With her historical reenactment of the Last Supper, Margot Pilz has inscribed herself in art history as one of the first feminist conceptual and media artists. The Austrian artist has always pushed boundaries, tested new technical possibilities and questioned social stereotypes. Influenced by the avant-garde scene of the 1960s and 1970s, Margot Pilz's life was both artistically and biographically radical, actionist and feminist.
Margot Pilz (*1936, Haarlem NL) has lived and worked in Austria since 1953. 1953-57 she studied advertising photography in Vienna and then worked initially in the field of applied photography. Her first exhibitions as an artist followed in the 1970s. Early on she joined the feminist avant-garde and focused on themes of female self-determination. During this time, she created numerous actions in public space and her works were shown in many exhibitions. In 2022 she received the Austrian Art Award for Media Art.