Robert Gabris

 

Selfportrait, 2020; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 90 x 70 cm thumbnail
Peter - Prisoner's Cinema 1 (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 190 x 125 cm thumbnail
Peter - Prisoner's Cinema 2 (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 190 x 125 cm thumbnail
Peter - Prisoner's Cinema 3 (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 100 x 70 cm thumbnail
Lukas Daydreams (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 190 x 125 cm thumbnail
Daydream 4 (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 50 x 50 cm thumbnail
Daydream 5 (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 70 x 50 cm thumbnail
Daydream - Three Messages (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 190 x 125 cm thumbnail
Herbarium, 2020; One of five sketchbook drawings, coloured pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm thumbnail
Herbarium, 2020; One of five sketchbook drawings, coloured pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm thumbnail
Herbarium, 2020; One of five sketchbook drawings, coloured pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm thumbnail
Herbarium, 2020; One of five sketchbook drawings, coloured pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm thumbnail
Herbarium, 2020; One of five sketchbook drawings, coloured pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm thumbnail
Forest of Flies, 2017; Fineliner 0,25 mm and coloured pens on paper, 100 x 100 cm thumbnail
If u are scared, Don't enter the Forest!, 2017; Fineliner 0,25 mm and coloured pens on paper, 100 x 100 cm thumbnail
Movements - Owl, 2016; Two drawings, coloured fineliner 0,25 mm, each 40 x 60 cm thumbnail
Movements - Heart, 2016; Two drawings, coloured fineliner 0,25 mm, each 40 x 60 cm thumbnail
Gypsy Fly, 2015, black fineliner 0,25 mm, 70 x 49 cm thumbnail
Im Schlaf 3, 2014, black fineliner 0,25 mm, 43 x 61 cm thumbnail
Im Schlaf 4, 2014, black fineliner 0,25 mm, 43 x 61 cm thumbnail
Selfportrait, 2020; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 90 x 70 cm

Selfportrait, 2020; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 90 x 70 cm

Peter - Prisoner's Cinema 1 (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 190 x 125 cm

Peter - Prisoner's Cinema 1 (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 190 x 125 cm

Peter - Prisoner's Cinema 2 (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 190 x 125 cm

Peter - Prisoner's Cinema 2 (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 190 x 125 cm

Peter - Prisoner's Cinema 3 (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 100 x 70 cm

Peter - Prisoner's Cinema 3 (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 100 x 70 cm

Lukas Daydreams (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 190 x 125 cm

Lukas Daydreams (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 190 x 125 cm

Daydream 4 (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 50 x 50 cm

Daydream 4 (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 50 x 50 cm

Daydream 5 (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 70 x 50 cm

Daydream 5 (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 70 x 50 cm

Daydream - Three Messages (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 190 x 125 cm

Daydream - Three Messages (from Daydreams series), 2019; Coloured pencil on cardboard, 190 x 125 cm

Herbarium, 2020; One of five sketchbook drawings, coloured pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm

Herbarium, 2020; One of five sketchbook drawings, coloured pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm

Herbarium, 2020; One of five sketchbook drawings, coloured pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm

Herbarium, 2020; One of five sketchbook drawings, coloured pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm

Herbarium, 2020; One of five sketchbook drawings, coloured pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm

Herbarium, 2020; One of five sketchbook drawings, coloured pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm

Herbarium, 2020; One of five sketchbook drawings, coloured pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm

Herbarium, 2020; One of five sketchbook drawings, coloured pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm

Herbarium, 2020; One of five sketchbook drawings, coloured pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm

Herbarium, 2020; One of five sketchbook drawings, coloured pencil on paper, 29,7 x 42 cm

Forest of Flies, 2017; Fineliner 0,25 mm and coloured pens on paper, 100 x 100 cm

Forest of Flies, 2017; Fineliner 0,25 mm and coloured pens on paper, 100 x 100 cm

If u are scared, Don't enter the Forest!, 2017; Fineliner 0,25 mm and coloured pens on paper, 100 x 100 cm

If u are scared, Don't enter the Forest!, 2017; Fineliner 0,25 mm and coloured pens on paper, 100 x 100 cm

Movements - Owl, 2016; Two drawings, coloured fineliner 0,25 mm, each 40 x 60 cm

Movements - Owl, 2016; Two drawings, coloured fineliner 0,25 mm, each 40 x 60 cm

Movements - Heart, 2016; Two drawings, coloured fineliner 0,25 mm, each 40 x 60 cm

Movements - Heart, 2016; Two drawings, coloured fineliner 0,25 mm, each 40 x 60 cm

Gypsy Fly, 2015, black fineliner 0,25 mm, 70 x 49 cm

Gypsy Fly, 2015, black fineliner 0,25 mm, 70 x 49 cm

Im Schlaf 3, 2014, black fineliner 0,25 mm, 43 x 61 cm

Im Schlaf 3, 2014, black fineliner 0,25 mm, 43 x 61 cm

Im Schlaf 4, 2014, black fineliner 0,25 mm, 43 x 61 cm

Im Schlaf 4, 2014, black fineliner 0,25 mm, 43 x 61 cm


“I describe the content of my work as a critical confrontation with identity issues, especially confrontations of different groups, excluded from society. The starting point of my work deals with new experimental forms of drawing as resistance to exclusion and racism.

I belong to the Roma ethnic group, but don’t define myself as a Roma artist. My work shows a much more constant interest in multiple questions of diverse and convertible identity, the queer body and its existence, possessed in different physical and mental bodies, in relation to normative society and its boundaries.

My strategy is visual empowerment.

My medium of choice is conceptual drawing and its experimental implementation, the de-construction of forms and the quest to push all possible limits. My works are mostly autobiographical, imagined as a constant and obsessive searching for exact proportion and symmetry.”

Robert Gabris, 2021

BIOGRAPHY

Born 1986 in Hnusta Likier, Slovakia.
Lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

EDUCATION
2014 
Academy of fine Arts Vienna (AT)

2010 
Academy of performing Arts in Bratislava (SK)

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021 
Inventing Human: Sketches, Strabag Kunstforum, Vienna (AT)
Insectopia – Solo Performance, ViennaContemporary, Belvedere 21, Vienna (AT)
Insectopia, Galerie Za Galerii, Hradec Kralove (CZ)
Insectopia, Villa Romana, Florence (IT)

2020 
My Country, My Blood!, Sopa Gallery, Kosice (SK)

2019 
Cyberlove, Artivist Lab, Prague (CZ)
Daydreams, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava (SK)

2018 
Fragmente, Bildraum 07, Vienna (AT)

2017 
The Sewingroom, Gallery8, Budapest (HU)
Lucky patern, Volkskundemuseum, Vienna (AT)
The forest, vicino-lontano festival, Bunker del Castello di Udine, Udine (IT)
The Sewingroom, Gallery Lokomotiv, Örnsköldsvik (SVE)

2016 
13 portraits for human rights, FRA, Vienna (AT)
Herzblut, Akademie Graz, Graz (AT)

2015 
The Dream, Collective by Pure, Shanghai (CHN)

2013 
Abbilder, Amerlinghaus, Vienna (AT)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 
Actually, The Dead Are Not Dead 3, Würtembergischer Kunstverrein, Stuttgart (DE)
Miznuce Telo, Schaubmarov Mlyn SNG, Pezinok (SK)
Sofia Queer Forum, Roma Queer, SAMCA, Sofia (BG)
CJCH Awardshow, Moravska Galeria, Brno (CZ)
Zlínský salon mladých 2021, Země pod nohama, Zlin (CZ)
Talking Hands, Jan Koniarek Gallery, Trnava (SK)
Resist!, Rautenrausch Joest Museum, Cologne (DE)

2020 
Una forma de ser, Würtembergischer Kunstverrein, Stuttgart (DE)
Matter of Art, Biennale, Prague (CZ)
Natural Bodies & Organic Genders, A4, Bratislava (SK)
Performing the Museum – Online Exhibition, Eriac, Berlin (DE)
Actually, the Dead are Not Dead, Würtembergischer Kunstverrein, Stuttgart (DE)

2019 
Young Art Auction, Kunstraum Nestroyhof, Vienna (AT)
Keres Kultura, Central Gallery, Banska Bystrica (SK)
Actually, the Dead are Not Dead, Bergen Assembly, Kunsthall Bergen (NOR)
Cyberlove, Art queer space Vienna, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (AT)

2018 
Cyberlove, Queer Stories, Tranzit Gallery, Bratislava (SK)
Invisible Museum, Galerie Tranzit, Bratislava, Vienna Contemporary, Vienna (AT)
The blue Heart / Peace, Österreichisches Kultulturforum Bratislava (SK)
Sukar, German Foreign Mission, New York (USA)
The blue Heart / Peace, AkBild, Vienna (AT)
The Forest, Eriac, Berlin (DE)

2017 
AEM, Avu Gallery, Prague (CZ)
Anatomical Landscape, Moravian Gallery, Brno (CZ)
Hypodens, Burggasse 21, Vienna (AT)
The blue Heart, Vorarlberg Museum, Bregenz (AT)
Drawing from the future, Salon für Kunstbuch im 21er Haus, Vienna (AT)

2016 
Food for everyone, Kali Berga, Ksiegarnia Wystawa, Krakow (PL)
Two portraits in etching, Auktion Kunstücke, Bildraum 7, Vienna (AT)
Premio Combat Prize, Museo G. Fattori, Livorno (IT)
The blue Heart, Romane Thana, Landesgalerie Eisenstadt (AT)
The blue Heart / Ghosts of the civil Dead, Gallery Tranzit, Bratislava (AT)
Interactive Installation “Spettacolo Barocco”, Theatermuseum Vienna (AT)

2015 
We are all looking for Astronauts, WE Art HUB / Shanghai (CHN)
I songi che Volano, Data Gallery, Urbino (IT)
Family / Have a look in to my Life, Bucharest (RO)
The blue Heart, Romane Thana, Wien Museum, Vienna (AT)

2014 
Cigan Mucha, Jaw Dikh JCC Cetrum, Krakow (PL)
Kunstasyl, Semperdepot, Vienna (AT)
Family / Have a look into my Life, Fnast, Paris (FR)
Self portrait, AMG Gallery, Vienna (AT)
Family / Have a look into my Life, Graz Museum (AT)
Family / have a look into my Life, Strasbourg (FR)
Death, Diploma exhibition, Academy of fine Arts Vienna (AT)

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
2021 
MeetFactory, Prague (CZ)
Kair Kosice, Kosice (SK)
MeetFactory, Prague (CZ)

2020 
Villa Romana, Florence (IT)

2017 
Gallery8, Budapest (HU)
Lokomotiv, Örnsköldsvik (SWE)

2016 
Jaw Dikh – Czarna Gora (PL)

2015 
Swatch art peace hotel in Shanghai (CHN)
International art Colony in Trebinje (BIH)

2014 
Copper engraving in the Stamperia d’arte Albicocco, Udine (IT)
Jaw Dikh – Czarna Gora (PL)

AWARDS / GRANTS
2021 
Recognition Art Award / Strabag International SE / Vienna (AT)
Jindřich Chalupecký Award / Brno (CZ)