Born: 1963, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


1981-84 GRADUATE (with honours) : Photo/Electric Department, Ontario College of Art, Toronto
1980-82 GRADUATE Scholarship Program, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

SOLO SHOWS (SELECTION): with catalog *

2014 “What Box?” MKG127, Toronto
2013 “Strength Thru Embarrassment” DNA Berlin, Germany
2012 “Strength Thru Embarrassment” MKG127, Toronto
2011 “Shooting Gallery” Festivel of Regions, Attnang-Puchheim, Austria
2010 “Out of Site: The Shoe Must Go On” Nuit Blanche Festval, Toronto, On.
2009 “Celebration of Failure” SpaceX, Exeter, England
“FOR THE LOVE OF GAUD/ Damien’s Worst”, MK127 Gallery, Toronto
2008 “FOR THE LOVE OF GAUD/ Damien’s Worst” gallerie DNA, Berlin
“Record Time” Meaford Museum, Meaford, Ont.
2007“Denknieschutz”, Kunstverein, Ulm, Germany
“Tune In, Turn On”, YYZ, Toronto, Canada
“Vienna Art Fair” with MAK & Universität für angewandte Kunst, Austria
2006“Non Stop Photo Party”, Die Neu Actions Gallerie, Berlin
“Bag of Laughs”, Satchel Gallery of Anitra Hamilton, Toronto
2004“Exactly the Same, but Completely Different”, Power Plant, Toronto
2003″It could be Würst” Die Neu Actions Gallerie, Berlin
“The Future will be Brighter Tomorrow” , Kathe Kollwitz Gallerie, Berlin
2002″M.A.N.I.A.C.” MAK (Museum fur angewandte Kunst), Vienna, Austria *
“Dream Home” Kunstprojekt RIEM, Munich, Germany *
“Winter Ball” Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany
“Sorry, We’re Open”, Ludwig Beck, Munich, Germany
1999″Camp Insomnia”, Western Front, Vancouver, Canada
“Relay Room”, Interaccess, Toronto, Canada
1996 “Berlin-Moscow Exchange”, Galerie XL, Moscow, Russia
1995 “Only Seat in the Theatre”, Spiel.Art, Munich, Germany
“Peep Show”, Galerie Paradigma, Linz, Austria
“Glowing Pickle Extravaganza”, Contained, Linz, Austria
1994 “Machine Storm”, Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
1992 “Head Space” , Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven, Holland *
1991 “Vinyl Meltdown”, Generator 547, New York City
1990″ Museum of Unnatural History”, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Centre, Buffalo, NY
1985″Misplaced Affection”, A Space, Toronto, Canada

GROUP SHOWS (SELECTION): with catalog *

2019 “Power Ball 21” for S/Style: “Keep them Wanting Less”, Power Plant, Toronto
“PACAP3” artist & instructor, Lisbon, Portugal
“YYZ 40” Anniversary Exhibition, Toronto
2018 “Germany, mon amour”, Luciano Benetton,Trieste, Italy
“Rendezvous with Madness: Bursting Bubbles”, Toronto Media Arts Centre, Toronto
“Twists and Turns”, Durham Art Gallery, Durham, On.
2017 ”Again & Again”*, MKG127, Toronto
2012 “Things” The Art Foundation, Athens, Greece
2011 “SAI” Internet event, V2 Rotterdam, Holland & Interaccess, Toronto
“Memento Mori/ Bone again”, Art Mûr, Montréal, Québec
“Stellar Living” Mercer Union, Toronto
“The Secret Return of Peter Noever” , Ace Museum, Los Angeles
“Power Ball: Keep Refrigerated”, Power Plant, Toronto
“The Common Pulse” Residency project, Durham, Ont.
2009 ”Guided By Voices: Illuminated Still Lives”, LOLA festival at FCG, London, Ont.
2008 “QUOBO”, Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima, Peru*
“QUOBO”, KUMU Museum, Tallinn, Estonia*
“Tanz auf dem Vulkan” IFA gallerie, Berlin & Stuttgardt*
“Das Haus Der Vorstellung” Torstrasse 166, Berlin
“Mapping Correspondence: Mail Art in the 21st Century” Center For The BooK Arts,NYC
2007 “Schaurausch” OK Centum for Contemporary Art, , Linz, Austria*
“QUOBO”, Contemporary Art Centre of Vilnus (CAC), Vilnus,, Lithuania*
“QUOBO”, Staatliches Kunstmuseum, Nowosibirsk, Russia*
“Happy Birthday” MK127, Toronto
2006 “Jugend von heute”, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany *
“Art is Throwing Money Out the Window”, PLP Gallery, New York City
“QUOBO”, Muzej istoije Jugoslavije, Belgrad, Sebia and Montenegro*
“QUOBO”, Galerie des Bulgarschen Kunstlerverbands, Sofia, Bulgaria*
“Liquid Matter”, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin
“Massive Party”, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
“C Magazine Auction”, Paul Petro Gallery, Toronto
“Fabulous Fakes”, Plug In Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2005Kunst Oder Konigin”, Arena, Berlin *
“Toronto Art Fair” DNA galerie, Toronto
2004″QUOBO”, Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Cali, Columbia *
“QUOBO” , Museo de Artes Visuales, Santiago, Chile*
2003“ARCO”, DNA galerie, Madrid, Spain
“QUOBO” , Museo de Artes Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico*
“QUOBO”, Van Ho Exhibition Center, Hanoi, Vietnam *
“Robots” Lile, culture city, France *
2002 “QUOBO”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan *
“QUOBO”, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea *
“QUOBO”, Waikato Museum of Art and History, Hamilton, New Zealand *
2001 “Aller anfang ist Merz-“, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany *
“QUOBO”, National Galerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin *
“QUOBO”, Museum National, Jakarta, Indonesia *
2000 “Von Kurt Schwitters bis Heute”, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany *
“QUOBO”, Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, China *
“Exit Festival”, Maison des Arts Nationale,Creteil, France*
“VIA Festival”, Le Manege, Maubeuge, France *
“Heimat Kunst “, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin *
1999 “…und ab die Post “, Postfuhrampt, Berlin *
“Time for Tomorrow”, Marstall Theater, Munich, Germany
1998 “Hybrid Factory”, Hybrid Factory, Linz, Austria *
1997 “Schlacht um Europa”, Volksbuhne Theater, Berlin
1996 ”Sonambiente Festival (Sound Bar)”, Volksbuhne im Prater, Berlin *
“Rear view mirror towards reality” , Ars Electronica, Contained, Linz, Austria
1994 “Out of America”, Amerika Haus, Berlin
“Klingende Dinge”, Galerie Schloss Ottenstein, Ottenstein, Austria *
1993 “Lydbelieder II”, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark
“Privat”, Kunstwerke, Berlin
“The Four Corners Get Obtuse”, V2, S’hertogenbosch, Holland
“The Return of the Cadavrer Exquisite”, The Drawing Centre, New York City
1991 *Musee d’Art Contemporain, Montreal “Broken Music” *
1989″Machinations” , Galerie Christiane Chassay, La Chambre Blanche,
Espace Virtuel, Centre Culturel de Trois Rivieres, and
Galerie de L’Universite du Quebec a Montreal *
“Beyond Electronics” Gallery 111, Winnipeg, Canada *
1988 “La Salmandre” , Musee d’Art Moderne, Bourges, France *
1987 “Boomerang”, Gallery 76, Toronto
1983″ Currently Alternating”, Artculture Resource Centre,Toronto


2005 Love Songs, Freunde Guter Musik, Sophiensalle, Berlin
2001Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg Winterball, “Fashion Show & Fuzzy Love”, Wolfsburg, Germany
2000Festival of Vision, “Fashion Show & Fuzzy Love”, Tamar Festival Centre, Hong Kong, China
Exit Festival, “Fashion Show & Fuzzy Love”, * Maison des Arts National,Creteil, France
VIA Festival, “Fashion Show & Fuzzy Love”, Le Manege, * Maubeuge, France
1999Rudderless Voyage, The Western Front, Vancouver, Canada
1998 Funny Farm Travel Agency, Schwarzenberg E.V., Berlin
1997 Return to Rented Lagoon, Spiel.Art Festival, Munich Germany
1996 Journey to the Centre of the Funny Farm,CCA Forbidden Sciences, Glasgow, Scottland
Robots & Knowbots. ArtFutura, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain
1995 International Woman’s Festival, Nightown, Rotterdam, Amsterdam
1994 The Excavated Jewels of Ersatz Exoticism, Marstall Theatre, 14 hour performance,
Munich, Germany and The Zap Club, Brighton, England
Barbie Bumps her Head, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
Blue Box, The Planet, Video Room, Pfefferberg, Berlin, Munich, & Hamburg
1994 Exotische Ausgrabung, Im Eimer, 14 hour performance, Berlin
The Glowing Pickle (Vinyl Fest & Stimmung Services), Kunstwerke, Berlin
The 4 Corners Get Obtuse, V2, s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
1992-93 Blue Box Stressjets/Media Morph collaboration, Munich Film Festival, Munich
1992 The Impacted Nectarine Vexations of Moldy Vinyl Reincarnations, Gargoyle Mechanique,
14 hour performance, New York City
Voyeurs of the Starship Enterprise, Club Tilt, with Kenny Scharf and Joey Arias, NYC
1992Wie Es Ihr Gefallt, SO 36 Club, Performance by Marie Goyette, Berlin
Guest DJ, WFMU, with Gordon Monahan on “Fabio’s Show”, New York City
Guest DJ, Ear Magazine, with Gordon Monahan for Benefit, New York City
1991Tinkerer’s Ball, The Exploratorium, San Francisco
1990 The Cocktail Party Effect, The Banff Centre for the Arts, Media Dept.,
Cleaning Up, Harbourfront, Toronto.
1988 5 Horen, Ars Electronica, performance with Hans Peter Kuhn, Linz, Austria.


2008ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL, project assistance
2006CANADIAN EMBASSY, support for Schirn Kunsthalle exhibition, Frankfurt
2005 COMMISSION: Phaeno, Wolfsburg Science Museum, Wolfsburg, German
2000 COMMISION:Quobo , “Camp Cornucopia” traveling show commissioned by IFA Berlin
CANADIAN EMBASSY, support for”Von Kurt Schwitters bis Heute”, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, and Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
1995CANADA COUNCIL, B Grant (Multidiscliplinary)
ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL, Electronic Media Grant
1993CANADA COUNCIL, B Grant (Multidiscliplinary)
1991 ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL, Electronic Media Grant,
1990CANADA COUNCIL, Integrated Media Research and Production Grant,
1989ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL, Electronic Media Grant,
CANADA COUNCIL, Multidiscliplinary Project Grant
1986ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL, Electronic Media Grant,
1985 CANADA COUNCIL, Integrated Media Research and Production Grant
ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL, Electronic Media Grant,
1984ONTARIO ARTS COUNCIL, Electronic Media Grant,
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR’S MEDAL, Province of Ontario (Ontario College of Art)


Kikauka, Laura and Paterson, Nancy. 1987. “Misplaced Affection: A Computer-Controlled Interactive Household Appliance Environment”, Leonardo (Volume 20, No. 3, pp. 247-250, 1987) Pergamon Press, Oxford.
Poissant, Louise. 1989. “L’Ordinateur au Service de l’Inutile”, in the exhibition catalog “Machinations”, La Société d’Esthétique du Quebec, Montreal.
Dupuis, Georges. 1993. “Extracts from the Funny Farm”, exhibition catalog, Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven. Reprinted in German in the exhibition catalog “Klingende Dinge”, 1994, edited by Gottfried Hattinger, Niederösterreichischen Landesmuseums, Ottenstein, Austria.
Kikauka, Laura. 1994. “Techno-Nymph A-Z: Free Puzzle”, artist project in the publication “Kursiv”, Linz.
Ohnemus, Chris. 1996. “Der Kleine Laden am Anfang der Nacht”, Die Zeit, March 15, 1996 (Vol. 51, No. 12, p. 51), Hamburg.
Mrozek, Bodo. 2000. “Die Orderin der Dinge”, in the exhibition catalog “QUOBO: Art in Berlin 1989-1999”, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Berlin. Reprinted in Kunstforum, (Volume 168, pp. 120-127, 2004) Ruppichteroth, Germany.
Wiensowski, Ingeborg. 2002. “Laura Kikauka”, in the book “Berlin Interiors”, Taschen, edited by Angelika Taschen, Cologne.
Noever, Peter. 2003. “Laura Kikauka: M.A.N.I.A.C. at MAK” solo exhibition catalog with essays by Bodo Mrozek and Norman White, MAK Museum, Vienna
Meyer-Büser, Susanne. 2004. “Laura Kikauka: Dream Home” in the exhibition catalog “Kunstrojekte_Riem: Public Art for a Munich District” pp. 144-153, Springer Verlag, Vienna-New York.
Conrad, Tony 2007 “c magazine 94” cover story, essay and interview . Toronto,
“A Theory of Emergence” pp.11-21.

Work Purchased by the Following Collections/Collectors:

CANADA: Jeanne Parkin, Toronto, Guy Knowles, Toronto, Robert F. Shapiro, Montreal,
Jane Hilton, Burlington
GERMANY: Phaeno Science Museum, Wolfsburg
Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Berlin, Stefan & Simone Liske, Berlin
Norbert Fichter, Berlin, Arian Alavikia, Berlin, Nicole Flossbach, Cologne, Walter Potts, Berlin
AUSRIA: diethArdT Collection, Graz
FRANCE: Eric Pelletier, Chateau Renault, Paris, M. Ponsonnet, Lyon, France,
SPAIN: Gabriel Navarrete, Madrid
U.K.: Susie Allen, London