Althea Thauberger


“Zivildienst Kunstprojekt, Kunstprojekt Zivildienst” translates to “Social Service Art Project, Art Project Social Service” and is a new series by Canadian artist Althea Thauberger at John Connelly Presents in New York. Long periods of research in social and political developments led the artist into collaborative performances that intend to reveal a particular group consciousness and civil responsibility. Thauberger collaborates with various social groups, engaging them with exercises and meetings designed to help promote group discussion about their relevant social issues. The artist usually presents her work as video, performance or photography. Thauberger is currently a doctoral candidate in communications at the European Graduate School in Saas Fee, Switzerland, and is an MFA graduate of the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C. The artist has recently exhibited with Basis Voor Acuele Kunst (B.A.K.) in the Netherlands and Kunstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany.