A central, recurring element in Barbara Kapustas (*1983) practice is the conjunction of the body with materiality and speech. Materiality becomes entrusted with a queer agency that allows for diversity and vulnerability. She currently lives and works in Vienna.
Her objects, films and text-based works have been shown in, among others, Hypersurface, ACF London; FIRST PERSON PLURAL, Kunsthalle Osnabrueck (2020); About the New, 21er Haus Belvedere, Vienna; Vienna Biennale, MAK, Vienna; Hysterical Mining, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2019); The Giant, Gianni Manhattan, Vienna, Vice Versa: Our Earth is Their Moon, Our Moon is their Earth at Kunsthalle Praha/Historical city centre Prague (2018), Empathic Creatures at Ashley Berlin (2018), In Middens, Gianni Manhattan, Vienna ( 2017), Instructions for Happiness (KUP, Athens 2016), Das Begreifen, and The Language of Things, 21er Haus (Vienna, 2016), The Promise of Total Automation, Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna, 2016), Dinge und Dialoge, Scriptings (Berlin 2015), Poesie, mumok cinema (Vienna, 2015).
Her most recent publication Dangerous Bodies (2019) and The 8 and the Fist (2017) were published by Gianni Manhattan.