Sarah Bechter

*1989 in Andelsbuch

Beschreibung der Arbeitsweise

The conditions and ambivalences of artistic production lie at the centre of Sarah Bechter‘s
practice. Blurring the lines between the private and the public, work and leisure, surface and
line, Bechter‘s canvases exist as individual subjects, rather than surfaces of projection, and
seem entangled in a vivid debate among themselves. The artist uses a wide range of
techniques and references to interrogate the validity of the images she creates, and of painting
itself. Furthermore, Bechter invites the viewer to a game of hide-and-seek by often only
hinting at protagonists and objects, infusing her works with a mysterious, dreamy


2010-2017 Universität für angewandte Kunst/Abteilung Malerei

Wichtigste Ausstellungen

flickering wrists, (solo) tart.vienna/Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman, Vienna; Lo otro maravilloso, Intersticio, ESP; Reading the Room, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, CH; Komisch‘ Wetter Zwei, Kunstverein Schattendorf, A; Cob Gallery London ( solo 2023), UK, Angelika Kaufmann Museum (solo 2023), AT

Preise, Stipendien, Sammlungen

Preise und Stipendien

Artist in Residency NY, Land Vorarlberg (upcoming)
Kulturpreis des Landes Vorarlberg (nominiert)
Kunstpreis der Hypo Vorarlberg (nominiert)
Artist in Residency in Paliano, Italien
Anerkennungspreis des Landes Vorarlberg
Hubert Berchtold Preis

Öffentliche Sammlungen

Arthotek des Bundes, Belvedere 21, Wien
Sammlung Wien Museum
Sammlung der Landes Vorarlberg
Sammlung der Illwerke AG
Sammlung der Hypo Landesbank Vorarlberg
`Komisch’ Wetter Zwei` exhibition view, 2021, Kunstverein Schattendorf, curated by Siggi Hofer, Photo: Michael Strasser

Reading the Room, exhibition view, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, CH
Somebody and somebody else (whisking up colorcaress) and S & S in limbo, 2021. Photo: Anna-Tina Eberhard

tame hosts, exhibition view, Pilot Vienna, 2021. Photo: Manuel Carreon Lopez/

Fountain (sentimental)
71×60 cm
oil on canvas

Untitled (Hi/Bye!)
170×150 cm, dimensions variable
ink, pigments and oil on canvas, metal hinges