Conceptual artist Morgan O'Hara will work as an "Invited Artist" at the University of Tübingen in the coming weeks. The American offers the workshop "Life and Meaning" for students of all faculties. Every year, the University invites internationally renowned and innovative artists to Tübingen with the "Invited Artist" concept to provide students with insight into the contemporary art of different cultures. The university welcomed O'Hara on Monday with a reception.
Morgan O'Hara, born in Los Angeles and raised in Japan, lives in New York today. As a conceptual artist, she has dedicated herself to performative drawing and social practice. In so-called "live transmissions", she records movements and sounds simultaneously with both hands in real time, like a seismograph. "Above all, I am interested in the human perception of time and space," says the artist.
With her first exhibition Morgan O'Hara appeared in 1978 in Switzerland. Today her works are represented in public collections such as the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the British Museum or the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Wall drawings are in Macau (China), Kobe (Japan) and Amsterdam. For her artistic achievements, she has received several awards, including the Lee Krasner Award for her life's work, named after the American painter Lee Krasner. O'Hara also teaches drawing and the "psychology of creativity" at art schools in the US, Europe and Asia.
Morgan O'Hara is the second artist to come to Tübingen as an Invited Artist. In the summer of 2018, photo artist Mohammad Ghazali from Tehran conducted two workshops with students from Tübingen and designed an exhibition for the museum of the university . Within this framework, the first volume of a new publication series of the university, "Invited Artist" was published. What traces the commitment of Morgan O'Hara in Tübingen leaves, the summer will show.