Klara Hobza (click here for full biography/CV), born 1975 in Pilsen (CZ), lives and works in Berlin. Her artistic practice involves performance, video, drawing, and sculpture, and is conceptually held together by narrations of self-imposed 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 (with Olaf Metzel), at Columbia University, New York (MFA), and at Rogue Film School, Los Angeles. Her recent solo exhibitions include Animaloculomataurus at Soy Capitán (2018), Diving Through Europe at Syndhavn Station, Copenhagen (2014), Die große Basler Gipfelbergung at deupiece bei St. Clara, Basel, and On Display at basis, Frankfurt am Main (2014). Hobza has been awarded with grants and fellowships from Stiftung Kunstfonds (2012), ars viva/BDI (2010), DIVA (2009), NYFA (2007) and the SculptureCenter Prize (2005), et al.
Review of Animaloculomataurus at Soy Capitán Berlin, in Garage Magazin, by Emily McDermott.
Review of Künstlerische Interventionen III at Museum für Naturkunde Berlin, in Berliner Zeitung, 148/2017, by Juliane Meissner.
Feature, in Weltkunst – Berlin special, 114/2016, by Christiane Meixner.
Feature, in Tagesspiegel, 03/2016, by Daniel Boese.
Monograph, in Mousse Magazine 2015.
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“, in: Kristina Jaspers and Rüdiger Zill (eds.), Werner Herzog. An den Grenzen, Berlin 2015.
„In Rapture of the Depp. Diving Through Europe“, in: Stefanie Böttcher (ed.), Klara Hobza – Early Endeavors, Berlin 2013.
„Five Sections for Klara Hobza“, in: Gregory Volk (ed.), ars viva 10/11. Labor / Laboratory. Nina Canell. Klara Hobza. Markus Zimmermann. Andreas Zybach, Berlin 2011.