Lauren Lee McCarthy: Bodily Autonomy


March 2-May 25, 2024


Mandeville Art Gallery, UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla, CA 92093



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Saliva Retreat, Lauren Lee McCarthy. Photography by Mathilda Olmi © Centre d’Art contemporain Genève and David Leonard

Lauren Lee McCarthy’s (2019 Awardee) Creative Capital project Bodily Autonomy presents two major works that spark conversation about bodily autonomy. In Surrogate, she offers herself as a remote-controlled surrogate for people who want to have a child. In Saliva, visitors can exchange saliva samples, bypassing the anonymity of medical and corporate data collection.

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