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Katrina Daschner, Flamingo Massacre, 2011, color photograph, 24 3/8 x 44".

Katrina Daschner

Krobath | Wien

Katrina Daschner, Flamingo Massacre, 2011, color photograph, 24 3/8 x 44".

For Katrina Daschner, it’s always showtime. The artist, born in 1973 in Hamburg, recently received the Otto Mauer Prize, the most important award for contemporary art that Austria has to offer, given by the Archdiocese of Vienna in memory of a priest and cathedral pastor. The work of this artist is anything but pious, however. She based her 2005 project Dolores on Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita and went on to found the band SV DAMENKRAFT (Lady Power Sports Club) before campaigning for radical performative practice in the Salon Lady Chutney she founded in Vienna, and belly dancing in such art institutions as Zache˛ta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw and La Panadería in Mexico City as well as various Austrian venues. She is also known for making crochet dildos and hosting the CLUB BURLESQUE BRUTAL, where her alter ego Frau Professor la Rose discourses on topics like “Boobs and Balls”

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