Laura Beloff

With acclaimed international reputation as an artist, Laura Beloff’s works can be described as peculiar wearable objects, programmed structures and participatory, networked installations. In her pieces she combines technology fluently with various mediums ranging from video to textile, from sound to sculptural and organic materials. Many of her works deal with individuals in the global society trying to adapt to highly complex technologically enhanced world, which is becoming increasingly mobile. Beloff has exhibited widely in various museums, galleries and major media-art events in Europe and worldwide, recently f.e. a solo-show in Vienna (2011), group-shows in Russia and Brazil (2008) and in the Venice Biennale Extras (2007). She has received various grants, residencies and awards. She is frequently lecturing about her research and practice in universities and various conferences.

2002-06 she was Professor for media arts at the Art Academy in Oslo (NO). 2007-11 she was awarded a five-year artist grant by the Finnish state. 2009-2010, 2011 she has been a visiting Professor at The University of Applied Arts in Vienna (AT) and 2008-2011 a visiting lecturer at The Aalto University, School of Art and Design in Helsinki (FI). She is finishing her PhD in the beginning of 2012 under supervision of Roy Ascott -Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth.  > http://www.realitydisfunction.org

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