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In his practice, Jojo Gronostay deals with questions of identity and representation, platforms, recycling and the in-between. His work often explores the political and economic structures between the formerly colonized countries of Africa and the so-called Western world. With platforms such as DWMC, he also created a structure for himself to intervene in these cycles. Thereby examining concepts such as economy or value as well as the exchange of people and goods between continents.

Gronostay studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He is represented by Galerie Hubert Winter.

Upcoming Exhibitions (selected)

Avant-garde and Liberation, MUMOK, Vienna (AT)
ISCP New York Presentation, ISCP New York, New York (USA)

Kunstforum Wien, Vienna (AT)

Dorothea von Stetten Kunstpreis Exhibition, Kunstmuseum Bonn (GER)

Performance by DWMC, 115 Bowery NY, New York (USA)


Selected Exhibitions & Events



Imago Lisboa, MNAC - Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon (PRT)

The Armory Show, New York (USA)

Exhibition for the European Month of Photography Price, Luxembourg City (LUX)

Das Neue, Belvedere 21, Vienna (AT)

Swift motion out of sight (Performance) DWMC + maria mercedes, Mocvara Gallery, Zagreb (HVR)

Gestures of Respect, National Gallery of Kosovo, Pristina (XK)

Fotografiska Berlin, Berlin (GER)

Circulation(s) Festival, Paris (FR) 

Ripensare l'identità, Museo Fortuny, Venice (IT)

A Hymne of Eternal Values (solo), Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt (AT)

Changes, MUMOK, Vienna (AT)

Be Water, My Friend, Galleria Alberta Pane, Venice (IT)

Rejected and Accepted Greetings (Performance) with Clegg & Guttmann, Konschthal Esch, Esch sur Alzette (LUX)

Magic Cannot Cross the Sea (solo), MAK-Expositur Geymüllerschlössel, Vienna (AT)

Sammlungspräsentation 2022, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg (AT)

Crafting Fashion for Possible Futures, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, New York (USA)

Exhibition Vordemberge-Gildewart Stipendium 2022, MUMOK, Vienna (AT)

Independent New York (2022), New York, (USA)
Ausstellung zum Kunsthalle Wien Preis (2022), Kunsthalle Vienna, (AT)

Subversives Design (2022), NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, (GER)

RECREATION (2022), Galerie Hubert Winter, Wien (AT) (Solo)


Zwischen den Dingen, exhibition in the Volkskundemuseum Vienna (2021), Vienna (AT)

”Heels“ with Anna Franceschini (Performance)at Casa FlashArt, Milan (IT)

Festival for photography Gmunden.Photo curated by Beda Achermann, Gmunden (AT)

„Date with an artist“ with Sunny Pfalzer at Art Cube’s Artists, Jerusalem (ISR)

Cinema of the present curated by Bored Curators United, Paris (FR)

Dress Code, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn, Bonn (GER)

CULTURAL AFFAIRS. Art without boarders, GRASSI Museum, Leipzig (GER)

À Bout de Souffle, Carbon 12 Gallery, Dubai (ARE)



Ups and downs of a flipped planet curated by Chiara Vecchiarelli, Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna (AT)

Synthetic Corporate Felt Carpet (Diploma), Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (AT)
Fashion?!, Landesmuseum Württemberg, Stuttgart (GER)
Sustainability in Fashion, MAK Museum, Vienna (AT)

DWMC Pop Up Paris, Paris (FR) (Solo)



DORF, Lisbon (PRT)
Johanne Städlschule Project Space, Frankfurt (GER)
Staffet (2019), Vienna (AT)
Propeller, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna (AT


A Moment in Echo Park, Memphis Memphis, Linz (AT)
Dead White Mens Clothes© Collection Launch 001 - 118, Paris (FR) (Solo) Ordination by Sophie Tappeiner & Kerstin von Gabain, Wien (AT)
Delirious Islands, Belgrad Photo Month (SRB)
Bar du Bois, Foundation, Vienna (AT)
Rundgang 2018, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (AT)


Parallel Vienna (AT)
International Topsellers, Stardust, Neuer Kunstverein Wuppertal (DE)
Official Opening/Inauguration, Foundation, Wien (AT)
International Topsellers, Human Product, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien (AT) 2016 DWMC „Collection Preview“, Kevin Space Vienna (AT) (Solo)
Dead White Men‘s Clothes, Take Festival for Independent Fashion and Arts (AT) Rundgang 2017, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (AT)


Whoja Vu, Fox! (Feeling 2016), New Jörg, Vienna (AT)
Dialoge between Photography and the Fine Arts, Eyes On, Monat der Fotografie, Vienna (AT) Rundgang 2016

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (AT)

Selected Reviews and Interviews

Aperture Magazine 11/2022, Revue Magazine 11/2023, Agency Issue 2 10/2023, Parnass Magazine 03/2022, Monopol Magazine 04/2022, ZEITmagazin 09/2018, Artforum Critic’s Picks 10/2020, FALTER 10/2021, Vogue Germany 11/2021, Achtung Mode 07/2021, I-D Magazine 04/2017, Parnass Magazine 11/2021, PW Magazine 04/2017, CULTURED Mag 09/2020, Frieze Magazine 11/2020, I-D Magazine 07/2019, Another Magazine 11/2018, DerStandard 11/2018, Wiener Zeitung 02/2022, Rondo 02/2022, art magazine 01/2022, FALTER 01/2022, Them Magazine 03/2020

Selected Lectures and Panel Discussions

Artist Lecture Series Vienna (2022), Emerging Artists in the collection of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg Talk III (2022), BIPOC* Artist Talks & Studio Visits at die Angewandte Vienna, Lecture at Ecole Normale Supérieure with Chiara Vechiarelli (2022), A talk with Diana Barbosa Gil, Kunsthalle Wien (2022); Das zweite Leben der Dinge, Volkskundemuseum Wien (2021); Art Cube Artists’ Studios, Date with an Artist with Sunny Pfalzer (2021);Lecture at Kunstuniversität Linz, Fashion and Dirt (2020); Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Postcolonial Fashion with Carol Tulloch (2019)

Prices and Scholarships 

ISCP New York 2023, European Month of Photography Award 2023, Vordemberge-Gildewart Stipendium Award 2022 (Shortlist) Modepreis der Stadt Wien 2021, Kunsthalle Vienna Prize 2021, BMKOES Scholarship for Photography 2021, Bank Austria Studio Scholarship, MiArt Milano Prize 2021 (with Mary Ellen Carroll)

Works in Public Collections

MUMOK Vienna (AT), GRASSI Museum Leibzig (DE), Museum der Moderne Salzburg (AT), MAK Vienna (AT), Landesmuseum Baden Württemberg (DE), Wien Museum MUSA (AT)

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