Valie Export was born in Austria in 1940. She received a degree in textile design from the Technical School for Textile Industry in Vienna in 1964. Export has had a 2004 retrospective at MAMCO - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain in Geneva, Switzerland, and exhibited at Museum of Modern Art Ludwig in Vienna, Akademie der Kunste in Berlin, the Whitechapel Gallery in London, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, Käthe Kollwitz Museum in Germany, Performa 9 in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. She has also participated in several international film festivals, including the London, Berlin, Cannes and Hong Kong film festivals. She has taught at the Academy of Visual Arts in Munich, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Fine Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute. Currently she is a professor at the Kunsthochschule für Median in Cologne, Germany. She lives in Vienna, Austria and Cologne, Germany.
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