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 abstract, minimalist work is rooted in painting, graphic art and sculpture, but she also includes other media, such as photography and video. In her graphic and painting works, presented as series, and her modular installative settings, she deals with the relation between abstraction, sensuality of the material, and politics.

Nataša Bodrožić, Saša Šimpraga (eds.): Motel Trogir: it is not future that always comes after, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, 2016

Patrick Urwyler (ed.): Award Winners Exhibition 2015, exh. cat., Chimera-Project Gallery, Budapest, 2016

Astrid Peterle (ed.): Tales of 2 Cities, exh. cat., Jewish Museum Vienna, Vienna, 2015

Katalin Timár (ed.): [silence] – A Holocaust Exhibition, exh. cat., Ludwig Múzeum Budapest, Budapest, 2014

Rieder Gábor: “A [csend] hangjai,” in: artportal, July 24, 2014

Anton Faistauer Preis 2014, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, 2014

Selected articles and reviews Tessa Szyszkowitz: “Stahlschrank der Erinnerung,” in: Profil 39, September 22, 2014, p. 96

David quigley: “Histories and other Eternally Recurring Things. For Shapiro -Obermair,” in: Ve.Sch Heft Nr. 7, June 2012, pp. 7 – 8

Martin Vesely (ed.): Vier Jahre Ve.Sch ungefähr…, Wien, 2012

Gyeonggi Creation Center Residency 2011, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, 2012

Katharina Ritter, Shapiro -Obermair, Dietmar Steiner, Alexandra Wachter: Soviet Modernism 1955 – 1991. Unknown History, Park Books-Verlag, Zürich, 201

Christa Benzer: “Ohne Nebenwirkungen,” in: DER STANDARD, June 15, 2011

Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, 2011

Anne Katrin Feßler: “Nur nicht stehenbleiben,” in: DER STANDARD, July 2, 2010

Wolfgang Pichler: “Russische Avantgarde,” in: www.artmagazine.cc, June 6, 2010

Doris Lippitsch: “Corpus Delicti,” in: City – Wiener Magazin für Architektur und Urbanes, September, 2009, p. 18

Report – Magazine for Arts and Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe, Erste Bank, www.kontakt.erstegroup.net, 2009

Matthias Dusini: “Die Revolution in der Blockhütte,” in: FALTER 33/2009, August 14, 2009, p. 27

Anton Ovidiu, Hohenwarter Julia (eds.): Archive in Residence. Vienna – Bucharest, Vienna, 2008


Shapiro -Obermair, Wolfgang Obermair (eds.): Das große Moskau, das es niemals gab, SCHLEBRUEGGE.EDITOR, Vienna, 2008