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Laura Knott-2017
Laura Knott served on the curatorial and exhibition staff at the MIT Museum, where she developed and managed dozens of exhibitions, including a new project that examines recent work in the century-old field of kinetic sculpture. She holds degrees from Duke University and MIT, and has been the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, from the state arts agencies, and from The Shifting Foundation. While she was a student at MIT, Laura studied environmental art and performance with Otto Piene and co-founder of the postwar group, Ground Zero; and video history and production with Ricky Leacock, co-founder of “direct cinema”. While a curator, editor, and author in the field of contemporary art and culture, Laura has had an active art career as well, with presentations of her work at the documenta exhibition in Kassel, Germany, on public television, and in venues ranging from the California desert to the Internet. Laura has been on the faculty of the Tufts University Experimental College, where she taught a course called, “Money and Ethics in the Contemporary Art World”. She is the Founder and Curator of Cultureburg, a company that works at the intersections of art, science and technology, and she’s working on a book about how art changes lives.

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