Born in Linz (Austria), 1940Lives & works in Cologne (Germany) Very active in: 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, Current decadeRepresentative galleries:Charim
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Born in Austria in 1940; received a degree in textile design from the Technical School for Textile Industry in Vienna in 1964; works include film, video, photography, text and performance; has taught at the Academy of Visual Arts, Munich, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute. Currently professor at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne, Germany.
VALIE EXPORT?s artistic work comprises: video environments, digital photography, installation, body performances, feature films, experimental films, documentaries, Expanded Cinema, conceptual photography, body-material interactions, Persona Performances, laser installations, objects, sculptures, texts on contemporary art history and feminism.
1967 Invention of her artist name VALIE EXPORT: an artistic concept and logo to be written in capital letters only.
Since 1968 participation in international exhibitions, for example: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Venice Biennale; documenta, Kassel; MoCA, Los Angeles; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; MUMOK, Vienna; Generali Foundation, Vienna; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles; Tate Modern, London; Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; Metropolitan Museum, New York; ars electronica, Linz/Austria.
Screenings at international film and video festivals, for example London Underground Film Festiva; London International Film Festival; Filmex, Los Angeles; Berlin International Film Festival as well as film festivals in Cannes, Montréal, Vancouver, San Francisco, Locarno, Hongkong, Sidney, New York, etc.