Liz Magic Laser, Primal Speech, 2016. Installation view at Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam, september 2017 Single-channel video, LED display, polyurethane foam, vinyl, thread, Velcro, mirrored dibond, porcelain, wood, Plexiglas, felt, wire, synthetic fiber batting, grey carpet, 760 x 314 x 182 cm. Courtesy of the artist, Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles. Photo: Paula Winkler

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.

She earned a BA from Wesleyan University (2003) and an MFA from Columbia University (2008). She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture (2008) and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program (2009). Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at CAC Brétigny (FR) 2017; Kunstverein Göttingen (DE) 2016; Mercer Union, Toronto (CA) 2015; the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (DE) 2013); and Mälmo Konsthall, (SE) 2012.

Her work has also been shown at Swiss Institute, New York, 2016; Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, 2016; The Whitney Museum of American Art, 2015; Le Mouvement: 12th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition ESS SPA, 2014; the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2012; and the Performa 11 Biennial, New York, 2011.

She is represented in major public collections including Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (US), Museu de Arte de São Paulo (BR), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (US), and Frac Lorraine, Metz (FR).

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