Born in 1950 in Vienna, Austria, Marina Faust lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
Marina Faust extended her artistic practice in 1995 from photography onto other disciplines such as videos, objects and collages. In her series “Faces”, an alienation of the original function of a children’s toy, Faust does not recreate the intended, stereotypical Barbie-look-alikes, but instead develops a varied series of heads, which essence breathe in cubist portraits by modernist painters. Her technique of pigment printing on semi-transparent silk tissue paper generates a deceptive complexity between collage, photography, painting and drawing. In 2003 she produced her first “Traveling Chairs” for her film “Gallerande”. As well as her “Rolling Stools” today these found vintage and sometimes designer chairs and stools are stripped from their original function and constructed in order to be used on film sets or to travel one and another through exhibition spaces. Above their functionality to just sit on them, the “Rolling Stools” can also be seen as dystopian pets or utopian creatures.
Marina Faust won the Otto Breicha Prize for Artistic Photography in Salzburg, Austria, in 2019 which led to a solo exhibition at the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg in 2020. Her work has been shown in exhibitions internationally, including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2020, 2004), Le Consortium, Dijon (2017), Gianni Manhattan, Vienna (2022, 2018), the Kunsthalle Wien (2015, 2014, 2013, 2011), Vienna, Xippas in Geneva (2020), the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (2018), The Centre Pompidou Metz (2014), the California College of Art of Wattis, USA (2014), Kiasma in Helsinki (2000), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2013), Museum of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece (2011), Maison Martin Margiela project space in Tokyo, Japan (2007), Centre National de la Photographie, Paris (1998).