Claudia Holzinger works intuitively and between disciplines to create expansive installations, in which photography always tells the main narrative. Examining herself through the social mirror, she hopes to create something positive through a second reflection. She deals with body politics, personal and collective memory, desired identity, fan culture, moral hygiene, strategies of patriarchy and the dangers of positive prejudices.
Born in the deep South of Bavaria, Claudia Holzinger studied Visual Communication and Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg and at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, after having worked as an photography assistant in several studios and television editor.
Her works were published in System Magazine, GUT Magazine, Salamé Magazine, Der Greif, This ain‘t art school, it‘s nice that, Coeval Magazine and Zeit Campus; group exhibitions include e.g. CFA Berlin, Pinakothek der Moderne and Galerie der Künstler in Munich, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Galerie 207 in Prague and Kyrgyz National Museum in Bishkek.
From 2014 – 2016 she worked as the curator and executive of the non-profit art space Edel Extra e.V. in Nuremberg. Since 2016, she has worked with the artist Lilly Urbat as the female duo Holzingerurbat.
Since 2019 she is a member of the non hierarchical international art collective femalephotographers.org.
in a world
without church and kings, without men?
// The history book in the shelf is always repeating itsself, 2020
I married a Mazda
The night before i married a #mazda, i wasn‘t able to sleep. Louisiana‘s mosquitos had a huge crush on my blood and wanted to drink me up. When the sun finally rose, my enemies went away and your #red and my #purple #sired the colors of a new day. #marriage #blood #birth #circleoflife
Deutsche Küche / German Venus
Latschenkiefer is my beauty secret.
Change is good but Dollars are better
It‘s hot out here,
and I begin to burn,
but i can swim
in a pool
and your dreams about Atlantis
i will win this war
hotter than your sun
and stronger than all hurricanes
i am here forever
there is no cliff
to jump off
when you can see me in your x-ray
and on the 8th day
they made me
:// moments later the weather was dead.
the dollar went back inside and made itself a nice glass of wine.
The dollar sign can be interpreted
as a symbol for the pillars of Heracles.
According to the Greek poet Pindar,
Heracles added the inscription „No further“ to the end of the Mediterranean
to mark the end of the world.