Negra Bernhard, maiden name Dragoljić, was born 1986 in former Yugoslavia. She’s based in Vienna, Austria, currently in the Expanded Pictorial Space under the tutoring of Daniel Richter at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
„Negra Bernhard’s exploration of painting as an inventory of what is going on in and around her, as well as in what is out there in the world, carries a profoundly personal signature while using the anachronistic medium. Her manuscript is a searching, it oscillates equally between sarcasm, uncertainty and bewilderment towards the world in which she lives and finds strong, independent formulations. Even under the aspect that there is an intensified, international approach of younger female artists to dealing with the possibilities of painting, which has not yet quite been reflected in Austria, the painter Negra Bernhard, shows both in content and formal references, as well as in her Biography as a human of our time.“ ~ Daniel Richter