Photography, Video, Sculpturing, Installation, Drawing
Sensuality, Femininity, Ambiguity, Erotic, Skin, Body, Red, Emotions, Diverse Cultures
2021 - Voyage – Voyeur at IG Halle Rapperswil, Switzerland, May 30th - August 8th
2019 - Photography- and Drawing Project, Iran, April
2019 - Estudio Nomada in Barcelona, Spain, February - March
Since 2019 - Newcomer at Visarte Zurich and Visarte Schweiz, (CH)
Since 2018 - Amis du mudac at Musée de Design et d`Arts Appliqués Contemporains in Lausanne, (CH)
2017 - 2018 - CAS Creationship at Zurich University of the Arts, (CH)
2016 - 2018 - Further Education in Drawing, Painting, Photography, Video and Design at F&F School for Arts and Design, (CH)
2002 - 2010 Masters Degree in Chemistry, degree "Excellent", Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck (AUT), Interdisciplinary Diploma Thesis with Medical University Innsbruck (AUT)
2011 Award for Best Diploma Thesis - Austrian Society of Chemistry (AUT)
2010 Nomination for Young Scientist Award, Conference ESTRO,(ESP)
2009 Best Poster Award, Pfizer Analytical Research Centre, Conference HPLC in Dresden, (GER)
2016 - 2018 Account Manager at Mettler Toledo GmbH, (CH)
2012 - 2015 Application Chemist at BUCHI Labortechnik AG, (CH)
2010 - 2011 Project Collaborator at Medical University Innsbruck, (AUT)
2005 - 2009 Tutor and Demonstrator at Leopold-Franzens University,(AUT)
2006 - 2012 Four internship at Oerlikon Balzers, (FL)
2006 Internship Sandoz Kundl, (AUT)
1999 - 2011 Eder Delicacy, Sales part-time, (AUT)
Oscillating between inner and external extremes inspires Sonja Lackner to create ambiguous and sensual art. The artistic process includes diving into deep emotions, involving her body and playing with different materials. During her travels to 45+ countries the artist is experiencing her topics in the context of diverse cultures and social habits. Exchanging with different mindsets is essential in her art.
Sonja Lackner expresses herself mainly through photography, drawing, video and sculpture.
From 2016 to 2018 she studied in Switzerland at F&F School for Arts and Design and completed her CAS Creationship® at Zurich University of the Arts. Her natural scientific background (master’s degree in chemistry, 2010) enables her to observe, combine ideas, optimize and trust in the serendipitous discoveries which are fundamental to her artistic process.
Sonja Lackner’s Art will be and has been featured at "IG Halle Rapperswil" (2021, CH), Solo Exhibition at "Visarte Zurich" (2020, CH), "Kunsthalle Zurich" (2020, CH), "photo Schweiz" in Zurich (2020, CH), "ARTBOX.SCREEN" at ARTBOX Gallery Zurich (2019, CH), "Walk of Art" during Swiss Art Expo at central station Zurich (2019, CH), "A touch of" at Estudio Nomada in Barcelona (2019, ESP) and "Young Blood 3" at Gallery Macelleria d`Arte in Saint Gallen (2018, CH).
In winter 2019 the artist joined “Estudio Nomada” during her residency in Barcelona followed by a residency in Iran.
Born in 1983, Sonja Lackner grew up in Kufstein/Austria. In 2012 she moved to Switzerland and currently has her home base in Thalwil/Zurich.
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