Nana Mandl: dream baby, dream

12 October - 12 November 2022
  • Nana Mandl

    dream baby, dream
  • In her colourful material collages, pictures, prints and sculptures, Nana Mandl develops possible visual implementations of today's media challenges and excessive demands. Her haptic collages combine elements of painting, embroidery and drawing with forms of communicative-representative spheres of advertising, fashion, pop culture and social media.
  • Installation View, Nana Mandl, dream baby, dream, 2022, credits to Manuel Carreon Lopez
  • Nana Mandl, Artist Book 'dream baby, dream'
    Nana Mandl, artist book, "dream baby, dream", 2022, published by formerlyknownpress, limited edition of 250

    Nana Mandl

    Artist Book 'dream baby, dream'
    Mandl's new artist book also takes a playful approach to superficiality and materiality, which often dominates meaning these days. Her multi-layered works find space in an catalogue, which makes precisely this overlapping of image worlds clear on 52 varied pages.
    The individual prints in the publication show details of works, as well as exhibition views from recent years and are printed on differently structured paper. In addition, the sheets of paper are cut in different ways, creating an exciting, multi-layered space that arouses curiosity about the pages that lie ahead.
    An additional 12 sheets of tracing paper offer space for six selected poems by the artist. The catalogue is not only intended to reflect a visual world, but above all to provide an incentive to discover new aspects and connections in an environment flooded with images.
    NANA MANDL „dream baby, dream“
    artist book
    published by formerlynotknownpress
    limited edition of 350 pieces 
    195 x 260 cm, (64 pages)
    printed in Istanbul
    ISBN 978-3-3904157-03-2 2021/22
  • Featured Artworks by Nana Mandl

  • Installation View, Nana Mandl, dream baby, dream, 2022, credits to Manuel Carreon Lopez
  • About The Artist | Nana Mandl

    Nana Mandl (b. 1991 in Graz, Austria) studied at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weissensee and received her diploma in fine arts at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. 
    Recent solo and duo exhibitions include “Fear of missing out“ (with Karl Karner), KS Room, Feldbach, 2022; “1.000.000”, Spark Art Fair, Vienna, 2022; “you’re so cool”, Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna, 2021; “dropping distance”, DOCK20 Kunstraum und Sammlung Holleinstein, Lustenau, 2020; „sweet attraction & dissatisfaction“, Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna, 2019; „getting down on knees and nerves“ (with Karl Karner, Kunsthalle Graz, Graz, 2018; “BYE BUY”, SideStreetStudios, Cape Town, 2018; „SHUFFLE REPEAT“, Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz, 2016.
    Selected group shows contain „Fragile Phantome“, Galerie Zimmermann Kratochwill, Graz; „Hier und Jetzt“, Neuer Kunstverein, Vienna, 2022;  “Rhizome – Images of Thought” Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna, 2020; “Now. collected #9/#10”, Kunstforum Wien, Vienna, 2020; “Über das Neue“”, Belvedere 21, Vienna, 2019; “anything goes”, White & Weiss Gallery, Bratislava, 2019; “constellations”, wellwellwell, Vienna, 2017.
    Nana Mandl is also a founding member and current contributor to the internationally active artist collective CLUB FORTUNA.