Lara Kohl


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Lara Kohl was born in March 1972, to two social scientists. She grew up in Bologna, Italy and Washington DC and now resides in Brooklyn. Her creative practice incorporates sound, video, film, photography, sculpture, installation and performance in various combinations. Using a conceptual approach that is also often site-specific, Kohl takes as her subject the negotiations of everyday life. She considers choices we make and those that are made for us. Her work looks at language and how a story is told, what we have been taught and how we go about imparting information to others. Recent projects have been concerned with negotiating one’s relationship to structures of power -political, institutional, and social- focusing on the voice and the agency of the individual in the face of a homogenizing landscape and dominant cultural practices. Kohl’s artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums here in the US and abroad including at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, ParaSite Gallery in Hong Kong, and at PS1 Contemporary Art Space, Artist Space, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Alona Kagan Gallery, Triple Candie and Exit Art in New York City.