Klara Hobza’s practice incorporates performance, video, drawing and sculpture and is conceptually held together by narrations of self-imposed endeavours. In her multilayered artworks, Klara Hobza captures natural matters in analytic and often also humorous ways, while maintaining an underlying thread connecting a sense of discovery, playfulness and wonder. Having studied under Mark Dion at Columbia University in New York, Hobza’s works and projects engage deeply with nature, a strong interest in animal life as well as an investigative play on science’s limitations.
While drawings play a growingly important role in her practice, the artist also engages in long term conceptual works such as her scuba-diving project „Diving through Europe (2010-Present)“. An ongoing study in which Hobza explores Europes rivers and then documents her own physical experiences further translating them into various media.
Klara Hobza received a diploma from Munich Academy of Fine Arts, Munich and and holds a MFA from Columbia University, Master of Fine Arts, New York. Her work has been exhibited internationally since 2005. Hobza’s most recent exhibitions include PAPIER (Kunstverein Bamberg, 2021), Swimmingpool — Troubled Waters (Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin 2021), Animaloculomat (Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, 2020), Naturama, Aargau (2020-21), Soy Capitan, Berlin (2018), Kunsthaus Zürich (2017), Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (2017), Bon Voyage! Reisen in der Kunst der Gegenwart (Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, 2020) and In aller Munde. Von Pieter Bruegel bis Cindy Sherman, (Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, 2020). This year (2021), a selection of works of Hobza’s Diving Through Europe cycle has been added to the national collection of Germany (Sammlung der BRD), among others the video Diving Through Europe – The Plan, shown at her exhibition at Soy Capitán. Hobza´s projects have been widely discussed in contexts ranging from art, science, technology to general culture (selected publications include Artforum, Monopol Magazine, AD Architectural Digest, Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, New York Times, Wired).
Klara Hobza born 1975 in Pilsen (CZ), lives and works in Berlin and Paris.