Lona Gaikis (*1982 Toronto, Canada) is a freelance writer, curator and assistant professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (Austria) where she offers lectures and seminars on current debates in philosophy, society, and the arts. She regularly contributes as an author to exhibition catalogues, journals, and anthologies (ORCID).
She obtained her doctoral degree (Dr. Phil.) in Philosophy, Art and Cultural Studies from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 2017. Her research focused on the “new key” in the American philosopher Susanne K. Langer and the meaning of music in artistic practice.
Her commitment to research and academia is complemented by a curatorial engagement with musical sub-cultures and club cultures. In 2009, she founded the project and platform czirp czirp – experimental and sonic arts. Oscillating between experimental formats, dance music as well as sound art, this initiative has showcased various international artists in electronic musics and sound art such as Aïsha Devi (CH), Bergsonist (USA/MAR), EVITCELES (BGR), Islaja (FIN), Lucas Abela (AU) and Steve Roden (USA) i.a.
2018. Gaikis, Lona. Der Klang des Einhorns: Ein Joker im Sprachspiel
Online publication (German)
2019. Gaikis, Lona. “Susanne Langer.” In: Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy. Ed. Duncan Pritchard. New York: Oxford University Press, forthcoming (accepted).