Laura Kikauka / biography



1963 born in Hamilton, Canada
1981-84 Ontario College of Art, Toronto
  lives and works at the Funny Farm in Meanford, Ontario,
and at the Funny Farm East in Berlin, Germany.


Selected Single Exhibitions, installations, performances


Strenght Thru Embarrassment, DNA / Berlin

Strenght Thru Embarrassment, MKG 127 / Toronto


For the Love of Gaud (Damien's Worst) , MKG 127 /Toronto        

Laura Kikaula
, Spacex / Exeter



House of ImaginationTorstrasse 166 / Berlin
For the love of Gaud
, DNA / Berlin

2007 DENKNIESCHUTZ, Kunstverein Ulm / Ulm
Tune In, Turn On, YYZ / Toronto
2004 Exactly the Same, but Completely Different, The Power Plant
Contemporary Art
/ Toronto
2003 It could be Wurst, DNA / Berlin
The future will be brighter tomorrowGalerie Käthe Kollwitz / Berlin
2002 M.A.N.I.A.C. at MAK, MAK – Österreichisches Museum für angewandte Kunst / Vienna
2001 Dream Home, Kunstprojekt RIEM / Munich
Fashion Show with Fuzzy Love, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg
Sorry We are Open, Ludwig Beck / Munich
2000 Festival of Vision, Tamar Centre / Hong Kong
1999 Relay Room, Interaccess, New Music Concerts Festival / Toronto
Camp Insomnia, The Western Front / Vancouver
Time for Tomorrow, Marstall Theater / Munich
1997 Stage Set for Schlacht um Europa I-XVI, Christoph Schlingensief, Volksbühne / Berlin
1995 The Pickle Barbecue, Contained / Linz
My Greasy Hole, Galerie Paradigma / Linz
Bastlerine, Kunsthaus Raskolnikow / Dresden
Only Seat in the Theatre, Spiel.Art Theaterfestival / Munich


Selected Group Exhibitions 


2016              Something of Exquisite Beauty, Elika Gallery / Athens, Greece

2015              Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Mappa dell'arte                                        nuova, Fondazione Giorgio CiniVenice

Zum Einhundertfünfundzwanzigsten - Kunstverein Ulm (Ulm Things),TAF / Athens
Guided by voices: Illuminated Still LivesLOLA festival at FCG / London
Tanz auf dem Vulkan, Ifa-Galerie Berlin / Berlin
QUOBO, Museo de Arte de Lima / Lima
QUOBO, KUMU Museum / Tallinn
Mapping Correspondence: Mail Art in the 21st Century, Center For The Book Arts / New York
2007 Happy Birthday & Friendly Greeting, together with Lawrence Argent, Dave Dyment, Sara Graham, Anitra Hamilton, Instant Coffee, Germaine Koh, Micah Lexier & Christian Bök, An Te Liu, Roula Partheniou, Jayce Salloum, Joy Walker, MGK127 / Toronto
Booth of MAK, VIENNAFAIR / Vienna
QUOBO, Contemporary Art Centre of Vilnius (CAC) / Vilnius
QUOBO, Staatliches Kunstmuseum / Nowosibirsk
SCHAURAUSCH – Kunst in 50 Schaufenstern, curated by Paolo Bianchi and Martin Sturm, O.K – Centrum für Gegenwartskunst / Linz
2006 THE YOUTH OF TODAY, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, (catalogue)
Art is Throwing Money Out the Window, PLP Gallery / New York
2005 ViennAfair, DNA / Berlin
All about berlin 3, WhiteBOX, Kultfabrik / Munich
Funny Farm, Phaeno Naturwissenschaft & Technik Museum Wolfsburg TIAF – Toronto International Art Fair, booth DNA Berlin / Toronto
art.fair, booth DNA / Berlin ; Cologne
2004 White Room, ARCO, with DNA Galerie Berlin / Madrid
Borderline Festival / Maubeuge
Biennale / Lodz
2003 Curiosity Boxes, Robot Festival / Lile
QUOBO, Museo de Art Carrillo Gil / Mexico City
2002 QUOBO, Museum of Contemporary Art / Tokyo
2001 Aller Anfang ist Merz – Von Kurt Schwitters bis heute, Haus der Kunst / Munich
Die schöne Gärtnerin, Galerie am Prater / Berlin
Sommerfest im Podewil, Podewil / Berlin
QUOBO,Hamburger Bahnhof / Berlin
2000 Aller Anfang ist Merz – Von Kurt Schwitters bis heute, Sprengel Museum / Hannover
Heimat Kunst, House of World Cultures / Berlin
QUOBO, HK Arts Centre / Hong Kong
Exit Festival, Maison des Arts Nationale / Creteil
Via Festival, Le Menage / Maubeuge
1999 UNDABDIEPOST 1999, Postfuhramt / Berlin
1998 Fluten 2, Stadtbad Oderberger Straße / Berlin
Salon Schwarzenberg, Schwarzenberg e.V. / Berlin
Grenzgänge, Meinblau / Berlin
Funny Factory-Stimmungslämpchen & Mehr, Hybrid Factory / Linz


Selected Grants and commisions

2005 Commisioned by Phaeno Science Museum Wolfsburg
2001 Exhibition Aller Anfang ist Merz supported by Canadian Embassy, Sprengel Museum, Hannover and also Haus der Kunst, Munich
2000 Commisioned installation by I.F.A. Berlin