Museum Villa Rot, 2022
(c) Javier Gonzalez, 2022

Michaela Putz studied at the University of Applied Art (Master of Art&Science) and Communication and Political Science at the University of Vienna. In her multimedia work she visually investigates our current society’s interaction with digital media, the flood of data/images and our obsession with the screen and its manifold gestures. Exploring the impact of the virtual world on our personal and collective memories, intimate relationships and social issues, she expands the use of photographic images into various layers in front of and behind the screen, implementing tools of digital post-processing and actual traces of touch, while also transforming those images into three-dimensional installations and objects.
The artist took part in various group and solo exhibitions within Austria and abroad, including institutional shows, museums and gallery presentations. She received several grants and awards, among them the Annual Award for Fine Art of Burgenland in 2018, and the START-grant for photography in 2019 and the studio grant abroad for 2023 of the Austrian Chancellery. Her works have been published and broadcasted in several formats, magazines and catalogues and she has given public lectures on her works about contemporary photography and digitalization.
Michaela Putz was born in 1984, she lives and works in Vienna. 

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