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Lecturer of Visual Arts Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA, Carleton College; MA in Art Ed, Steinhardt; MFA in Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice; The City College of New York;
Research Areas: Memory construction from neurological, psychological, and philosophical perspectives; the role of intra-personal speech and the Ego in mediating perceptions of reality; alternate histories and archival interventions; “mindfulness” from a Buddhist perspective; and feminism.
Laura Schneider splits her time between Brooklyn, New York and Abu Dhabi, UAE. Working across disciplines, her art practice challenges personal and historical narratives through portraying the complexities of memory, language, the archive, and the ego. Schneider holds a Master’s in Art Education for Social Justice (NYU, 2011) and a Master’s in Fine Arts in Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice (City College, 2015). Since 2011, Schneider has taught in many spaces including prisons and probation centers, public schools, and colleges. She is long-term resident artist at Invisible Dog (Brooklyn, NY) and has enjoyed showing work and participating in artist residencies in fascinating places, including Berlin, Venice, Sydney, Almería, Sharjah, and Abu Dhabi.