Martina Stapf is an artist based in Vienna. She actively works with the human body as material and the structures that we encounter in everyday life. Stapf is interested in the relationships between human, material and space, especially in the movements of the human body that evolve through its experience and its environment.
After studying fine arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and in addition to her own artistic work, she regularly work with performers, dancers and visual artists. For her, this form of photography – the examination of the body as a medium – has become the main motif in her own artworks as well as in reproducing the expression of others: The body functions as a projection surface from inside and outside, dealing with all areas of social and physical relations when it becomes a product of them. We move in different patterns, identify ourselves through different actions, spaces and relationships, where a steady process of identification takes place.