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Photo Basel  |  Switzerland

ARTPOWHER Contemporary is thrilled to present Laurel Johannesson's moving images for the first time in Switzerland during Photo Basel 2024. This exciting debut is made possible through ARTPOWHER Contemporary's collaboration with The Art Talk Magazine, which will host a booth at the fair. The Art Talk Magazine will be unveiling their new issue and showcasing works from other photographic artists alongside Laurel Johannesson.

Photo Basel is Switzerland’s first and only international art fair dedicated to photography-based art. It is located in the immediate proximity to Art Basel, situated in the beautiful compound of the Volkshaus Basel, renovated by acclaimed Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron.

June 11th -16th, 2024
During Art Basel week 2024

Volkshaus Basel
Rebgasse 12-14
4058 Basel

*/ 20th Athens Digital Arts Festival 2024  |  Techno(s)cene

I tried not to listen, but it came back louder (cherry blossom downpour version) has been selected by video art curator Alex Karantanas to be presented in the Athens Digital Art Festival 2024: Techno(s)cene.

This year ADAF celebrates two decades of creativity and digital innovation in contemporary art with a special anniversary edition in the heart of Athens.

Δικαστήριο Σανταρόζα 

Former Santaroza Courthouse (48 Stadiou & Arsaki)
Justice Square (Arsaki & Panepistimiou)

Athens, Greece

May 16 - 26, 2024

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11th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2023

Work from the Situations series is showing at the Douro Printmaking Biennial at the beautiful AUDIR Auditório Municipal da Régua, Portugal.


Curated by Nuno Canelas, the biennial is located across a number of venues in the Douro region Including:

Piscinas Municipais de Alijó

Quinta do Portal, Celeiros

Museu do Pão e do Vinho, Favaios

AUDIR Auditório Municipal da Régua

Espaço Miguel Torga, S. Martinho de Anta

Teatro de Vila Real

Museu do Côa

Expoflavia, Chaves

August 10 - October 31, 2023

Laurel is speaking at the Icelandic National League of North America convention.
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Banff, Canada
May 11-13, 2023

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An exhibition of works by artists who have shared their knowledge on the All About Art Podcast will be on view at Kupfer throughout the weekend. Artists included are Gretchen Andrew, Gregory Baker, Flora Bradwell, Fion Gunn, Libby Heaney, Laurel Johannesson, April Marten and Lindsey Jean McLean.


Unit 5,  The Textile Building

2a Belsham Street

London, UK

April 22-24, 2023

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Galerie Lou Babazouk 2
5 rue Benoit Bunico
Nice, France
March 21 - April 9, 2023
Saturday, March 23, 2023
18:00 - 20:00

A group show of 25 artists from 16 countries, presented by A.I.R. Vallauris & Galerie Aqui Siam Ben.
Curated by Katia Flawizky

A group exhibition.

Herringer Kiss Gallery

101, 1615 - 10 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Canada
February 4 - March 4, 2023


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PODCAST   |   All About Art
In this episode of the podcast, All About Art, Laurel is in conversation with Austrian-American (London-based) art historian, curator, and writer, Alexandra Steinacker-Clark.

This episode is in collaboration with ARTPOWHER Contemporary.

On air October 26th, 2022
Available on Spotify, Apple, Google, and other podcast platforms.
ARTPOWHER Contemporary
Zurich, Switzerland
October 26 - November 17, 2022
EXTENDED: On view until Dec 31, 2022

BOOK  |  Currant

Laurel is featured with an interview in Currant Magazine's third book, titled Fantastic. The 240-page book is an anthology of photography editorials, poetry and inspiring quotes. Exploring three stages of triggers in a post-pandemic era, digesting and reflecting and rising to fantastical degrees, the book examines the currents and emotions that mark our present time.


Featured artists:

Carin Verbruggen, Michael Oliver Love, Romain Laprade, Laurel Johannesson, Wendelien Daan, Julia Muller, Tobias Nicolai, Mihael Milunovic, Hugo Goudswaard, Thirza Schaap, Fernando Gomez, Nancy Schoenmakers, Ulrich Hartmann, Oumayma Ben Tanfous, Lotte Bruning, Mikah de Wolf, Martijn Senders.

ISBN/EAN: 9789083158327
Book: hardcover
Pages: 240 on refined bio-degradable paper

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Contemporary Calgary
701 11th Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2P 2C4

May 13 - June 10, 2022

An exhibition of works from many of the country’s most significant artists, generously donated for Contemporary Calgary's annual live and silent art auctions. The auction will be installed at the gallery from May 13 through June 10 to invite the community to view these amazing works and to provide the opportunity to place bids on the silent auction items in advance of the LOOK Gala on June 11. 

Art Auction Sponsor
Heather Bala Edwards & k.d. lang 


Art Auction Chair
Deborah Herringer Kiss


Brett Sherlock
Christie's International Consultant

All proceeds from the LOOK art auction directly support public programming and exhibitions at Contemporary Calgary.


Nura Ali, Maxwell Bates, Dianne Bos, David Burdeny, Catherine Burgess, Edward Burtynsky, Billie Rae Busby, Joane Cardinal-Schubert, Michael Corner, Chris Cran, Cathy Daley, DaveandJenn, Mark Dicey, Joseph Drapell, Rhys Douglas Farrell, Ted Godwin, Angela Grossmann, John Hall, Maggie Hall, Marcia Harris, John Heward, Aron Hill, Brian Howell, Darryl Hughto, Geoffrey Hunter, Laurel Johannesson, Kent Merriman Jr., Illingworth Kerr, Harry Kiyooka, Paul Kuhn, Robert Marchessault, Andrew James McKay, Steve Mennie, Chris Millar, David Milne, Kent Monkman, Ron Moppett, Mark Mullin, Yvonne Mullock, Erik Olson, Laura Pope, Darija Radakovic, Sylvia Safdie, Ryan Sluggett, Michael Smith, Corri-Lynn Tetz, David Thauberger, Diana Thorneycroft, Harold Town, Carol Wainio, Andy Warhol, John Will, Mary Shannon Will, and Diana Zasadny.

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SOLO EXHIBITION  |  It's not the end of the world
Solo Exhibition at:
Herringer Kiss Gallery 
101, 1615 - 10 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T3C 0J7

January 29 - March 5, 2022

*During Exposure Photography Festival

Laurel Johannesson explores physical tension and the psyche through photographic-based collages that alter coastlines and beaches into limbo-like spaces. ⁠Her work often takes place in or around water in site-specific locations and depicts uncanny juxtapositions between body and nature, realism and dream. Within her images, Johannesson reinterprets our understanding of what it means to inhabit a liminal space and how photography can break down the barriers of physical reality in favour of a psychological landscape. Her current series, 'Situations,' reveals figures in various poses in remote landscapes that veer between dream, myth, and memory. The remote landscapes offer a stage to address the relationships between possibility and limitation, solitude and expanse. ⁠The images evoke a sense of displacement and a desire to find a resting place in a world that seems increasingly fractured by anxiety and uncertainty.

A large part of her practice is devoted to documenting and altering enigmatic landscapes that seemingly exist beyond the scope of reality. Johannesson works across various mediums, including photography, digital collage and painting, as well as moving image and interactivity to create imagery that addresses our understanding of time and space. ‘It's not the end of the world’ will feature work produced over the past five years, with a focus on ongoing photographic images, lightboxes, and new moving image works from the ‘Situations’ series.

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ARTPOWHER Contemporary
Zurich, Switzerland
Artsy Online Viewing Room 
June 11 - July 16, 2021

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HK Summer 2021 Group Show
Herringer Kiss Gallery 
101, 1615 - 10 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T3C 0J7

May 28 - August 28, 2021



October 18, 2020–April 17, 2021 (*Extended to April 24th, 2021)


Mana Contemporary
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Presented in partnership with Palazzo Monti

Transatlantico is on view by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment Monday–Friday, 10am–6pm, please email your preferred time and date to

“Through the vast sea of being and each one
With instinct given, that bears it in its course”

–Dante Alighieri, “Divine Comedy,” Paradise (Paradiso), Canto I

As far as modernity will allow us to look back, there are relatively few frames of comparison to which we can measure our current moment. The sea has always stretched out before us, providing reprieve in the form of new possibilities, whether imagined or based in reality.

A reprieve from our current stillness, Transatlantico reminds us of the value inherent in connection, exchange, and ultimately—understanding.

A collaboration between Mana Contemporary and Palazzo Monti, Transatlantico celebrates two dynamic artist communities, reinforcing the value of cultural exchange across border, region, and experience. The exhibition is curated by Edoardo Monti, founder of the exhibition’s namesake residency based in Brescia, Italy.

Transatlantico thematically traces the typical maritime journey of the transatlantic ocean liners for which it is named, through the collection and unification of disparate material culture, carried to a determined destination. A cultural bridge, the exhibition expands on the roles of each institution as loci for cultural, artistic, and intellectual connection.

Alicia Adamerovich, Alessandro Alghisi, Becky Allen, Sara Anstis, Ludovica Anversa, Maximilian Arnold, Josefina Ayllón, Tine Bek, Ilaria Bianchi, Andrea Bocca, Bea Bonafini, Benni Bosetto, Liene Bosquê, Thomas Braida, Sinead Breslin, Linda Carrara, Ambra Castagnetti, Franco Cervi, Holly Chang, Paul Chapellier, Hyun Cho, Matheus Chiaratti, Heather Chontos, Marie Geneviève Cyr, Diane Dal-Pra, Stefano De Paolis, Francesco De Prezzo, Marco De Sanctis, Federica Di Carlo, Allessandro Di Pietro, Meta Drčar, Benjamin Duax, Charlotte Edey, Peter Evans, Ellen Falcucci-Lear, Nick Farhi, Emma Fineman, Serena Fineschi, Antonio Fiorentino, Hannah Fox, Maria Fragoso, Anna Freeman Bentley, Maya Fuhr, Ricardo Fumanal, Albert Riera Galceran, Oscar Giaconia, Jeffrey Gibson, Jane Hayes Greenwood, Heather Guertin, Hwi Hahm, Richard Haines, Constantin Hartenstein, Alberto Torres Hernandez, Christian Hincapie, Cathrin Hoffmann, Heidi Howard, Henry Hussey, Angelo Iodice, Samuel Jablon, Joseph Jagos, Lucas Jardin, Laurel Johannesson, Martin Kazanietz, Gabriel Kenny-Ryder, Osamu Kobayashi, Liza Lacroix, Jean-Francois Le Minh, Sergio Romero Linares, Brandon Lipchick, Giuseppe Lo Schiavo, Francesca Longhini, Chella Man, Sabine Marcelis, Michelle Marshall, MaryV, Luam Melake, Beatrice Modisett, Jonathan Monaghan, Ignasi Monreal, Matthew Morrocco, Müsing–Sellés, Juan Nazar, Guido Nosari, Erin O’Brien, Nadia Odlum, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Roberto Patella, Pedro Pedreira, Leonardo Pellicanò, Stefano Perrone, Alessandro Piangiamore, Roberto Picchi, Oren Pinhassi, Emily Platzer, Gianni Politi, Genevieve Felix Reynolds, Davide Ronco, Kara Rooney, Nick Rose, Gideon Rubin, Giulio Scalisi, Andreas Senoner, Lara Shahnavaz, Logan T. Sibrel, Alan Silvestri, Ernesto Solana, Sophie Spedding, Richie Talboy, Caroll Taveras, Frederico Tosi, Amalia Valdés, Leonardo Anker Vandal, Brit van Nerven, Filip Vest, Isabelle Young, Alexis Zambrano

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International Press for TRANSATLANTICO
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MODERN WOMXN. You think You know Me.

ARTPOWHER Contemporary

Zurich, Switzerland

Curated by Anna Maurrasse-Tomaiuolo

December 13, 2020 - February 14, 2021

The ART of Staying at Home
Artists in the Time of Corona

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Al Azaritah WA Ash Shatebi

Qism Bab Sharqi

Alexandria, Egypt

December 8 - 28, 2020


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Artistic Pairings

Herringer Kiss Gallery

101, 1615 - 10 Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta T3C 0J7

September 12 - October 10th, 2020

Opening Reception Saturday, September 12th from 12 to 5 pm.
(Masks and social distancing mandatory.)


Artistic Pairings peers into the lives and studio practices of 6 art-making couples:

Renée Duval & Dennis Ekstedt (Montreal)

Barbara Milne & Bill Laing (Calgary)

Ben Skinner & Genevieve Dionne (Vancouver)

Laurel Johannesson & Marty Kaufman (Calgary) 

Nicole Collins & Michael Davidson (Toronto) 

Katie Ohe & Harry Kiyooka (Calgary)


The exhibition will show each couples’ work, side by side, along with text from the artists on how their partner in life and art influences, inspires and supports their own art practice. 

Bienal do Douro
10th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2020

One work from the Tondi per Palazzi series is showing at the Douro Printmaking Biennial at the beautiful Museu do Côa in Portugal.


Curated by Nuno Canelas, the biennial is located across a number of venues in the Douro region Including:

Piscinas Municipais de Alijó

Quinta do Portal, Celeiros

Museu do Pão e do Vinho, Favaios

Auditório Municipal da Régua

Espaço Miguel Torga, S. Martinho de Anta

Espaço Corpus Christi, Vila Nova de Gaia

Teatro de Vila Real

Adriano Moreira Centro Cultural de Bragança

Museu do Côa

Expoflavia, Chaves

August 10 - October 31, 2020

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MANA Contemporary x CADAF Online


I'm pleased to be part of the MANA CONTEMPORARY section

of the CADAF ONLINE Contemporary + Digital Art Fair.


June 25 - 28, 2020

Visible Invisible


Visible Invisible (2020) is a 3D animated version of The Oblivion Seekers 13 (2017) and is produced for Herringer Kiss Gallery's INISOLATION project. The Oblivion Seekers series has always been about occupying a kind of limbo space. It is an in-between space of protracted temporality that I'm interested in revealing. The Oblivion Seekers are searching for a space where time is suspended, where they can hover in limbo, and temporarily push memory and knowing into oblivion. In our current state of limbo and isolation, this series of work has been constantly on my mind. If you look carefully, you can see some socially distancing “seekers” on a faraway shore. The only thing separating you… the distance ...and the visible / invisible entities that you must carefully navigate your way through.

Visible Invisible is available for free as part of Herringer Kiss Gallery's INISOLATION project.


HK Editions + Videos

Herringer Kiss Gallery

101, 1615 10 Ave SW

Calgary, AB T3C 0J7
P: 403.228.4889

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4 Global Print 2019


Teixeira Lopes Museum

Vila Nova de Gaia, Douro, Portugal


August 1st - September 30th, 2019



August 1st at 9:30 pm

Teixeira Lopes Museum


Curated by Nuno Canelas

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Pazzo Palazzo


“All day long in the hard reverie of stone and sea” is off to Italy and will be shown in the exhibition “Pazzo Palazzo.”


"Pazzo Palazzo" opens Saturday, May 18th at Palazzo Monti from 6-9pm, with a live performance at 7:30 pm by Fabio Tavares. The exhibition is curated by Edoardo Monti, founder of Palazzo Monti and contributing writer at Vogue magazine. The show runs through June 22, 2019.


I began the "Tondi per Palazzi" series of work during the time I spent living and working at Palazzo Monti in the winter of 2017. This magical palazzo and the time I spent there absorbing its aura continues to influence and affect my studio practice.

…and this series of work continues on.


Following the exhibition, “All day long in the hard reverie of stone and sea” will also become part of Palazzo Monti’s permanent collection.


Pazzo Palazzo

May 18 – June 22, 2019

Opening Reception: May 18, 6-9 p.m.

Palazzo Monti

Piazza Tebaldo Brusato, 22

Brescia, Italy

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9th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2018

Two works from The Oblivion Seekers series are showing at the Douro Printmaking Biennial at the beautiful Museu do Côa in Portugal.


Curated by Nuno Canelas, the biennial is located across a number of venues in the Douro region Including:

Museu do Douro

Museu do Côa

Auditório Municipal da Régua

Arquivo Histórico Municipal, Chaves

Espaço Miguel Torga

Teatro de Vila Real

Biblioteca Municipal de Alijó

Piscinas Municipais de Alijó

Auditório Municipal de Alijó

Museu do Pão e do Vinho, Favaios

Quinta do Portal, Celeiros

Centro Cultural de Bragança


August 10 - October 31, 2018

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Palazzo Monti Residency in Italy


During November and December 2017, Laurel will be Artist in Residence at Palazzo Monti, based in Brescia, Italy. The Palazzo is an incubator for creativity and productivity, offering artists a chance to find inspiration, forge new relationships, and create collaborations. Built in the XIII century, the residence is located a short distance from Milan, Venice, and Florence, offering resident artists the chance to visit culturally rich cities for research and inspiration. Decorated with Neoclassical frescos from the late 1750s, the Palazzo provides an inspiring setting to create contemporary art. The selection committee is based in New York and anonymously votes for the participation of each artist. The Council consists of professionals working in various museums including the Guggenheim, Whitney, Jewish Museum, and Cooper Hewitt, …and companies such as Instagram, Artsy, Twitter, and Tumblr. The Palazzo is owned by the Monti family and the residency conceived of by Edoardo Monti who is an art lover…as well as Stella McCartney’s PR manager in New York.  Laurel is honoured to have been awarded a residency and will spend her time at the Palazzo working on a new and complex project.

Laurel Johannesson at Palazzo Monti

Photographed at Palazzo Monti by Leonardo Anker Amadeus Vandal

Global Print 2017

Douro, Portugal


August 1st - September 30th, 2017



August 1st at 5:30 pm

Côa Museum in Foz Coa City.


Curated by Nuno Canelas




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Solo Exhibition:
Laurel Johannesson  -  HYPNOS

Herringer Kiss Gallery
709A - 11 Ave S.W.
Calgary, AB T2R 0E3
P: 403.228.4889​


February 2 - March 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 2, 2017, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Private appointments available upon request


Exposure Photography Festival:
Laurel's solo exhibition, Hypnos will be part of the Exposure Photography Festival

Herringer Kiss Gallery
709A - 11 Ave S.W.
Calgary, AB T2R 0E3
P: 403.228.4889
F: 403.228.4809​


February 2 - March 4, 2017
Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 2, 2017, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.


Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Friday: 10am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Private appointments available upon request

8th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro 2016

"The Oblivion Seekers 1" + "The Oblivion Seekers 4" are showing at the Douro Printmaking Biennial in Portugal.


Curated by Nuno Canelas​, the biennial is located across thirteen different venues in the Douro region, with Laurel's work showing at the beautiful Museu da Vila Velha in Vila Real. 


Museu da Vila Velha

Rua de Trás-os-Muros, 5000-657

Vila Real, Portugal


August 10 - October 31, 2016

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SEA(S) ARTS International Art Exhibition
Kefalonia, Greece

Three works from "The Oblivion Seekers" series are showing as part of the

SEA(S) ARTS International Exhibition in Kefalonia, Greece. 


Curated by Haytham Nawar + Ghalia Elsrakbi (Egypt)


June 15 - September 15, 2016

Opening: June 20, 2016 at 19:30



Ionion Center for the Arts + Culture, Metaxata

Municipal Swimming Pool, Argostoli


Residency + Lecture at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

During her residency, Laurel will deliver a lecture entitled:

"Playing With Time: Temporality at the Intersection of Art + Technology"



The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture


Kefalonia, Greece


May 27, 2016 at 21:30



Solo Exhibition in Greece:



A solo exhibition of Laurel's work at...


The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture

Kefalonia, Greece


May 23 - 30, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 27 at 20:30

Glenbow Museum
From Our Collection: Recent Acquisitions 2015


Showing in the Glenbow Museum's "From Our Collection: Recent Acquisitions 2015."


From compelling artworks by both established and emerging artists to fascinating artifacts and documents from Glenbow's Indigenous Studies, Cultural History, Military History and Library and Archives departments, the exhibition From Our Collection: Recent Acquisitions exemplifies the depth and breadth of Glenbow's vast and varied collection. For 50 years, Glenbow has collected art and objects that represent the culture and history of our region and beyond. This exhibition is an opportunity to share some of the special items that Glenbow collected in 2015.




Glenbow Museum
130 - 9 Avenue S.E. 
Calgary, Alberta, Canada



March 5 - May 22, 2016

Material Environments:
Sensing Time and Matter in Digital and Visual Culture conference

Laurel will present her research in a talk entitled,

"Playing With Time: Temporality at the Intersection of Art + Technology"


at the 

Material Environments: Sensing Time and Matter in Digital and Visual Culture conference 


University of Greenwich, London UK


July 24th and 25th, 2015




Global Print 2015

The "The Oblivion Seekers 2" is on exhibit in the

Global Print 2015

Douro, Portugal


July 25th - September 30th, 2015


Opening Ceremony on 25th July at 5 pm, at  Miguel Torga Cultural Centre, Sabrosa.


Venues include:

Library of Alijó,

Bragança Cultural Center,

Favaios Museum,

Fozcôa CôaMuseum,


Miguel Torga Cultural Centre, Sabrosa.


Stewarts Law RCA Secret 2015


Royal College of Art - Battersea

Dyson Building

1 Hester Road

London SW11 4AN



12–20 March, 11am–6pm



Thursday 19 March until 9pm



Saturday 21 March, 8am–6pm (exhibition closed to visitors)


Free Admission





RCA Secret Dubai

introduced by Paul Smith


Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah

Al Sufouh Road, Umm Suqeim

Exit 39 (Interchange 4) from Sheikh Zayed Road

Dubai, UAE



19 March, 4–9.30pm

20 March, 2–9.30pm


Please note that the official Art Dubai Opening is 18 March, and admission is by invitation only.



Saturday 21 March, 12–6pm

Printed in Canada + Taiwan

A Group Exhibition


with works by 25 Canadian artists including:

Bonnie Baxter

Derek Besant

Alexander Haeseker

Carl Heywood

Laurel Johannesson

Davida Kidd

Guy Langevin

Otis Tamasauskas more


August 23 - September 18, 2014

National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall 

Chungshan National Gallery

Taipai, Taiwan


Research at the Vatican Library


July 2014


Laurel was granted Reader status at the Vatican Library, where during the month of July, she conducted research for a new project. 


Hellenic International Studies in the Arts
Paros Island, Greece
Visiting Artist



June 2014 

Catalyst Magazine



Laurel is featured in the Fall 2013 issue of Catalyst magazine.

Alberta Views Magazine



Thirst - Immersion #18 makes an appearance in the September 2013 issue of Alberta Views magazine.

American Academy in Rome
Visiting Artist

July 2013

Skopelos Foundation for the Arts  (Greece)
Resident Artist

May 2013

Mondo Liquido



A solo exhibition of Laurel's work at...


Herringer Kiss Gallery

709A - 11 Ave S.W.
Calgary, AB, Canada


May 11 – June 8, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 11 from 2 to 5 pm.

Flavorwire Feature



Laurel's work featured in Flavorwire magazine.

RCA Secret 2013



Royal College of Art

Dyson Building

1 Hester Road

London UK

Exhibition:  March 14-22, 2013

Sale:  March 23, 2013

Locating Spirituality & From Objects to Icons



SNAP Gallery

10123 – 121 Street

Edmonton, AB

July 7 – August 8, 2012
Opening Reception: July 7, 2012

The Alberta College of Art + Design Creative Commons Series / Faculty Lunchtime Talk Series - Presented by the Illingworth Kerr Gallery



Laurel Johannesson

The Candahar | Illingworth Kerr Gallery 

Alberta College of Art + Design

1407-14th Ave, NW

Calgary Canada

April 3, 2012 - 12:30 p.m.

Presenting paper: "Eternal Recurrence, Temporality, and Technology: How Contemporary Computer Art Can Learn from Early Modes of Representing Time" at ... 

Technology, Knowledge, and Society - Eighth International Conference

UCLA - University of California, Los Angeles


January 16, 2012

Acqua Vellutata Sospesa shown at the historic Gallery of Angelica Library in Rome, Italy 



XIV Generative Art International Exhibition

Gallery of Angelica Library 

Piazza di Sant'Agostino, 8

Rome, Italy  00186 


December 5-7, 2011
Opening Reception: 12:00 p.m. December 5, 2011

The Narkissos Project presented at the
XIV Generative Art International Conference 



XIV Generative Art International Conference

The Fresco Halls of The Conference of Italian University Rectors

Palazzo Rondanini
Piazza Rondanini, 48

Rome, Italy  00186 


December 5, 2011

RCA Secret 2011


Royal College of Art
Gulbenkian Galleries

Kensington Gore
London UK

Exhibition: November 18-25 2011

Sale: November 26 2011, 8am-6pm

ACM Multimedia 2010


Acqua Vellutata Sospesa: Interactive Video Painting

paper selected for presentation at ACM Multimedia 2010.

Palazzo dei Congressi

Piazza Adua 1

Florence, Italy

October 25-29, 2010

Solo Exhibition and Artist in Residence Venice, Italy



Spiazzi Gallery

Campo San Martini

Castello 3865

Venice, Italy

Exhibition:  July 17 - 25, 2010

Vernissage:  July 17, 2010 - 18:30

Happiness Machines
@ Rise Berlin



a group exhibition:


Alexander Heaton, Christina Mitrentse, Christophe Chemin, Eileen Cooper, Eddie Nuttall, Guillaume Airiaud & Philippe Comtesse, Hector De Gregorio, João Leonardo, Jonas Ranson, Jan Kiefer, Jon John, Jenus Kahmke, Laurel Johannesson, Lee Wagstaff, Liz Neal, Master Patrick, Matthew Brindle, Richard Sawdon Smith, Stephen Dunne, Tomi Paasonen, Vanda Playford, Xavier Stentz

RISE Berlin
Hertzbergstrasse 27
12055 Berlin

Exhibition:  March 26 - April 25, 2010

American Academy in Rome
Visiting Artist

June / July 2009


Photographed at The American Academy in Rome by Matthew Monteith

Small Art Objects 2009



​Laurel collaborated with Marty Kaufman to produce a glass work "Tears of Glass" for the exhibition:

"...relating to blue"

Small Art Objects 2009

Galerie Aqui Siam Ben

Vallauris, Côte d'Azur, France

July 18 - August 14, 2009

* "Tears of Glass" won a 10 Select Award!


Respiro presented at the
XI Generative Art International Conference 



XI Generative Art International Conference

Politecnico di Milano

Milan, Italy  


December 16 - 18, 2008

* Laurel's project for Milan was generously funded by the Marion Award for Innovation (ACAD).

Residency + Exhibition
French Riviera



Nikki Reneé Anderson (United States)
Laurel Johannesson (Canada)
Mari Ogihara (United States)
Noboru Kubo (Japon / Canada)

Galerie Aqui Siam Ben

Place Lisnard

1 boulevard des Deux Vallons

Vallauris, France

Opening Reception:  July 26, 2008 - 11am to 1pm
Exhibition: July 26 to August 9, 2008
Gallery Hours: 10am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 5:30pm daily. Closed Sundays

Art InCLINEd - Television Program 



On the television program, Art InCLINEd, host Heather Cline discusses residency based art-making with Laurel and the impact of geography on artists.  The two artists also explore the act of creating a self-portrait in one of Cline's personal spaces.

Treasure HD  -  High Fidelity HDTV

Check listings here for next airing.

Mezza L'una CJSW Radio Interview



Laurel was a guest on GJSW’s Italian radio program  Mezza L’una.

She talked with hosts Giovanna Longhi + Giovanna Naylor about her time in residence at the Bau Institute in  Italy, collaborating with an Italian photographer, and the music of the Puglia region.


Leben Lieben Exhibition in Berlin, Germay



A group exhibition curated by Lee Wagstaff featuring artworks by:

Alex Binnie, Amandip Sanghera, Andreas Fux, Andria Degens, Barry Hogarth, Bondy Boy, Carol Ho, Christophe Chemin, cmdm, David Tibet, Dimitris Yeros, Edward Lucie Smith, Eileen Cooper, Elizabeth Masterton, Elizabeth Neal, Emily Jo Sargent, Eva Mueller, Hector De Gregorio, Ivan Aranega, Jamie McLeod, Karl Heinz Weinberger, Laurel Johannesson, Lee Wagstaff, Marilene Oliver, Matthew Brindle, Michael Kahmke, Michael Petry, no:sler, Paul Hodgson, Peter Lloyd, Pietro Sedda, Richard Sawdon Smith, Stephen Dunne, Thomas Michalak, Tomi Paasonen, Vanda Playford, Yusuf Etiman.

RISE Berlin

Hertzbergstrasse 27
Berlin, Germany

Private view:  September 14, 2007 - 18.00 - 22.00

Exhibition: September 15 - October 7, 2007

Thirst / διψα​​



A solo exhibition by Laurel at:

Apothiki Art Center



Island of Paros, Cyclades


Exhibition:  July 8 - 22, 2007

Opening:  July 12, 2007  20:00-22:30

Artist in Residence



Apothiki Art Center



Island of Paros, Cyclades


July 2007

The Bau Institute, Italy



The Bau Institute


Puglia, Italy

June 2007

Video Projection Installation
Athens Video Art Festival



“Thirst / δiψα”
Laurel’s new digital video projection installation will be shown at:



Δήμου Αθηναίων -

Πειραιώς 100 Γκάζι  






April 27 - 29,  2007



Peiraios 100 Gkazi  


RCA Secret 2006



Royal College of Art
Gulbenkian Galleries
Kensington Gore
London UK

Exhibition: November 17-26 2011
Sale: November 27, 2006

International Festival of Digital Art 



Laurel’s work will be exhibited at: 


Centro de Expresiones Contemporaneas
Rosario,  Santa Fe

November 16 - 18, 2006

Μεταμορφωση  /  Metamorphosis



A projection installation at:

Apothiki Art Center



Paros Island, Greece

June 20, 2006 - 20:00

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