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Lecture by Andrea Fraser

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Location Venue (1)
Main Building
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Schillerplatz 3
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1010 Vienna

Lecture organized by the Institute for Fine Arts, Video- and Video Installation, (Dorit Margreiter), Performative Art and Sculpture (Monica Bonvicini), the Associate Professor of Perfomative Techniques (Carola Dertnig), and the Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies (Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein).

Andrea Fraser's work has been identified with performance, video, context art, and institutional critique. Major projects include installations for the Berkeley Art Museum (1992); the Kunstverein Munich (1993); the Venice Biennale (Austrian Pavilion, 1993); the Whitney Biennial (1993); the Generali Foundation, Vienna (1995); the Kunsthalle Bern (1998); the Sprengel Museum Hannover (1998); and the Bienal de São Paulo (1998).

She has created performances for the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (1986); the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1989); the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford (1991); inSITE, San Diego/Tijuana (1997); and the MICA Foundation, New York (2001). She has also performed solo work at the Whitechapel, London; the Dia Art Foundation, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, Vienna; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among other venues.

A survey of her video work was presented by the Belkin Art Gallery, University of British Columbia, in 2002. In 2003, the Kunstverein in Hamburg organized the retrospective Andrea Fraser: Works 1984-2003 .

Her essays and performance scripts have appeared in Art in America, Afterimage, October, Texte zur Kunst, SocialText, Critical Quarterly, Documents, Artforum, and Grey Room. Museum Highlights: The Writings of Andrea Fraser , was released by MIT Press in 2005.

Fraser was a founding member of the feminist performance group, The V-Girls (1986-1996); the project-based artist initiative Parasite (1997-1998); and the cooperative art gallery Orchard (2005-2008). She was also co-organizer of Services , a "working-group exhibition" that toured to seven venues in Europe and the United States between 1994 and 2001.