Petra von Kazinyan currently lives and works in Vienna, Austria and the Frankfurt/M. area, Germany.
After her studies at Goethe University in Frankfurt/M. (Literary studies and philosophy, Master of Arts) and gaining skills as an assistant stage director and dramaturg in one of Vienna's most renowned theaters, her artworks have been shown in numerous exhibitions and art fairs in Austria and abroad. Recent exhibitions include a solo show in the course of the Venice Biennale 2019, Woman Art Award 2017 in Paris, Art Austria 2016 and Art Beijing 2012.
Oscillating between figuration and abstraction, Petra focuses on the concept of identity in a globalized and post-digital world.
In the field of tension between art history and the present, she aims to explore the human ego in her works - it is symbolized by a specific abstract form that once emerged unintentionally through a random brush movement. To Petra, the ego is mainly characterized by its openness. An enigmatic projection surface, undefined blank space.