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The Artist as Queer Woman is a multimedia installation utilising video and sensor technologies to discuss the social construction of the artist. Through interactive self-portraits, the piece examines how gender, sexuality, and queerness influence Niehaus’s life and process as both creator and visual subject.

Kiona Hagen Niehaus is a photographer, visual/digital artist, and writer currently based in London. Her wide variety of interests across computational and artistic media, combined with her academic interests related to art history, gender, and queer studies, exhibit a marked influence in her artistic work. Her own experience as a queer woman factors strongly, and she uses her artistic work to discuss community and societal dynamics related to gender and sexuality, among other topics. In particular, examining history, and the role of visual art and artists in the production of historical narrative, allows her to critique the ways in which that imagined history is used to control the present and future.