The work SEX WORKS by LINA DOKUZOVIĆ explores and exposes the situation in which one is prevented from working legally as a non-EU/EEA member. At the same time, it reveals a narrow legal loophole in which it is possible to work legally in EU. It also explores how migrant, gender, and class issues often intersect and can emerge from the same source of sovereignty and discursive production.


LINA DOKUZOVIĆ is based in Vienna and works at the intersection between visual art and text/knowledge production. She studied Fine Arts and received a PhD in Cultural Studies from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She was on the board of the VBKÖ (Austrian Association of Women Artists) from 2013-2018 and chairperson from 2011–2013. She has been working with the eipcp as a researcher and co-editor of the multilingual web-journal transversal since 2009. Her writing, research, lectures, and artistic work deal with the topics of migration; knowledge production and educational policies; mechanisms of appropriation and privatization of structures such as education, culture, the body, and land; and perspectives for translocal solidarity. She has been actively involved in knowledge-based social movements in Europe and abroad. She is the author of Struggles for Living Learning (2016) and more recently They’ll Never Walk Alone: The Life and Afterlife of Gastarbeiters (eds. Boris Buden, Lina Dokuzović) 2018.