Klara Hobza (click here for full biography/CV) born 1975 in Pilsen, Czech Republic, lives and works in Berlin. Hobza’s artistic practice evolves around performance, video, drawing and sculpture. Her pieces are conceptually held together by narrations of self-imposed and large scale endeavors. Hobza’s ongoing project Diving Through Europe started in 2010 and uses lived experience as conceptual material, which she then translates into different media.
Hobza studied at Munich Academy of Fine Arts under Olaf Metzel, MFA at Columbia University, New York and at Rogue Film School, Los Angeles. Her recent solo exhibitions include Diving Through Europe at Syndhavn Station, Copenhagen (2014), Die große Basler Gipfelbargung at deupiece bei St. Clara, Basel, and On Display at basis, Frankfurt am Main. Hobza has been awarded with grants and fellowships from Stiftung Kunstfonds (Germany, 2012), ars viva/BDI (Germany, 2010), DIVA (Denkmark, 2009), NYFA (NY, 2007) and the SculptureCenter Prize (NY, 2005), et al.
Portrait, in Kulturradio RBB – 04/2017, by Sophie Warmbrunn.
Feature, in Weltkunst – Berlin special, No. 114 2016, by Christiane Meixner (PDF upon request).
Feature, in Tagesspiegel, 03/2016, by Daniel Boese.
Monograph, in frieze d/e, 03/2012, by Isabelle Moffat.
Interview, in Monopol, 12/2012, by Charlotte Hollbach.
Monograph, in Berliner Morgenpost, 12/2012, by Jan Draeger.
Portrait, in Berliner Zeitung, 12/2012, by Beate Scheder.
Review of Moving with Fervor into Moments of Levity, in taz, 09/2012, by Britta Peters.
Review of Prequel, in Artforum, 02/2012, by Daniel Boese.
Der Welt aus dem Bild heraus begegnen, contribution in Werner Herzog – An den Grenzen, by Kristina Jaspers and Rüdiger Zill, 2015, Bertz+Fishcer Verlag.
Five Sections for Klara Hobza, in Labor/Laboratory – ars viva 2010/11, 2011, by Gregory Volk.
In Rapture of the Depp: Diving Through Europe, in Klara Hobza-Early Endeavors, 2013, by Stefanie Böttcher, catalogue published by