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Barbara Graf

Corporeal Explorations

EXHIBITION DATES: 6 - 16 August, 2019

OPENING: Tuesday 6 August, 5 – 7pm

DSA GALLERY: Ground Floor, P Block, Riego Street (off Albany St), Dunedin

GALLERY HOURS: Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm


Barbara Graf was born in 1963 in Winterthur, Switzerland and lives and works in Vienna, Austria and Winterthur, Switzerland. She studied from 1985-90 at the Academy University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria and majored in the Master Class for Experimental Art – Painting and Graphics, Prof. Maria Lassnig. From 2003-2010 Barbara became guest lecturer at the Academy of Art and Design (HGK), Fashion Design, Basel in Switzerland. Since 2004 she is lecturing at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, in the Institute of Art Sciences and Art Education: Textiles. Barbara Graf has been working on the artistic investigation of the human anatomy, the body and its visual culture since 30 years – an example is the invention of the flexible sculptures "Anatomical Garments" (ongoing since 1989): a position between sculpture, clothing as second skin, reflections about medical visualisations and socio-cultural defined visual images of the body. Executions of the works are mainly in the media of drawing, textiles, photography and film.


Barbara Graf is the Dunedin School of Art Artist in Residence from 24 July – 24 August 2019. This autonomous residency supports artists contributing to the Dunedin School of Art’s wider community and receives a funding contribution from the Fred Staub Open Art Fund. It is open to expressions of interest from national and Trans-Tasman artists. 

Published on 23 Jul 2019

Orderdate: 23 Jul 2019
Expiry: 27 Aug 2019