Ursula Mayer’s internationally exhibited practice spans a range of media, including film, video and sculpture. Mayer interweaves myth, biopolitics and the semiotics of cinema to visualize and ruminate upon future post human ontology. Mayer graduated in 1996 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and completed her MFA at Goldsmiths University London in 2004. Her work has received critical accolades, including the prestigious Derek Jarman Award 2014 for experimental film and the Otto Mauer Prize in 2007.
Recent exhibitions include, Salzburger Kunstverein; Mirrorcity at Hayward Gallery, London; SeMA Biennale Mediacity, Seoul; THE NEW HUMAN in Moderna Museet, Stockholm & Moderna Museet Malmoe;Tyneside Cinema Gallery, Newcastle; Audain Gallery, Vancouver; Tramway, Glasgow; Turner Contemporary, Margate; CCA Glasgow; Ursula-Blickle Stiftung Kraichtal, Germany; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunstverein Hamburg, Hamburg; Institute for Contemporary Art, London; Sculpture Centre, New York; 21er Haus, Museum Belvedere, Vienna; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; 11th Baltic Triennial, CAC, Vilnius; Tanya Bonakdar gallery, New York; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Lentos Museum, Linz; TBA21, Vienna and the Kunsthalle in Basel. Upcoming solo shows include Institut Kunst, Basel, Vleeshal in Middelburg, and HOME, Manchaster.