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[bio] Laura Kurgan [e]



The artist took her BA at the University of California, Berkeley, and completed her Masters degree in architecture at Columbia University. Kurgan explores the interfaces between building, electronic media, and information technologies. In addition to a design practice in New York she has taught at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Currently she is Assistant Professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture as well as Fellow of the Old Dominion Faculty in the Humanities Council at Princeton.

Installations| Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Grants and Awards | Bibliography | Recommended Links


»Global Clock No. 2«, 2002
»The Forest for the Trees«, 2001
»Inadvertent Memory«, 2000
»Short Circuit«, 2000
»Spot 083-264«, Kosovo, June 3, 1999
»Close Up at a Distance«, 1997
»You Are Here: One Mile Zone«, 1996
»You Are Here: Museu«, 1995
»You Are Here: Information Drift«, 1994
»Interface: information overlay«, 1993


Solo Exhibitions

»StoreFront for Art and Architecture«, New York [USA]


Group Exhibitions

»Money and Value« in Biel/Bienne, part of EXPO.02, Swiss National Exposition [CH]

»Virtual Manifesta«, Manifesta 3, Ljubljana [SLO]
»The Fifth Element«, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf [D]
»Kosov@« Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon [USA]

»World Views: Maps and Art«, Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota [USA]

»The Hague Appeal for Peace«, The Hague [NL]

»Transatlantico« Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderne, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria [Canary Islands]

»The Art of Detection: Surveillance in Society«, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge [USA]

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona [E]

»Mapping: A Response to MoMA«, American Fine Arts Co., New York [USA]

»Trade Routes«, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York [USA]
»Iterations: The New Image«, Montage '93: International Festival of the Image, Rochester [USA]
International Center for Photography, New York [USA]


Grants and Awards

Berlin Independent Film Festival [D], 1993



»Residues: ICTY Courtroom No. 1« in Alphabet City, June 2000; »The Fifth Element«, exhibit. cat., Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 2000; Immaterial Incorporated CabinetIssue 1, Winter 2000; Assemblage, No. 41, April 2000, p. 37; »Spot 083-264, Kosovo, June 3, 1999,« in World Views: Maps & Art, exhibit. cat., Minneapolis: Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota,1999, pp. 68-75. Also published in Archis 2 (Rotterdam), February 2000, pp. 60-65; »You Are Here« (architecture, computing, satellites), in Cheryl Younger (ed.), Public Strategies: Public Art and Public Space«, Proceedings of the American Photography Institute, National Graduate Seminar, New York: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 1999, pp. 60-64; »Public Penetration« discussion with Dennis Adams, Yony Labat, and Julia Scher, pp. 66-71; Close Up at a Distance. The Art of Detection: Surveillance in Society, exhibit. cat., Cambridge: MIT List Visual Arts Center, 1997, pp. 30-31; »Threat Domes« in ANY 17, Forget Fuller?, January 1997, pp. 31-34; You Are Here: Architecture and Information Flows, exhibit. cat., essays by LK, and Xavier Costa, Manuel Gausa, Catherine Ingraham, Miguel Molins, Michael Speakes, Mark Wigley. Barcelona: Museu d'Art Contemporani, 1995; »I'm working on it«, in Social Text 43, Summer 1995, back cover; »You Are Here: Information Drift«, in Assemblage 25, December 1994, pp. 14-43; You Are Here: Information Drift, exhibit. cat., essays by LK and Kyong Park, StoreFront for Art and Architecture, March 1994. Reprinted in Mapping: A Response to MoMA, ed. Peter Fend, New York: M. Rose Publications, 1995, pp. 38-42; »You Are Here: Kuwait« in Documents 1/2, Fall-Winter 1992, pp. 53-57.


Recommended Links

- > Homepage

- > »World Views: Maps and Art« (Weltansichten: Karten und Kunst)

° Installations ::

- > »Spot 083-264«, Kosovo, June 3, 1999

- > »You Are Here: Museu«, 1995

- > »Browsing«

° Group Exhibitions ::

- > »Virtual Manifesta«, Manifesta 3, Ljubljana [SLO], 2000

- > »The Art of Detection: Surveillance in Society«,
List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge [USA], 1997

° Texts ::

- > Immaterial Incorporated Cabinet, No 1, Winter 2000



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