Barbara Kapusta



The 8 and the Fist, published by Gianni Manhattan, English, 100 pages, 12x 18 cm, b&w, 201


Hysterical Mining, Kunsthalle Wien, May 29 - Oct 6

As Many Holes and Folds as Can Be, Monday Gelato, Karlsruhe, performance series curated by Benedikt Seerieder, May 25

Fauxthenticity, ACF Prague, curated by Significant Other, opening May 21

MAK DESIGN LAB, MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, opening May 29


Mundane, Eugster Gallery, Belgrade, March 8 - April 11

Über das Neue, Belvedere 21, Vienna


You must come closer, and you must try harder!, KubaParis

The Giant, Gianni Manhattan, September 12 – October 27 2018


The Blazing World, Wednesday, Nov 7 2018, 7pm, mumok cinema Vienna

Jane Fonda at Pina, Vienna, Opening: November 13, 7pm

Paris Internationale Oct 17-21

We Make the Place by Playing at VIS, Hamburg, Aug 25 – Sept 2 2018

We Make the Place by Playing, 2018

Vice Versa: Our Earth is Their Moon, Our Moon is their Earth, festival of art in public space, Prague, curated by Significant Other, June-September 2018

On WMTPBP for Vice Versa -

SM, Marseilles 29/08 - 06/09


Empathic Creatures, HD Video, 6:44min, 2018

Empathic Creatures, Ashley Berlin, opening January 13 2018!5475321/

Material Fair, Mexico City, Feb 8 -11 2018

Reading THE 8 AND THE FIST together, b-n-l

Dinge und Dialoge, published by Saprophyt, English, German, 84 pages, 21.5x30.5cm, 2016

Multiplication of U, 2016

Instructions for Happiness, July 7 2017 until Nov 5 2017, 21er Haus/Belvedere, Vienna

The 8 and the Fist, 2017

In Middens, Nils Alix-Tabeling & Barbara Kapusta, January 21–March 4 2017 at Gianni Manhattan, Vienna

The 8 and the Fist, March 2017, Bob's Pogo Bar, KW Institute for Contemporary Art

Companion Forms, 2017

how far to open up, curated by Cathrin Mayer and Florentine Muhry, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Feb 16 2017

Instructions for Happiness, KUP, Athens, December 20 – 30, 2016

The Grasping, 21er Haus, Vienna, 2017

Soft Rope, 2015

Die Gebrochenheit, Barbara Kapusta & Christina Nemec/Chra, 21er Haus/Belvedere Vienna, 30.11.2016

Nida Art Colony, Lithuania, Nov. 2016

The Language of Things, 21er Haus Vienna,10 June - 22 January 2017

Poem of U, Black Pages, 2016

The Bracket and the O, 2016

The Promise of Total Automation, Kunsthalle Wien, interview, german

The Promise of Total Automation, Kunsthalle Wien, interview english

Multiplication of ( and o, 2016

A Poem for 5 Small Cone-shaped Objects, 2015

Oh!, 2015

Language Bent, 2015

o and 0, Transcript, Artist Lecture Series, 2016

The o and the Zero, 2015

O’s Vocalization, 2016

Die 4, das o und das C, 2015

A Poem for 22 Small Objects, 2015

Danielle St. Amour and Evan Webber, The Poem is for 22 Objects, Kunsthalle Wien, 2015

Conversation with a Casting Mold, 2014

Poetry, mumok cinema, 2015

____speaking, 2015

Recreations, 2014

The Things' Poem, Sternberg Press, 2014

To Become Whole (The Whole Issue), The Banff Center, Canada, Nov 16 to Jan 19, 2014

Amy Croft on "Sie Wir Ihnen", 21er Haus, Wien, Frieze 09/13

They She We Them, 2013

untitled (Glorious Future), 2013


A central, recurring element in Barbara Kapustas (*1983) practice is the conjunction of the body with materiality and speech. Materiality becomes entrusted with a queer agency that allows for diversity and vulnerability. She currently lives and works in Vienna.

Her objects, films and text-based works have been shown in, among others, Vice Versa: Our Earth is Their Moon, Our Moon is their Earth at Kunsthalle Praha/Historical city centre Prague (2018), Empathic Creatures at Ashley Berlin (2018), In Middens, Gianni Manhattan (Vienna, 2017), Instructions for Happiness (KUP, Athens 2016), Das Begreifen, and The Language of Things, 21er Haus (Vienna, 2016), The Promise of Total Automation, Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna, 2016), Dinge und Dialoge, Scriptings (Berlin 2015), Poesie, mumok cinema (Vienna, 2015).

Her most recent publication The 8 and the Fist was published in 2017 by Gianni Manhattan.