Diann Bauer

1972 - 2022

Diann Bauer was an artist and writer based in London. She worked independently and was also part of the working group Laboria Cuboniks with whom she wrote Xenofeminism: A Politics of Alienation, and was a research affiliate of Autonomy Institute, an independent think-tank, focusing on the changing reality of work. She was also part of the collaborative A.S.T. whose’s focus is speculative urbanism and climate change

Bauer’s independent work focused on questions of time, in particular the disjunction between our experience of it and how it appears to function (or not) at scales beyond the human, through a range of media including video, installation, drawing and sculpture.

Bauer studied art and architecture at the Cooper Union and has an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, London. She has screened and exhibited internationally including at Tate Britain, the ICA and The Showroom, London; The Sharjah Biennale 13, UAE; The Busan Biennale, Korea; Deste Foundation, Athens; and The New Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park, New York.

  • Diann has succumbed to cancer two years after her initial diagnosis.
  • Diann didn’t want to be known through her illness so let’s instead celebrate her work and her joy. 

Related Lab(s): Debate! Performing Antagonisms. Part 2 EN/DE (2018/2019)