»2020. Key Words«

Lia Perjovschi


An exhibition at Spike Berlin in collaboration with Ivan Gallery

»2020. Key Words« presents a chronology of events through the juxtaposition of texts, images, and objects with a series of notes and key words that shape a subjective history revealing the artist’s particular view of the world.

»coronavirus key words
research from the beginning till the relaxation

global alert … virus … (phantom … dead) … fear … war … invisible … intelligent … isolation … emergency kit … crisis … remedies … protocol treatment scheme … life online … the world turned upside down … change in a second … news, news … fake news … stop … quiet … less pollution … the economy declines … scenarios … non essential workers … unemployment … insecurity … despair … protests … BLM … depression … post-corona … rethink … economy … politics … mass media … education … health … local/global … 2020 …« (Lia Perjovschi)


Lia Perjovschi (*1961 in Sibiu, Romania) studied at the National University of Arts Bucharest from 1987 to 1993. She currently lives in Bucharest and Sibiu.
Perjovschi is the founder and coordinator of CAA/CAA (Contemporary Art Archive/Center for Art Analysis), a process-based informal institution that has operated under different names since 1985, and in 1999 she initiated the ongoing interdisciplinary research project KM (Knowledge Museum).
Her practice can be summarised as a journey from her body to the body of knowledge; her work has been presented in more than seven hundred exhibitions, lectures, and workshops around the world.

Among other venues, she has exhibited at the Muzeum Susch, Switzerland (2020); Kunsthaus Hamburg and Museum der Moderne Salzburg (both 2016); MUSAC, León, Spain (2015); Nasher Museum of Art, North Carolina, USA, and Bienal de São Paulo (both 2014); MACBA, Barcelona, and Künstlerhaus Vienna (2011); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich, and Jamaica Center, New York (all 2010); mumok, Vienna and the Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale, South Korea (2009); Sydney Biennale and Jumex Foundation, Mexico City, (2008); Tate Modern, London, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, and Centre Pompidou, Paris (all 2007); Royal College of Art, London (2006); Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany, and Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana (both 2005).


Spike Berlin, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 45
Mon – Sat: noon – 6pm

Lia Perjovschi, »2020. Key Words«, an exhibition at Spike Berlin in collaboration with Ivan Gallery, photo credits: Philippe Gerlach
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