Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, 1996
MFA, Visual Art, University of California, San Diego, 1993
BA, Visual Arts and Literature and Society (Honors) Brown University, Rhode Island, 1989
About The Artist
Linked by a playful sense of humor, Brooklyn-based artist Nina Katchadourian’s projects come in a wide variety of media; from video and photography to sculpture and sound art.
Her comic ingenuity is exemplified in her most recent series of photographs titled ‘Seat Assignment,’ which were entirely conceived in different airplane bathrooms and shot with a phone camera. Using paper toilet seat covers and articles of clothing, Katchadourian fashions elaborate costumes in order to recreate 15th century portraits by Flemish masters, resulting in an arresting blend of DIY and connoisseur aesthetics.
Katchadourian’s video “Accent Elimination” was included in the 2015 Venice Biennale “All the World’s Futures”, which was curated by Okwui Enwezor. In 2017 her work will be the focus of a travelling solo museum exhibition which will originate at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX.
She has also exhibited at esteemed institutions such as MoMA PS1, the Serpentine Gallery, the Saatchi Gallery, and the Palais de Tokyo. Previously, The Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego presented a solo exhibition of Katchadourian’s video work in 2008, and the Tang Museum at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs held a 10 year survey of Katchadourian’s oeuvre in 2006, while also publishing a monograph for the exhibition titled “All Forms of Attraction.”
Nina Katchadourian is an Associate Professor at the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study and is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco.
Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco
Select Permanent Collections
Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Brown University, Providence, RI
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand
Hood Museum, Hanover, NH
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Margulies Collection, Miami, FL
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Norrtälje Konsthall, Sweden
Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL
The Saatchi Collection, London, England
SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Wanås Foundation, Sweden
West Collection, Oaks, PA
The works for this exhibition range from works that address serious concerns with humorous affect to others whose intent is more purely comedic. Together, they provide an intriguing snapshot of the manner in which comic strategies manifest themselves in contemporary art.
February 22, 2016
See Nina Katchadourian in a group show at The Morgan Library & Museum, Sight Reading: Photography and the Legible World February 19 – May 30, 2016
January 11, 2016
December 9, 2015
Mira Dancy at No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection Firelei Báez: Bloodlines, Pérez Art Museum Miami Listen to our interview with María Elena Ortiz, Curator at PAMM Nina Chanel Abney at the Kravets | Wehby Gallery booth at Untitled Listen to our interview with the artist as part of our highlights … Continue reading Highlights from Miami Art Week 2015
November 3, 2015
New York, I Love You, But… November 5, 2015 – January 26, 2016 The Gallatin Galleries, 1 Washington Place, New York Artists: Khalik Allah Annie Berman Sophie Blackall Margaret Chandler Nathan Fitch Brian Foo Joy Garnett Suzanne Goldenberg Nina Katchadourian Paul McDonough Lawrence Mesich Ron Milewicz Amy Park Maddalena Polletta Casey Ruble Ken Schles Terreform … Continue reading Nina Katchadourian at The Gallatin Galleries