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.
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
HEIMWEH / Orenstein und Koppel Lofts, Berlin, Deutschland, November, 2017
GēN / Vesselroom Project, Berlin, Germany 2014
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
MACROFEST in collaboration with Lowshifts, Panamá City, Panamá, March 2018.
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
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
FICSUR, Bs. As., Argentina - Best Documentary Film Editing Prize - 2019
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
KHM (Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln), Studies Scholarship, Cologne, Germany – 2005
DOCUMENTAMADRID, Madrid, Spain – Best Documentary Film Editing Prize - 2004
© 2016 Laura Fong Prosper
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