Monika Grabuschnigg (b. 1987, Austria) is a Berlin-based sculptor and mixed media artist who completed her MA in Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and studied as an exchange student at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and in Santiago at the Universidad Católica de Chile. Using clay as her primary medium, Grabuschnigg focuses in her artistic practice on the feeling of acceleration in an increasingly augmented, anxiety-inducing and commercialized alienating environment. Her work investigates, fragments, and reassembles cultural phenomenons: (technological) symbols are distorted and reconstructed into new narratives, the evidence of searching for an epistemology in a contemporary world in which our physical desires and guiding beliefs are directed and dictated by malign algorithms. In 2018, Grabuschnigg won the Berlin Art Prize and, in 2016, she received the Young Artist Award from the Federal State Government of Vorarlberg in Austria. Recent solo exhibitions include those at Studioraum 45 cbm - Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany (2019); REITER Galerie, Leipzig, Germany (2019); and Carbon12, Dubai, UAE (2018). With respect to group exhibitions, Grabuschnigg has recently exhibited in ‘The Garden Bridge’, Brücke Museum, Berlin, German (2019); ‘Nightshades’, Polansky Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic (2019); ‘Berlin Art Prize Nominees Exhibition’, The Shelf, Berlin (2018); ‘What satisfaction could you possibly have’, Carbon12, Dubai (2018); ‘A Strong Desire’, PS120, Berlin (2018); and ‘Haptic House’, Horse and Pony Fine Arts, Berlin (2018).