Laura Kikauka - Biography
Laura Kikauka (*1963 in Hamilton, Canada) born as daughter of Lithuanian immigrants has studied art at the Ontario college of Art in Toronto /1981-84), but quickly turned away from painting, to move towards new techniques, performance, computer art and film. She finds the extraordinary in the ordinary, and creates detailed environments from junk and discarded products. Kikauka’s installations and electro-mechanical sculptures incorporate her collections of obsolete electronic objects, anonymous crafts, and all things kitsch.
Her germinal work The Funny Farm continues to morph as it is reconfigured to new sites and times. Kikauka’s work has been exhibited across Canada as well as in Mexico, Japan, Russia, Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Korea, New Zealand, the United States, and Chile. Permanent installations of her work are on view at the Wolfsburg Science Museum (Wolfsburg, Germany) and at the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen in Berlin (Germany). Kikauka divides her time between studios at the Funny Farm in Meaford (Ontario) and Berlin (Germany).
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