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Born 1941 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Lives and works in San Francisco and New York, United States

Lynn Hershman Leeson

Over the last five decades, artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has been internationally acclaimed for her art and films. Cited as one of the most influential media artists, Hershman Leeson 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. Over the last fifty years she has made 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. A substantial publication, which Holland Cotter named in The New York Times “one of the indispensable art books of 2016.”


Lynn Hershman Leeson has been awarded a special mention from the Jury for her participation in the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia – The Milk of Dreams. The award was presented with the following motivation: “for indexing the cybernetic concerns that run through the exhibitions in an illuminating and powerful way that also includes visionary moments of her early practice that foresaw the influence of technology in our everyday lives.”


She is a recipient of a Siggraph Lifetime Achievement Award, Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica,  and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. In 2017 she received a USA Artist Fellowship, the San Francisco Film Society’s “Persistence of Vision” Award and will receive the College Art Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


Her six feature films – Strange CultureTeknolust, Conceiving Ada!Women Art Revolution: A Secret HistoryTania Libre, and The Electronic Diaries are all in worldwide distribution and have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and The Berlin International Film Festival, among others. She was awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Prize for writing and directing Teknolust. !Women Art Revolution received the Grand Prize Festival of Films on Art.

Biography
Selected Works
Lynn Hershman Leeson
Roberta’s Construction Chart #2
1975
Chromogenic Print
67 × 80cm (Framed), 50 × 64cm (Image)
Lynn Hershman Leeson
Call Me (from the Phantom Limb series)
1987
Photograph
51 × 61 cm
Lynn Hershman Leeson
Lay Off and Leave Me Alone
1976
Chromogenic print
24,1 × 15,9 cm
New Saints
­June 20 – July 21, 2020
Brussels
Exhibitions
Texts

Kingdom of the Ill: Second chapter of TECHNO HUMANITIES (2021-2023)

with Lynn Hershman Leeson (a.o.)

at MUSEION—Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Bolzano-Bozen, IT

October 1 - March 5, 2023
Bolsano

ARCO MADRID

shared booth with PINKSUMMER 

with Eli Cortiñas, Mariana Castillo Deball, Mark Dion, Lynn Hershman Leeson & Tomás Saraceno


February 22 - 26, 2023
Madrid

LYNN HERSHMAN LEESON at Venice Biennale 2022

through November, 2022
Venice

'Lynn Hershman Leeson: Twisted', at New Museum, New York City, USA

June 30 – October 03, 2021
New Museum, New York City

­LYNN HERSHMAN LEESON     

The Roberta Breitmore Series (1973-1978)

at bürobasel, CH

June 29 – July 17, 2021
bürobasel, SW

Waldburger Wouters is pleased to present its first cycle of a 4 weeks online film exhibition with Lin Yuqi, Elen Braga, Eli Cortiñas, and Lynn Hershman Leeson.


Week 1: June 4 Lin Yuqi

Week 2: June 11 Elen Braga

Week 3: June 18 Eli Cortiñas

Week 4: June 25 Lynn Hershman Leeson

June 4 – July 2, 2021
online
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