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Liz Linden

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Cartoon (04/09/06, from text by Anthony Tommasini, photo by Stephen Crowley), 2006, Archival pigment print
PAWNSHOP, 2007, Functioning pawnshop buying and selling artworks made in collaboration with Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle
Happiness Is An Organized Closet, 2009, 17 nested elfa drawers, 2 standards, 1 wall mount, hardware
exquisite corpse, 2009, Playboy centerfolds, tape
COPY, 2009, Screen-printed aluminum, installed on existing New York City signposts
Artist's Statement

My practice promotes literacy about our shared, neoliberal landscape, using appropriation and détournement to return attention to the many intrinsic, existential absurdities that arise out of the friction between common forms and quotidian contents. This manifests itself in a reconfiguration of the shared units of our lives, from storefronts to magazines, in order to pursue the conceptual and critical possibilities inherent in our everyday objects. I am often less concerned with adding to something to give it a message than in highlighting elements within it so it can disclose itself to the viewer. See for further information.

In addition to my solo practice, since 2008 I have been engaged in an ongoing collaborative project with writer Jen Kennedy, focusing on public explorations of contemporary feminist practices. More information about this project can be found at


Liz Linden was born in 1980 in Seattle, Washington. She received her BA from Yale University in 2002 and completed the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2009.

Selected recent and upcoming solo exhibitions include Making Ourselves Visible with Jen Kennedy at The Brooklyn Museum, Centerfolds at ARTSPACE in New Haven, and PAWNSHOP with Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle at e-flux in New York. Her work has been exhibited internationally at FRAC Ile-de-France/Le Plateau in Paris and Stenersenmuseet in Oslo, and in numerous public and private institutions in New York City including The Whitney Museum, Art In General, DISPATCH, Cabinet and Ludlow 38. Her writing and projects have been published in Visionaire 53, Pidgin, Alphabet Prime, and Troublemakers: First Issues.