NINA KATCHADOURIAN (born 1968 in Stanford, California; lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Brooklyn, New York) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes video, performance, sound, sculpture, photography, and public projects. Her video Accent Elimination was included in the 2015 Venice Biennale as part of the Armenian pavilion, which won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. Exhibitions have included shows at the Serpentine Gallery, Turner Contemporary, de Appel, Palais de Tokyo, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turku Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, ICA Philadelphia, Brooklyn Museum, Artists Space, SculptureCenter, MoMA, and MoMA PS1. Katchadourian has been widely published nationally and internationally, including Sorted Books, published by Chronicle Books in 2013.
The Tang Museum exhibited All Forms of Attraction, Katchadourian's first museum survey in 2005. In March 2017, a traveling survey exhibition of her work titled Curiouser opened at the Blanton Museum in Austin, Texas, with an accompanying monograph. Following the Blanton, Curiouser opened at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University in September 2017, and Brigham Young Museum of Art in Provo, UT in March 2018.
In Fall 2020, Catharine Clark Gallery and Pace Gallery co-presented Katchadourian’s major public installation Monument to the Unelected, which was installed at both galleries in San Francisco and New York, respectively, as well as the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona; Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA; Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH; Museum of Contemporary Art (moCa), Cleveland, OH; Roots Community Health Center, Oakland, CA (produced by BOXBLUR); and the Abrahamson Family Trust and Collection, Madison, WI (produced by BOXBLUR).
Katchadourian has received grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, Grönqvistska Stiftelsen, and the Nancy Graves Foundation. Her work is in public and private collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York; the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; the Morgan Library and Museum, New York, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California among others.
Katchadourian is Clinical Full Professor at the New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She has been represented by Catharine Clark Gallery since 1999 and has been co-represented by Pace Gallery since 2019.
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