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emanuel licha

emanuel licha lives and works in paris and montreal. after earning a master’s degree in urban geography, he pursued his education in visual arts at concordia university in montreal, followed by a post-graduate diploma at the ecole nationale des beaux arts de lyon, france, in 2001. his work focuses on public space and architecture, leading to a reading of the features of the urban landscape as so many social, historical, and political signs. his recent projects investigate the means by which traumatic and violent events are being looked at, and are shown as video installations. recent solo shows include: why photogenic?, sbc gallery, montreal; war tourist, loop 09, barcelona; r for real, galerie cortex athletico, bordeaux; une autre fête au même instant brille dans paris, canadian cultural centre, paris; agnes & bruce, ex-teresa arte actual, méxico; nothing less, nothing more, just transformed, careof, milan; in & out, galerie b-312, montreal and yyz, toronto. his work has also been exhibited at: ngbk, berlin; art gallery of ontario, toronto; parsons the new school for design, new york; musée d’art contemporain de montréal; university of south florida contemporary art museum, tampa; israeli center for digital art, holon; macba, barcelona; fabbrica del vapore, milan; frac franche-comté, besançon; hartware medienkunstverein, dortmund; witte de with center for contemporary art, rotterdam; galerie im taxispalais, innsbruck; tirana biennial; steirischer herbst, graz; sarajevo centre for contemporary art; stiftung binz39, zürich; montreal biennial; musée d’art moderne de la ville de paris. his work is part of various private and public collections, including: macba (museu d’art contemporani de barcelona); musée d’art contemporain de montréal; fnac (fonds national d’art contemporain), paris; frac franche-comté; university of south florida contemporary art museum. emanuel licha is assistant professor at the ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de paris-la villette. he is a phd candidate at goldsmiths college, university of london


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