Born in 1983 in Rijeka/Croatia.
Luiza Margan is a visual artist who currently lives and works in Rijeka and Vienna. She obtained a master’s degree in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana and in performative arts and sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
In her art practice, Margan researches the socio-economic complexities of public space and the shaping of cultural identities within it, dissecting the visual and spatial codes that define it. Her works challenge the complex relations between the private and the public, the body and the condition of labor within changing technologies. She uses archives, field research and various found materials as the basis for her sculptural, printed and video works that are often presented in the form of multimedia exhibitions or performative actions in public space.
Margan was awarded the OHO – Best Young Artist Award in Ljubljana/Slovenia in 2007, the THT & Museum of Contemporary Art Award in Zagreb/Croatia in 2012, the Hypo Noe Young Art Award in St. Polten/Austria in 2015. She has been artist in residence in various programs in Mexico City, South Korea, Istanbul, Paris, and Italy.
Margan has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions and has had works acquired by public collections like Museum of Contemporary Art/Belvedere 21 in Vienna, Generali Foundation – Museum der Moderne in Salzburg/Austria, Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb/Croatia, and Tobacco Museum in Ljubljana/Croatia.
Luiza Margan is a member of The Golden Pixel Cooperative, a nomadic platform of artists working on the intersection between art and moving image, focusing on the research of documentary configurations.
Luiza Margan is a participant in the exchange program between the Akademie Schloss Solitude and the Center for Independent Culture and Youth (POGON), Zagreb.