Lara Salmon (b. 1987, San Diego, CA) is a performance artist and writer. Inspired by scientific principle and poetic logic, she composes actions over land- and cityscape. Her performances place her identity within Earth’s socio-spheres, bringing forth inconclusive ideas on the planet’s livelihood. Salmon’s practice often takes a cross-disciplinary approach with fields such as archaeology and oceanography. Her body-based performance work is influenced by the management of chronic pain since adolescence. Salmon has had eight solo and over thirty group exhibitions in the US, Cyprus, Germany, Lebanon, Morocco and Cuba. In 2021 Salmon was awarded the Grand Prix of the Larnaca Biennale for her performance of Saline dissonance. She has a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University. Salmon has been a resident artist at SomoS Arts in Berlin, Germany; Haven for Artists in Beirut, Lebanon; Queens Collective in Marrakech, Morocco; the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus; and Kammari Residency in Treis Elies, Cyprus. Her work has been reviewed in Los Angeles, Cyprus, Berlin and Beirut.