Lisa Großkopf’s works encompass diverse media, including site-specific installations and ephemeral interventions in public space as well as performances, photography, video, artist books, and posters. The miscellaneous works are related by the recurrent intermingling of truth and fiction; an element which is an invitation to a critical examination of granted constructions of reality.
Her artistic practice can be located within the appropriation tradition. She uses internet video clips, user comments, and flea market finds, as well as existing artworks and contemporary discourses as material for her artworks.
By modifying existing artifacts in ways that defy their intended purpose, she deconstructs established discourses and challenge the fragile boundary that separates art from non-art.
A recurring motif is the interconnectedness between individuals and public/private spheres in the relation to gender, sexuality, and identity. In her most recent artworks she addresses – sometimes self-deprecatingly – institutionalized structures of the art world and her role(s) in the global art system.
Lisa Großkopf, born in Vienna in 1989, studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna as well as at the Art University Linz.
Her works were shown in various exhibitions including at Organhaus (Chongqing, China), at Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv (Tel Aviv, Israel), at Krinzinger Projekte (Vienna, Austria) and at the Museum for Applied Arts (Frankfurt/Main, Germany). She was awarded the grant for emerging artists by the Austrian Federal Chancellery of Vienna, the Gabriele Heidecker Prize and the Fred-Adlmüller grant.
Lisa Großkopf lives and works in Vienna.