Artists Bio

Simon Mathers
(b. in Somerset, UK, 1984) Lives and works in London (United Kingdom).

Simon Mathers studied at the Royal College of Art (MA 2010) and at Goldsmiths College (BFA 2007). Some of his recent solo exhibitions include Belsunce Projects, Marseilles (upcoming); Simon Mathers, AQBAR, London; Bad Butter, Lyles and King, New York (2018); Höhenrausch, Collectors Circle, Hamburg; You are undergound, Gianni Manhattan, Vienna (2017); Beyond the Trees, Canopy Gallery, Brussels (2016); Milk, MOT INTERNATIONAL, Brussels; Fondazione Macc Residency, Calasetta, Italy (2013).

Lucia Elena Průša
(b. in Germany, 1985) Lives and works in Vienna (Austria) and México City.

Lucia Elena Průša is a founder member of pcnc_bay, a collaborative project initiated in 2012 by Anna Holtz, Lucia Elena Průša, Manuel Scheiwiller and Simon Speiser. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (2018), at E.N.P.E.G., México City (2017) and Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart (2013). Some of her exhibitions include Coins, Eggs and Pills, Lucia Elena Průša and Dan Vogt, Gärtnergasse, Vienna; ZAHN–AUGE–FUSS–Kindheit–Teenager–Baby–Senior–Junior–Dame–Herr–KNIE–BRUST–ARSCH–ARSCHLOCH–DARM–UTERUS–Mutter–Vater–Haare, Pina, Vienna (solo show); Bottoms Up!, fluc + fluc wanne, Vienna; Gazebo, Vienna; Carved and Shaped by Proximity, Pina, Vienna; Body City, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (solo show) (all 2018).

Gallery Statement

GIANNI MANHATTAN has been founded in 2017 by Laura Windhager. The gallery currently represents six artists – Nils Alix-Tabeling, Matthieu Haberard, Sebastian Jefford, Barbara Kapusta, Zsófia Kerestez and Simon Mathers. The exhibitions and the program of the gallery express a shared concern for the world we live in: questions surrounding the environment, sexuality and gender, language and marginalisation, the nonlinearity of history. What combines all the artists’ practices is a need to find better metaphors, more openness and better questions (to quote Rebecca Solnit here).

Artists at Material

Simon Mathers
Lucia Elena Průša

Represented or Affiliated Artists

Nils Alix-Tabeling
Matthieu Haberard
Barbara Kapusta
Zsófia Keresztes
Sebastian Jefford
Simon Mathers


Austria - Vienna
Wassergasse 14