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Regina FRANK, Germany/Portugal

Lives and works in Lisabon.

Regina Frank has been exhibiting her installations internationally under the title “The Artist Is Present” for the past decade in windows, museums and public spaces. The performer’s visual language, spoken mainly through text and textiles, reveals a meditative process of exploring inner and outer networks as well as political, cultural and spiritual issues. Her works encompass a field of tension between virtual and real, analog and digital.

Between 1998 and 1999 she held a guest professorship at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She has lectured extensively, including at New York University, The Metropolitan Museum, the Bronx Museum in New York, the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and at M.I.T. in Boston. Her works have been displayed at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, Serpentine Gallery in London, Kunsthalle in Berlin, Reina Sofia in Madrid, MOCA in Los Angeles, Spiral Wacoal Art Center in Tokyo, the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, and the 1998 ARCO in Madrid. She has participated with performances at the 1999 Venice Biennial, the EXPO 2000 in Hannover, EXIT 2001 in Helsinki, the Intermediale in Mainz, and the Performance Studies Conference 7 in 2001. She created interactive projects and performances in 2001 for the House of Press in Berlin and at the Muffathalle in Munich. In 2003 she had solo exhibitions at the San Diego Museum of Art and the Museum for Communication in Berlin. Frank was Artist in Residence at SAIR in Sapporo, Japan, in 2004 with exhibitions at Contemporary Art Institute and at Sapporo Museum of Modern Art. Her Artist in Residence in Kio-A-Thau, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, culminated in the CO4 Taiwan Avant-garde Documenta as part of the Taipeh Biennial and several solo performances and exhibitions. In 2004 she also taught at the Bauhaus in Dessau and worked with choreographer Sasha Waltz at the Festival Montpellier Dance. In 2005 she created a comprehensive art project for the German Umweltbundesamt (Federal Environmental Agency) in Berlin and Dessau, which culminated in an intranet site and a performance. She also participated in the “Art-Robe” exhibition at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, at the 5th Biennial for Art Outdoor Sculpture in Darmstadt, and at Fondapol in Paris. In 2006 she was Artist in Residence at the Sally and Don Lucas Artist Program at Montalvo Arts Center in California, where she developed the "Dream Weaving" Project and had a solo exhibition at Chienku Technology University in Taiwan.

In April 1999, Frank’s monograph The Artist Is Present was published by the Senate for Cultural Affairs in Berlin, Germany. Franks work has been written about in various publications including: Sculpture Magazine, Screen Multimedia, Parade Magazine, Harper’s, The New York Times, Rethinking Marxism, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Frankfurter Rundschau, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Japan Times, Contemporary Art, Art Forum, Art Papers, Art Examiner, Art Press, Being on Line, Neo2 and Arte y Parte.

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