Projects


2021
The reality doesn't have a door to knock on, just in case, Späti 71, with contributions by
Tolia Astakhishvili, Marco Bruzzone, Anke Dyes, Hanna Fiegenbaum, David Jourdan, Bob Kil, Nina Könnemann, Hans-Henning Korb, Chiara Minchio, Niklas Taleb, organized together with Hanna Fiegenbaum, Berlin (September)
2020
No, 30.03.2020, #ArtistClips, Secession, 2020
I want to park, Instagram takeover Secession, 20. - 26. of January, 2020
2018
Lisa Holzer, I sweat, book presentation, Hanna Magauer in conversation with Lisa Holzer, Spike, Berlin
Lisa Holzer, Artist Lecture Series Vienna, organized by Ezara Spangl and Rainer Spangl, Skulpturinstitut, Vienna
Lisa Holzer, I sweat, book presentation, Katharina Hausladen in conversation with Lisa Holzer, Secession, Vienna
2017
Champagne Glass, Edition, Gallery Gillmeier Rech, Berlin
2016
Talks: AOCT 2016, Actofcomingtogether (organized by Sophie Reinhold), Villa Romana, Florence
2015
Hair directions for Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff's play Apartment, New Theater, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The big Other, Sweatshirt for The New Museum Store's Triennial Capsule Collection, New York
2014
'New haircut. New house. New home.' Skype conversation with Deanna Havas and Alex Ross in the context of Heathers, Rowing, London
Hair directions for Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff's play Apartment, New Theater, Berlin
2011
Augusts Llen, artists' project/exhibition together with Chiara Minchio, Hotel Intercontinental, Vienna
20010/11
Yes Or Yes, Yes Or Yes, 4 one-night exhibitions in Berlin, an artists’ project together with Chiara Minchio. This project follows the project ______ ho is no substitute for anything that took place in Vienna, 2008/10. www.lisaholzer.net/Yes
2008/10
______ ho is no substitute for anything, 4 one-night exhibitions in Vienna, an artists’ project together with Chiara Minchio, inspired by Louise Lawler and Sherrie Levine’s A Picture Is No Substitute for Anything, 1981-82. www.lisaholzer.net/ho
2007-2013
Westphalie, a publishing house for artists’ books concerned with language: text-oriented publications, including in every way any play with letters, together with David Jourdan www.westphalie.com
2002-2005 member of the artists group <a room of one’s own>


Lisa Holzer, b. 1971 in Vienna, lives and works in Vienna and Berlin.
contact: hello@lisaholzer.net
@lisaholzerlisaholzer
www.emanuellayr.com

Solo Shows


2021
Eyes hold things differently, Layr Coburgbastei, Vienna
What a beautiful idea you were, NOUSMOULES c/o L'Etoile Endettee, Berlin
2019
Was trägt Sie? / What carries you?, Secession, Vienna
Esst mich!, Kunstverein München, Munich
2018
You make me very hungry / Und ich hab schon wieder Hunger (curated by Sylvia Sadzinski), Galerie im Turm, Berlin
I come in you, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
2017
The Party Sequel (Paris), Fiac Paris, Grand Palais (w. Lena Henke), presented by Galerie Emanuel Layr, Paris
I come in you - The Party Sequel (Berlin), Galerie Gillmeier Rech, Berlin
2016
Be a funny mom, Hester, New York
Men what a humble word, Lira Gallery, Rome
2015
The Man Who Is Unhappy and Opium In Cents Aesthetic (w. Chiara Minchio), The Composing Rooms, Berlin
Keep All Your Friends, Rowing, London
2014
I did love you once. I did did, Frieze Art Fair, Focus Section (w. Philipp Timischl), presented by Galerie Emanuel Layr, London
I did love you once, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
2013
Art Basel Miami Beach, Nova Section (w. Plamen Dejanoff), presented by Galerie Emanuel Layr, Miami
Liste 18, Art Fair Basel presented by Galerie Emanuel Layr, Basel
2012
db Geld/Gelb bzw. Grün GGG Geh Geh Geh (b. Chiara Minchio), After Yes1, dingum 6, Tiergarten Eins, Berlin
2011
Ich bin in der Mitte deines Bildes, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
LISA HOLZER/DAVID JOURDAN/ WESTPHALIE: "Bread-and-Butter, Ditsies and Dumb-Dumb." (w. David Jourdan), Centre National de l'Edition et de l'Art Imprimé, Paris
2009
....BBBB, Amer Abbas, Vienna
2007
Die Hose paßt wirklich ausgezeichnet, Habres + Partner, Vienna
2006
Die Hose paßt ausgezeichnet, Kabinett, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
2004
Don’t fall in love with me yet. I might be giant., auto, der neue Kunstraum, Vienna
2002
Einige freie Flächen, Gallery 5020, Salzburg



Group Shows


2022
Gmundner Fototage (curated by Boris Ondreicka), Gmunden
Bread and Digestifs (curated by Severin Dünser), Callirrhoe, Athens
2021
dependent, John Matthew Heard, Lisa Holzer, Mountains, Berlin
Lange Nacht der künstlerischen Foschung (curated by Anke Dyes), Kunstbunker, Nuremberg
2020
Which Gregg Araki Movie Are You From (curated by Claudia Rech), Haus, Vienna
Summercamp, Kunstraum Konrad, Puchberg am Schneeberg
Like Billowing Clouds, Untere Augartenstraße 26 Top 27, Vienna
2019
Streik! (co-curated with Kasia Michalski), Grob Gallery, Geneva
Limp, curated by_Vienna, curated by Paul Clinton, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
10 Years of Provence, The Downer, Berlin
Homework (curated by Claudia Rech), Castiglioni, Milan
2018
One Colour, Philipp Pflug Contemporary, Frankfurt
Someplace Special, Galerie Gillmeier Rech, Berlin
2017
in awe (curated by Melanie Ohnemus), Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
Ich weiss nicht, MAK, Vienna
La vie mode d'emploi, Centre d'Art Contemporain Chanot, Clamart
Picture Perfect (Giorgio Morandi-Oliver Osborne-Peter Dreher-Lisa Holzer), Studio Carnelutti, Milan
L'Image (curated by Vincent Romagny), Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich
Retour sur Mulholland Drive, La Panacee, Montpellier
2016
If only, it's just beginning, JOBS, Chicago
Collection Joseph Kouli, Parcours Prive FIAC, Paris
Lonesome Wife (organised by Attilia Fattori Franchini), Seventeen, London
Fieber, curated by_Vienna, curated by Kari Rittenbach, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
2015
By the Bearer in Whose Name it is Issued (curated by Quintessa Matranga), Centre for Style, Melbourne
Et nous voici plus bas et plus haut que jamais (curated by Vincent Romagny), Chiso Bldg, Kyoto
Flirting with Strangers, 21er Haus, Vienna
A slowly built burner, Good Press, Glasgow
"Oh I love this one." & Facing Figure Wallet, Nina Beier and Lisa Holzer, Wunderkammer, Meessen De Clercq, Brussels
M'm! M'm! Good!, Rowing, London
Diding, Ein Innen, das ein Außen bleibt? (cat.), Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz
2015
Triennial, Surround Audience (cat.), New Museum, New York
2014
@The Shrink (curated by Simon Dybbroe Moller), Shanaynay, Paris
Heathers (curated by Alex Ross), Rowing, London
The Elephant Test, Lothringer_13_Halle, Munich
"A Matter of Taste", The Ister at -1 invites Dingum, Paris
Power of Chi, Spreez, Munich
In (The Mix) and on the go (Univers) for those in the know (Wanda), Scriptings / Achim Lengerer, Berlin
It's my hair and i can do what I want with it!, Galerie Kamm, Berlin
D.R.E.S.S.I.N.G., Space, London
2013
NAIL US, mlartspace, 1459 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York
It Also Says Imperceptibly (curated by gerlach en koop), Dolores, Amsterdam
Noisy Spaghetti, Fauna, Copenhagen
Marius Engh, Benjamin Hirte, Lisa Holzer, Galerie Emanuel Layr @ Knust x Kunz + Munich, Munich
d @ 'ZweiDrei', Gitschiner Straße 20, Berlin
Fisslthaler, Holzer, Jourdan, Koger, Lux, Neumann, Westphalie (curated by Gabriele Mackert), Kunstpavillon Innsbruck, Innsbruck
The Collection #3, 21er Haus, Vienna
Pétrone/Pétrole (curated by Vincent Romagny), Air de Paris, Paris
Trisha Baga & No Brow (curated by Katharina Zimmer), Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
The Souls, a Twice-Told Tale (Second segment of the Doppelgänger cycle curated by Vincent Romagny), CEAAC, Strasbourg
2012
On Screen, Fotohof Galerie, Salzburg
BOBOEGGOHOJOKRLEPIPOSTWI, Blattgasse 6, Vienna
NADA Cologne presented by Galerie Emanuel Layr, Cologne
Artissima presented by Galerie Emanuel Layr, Turin
2011
Yes Or Yes, Yes Or Yes 4, Croy Nielsen, Berlin
Yes Or Yes, Yes Or Yes 3, Büro BQ, Berlin
Augusts Llen, Hotel Intercontinental, Vienna
2010
Yes Or Yes, Yes Or Yes 2, Nice and Fit, Berlin
Laocoon II, COCO, Vienna
Yes Or Yes, Yes Or Yes 1, Supportico Lopez, Berlin
Abstrakt, The Forgotten Bar, Galerie Im Regierungsviertel, Berlin
Laocoon, COCO, Vienna
"...Sorry - I didn't have time to google you", Julius Caesar, Chicago
______ ho is no substitute for anything, Pro Choice, Vienna
2009
Les pieds dans le vide, The Forgotten Bar, Galerie Im Regierungsviertel, Berlin
Economy of Plenty, Paper Bar, Künstlerhaus Passagegalerie, Vienna
Sex, Sex, Sex. Nein, Nein, Nein. Der so und sovielte Salon des Arts, Vienna
______ ho is no substitute for anything, Galerie Amer Abbas, Vienna
______ ho is no substitute for anything, Boltensternraum, Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
2008
______ ho is no substitute for anything, Vereinigung bildender Künstlerinnen Österreichs, Vienna
Matrix, Museum auf Abruf, Vienna
2007
Beziehungsweise, works on paper, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna
Tension;Sex;Despair – Aber Hallo/Na Und, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna
2006
Frisch zum Kampfe! Frisch zum Streite!, Hidden History/ies remapping Mozart, Wiener Mozartjahr, Vienna
2005
Blick A, Blick B, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
Koschatzky Art Price, MUMOK Hofstallungen, Vienna
gosh! where are you now?, auto, der neue Kunstraum, Vienna
2004
Positionen, Month of Photography, Werkraum, Vienna
constructa, Galerie 5020, Salzburg
Vorfreude, billboard project, Kunstbüro, Vienna
Born to be a star, with “a room of one’s own”, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
Der Widerstand der Fotografie, Camera Austria, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz
bb3 (cat.), with “a room of one’s own”, Berlin Biennal, Berlin
2003
Mothers of invention-where is performance coming from?, with “a room of one’s own”, MUMOK Factory, Vienna
Abstraction Now (cat.), Künstlerhaus, Vienna
Danke für die Illusionen, Grat/Beckmanngasse 52, Vienna
2002
site-seeing, die disneyfizierung der städte? (cat.), Künstlerhaus, Vienna
Das Experiment 2b (cat.), with “a room of one’s own”, Secession, Vienna
Private Space, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna
And Other Bargain Goods (cat.), Musée des Beaux-Arts, Calais


Performances/Gestures/Readings


2022
Everything, Bobshop, Berlin (July)

2020
Grapes in white chocolate (What comes out of pictures), Secession, Vienna
2019
Nachspeise / Dessert, Secession Fundraising Dinner (not executed), Secession, Vienna
The reality has no door, The Performance Agency at Art Berlin, Berlin
Drives drive, Every discourse is a discourse of enjoyment, Esst mich!, Kunstverein München, Munich
The reality has no door, Wine gets depressed at times, Esst mich!, Kunstverein München, Munich
Und ich hab schon wieder Hunger / You make me very hungry, Esst mich!, Kunstverein München, Munich
2018
Und ich hab schon wieder Hunger / You make me very hungry, Galerie im Turm, Berlin
November, Artist Lecture Series Vienna, organized by Ezara Spangl and Rainer Spangl, Skulpturinstitut, Vienna
My mascara is smeared or theirs. Runs, literally., I come in you, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
Drives drive, Someplace Special, Galerie Gillmeier Rech, Berlin
2017
November, Mass II, The Topography of Chance (organized by The Performance Agency/Yael Salomonowitz), Archivio Conz, Berlin, December 15, 2017
This is a VIP dream, together with Trevor Lee Larson, Special Program Art Berlin (compiled by Valerie Chartrain a. Nele Heinewetter), Berlin
My mascara is smeared or theirs. Runs, literally., I come in you - The Party Sequel Berlin, Galerie Gillmeier Rech, Berlin
2016
Esst mich./Eat me. Answer to the invitation to perform at the summer party of 21er Haus, Vienna, June 21st 2016 (I hope you saw me dance.) The text was available since June 21st 2016 on the website of the 21er Haus.
Inducement (Shrimp Chips), Be a funny mom, Hester, New York
2015
Woman doing her hair, Keep all your friends, Rowing, London
To Make Omelettes, You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs1, Japanese, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz
To Make Omelettes, You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs1, Japanese, Rowing, London
2014
I did love you once. 3/1, Epilog, Video dt., Proben1, Performative Screenings #31, School, Vienna
My hand cooking and photographing single spaghetti against transparent milky surfaces my hand against my hand against, I did love you once, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna
It's my hair and I can do what I want with it! (Cotton candy), It's my hair and I can do what I want with it!, Galerie Kamm, Berlin
2012
Yellow; To Make Omelettes, You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs1, Japanese; To Make Omelettes, You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs2, French; Colour passes, permeates the glass, comes out of the picture, db Geld/Gelb bzw. Grün GGG Geh Geh Geh, After Yes1, dingum 6, Berlin
RR, Relaxed Reading or The Ambient Stylistics of Tan Lin (together with David Jourdan, 2012), Miss Read, Berlin
2011
Read N' Utter, "B-tongue" Performance together with David Jourdan, Centre National de l'Edition et de l'Art Imprimé, Paris
Lisa Holzer and Black Popcorn Talk, Yes Or Yes, Yes Or Yes 3, Croy Nielsen, Berlin
Lisa Holzer, Yes Or Yes, Yes Or Yes 3, Büro BQ, Berlin
2010
Lisa Holzer, Yes Or Yes, Yes Or Yes 2, Nice and Fit, Berlin
Lisa Holzer, Yes Or Yes, Yes Or Yes 1, Supportico Lopez, Berlin
To Make Oneself Similar in this Sense, "B-Tongue" Performance together with David Jourdan, Bergfriedstrasse 19, Berlin
2009
Economy of Plenty, "B-tongue" Performance together with David Jourdan, Paper Bar, Passagegalerie, Künstlerhaus, Vienna
Lobbing Rolls at a Holzer, live (After Rodney Graham), Sex, Sex, Sex. Nein, Nein, Nein. Der so und sovielte Salon des Arts, Vienna
2007
Die Hose paßt wirklich ausgezeichnet, Gallery Habres + Partner, Vienna
2006
Die Hose paßt wirklich ausgezeichnet, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
2005
Performance (I), La Tourelle, Paris
Performance (II), Avenue de New York, Paris


Publications


More (or five) Doors in Appendage, prefaces to, Grazer Kunstverein, 2022
Bewerbung für ein Recherchestipendium, dis/claim magazine ISSUE 1, 2022
Esst mich!, Reader, Kunstverein München/Westphalie, 2020
Lisa Holzer, Was trägt Sie? / What carries you?, Secession, Vienna, 2019
Edit, N°78/79, Herbst 2019
Starship 18, Winter 2019, 20 Years Issue, Berlin, 2019
Artist Lecture Series Vienna, Lisa Holzer 21. März 2018, (c) 2010 - 2018 Artist Lecture Series Vienna organisiert von Ezara Spangl und Rainer Spangl, Vienna, 2018
RR, Relaxed Reading or The Ambient Stylistics of Tan Lin (together with David Jourdan, 2012) in Publishing Manifestos, Miss Read, edited by Michalis Pichler, 2018
Lisa Holzer, I sweat, monograph comprising selected works from 2015 - 2017 and selected writings from 2010 - 2017, Galerie Emanuel Layr and Westphalie Verlag, 2018
The Party Sequel (Berlin), in The Drawer, Revue de dessin, Volume 14 - parade, 2018
I sweat. in PROVENCE MAGAZINE ISSUE C, Criticism Now, Spring/Summer, 2017
SoArt #3 2013-2016, artists in residence / Millstädtersee, soart GmbH, Vienna, 2017
Eat me. in NOVEL Upstairs, edited by Alun Rowlands and Matt Williams, 2016
Eight Years, David Jourdan (Ed.), Westphalie, Vienna, 2014
I did love you once, Ruler #3, Helsinki, 2014
Hair directions, I did love you once, blackpages #52, Vienna, 2014
I am my hair, advertisement for Galerie Emanuel Layr, Petunia 5, 2013
It's my hair and I can do what I want with it! in Zug Magazine, Invisible #6, Innen, Budapest, 2013
Six Years... (POD version) Lisa Holzer and David Jourdan (eds), Westphalie, Vienna, 2012
The Architectural Landscape Volume 3 - Waldviertel Region, SpringerWienNewYork, 2011
previewed - Fotografie aus Wien, EIKON, 2010
Frisches Blut, 25 Minidramen, published by Lucas Cejpek a. Adelheid Dahimene, 2010
Pigiarniq, Issue # 17 of the magazine, 2009
Public Art Lower Austria - Volume 9, SpringerWienNewYork, 2009
Publish and be Damned 2008, Four Corner Books, London, 2008
Matrix, SpringerWienNewYork, 2008
Pilot 3, text by Melanie Ohnemus, London, 2007
Die Hose paßt wirklich ausgezeichnet, artist’s book, Westphalie, Vienna, 2007
Seltener Stil, Westphalie, Vienna, 2007
Verborgene Geschichte/n remapping Mozart, Wiener Mozartjahr 2006, DVD, 2006
Abstraction Now, Edition Camera Austria, Graz, 2005
Neue Galerie Malmoe, Malmoe Nr.23, 2004
site-seeing, die disneyfizierung der städte?, b_books, Berlin, 2003
And Other Bargain Goods, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Calais, 2002
5020, Gallery 5020, Salzburg, 2002
Camera Austria International Nr.74, text by Susanne Neuburger, 2001



Bibliography


R.S.V.P. by Hanna Magauer, Texte zur Kunst, Heft 120, The Feminist, December 2020
Lisa Holzer auf der Corona-Stage, Der Standard, April, 16, 2020
Lisa Holzer: Was trägt Sie? by Vanessa Joan Müller, Camera Austria Nr. 149, March 2020
Weintrauben im Dämmerlicht: Lisa Holzer in der Wiener Secession, Kurier, Nov. 26, 2019
Lisa Holzer at Kunstverein München, Contemporary Art Writing Daily, July 17, 2019
Katharsismomente, artline, 27/06/19
Lisa Holzer by David Misteli, Reviews, Artforum, Summer 2018
Lass die Erbse raus!, Wiener Zeitung, 24. April 2018
Mond über Malewitsch by Cristoph Schütte, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 17. March 2018
In awe, Jennifer Gelardo, 14. December 2017
10 stand top dell'edizione 44 della fiera FIAC di Parigi, Artribune, October 19, 2017
Lisa Holzer, Katharine Doyle, Berlin Art Link, Sept. 12, 2017
Zum Heulen: Lisa Holzer bei Gillmeier Rech, Beate Scheder, taz, 07.09.2017
Einblick (689), Lisa Holzer, taz, 07.09.2017
Art Week 2017 - Recommendations, KubaParis, September 2017
The Shows You Don't Want to Miss At Berlin Art Week 2017, sleek-magazine, 07/09/2017
one pic friday. Lisa Holzer, we-find-wildness.com, 28 October 2016
Galerienprojekt "Curated by" in Wien, Ö1 Journale, 08.09.2016
Galerienfestival "Curated by" in Wien, Auf den Spuren der Vergangenheit, Moritz Gaudlitz, Monopol Magazin, 2016
Fieber @ Galerie Emanuel Layr, by Yelena Keller, Topical Cream, 2016
Lisa Holzer by Michael Wilson, Reviews, Artforum, May 2016
"Be a funny mom", In the studio, Lisa Holzer, Collectors Agenda, February 2016
Uomini e capitalismo. Lisa Holzer a Roma, Calogero Pirrera, Artribune, February 28th 2016
was zerfließende camemberts mit unglücklichen, gebrochenen Männern zu tun haben, Moritz Gaudlitz, i-d. vice, February 2016
Eventually Also Add Text: The Decontextualized Language and Photography of Lisa Holzer, Chelsey VanderVliet, December 28th 2015
Lisa Holzer at Rowing, Contemporary Art Writing Daily, May 23, 2015
The open and the opaque., S. Bee, aqnb, 18/05/2015
The Great Escape, Paige K. Bradley, Artforum, DIARY, February 2015
Lisa Holzer at Emanuel Layr, Contemporary Art Writing Daily, August, 2014
Lisa Holzer Interview by Quintessa Matranga, Mission Comics, August 2014
Wenn Bilder sanft erröten: Pretty in Pink, NS, Falter, July 2014
What's Your Damage? "Heathers" evamped at Rowing, by Kate Neave, sleek-magazine, 10/07/2014
Me, Myself and Art #3: Off-Site during Frieze Week in London, by Ella Plevin, sleek-magazine, 10/22/2014
Lachen mit Lacan / Laughing with Lacan, Dominikus Müller in frieze d/e No.10, 2013
Im Anfang war der Mord, Wiener Zeitung, online version, 08.02.2011
Unentschiedene Dekonstruktion, Margareta Sandhofer in artmagazine 08.01.2011
Kunstsongs: Das Lied der glücklichen Bäcker, Nicole Scheyerer, Falter 29/11, 2011
Affine Akkumulation, Gesche Heumann in artmagazine 12.14.2009
Neue Beziehungen, Christa Benzer in Der Standard, print version 12.20.2007
Das -meist abwesende- Gegenüber, Alice Schmatzberger in artmagazine 04.30.2007
Passende Hosen, Christa Benzer in Der Standard, print version 04.05.2007
“Koschatzky Kunstpreis”: Veredelte Apfelbäume, Todsünden., Almuth Spiegler in Die Presse online, 02.06.2005
Gegenläufige visuelle Praktiken, Walter Seidl in artmagazine 02.17.2004
Sektion einer Gattung “Abstraction now”: Der Titel der Künstlerhaus-Ausstellung darf ruhig etwas ironisch verstanden werden, Doris Krumpl in Der Standard, print-version, 08.29.2003
Mit und ohne Theorie Neues von der hippsten Kunstlocation Salzburgs, wag in Der Standard, print-version, 03.18.2002


Grants / Awards


2021
Research stipend for fine arts, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Berlin
2017
Austrian State Scholarship for visiual arts
2016
SoArt Residency, Millstättersee, Austria
2007
Artist in Residence, London
Ein Platz für den Nachmittag, “Brunnen/Platzgestaltung Geras“, Art in public space, permanent installation, Geras, Lower Austria
2005
Artist in Residence, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
Koschatzky Art Price, Vienna
Price of the Salzburger Kunstverein and Salzburg