laura sperl

Laura Sperl works at the intersection of photography, performance, dance and drawing. Fascinated by the sun, she repeatedly uses basic photochemical processes that interweave photography, skin, landscape, light and drawing.


The processual and the sunlight play a particular role in her work. In contact exposures such as photograms or cyanotypes, she inscribes bodies, drawings or surroundings into the image surface. These surfaces are of various textures, from fabrics to her own skin. Thus she always want to address the necessity of a continual self-reflection in a structure that changes from moment to moment and is constantly reassembling itself. The role of physicality, touch and movement, are explored in this context.


Laura Sperl studied at the Weißensee Academy of Art Berlin and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She has presented solo exhibitions at the Mutuo Gallery in Barcelona and the Porgy & Bess Public Domain in Vienna, among others. Her works have also been shown in Berlin, Zagreb, London and Lisbon. In Vienna, she recently exhibited at PARALLEL Vienna, Foto Wien, Fotogalerie Wien and Sehsaal. In 2021, she received the Start Stipendium for Visual Arts and the Mentoring Programme in cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.