The German artist Veronika Merklein (*1982) lives and works mainly in Vienna (AT). As an artist she works within different media (performance, food, text, photography, object, installation, community work) with the focus on Performance Art. Her art orbits around performance immanent topics, pop-cultural phenomenons as well as "the pure an brutal (inner)life of human beings". Starting off with her own body she investigates body- and food politics in her latest body of work.
Veronika Merklein enjoyed her artistic education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and the School of Art and Design Kassel. She presented her artwork among others at the Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago (US), at "Neuer Kunstverein Wien", Vienna (AT), Kaskadenkondensator, Basel (CH), Fridericianum, Kassel (D), Secession, Vienna (AT), Kiasma, Helsinki (FI) and from time to time at home. Veronika Merklein received scholarships i.a. of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York City, Austrian Chancellary, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture, Austrian Federal Ministry for Science and Research, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Since 2016 the artist is represented by the Gallery Michaela Stock in Vienna (AT).