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Liz Magic Laser

Country: United States of America


Liz Magic Laser (b. 1981, New York) is a video and performance artist. Her work intervenes in semi-public spaces such as bank vestibules, movie theaters and newsrooms, involving collaborations with actors, surgeons, political strategists and motorcycle gang members. Her recent work uses communication techniques and psychological methods appropriated by corporate and political cultures to revive their therapeutic potential.

Her work has been shown at Metro Pictures, New York (2018) Mälmo Konsthall, Sweden (2017) the Swiss Institute (2016); at the Whitney Museum of American Art (2015); at Lisson Gallery, London (2013); the Performa 11 Biennial, New York (2011); and MoMA PS 1, New York (2010) among others. In 2017 she had solo exhibitions at CAC Brétigny, Jupiter Artland, Scotland and Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam.

Laser was awarded the Lead Commission for “The Future World of Work” program at FACT, Liverpool, UK (2018). She recently presented a commissioned daily performance and video installation at the Centre Pompidou, Paris (2018).