Stephanie Rizaj

Stephanie Rizaj is a visual artist who splits her time between places of endless stories. Her practice ranges from sculptures to installations and videos, where she weaves together biomythological narratives with a critique of production conditions and power relations. Her work explores the brutality of everyday life through identity shifts, power structures, the search for collective being, and the desire to belong.

Rizaj has exhibited work internationally in various exhibitions and festivals, including Manifesta 13 Marseille (FR), Loop Barcelona, (ES), Stedelijk Museum (NL), Botanique (BE), Diagonale (AT), Dokufest (XK), Galerie 17 (XK), Galerie Emila Filly (CZ) oder Ebute-Metta, Lagos (NG). Amongst other prizes, she has been awarded the Theodor Körner Prize (AT).

During her time at Rupert, Rizaj delves into her personal archive of found videos and collected materials, expanding her collection of clothing labels and care instructions. Through the process of (re:)writing, (re:)listening, (re:)editing, (re:)placing and (re:)shifting she examines the intersection of memory, material and the everyday.

Stephanie Rizaj Welcome to your new life, 2022, Video installation, Foto: Lola Pertsowsky

With the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport (BMKÖS)