Luiza Margan, born in Rijeka, Croatia, holds a master degree in visual arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana (2006) and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (2013).
Her art practice investigates the socio economic complexities of public space, cultural work and the condition of labor within changing technologies. Using archives, field research as well as documentary visual and sound recording, Margan creates a critical understanding of her subjects, which is further communicated through sculptural, printed and video works, or performative actions within public space.
In her recent work she looks at the relation of historical political ideologies and their role in the construction of public space and national identity through architecture and monuments, with a focus on socialist legacy and the socialist transition into the commercialization of public space and land.
Margan has exhibited widely in international context, most recently in “The Value of Freedom”, 21 Haus, Museum of Contemporary Art in Vienna, “On the Shoulders of Fallen Giants”, Industrial Art Biennale, Istria, Croatia and at Eikon Schaufenster in Museumsquarter, Vienna (2018).
She is part of the artist collective Golden Pixel Cooperative, a nomadic platform originating from Vienna, operating on the intersection between art and moving image with a focus on the research of documentary configurations.
Luiza Margan is a resident of Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2019.