Get to Know
Residency Dates
  • Jan 2nd 2018 to Jan 31st 2018
Region
USA

Laurie Anderson is one of America’s
most renowned – and daring- creative pioneers. She is best known for her
multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology.  As writer, director, visual artist and
vocalist she has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art,
theater, and experimental music.

Her recording career, launched by “O
Superman” in 1981, includes the soundtrack to her feature film “Home of the
Brave” and “Life on a String” (2001). Anderson’s live shows range from simple
spoken word to elaborate multi-media stage performances such as “Songs and
Stories for Moby Dick” (1999). Anderson has published seven books and her
visual work has been presented in major museums around the world.

In 2002,
Anderson was appointed the first artist-in-residence of NASA which culminated
in her 2004 touring
solo performance “The End of the
Moon”.  Recent projects include a series of
audio-visual installations and a high definition film, “Hidden Inside
Mountains”, created for World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan. In 2007 she received
the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for her outstanding contribution
to the arts.In 2008 she completed a two-year worldwide
tour of her performance piece, “Homeland”, which was released as an album on
Nonesuch Records in June 2010. Anderson’s solo performance “Delusion” debuted at the Vancouver Cultural
Olympiad in February 2010 and will continue to tour internationally into 2011.
  In 2010 a
retrospective of her visual and installation work opened in Sao Paulo, Brazil
and later traveled to Rio de Janeiro. 

In 2011 her exhibition of all new work titled
“Forty-Nine Days In the Bardo” opened at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in
Philadelphia.   That same year she was awarded with the Pratt
Institute’s Honorary Legends Award.   Her exhibition “Boat” curated
by Vito Schnabel opened in May of 2012.  She has recently finished residencies at both CAP in UCLA in Los Angeles
and EMPAC in Troy, New York.  Her
film “Heart of a Dog” was chosen as an official selection of the 2015
Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. In the same year, her exhibition “Habeas
Corpus” opened at the Park Avenue Armory to wide critical acclaim and in
2016 she was the recipient of Yoko Ono’s Courage Award for the Arts for that
project. Anderson lives in New York City.