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Liz Magic Laser
Liz Magic Laser (b. 1981, New York) is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her videos and performances intervene in semi-public spaces such as bank vestibules, movie theaters and newsrooms, and have involved collaborations with actors, surgeons, political strategists and motorcycle gang members. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Göttingen, Germany (2016); Mercer Union, Toronto (2015); Wilfried Lentz, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2015); Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (2015); Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (2013) the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany (2013); DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas (2013); and Mälmo Konsthall, Mälmo, Sweden (2012).
Anja Lückenkemper is a curator and writer who has worked in institutional as well as non-institutional platforms. She is interested in questions of labor and labor conditions, with a focus on feminism and gender issues, as well as in the (artistic) construction of identity. She studied philosophy and literature (MA) in Germany, Italy, and Australia and holds a MA in Cultures of the Curatorial from the Art Academy Leipzig. She has worked for several years at art institutions such as Kunstverein Munich and KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin, where she conceived and actively contributed to the development of new discursive formats and public programs. Since 2016 she is artistic director at Kunstverein Göttingen.