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Diana Thater
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Diana Thater

Born in 1962 in San Francisco, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA.

Diana Thater is renowned for her groundbreaking films, videos, and installations, which predominantly explore the interplay between the natural environment and mediated reality. This theme extends to a nuanced exploration of the delicate balance between the cultivated and the untamed. Thater is known for video installations that poetically grapple with threats to the natural world, from the extinction of species to long-lasting environmental disasters. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, including literature, animal behavior, mathematics, chess, and sociology, her evocative and sometimes nearly abstract works interact with their surroundings to produce an intricate relationship between time and space.

Diana Thater’s notable exhibitions at museums and institutions include: ICA Watershed, Boston, 2018; Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, 2017; Guggenheim Bilbao, 2017; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2015; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 2015; Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, 2011; and Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, 2004; among others.

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