Carnegie Mellon University
Magali Duzant is a Queens based artist working within an expanded photographic practice. Her timebased works explore the place of technology and translation as mediators of our daily experiences as well as a 21st century desire to track, record, and analyze our surroundings. She holds a BHA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from Parsons Te New School for Design. She recently received a 2016 SU-CASA artist's residency to create a narrative book and series of photographs with a senior center in Corona, Queens. She is participating in the Queens Museum's 2016 Queens International, Flux Factory's Fung Wah Biennial, and the SPRING/BREAK Art Show. She was awarded a 2015 Queens Council on Te Arts grant for her public art piece, Live Streaming Sunset, a live tracking of the sunset across the globe in real-time as a measure of the digital sublime. Exhibitions in 2015 included Lif Of curated by Elisabeth Biondi at Fridman Gallery in New York, Mystics curated by Vice Magazine's photo editor Elizabeth Renstrom, and a two part exhibition, Unbound, looking at expanded photographic practice, in Australia at Sawtooth in Tasmania and the Parramatta Artists Studios in Sydney. She has held residencies at the NARS Foundation in Brooklyn, NY, Parramatta Artist Studios in Sydney, Australia and the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California. Her book, I Looked & Looked, was published in 2015 by Conveyor Editions. The title comes from a love letter that Alfred Stieglitz wrote to Georgia O’Keefe on the night of September 25, 1923. In his letter, Stieglitz describes a full, white moon over Lake George, New York. On the same night, O’Keefe penned a description of a pink moon, as witnessed from the shore of York Beach, Maine. Inspired by the synchronicity of this romantic exchange, Duzant called upon twenty creatives to describe the full moon, in anonymity, on the same night from vantage points across the country. That night was October 29, 2012, which brought the unexpected force of Hurricane Sandy, and led to wildly varying accounts of a single sky. Her piece, Live Streaming Sunset, was frst shown at the Dumbo Arts Festival in 2013. Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at the Sydney College of Ar, the Neue Galerie im Hohmannhaus, Augsburg, Germany, 1 Maxstraße in Berlin, and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has been featured through editorials and interviews in many print and online magazines including Der Greif, Yet Magazine, Aint-Bad, and SoSo, among others.