Ricarda Denzer (1967, Kirn) studied architecture in Innsbruck and fine art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna where she is Co-Director of the TransArts department since 2013. Guest Professor at the Šaloun Studio Program, Academy of fine arts, Prague, 2016.
Denzer explores the processes of transformation and translation in the specific context of the cultural and socio-political landscapes and its impact on recent times. In her films, audiopieces, drawings, photographs and installations she utilises a filmic thinking through performative aspects that reflect different forms of narration. Language, particularly the spoken word, listening and the voice are central to her work.
Most recently she edited the eJournal #13 of the ZHDK Zürich (with Jo Schmeiser, 2017), participated at the Dirty Ear Forum on Sound, Multiplicity and Radical Listening in Bergen (2014), curated the art project About the House and edited the books Perplexities (revolver 2013) and Silence Turned Into Objects - W.H. Auden in Kirchstetten (edition Niederösterreich, 2014). Upcoming solo exhibition at the Neue Galerie Innsbruck (2018). Participation in exhibition venues such as „Stop Over“ Quartier 21, Museumsquartier, Vienna (2017), Steirischer Herbst Graz (2015), Kunstverein am Rosa-Luxemburg- Platz, Berlin /D 8 (2015), xhibit, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2014) , UCIrvin University Gallery, LA/ USA (2013), SITE Santa Fe Biennial, New Mexico/ USA (2008) and Secession, Vienna (2001).
Outstanding Artist Award by the Austrian Government 2013. Residencies in New York, Istanbul and London. Member oft the Vienna Secession since 2000.
Ricarda Denzer lives and works in Vienna.