Deborah Sengl – ALL YOU CAN LOSE


Deborah Sengl


29.01. - 29.03.2019

MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

The Viennese artist Deborah Sengl has been investigating and analysing social structures for many years. Power structures, systems of dependence and the interplay of victim and perpetrator are crucial cornerstones of her work.


In the present piece All you can lose the artist examines the out-of-control eating (or rather, feeding) habits of our civilised society. The big feeding is usually followed by the wish to become a big loser. Rashly chowing down and putting on excess weight is followed by slimming down just as rashly. Fitness centres and countless dieting manuals promise miracles but bring about only disappointment. A guilty conscience is one of the most successful lines of business and hardly anyone can claim to be exempt from this collective madness.

Born in 1974 in Vienna, Deborah Sengl studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna from 1992 to 1997 (AT), followed by a semester at the weíßensee academy of art berlin (DE) Followed by exhibitions by the artist in Austria and abroad.

Selected solo exhibitions and contributions: Bonner Kunstverein (DE), Essl Museum (AT), Austrian Cultural Forum Bratislava (SK), National Gallery Tirana (AL), Kunsthalle Rostock (DE), Museum am Ostwall (DE), Kunsthalle Osnabrück (DE), Georg Kolbe Museum (DE), NGBK (DE), Zacheta National Gallery (PL), Museum of Contemporary Art Krakow (PL), David Winton Bell Gallery (US), Stiftung Schloss Moyland (DE), Museum Sinclair House (DE), Kunstmuseum Ravensburg (DE)