Maria Magdalena Z’Graggen


Maria Magdalena Z’Graggen is a painter who focuses on color, space and the installation context. Her binational (I/CH) background and upbringing made travel and living in foreign countries formative influences early on. Her work has been exhibited widely in Europe, North and South America and South Korea. Z’Graggen has been awarded grants and prizes by UBS Culture Foundation, Kunstkredit Basel-Stadt and Heinrich Danioth Art Foundation among others. She has been in residencies in the American Southwest, Cuba and Argentina. From 2009 – 2015 Z’Graggen was lecturer at the Institute of Art at FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel. Recent shows include Liquid Planet: Abstract Painting Today at the Kunsthaus Baselland, "Alba Albula" at Anne Mosseri Marlio Galerie, "Dimension der Farben" with Patrick Rohner and Anja Braun at Trudelhaus Baden, "¿Quien esta donde?" at Villa Renata, Kunsthalle Basel including "Lichtblicke" a screening of selected films and videos at Stadtkino Basel and "Wet Paint!" at SKLAD in Sukhum/i, Abkhazia. Her works are in public collections including Bank Julius Bär, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, UBS Art Collection and the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, USA. "Luminous Flux" the first publication to provide an overview of Maria Magdalena Z'Graggen’s oeuvre from the beginning of her career around 1992 until the present day was published 2016 by Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Wien. Maria Magdalena Z’Graggen is represented by Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie in Basel.