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Lauren Berkowitz

b. 1965

Lauren Berkowitz is a Melbourne-based artist working with ephemeral materials and site specific installations. Her work focuses on themes of ecology and the environment, recycling found and natural materails into sculptural works that evoke Modernist art from the 1960s and '70s. In addition to her many exhibitions of sculpture and installation, Berkowitz has made a number of video works including The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (1998), which explored the spaces of zoos and aquariums as the containment of dread, while Endoscope and Yarn (both 1998) explore architectural and factory space in similarly metaphoric terms. 

Birth place
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Period of activity 
from 1988
Other solo exhibitions 

Manna, part of a tri-parte exhibition "Three Degrees of Change", La Trobe University Museum of Art, Bundoora Campus, Melbourne, Australia, 2009. 

Cornucopia, Sherman Galleries, Sydney, Australia; Demeter’s Garden, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2007. 

Karakarook’s Garden, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2005–06. 

Salt and Sand, Sherman Galleries, Sydney; Tide, Artspace, Sydney, 2004. 

Salt and Honey, Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne, 2002. 

ABC123, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; Verdant, Herring Island Gallery, Melbourne, 2001. 

Strata, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria; Cupola, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney Festival, 1999. 

Spiderbox, collaboration with Rozalind Drummond, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra, Australia, 1998. 

Epithelium, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne; Wall Red Yellow Blue, Artspace, Sydney, 1997. 

Onion Sac Wall, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne; Excess, Rosyln Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney; Green Room, Pendulum, Sydney, 1996. 

Building 40 Project, RMIT Design, Melbourne, 1995. 

Bags, Bottles, Newspapers, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne, 1994. 

Installation #04, Information Gallery, New York, USA, 1993. 

Tarook/Taarak, Realities Gallery, Melbourne, 1992.  

Recent Works, Realities Gallery, Melbourne, 1990. 

Recent Works, Realities Gallery, Melbourne, 1988.