Program Books/Lia Kohl

Lia Kohl


Lia Kohl (cello) is a cellist and multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago, creating and per­forming embodied music and multimedia per­formance that incorporates sound, video, movement, theater, and sculptural objects. Kohl is a curator and ensemble member with the acclaimed performance ensemble Mocrep, with whom she has toured nationally and interna­tionally. She has presented work and performed at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Con­temporary Art Chicago, and held resi­dencies at Mana Contemporary Chicago, High Concept, DFBRL8R Performance Art Gallery, and Stanford University. As an improviser, Kohl performs regularly around Chicago and with ZRL, her clarinet/percussion/cello trio. She also plays with Chicago bands Whitney, OHMME, and Circuit des Yeux and tours regularly with Manual Cinema.