About Laura Curry

Sweetness 7, Buffalo NY

Rest Stop Bike Repair Shop

I am an interdisciplinary artist, educator, and consultant. I have an MFA from the Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo, in Media Study and Emerging Practices.

Interested in questions located within the social, political and cultural realms, my research based practice extends into the areas of urban planning and design. Central to my practice is Bike Date, a project conducted in North and South American cities. I situate the roadway as a social space, and transportation as a democratized resource, using direct engagement, performance, media, and object as elements in this practice. I engage Women, Trans and Female identified communities through Bike Date to discover their stories of access.

Bike Date was last conducted in Monterrey Mexico, 2017, as part of a teaching residency with University of Monterrey, and a research, site based installation with NoAutomatico.

I have been presented at NoAutomatico/ Monterrey, Mexico; Open Engagement at Queens Museum/ Queens NY; ISEA/ Albuquerque NM; Time Mutations, Buffalo/ NY; On the Boards/Seattle WA; Hugo House/ Seattle WA; TBA Festival for Portland Institute on Contemporary Art/ Portland OR; The Southern Theater/ Minneapolis MN, and ODC/ San Francisco, through the SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance. Internationally: DOCUMENTA 13/ Kassel Germany; Time Mutations, Bauhaus-Universität/Weimar; and The Guapamacátaro Center for Art and Ecology/ Michoacan Mexico.

I have been supported by Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, Department of Media Study University at Buffalo, the McAloon Conference Grant, Artist Trust (2 Fellowships for Choreography and a GAP Grant), the Seattle Mayors Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4 Culture, Art Patch, Meet the Composer, West Sound Arts Council, the Arizona State Arts Commission, among others.

 

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