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About me

Since childhood, art has been an integral part of her life. Her father, who was influenced by his antique and art collections, had the greatest influence on her. She graduated from various universities and trained in the field of education, special and remedial education. After moving to Vienna, however, she decided to take a different path. During the renovation work of the family company, the idea arose to use the premises as gallery space and to offer artists a platform to present their works of art.

From 1992 to 2003 she worked as a teacher and therapist in both Mexico and Austria. Since 2007 she has been a curator and organizer of exhibitions in Lichtraum eins by Paul Siblik. In 2016 she initiated her first major project called "Street/Art - Art on the Fence". This project was set up for the Börseviertel association and has been curated and carried out by her for 7 years.

From 2020 to 2022 she worked with Stephany Rodríguez Cabañas and founded the artist collective "la Malinche", acting as organizer, curator, concept developer and artist. Since 2022 she has been working as organizer, curator, concept developer and artist for collaborative artistic projects at LichTraum by Sonia Siblik.

Since 2022 she has also been working as a course instructor for Mexican papier-mâché courses at Format 60+.

In 2023 she founded the association "Artistic Community Projects LichTraum" by Sonia Siblik and began a cooperation with Katerina Teresidi and the association MIR - medias in res.

Sonia Siblik - Photo Sonja Burtscher
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About my work

Mexican papier-mâché art, also known as cartonería, is a traditional form of folk art that uses papier-mâché and cardboard to create a variety of decorative objects, masks, piñatas and figurines. This technique has its roots in the ancient indigenous traditions of Mexico, but was further developed and popularized during the colonial period. Mexican artisans have perfected this technique over the years, creating colorful, detailed pieces that are often used in festivities, celebrations and as decoration in homes and public spaces. Mexican cartonería is valued both for its aesthetic beauty and for its connection to Mexico's rich history and culture.

Chontalli by Sonia Siblik

"Chontali - the Stranger" - a figure created for the exhibition "The Fall of Tenochtitlan" by Sonia Siblik

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