Born in Vienna in 1984, Johanna Bruckner is a research-based visual artist, recently an artist-in-residence at the BANFF Center for Visual Arts, CN, where she produced new work for the Kunsthaus Hamburg. She has been a grant recipient of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Art and Culture (bmukk), the Austrian Federal Ministry for Research and Science; the City Council Hamburg, the Hamburg Foundation of Arts and Culture among others; and a scholarship holder of the Sophie-Fohn Foundation for excellent achievement in Vienna. She is currently involved in a variety of new productions and shows her work internationally. She is teaching part-time as an assistant in Fine Arts (MFA) at the Zurich University of the Arts and has given lectures at international symposia, universities and art exhibits. Her practice investigates the link between the body and its affects as an effect of late capitalist power structures. She is interested in performance as an organizing principle of social practice and thought. She lives and works in Zurich.