Markus Sworcik is an artist working in the fields of installation, sculptural exploration, film, sound and other various digital and analog material. He is mainly interested in collaging different inputs woven with information, media consumption and transformative / representational human behaviours within society, technology and nature. The fragmented outputs are embeded in a variety of works. Within these topics there are somehow metaphorical layers and fractural narratives.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS

UPCOMING: 14 09 2020 — 09 10 2020 — Residency @ Atelier im Schwimmbad, Wies (AT)
2019 (06 06 2019 — 07 06 2019)— Group Exhibition: Oh Please Do @ Fifteen Seconds Festival
2019 (05 05 2019) — Screening: Basically, they are just Separated (‘旧写真 Old Images’) via the theoneminutes.org (Curated by Tao Hui) @ East China Normal University, Shanghai (CN) @ 65th International Film Festival Oberhausen (DE) @ Betty Jane, Amsterdam (NL) @ Dortmunder U (DE) @ Mu, Eindhoven (NL) @ Museum Hilversum (NL) @ Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (NL) @ De School, Amsterdam (NL)
2019 (02 02 — 18 04 2019) — Group Exhibition: Hate Speech — Aggression and Intimacy, @ Künstlerhaus  — Halle für Kunst & Medien (Curated by Sandro Droschl) — https://www.km-k.at/de/exhibition/hate-speech/ 

2019 (08 01 — 11 01 2019) — Group Exhibition: Residue Posing / Ortwein Stipendium 2018, @ Schaumbad Freies Atelier, Graz (AT) — http://web455.webbox333.server-home.org

2018 (08 03 2018) — Group Exhibition: Art on Prescription — Art sur Ordonnance, Paris, @ Musée du quai Branly 37, Paris (FR)
2018 (09 02 — 11 02 2018) — Group Exhibition: Something Goes Wrong Wenn ich Schlafe with Hannes Schauer, @ Volke 4, Graz (AT)
2017 (09 10 — 31 10 17) — Solo Exhibition: RETAW, RETAW Falls, @ Popup Gallery Füll die Lück, Graz (AT)2017 (13 05 — 26 11 2017) — Group Exhibition: Art on Prescription, Offspace Project during the Venice Biennale 2017, @ La Biennale di Venezia 2017 (IT)
2017 (05 05 — 07 05 2017)— Group Exhibition Galerientage Graz, @ Artepari with Constantin Luser, Anna Maria Bogner, Graz (AT)
2017 (09 01 — 12 01 2017) — Group Exhibition, @ Cuntra la Cultra, Graz (AT)
2016 (07 12 — 12 12 2016) — Group Exhibition: MHD, @ Schmiede36, Graz (AT)
2016 (02 05 — 07 05 2016) — Group Exhibition, @ Lendwirbel, Kunsthaus Graz (Innenhof), Graz (AT)
2015 (17 06 2015) — Live-Performance / Group Exhibition Hail Of Bullets (Roter Keil, The Third War), @ Designhalle Graz (AT)
2014 (08 02 2014) — Performance TTMMM with Hella Comet, @ Volt, Graz (AT)
2010 (12 05 2007) — Sound Performance Sonntags Abstrakt with Wouter Jaspers (NL), @ Postgarage, Graz (AT)
2008 — Sound Performance (Group / Choir) Musikprotokoll (Robert Lepenik ), @ Steirischer Herbst Graz, Künstlerhaus Graz, Graz (AT)
2005 — Sound Performance Artists in Residence, @ Forum Stadtpark Graz, Fluc Wanne Vienna, Graz (AT)




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Relax, Like Horns, 2019/2020, Printed Shower Curtains, Aluminium, Shrink Tubing, Canon MP240 Photography Print, 82 x 42 x 10 in

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Take a Bite, 2019/2020, Printed Shower Curtains, Aluminium, Shrink Tubing, Canon MP240 Photography Print, 81 x 38 x 6 in

Basically, they are just Separated, 1:00 min, 1920x1080, 2019 via theoneminutes.org

Basically, they are just Separated, 1:00 min, 1920x1080, 2019 via theoneminutes.org

Basically, they are just Separated, 1:00 min, 1920x1080, 2019 via theoneminutes.org

The One Minutes Series of this summer is ‘Old Images’ curated by Tao Hui. The series consists of 16 one-minute videos produced by international artists and filmmakers, investigating the concept of realism. "Xie Zhen" is a Chinese word in traditional Chinese painting. It mainly refers to portraits of people. "Xie Zhen" means "strong resemblance to the subject. "Old Images investigates how to integrate this concept into our current visual culture.

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Untitled / (Get Rid of Your Tongue), Various Dimensions, 2019, @ Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien, Graz (AT)

Against the backdrop of current developments in politics and the media, the Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst & Medien (KM–), in Graz is focusing on freedom of speech, its use and its abuse. "Hate Speech: Aggression and Intimacy" presents international positions in contemporary art that address forms of ever more aggressive communication and the effects of social media, as well as their media-related facets. Taking center stage here are people communicating through social media with their urge to express themselves socially, with their media-driven dedication and identity-questioning game of anonymity and role-playing. At the same time, however, these individuals yearn for their own personal boundaries and visibility, apparently on a quest for an updated kind of individuality and intimacy. To an increasing extent, the reactions from parts of the Internet community are ever more alarming, with people outdoing each other in their expressions of hostility, resentment, and hate. Other issues related to freedom of opinion, art, and press accompany the artistic investigations found in the project "Hate Speech: Aggression and Intimacy."

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Residue Posing, 2019, @ Schaumbad Freies Atelier Graz, (AT)

This work is part of a conceptual idea, which questions the narrative of traces across time, the past and how a work can represent this narratives and pose a uncategorisational perspective of time. How do these artefactual representations pose? Which traces can be found? Categorisations, regulations and the analysis of fragments and residues? It also questions narratives between natural ressources and constructional euphoria. What then comes into existence is a metaphor within the work.

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Residue Posing / Rubble 1, 2018, Fine Cement, Brushed Stainless Steel Door Handle, Post-it Notes, 24 x 21 x 3.5 in

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Residue Posing / Rubble Fist, 2018, Fine Cement, Brushed Stainless Steel Door Handles, Post-it Notes, 35 x 14 x 3.5 in

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Residue Posing / Rubble 4, 2018, Fine Cement, Brushed Stainless Steel Door Handles, Post-it Notes, 18 x 25 x 3.5 in

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Residue MM / Residue R, 2019, Fine Cement, Eyelets, Post-it Notes, Sandpaper, 10 x 9 x 0.5 in

Hide 1, 2, 3, 4, 2018 Layers of Shower Curtains, Stainless Steel Chains, Shrink Tubing, 289 x 174 x 35cm

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Monolith 1, 2018, Tiles, Dust of Joints, Plaster, Concrete, Aluminium, Arduino + LEDs, Silicone, 3,5" Harddisc, Sticker. ca. 79cm x 80cm x 14cm

A medium height sculpture covered with tiles and a hole with a harddrive and lights
A medium height sculpture covered with tiles and a hole with a harddrive and lights
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Something goes Wrong wenn ich Schlafe, 2018

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A mimic figure on a slippery floor, 2017 Aluminium Net, Cardboard, Sunfounder Mega 2560, Servo Motors, PCI Pecidur-Panel, Cables, Shrink Tubing / 60 x 60 x 13 cm

A mimic figure on a slippery floor, 2017 Aluminium Net, Cardboard, Sunfounder Mega 2560, Servo Motors, PCI Pecidur-Panel, Cables, Shrink Tubing / 60 x 60 x 13 cm

Dualsite, 2016, @ Schmiede 36, Graz, (AT)

An installation with a curated dialog between two screens based on the idea of randomly collected social media and youtube posts/comments used as a form of material. The afterwards manipulated and partly incorrect translated material of social manners provides an almost infinite spectrum of conversations. Those dialogs were woven into 2 subtitled shortfilms and were reflected by mirrors facing the viewer and observer.

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