SARA KICKMAYER was growing up in a small village in the mountains of south Austria. From very early on there was strong connection to nature and traditional craftsmanship. Her work is looking at design as a solution based exploration to find answers inspired by nature for the environmental crises humanity has been facing. She is combining ancient and scientific knowledge regarding materials and is transforming them through her artistic approach into form and shapes around the body, constantly looking for a symbiosis between the human made, nature and the garment itself. 

MATERIAL - FASHION - KNITWEAR - TEXTILE - DESIGN - CONCEPT
 

EXHIBITIONS

 

2021        "Fashion & Nature" - Galerie Handwerk Munich

 

2019        Compass - „Navigating the Future“ Ars Electronica Center Linz - Materials 

 

 

2018        Visual Invisibility- Experiments - Ars Electronica Festival 2018

 

                BEST OFF 2018 - Presentation of selected works - Kunstuniversität Linz

    

                Wear it Berlin! - Visual Invisbitiliy in Cooperation with Profactor GmbH

 

                TECH VISIONS - Landesmuseum/Schloßmuseum Linz 

 

 

2017

                 Sideshow of Fashion & Technology - Textiles Zentrum Haslach

 

                 Performance De/Materialize by F&T - Museum of Technology Vienna 

 

 

AWARDS

 

2020        Winner  Feel The Yarn Contest  - Pitti Filati Florence

 

2020        Best Future Vision- Finalist MaDe Material Designers by Elisava, Ma-tt-er & Polimi

 

2019        Outstanding Artist Award by the City of Linz in the category Art & Design

 

2017        Scholarship by the University of applied Arts and Design Linz 

 

2015        Winner of the Designstar Contest by Pepe Jeans London