Lize Mogel & Dario Azzellini
The Privatization of War, 2006/2009

The Privatization of War: Columbia as Laboratory and Iraq as Large-Scale Application is a collaboration with writer/researcher Dario Azzelini. It diagrams the relationships between the United States and private military contractors (PMCs) and their activities in Columbia and Iraq—two key sites that exemplify how PMCs operate. 

Originally commissioned for the 2006 Gwang-ju Biennial, the map went on to be translated into three languages and published in newspapers internationally. The map was updated in 2009, as the PMC landscape shifts quickly and individual companies strategicially merge, are renamed, or move their base of operations.

>Theatre of Peace | 5.1.10-6.13.10 | NGKB, Berlin
> Experimental Geography (as part of Daniel Tucker's We are Here Map Archive) | touring
+ Mapquest | 9.16.06-10.9.06 | PS122 Gallery, NYC
Gwangju Bienniale VI: Fever Variations | 9.8.06-11.11.06 | Gwangju, South Korea 

> Theatre of Peace catalog, (Argobooks, 2010)
> will you join us in the middle of a whirlwind? Journal of Aesthetics and Protest, 2008
> JungeWelt, 10.26.07
> The Brooklyn Rail, 2.22.07, NYC 
> Miriam Tola, "La Guerra Si Privatizza. Eccola in una mappa,6 metri per 3," Liberazione, 4.22.07, Italy 
> Holland Cotter, Art in Review, The New York Times, 9.29.06

> Map in English
> Map in Spanish
> Map in Italian
> Map in German