Born in 1972 in Klagenfurt, Barbara Rapp is an Austrian multimedia artist and cultural worker. She lives and works in Velden am Wöerthersee, Austria. Her BARBARA work has been exhibited all over the world since 1994. She has been involved in many international art projects, artists’ associations and art societies, and RAPP has won several awards, including the 2011 Kaiserswerther Artist Award in Germany and the 2014 Artist Award from the Johanneskirche in Klagenfurt. She has also received an arts grant from the Carinthian regional government in Austria.
For me, fashion not only bears a social responsibility but also refects current sociocultural developments. On receiving the dirndl-style dress from the title: Fashion Art Institute, it was immediately clear to me that I had to come up with TRAPP 3.0 a design which would prevent it from falling into an automatically designated category. My general artistic focus is on the critical questioning of gender role models. technique: Accordingly, the design I created for the ‘Trapp 3.0’ dress is based not only on MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS contemporary re-engineering of the traditional mapping of folklore but also on encouraging new perspectives on male and female forms of appearance.