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Laura Fong Prosper (Panama City, 1978)

Her video installations and visual essays walk the boarders between analogue and digital, as well as the meanings and placements of contemporary, historical, old and new. She addresses issues of cultural belonging, longing, ancestry and exile and through her use of different techniques in a process-oriented fashion, she moderates a dialogue between media, time and stories. 

Working with archive material and passionate for photography, she blends analogue and digital technologies and formats, bringing glitch, color and superimposition to her observational, documentarian shooting style. Her simple optical games bring another approach to motion graphics, making her own audiovisual research in Media Archeology, as an audiovisual material recycler.

With a degree in film editing from the International School of Film and TV of San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba (EICTV) and a MFA in Media Art from the Bauhaus University Weimar in Germany, she also took part in exchange programs with the Kunsthochschule für Medien (KHM) in Cologne, Germany and the Tongji University in Shanghai, China.

Her art has been exhibited in China, Panama, Germany, Costa Rica, United States and Brazil.

She also has a long career as a film editor and VJ.

 

EDUCATION

MA ART THEORY / Tongji University, Shanghai, China 2014

MFA NEW MEDIA ART / Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany 2013

KHM-EICTV exchange studies program / Kunsthochschule für Medien, Köln, Germany 2004

FILM EDITING DEGREE / EICTV, San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba 2003

BSc MEDIA STUDIES, Universidad Santa María la Antigua, Panamá 2001

 

EXHIBITIONS

MACROFEST in collaboration with Lowshifts, Panamá City, Panamá, March 2018.

HEIMWEH (Solo Show) / Orenstein und Koppel Lofts, Berlin, Deutschland, November, 2017.

CENTROAMERICA + DEUTSCHLAND - GRENZEN / Zentrum fuer Aesthetik, Bielefeld, Germany, 2016

#PANACHINA / MAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Panamá City, Panamá, 2016

SATISFACTORY presents ¿ Dónde están las mujeres?/ Casa del Barrio Amón, San José, Costa Rica, 2016

NOTHING HAPPENS @ 48 Stunden Neukölln Kunstfestival / Studio Chérie,  Berlin, Germany, 2016

SHANGHAI NIGHT / kunst.licht gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2015

DíA E / Instituto Cervantes, Berlin, Germany, 2015

VIDEO ART PROJECTIONS / Nublu Club, NYC,  USA 2015

MEAT / Group Global 3000, Berlin, Germany, 2015

GEN (Solo Show) / Vesselroom Project, Berlin, Germany 2014

ASIAN ART WEEK  / The Ballery, Berlin, Germany, 2014

FUSION FESTIVAL, KARL KUTTER STAGE (Video Installation) / Laerz, Germany, 2014

PANACHINA  / Atelier del Teatro Amador, Panama City, Panamá, 2014

BRIMBORIUM  (Video Installation) / Berlin, Germany 2013

SUMMAERY / Medienhaus, Weimar, Germany, 2013

LEBENSFREUDE LABEL NIGHT (VJ Performance) / Katerholzig, Berlin, Germany 2013

THE ALCHEMISTIC CABARET (VJ Performance) / Chalet, Berlin, Germany 2013

LEBENSFREUDE LABEL NIGHT (VJ Performance) / Katerholzig, Berlin, Germany 2012

ART FACULTY, TONGJI UNIVERSITY  / Shanghai, China 2012

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DIGITAL CULTURE / Museum of Modern Art (MAM Rio),  Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 2011

FULLDOME INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL / Zeiss-Planetarium, Jena, Germany, 2011

 

AWARDS

Berlin Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs - Film/Video Female Artist Programme Grant - 2018

Artist Award, Thorens Foundation, Basel Switzerland – 2014

Women’s Promotion Fund, Weimar, Germany – 2013

Kunsthochschule fuer Medien Studies Scholarship, Cologne, Germany – 2005

Best Documentary Film Editing Prize DOCUMENTA, Madrid, Spain – 2004

 

ASSOCIATIONS

cold bench

LaborBerlin e.V.

Mindpirates Berlin e.V.

Berlinale Talents 2005

 

 

 

© 2016 Laura Fong Prosper
All images by Laura Fong Prosper. All right reserved, no part of these images may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical photo copying, or otherwise, without prior permission in writing from the copyright owner.

 

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