Examining longing and intimacy, while troubling subjectivity, Laurel Jay Carpenter’s durational performances have been presented in traditional gallery/festival settings, as well as public sites across the USA, UK, Scandinavia, Western and Eastern Europe, including, most notably, the 2007 Venice Biennale, the 2013 Bergen International and the 2019 Prague Quadrennial. Originally from the US, Carpenter regularly collaborates with Norwegian artist Terese Longva as Longva+Carpenter, and was, earlier in her career, an active member of the Independent Performance Group founded by Marina Abramović. For more than a decade, Carpenter served as a tenured Associate Professor of Art at Alfred University before refocusing her practice toward doctoral research at Northumbria University, UK. Carpenter continues to work between the US, UK and EU.
Photo: Longva+Carpenter, Lineage 2019. Photographer: CW Olafson Weiss