Lynn Hershman Leeson

September 28, 2022 7PM

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Lynn Hershman Leeson has been internationally acclaimed for her influential media art and films over
the last five decades. She is widely recognized for her innovative work investigating issues that are now
recognized as key to the workings of society: the relationship between humans and technology, identity,
surveillance, and the use of media as a tool of empowerment against censorship and political repression,
with pioneering contributions to the fields of photography, video, film, performance, artificial intelligence,
bio art, installation and interactive as well as net-based media art. ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Karlsruhe, Germany, mounted the first comprehensive retrospective of her work titled Civic Radar
including a substantial publication, named by Holland Cotterin The New York Times as “one of the
indispensable art books of 2016.” Her many awards include a Siggraph Lifetime Achievement Award, Prix

Ars Electronica Golden Nica, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the 2017
USA Artist Fellowship, San Francisco Film Society’s “Persistence of Vision” Award, Alfred P. Sloan
Foundation Prize, and the College Art Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Her six feature films –
Strange Culture, Teknolust, Conceiving Ada, !Women Art Revolution: A Secret History, Tania Libre, and
The Electronic Diaries are all in worldwide distribution and have screened at Sundance Film Festival,
Toronto Film Festival and The Berlin International Film Festival, among others. Her works are in
international public collections, including MoMA, SFMOMA, Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie,
LACMA, The Tate Modern, The National Gallery of Canada, and the Walker Art Center in addition to
many celebrated private collections. Her retrospective entitled, ‘Lynn Hershman Leeson: Twisted’ opened
at the New Museum in July, 2021, and her work was featured in the 2022 Venice Biennale, where she
received “Special Mention” from the International Jury.


Self Portrait as Another Person” features a wax cast of the artist’s face that was made in 1966

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