Debra Solomon

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the_living, 1997-1998.

Debra Solomon (US/NL), born in Lancaster, California, has a BA in Music and studied at the Audiovisual Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy from 1991 to 1995. Solomon's work has been shown at MoMA PS1, New York; Kunsthal, Rotterdam; V2_Organisation, Rotterdam; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Offenes Kultur Haus, Linz. She has lectured at various institutions, including UC Berkeley and the International Astronautics Federation Congress, and currently teaches in the MFA programme at the Dutch Art Institute in Enschede, the Netherlands.

Solomon has shifted her subject matter to focus on food as a platform for social interaction. In 2004 she began publishing her independent visual research on food and food culture on culiblog.org. Solomon's work since 2006 includes a series of pop-up restaurants serving microgreens, a recycling restaurant (in collaboration with Dennis Kaspori and Jeanne van Heeswijk) and a restaurant for fasting cultures. (2019)

In 2023 LIMA published a version of her internet performance work the_living (1997-1998) on Monoskop as part of the exhibition REBOOT. Pioneering Digital Art. [1]

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