varnish, paper, gouache, glass)
installation view

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Polka 1
2009, mixed media (wood,varnish, paper, gouache, glass)
86x107x18 cm

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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair: Polka 2 
2009, mixed media (wood,varnish, paper, gouache, glass)
71×107×18 cm