Nina Katchadourian, Accent Elimination, 2005.
Six monitors, three channels of synchronized video, three single-channel video loops, six media players, three sets of headphones, three pedestals, two benches.
Courtesy the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery
Nina Katchadourian lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She was born and raised in Stanford, California in 1968 but grew up spending every summer on a small island in the Finnish archipelago, where she still spends part of each year. Her Armenian father and Finland-Swedish mother met in Beirut in 1964. Katchadourian’s broad practice engages a wide variety of media, including photography, sculpture, video, and sound. Her work is in many private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Saatchi Collection, the Margulies Collection, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Recent solo and group exhibitions include the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, PS1/MoMA, the Serpentine Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, Turner Contemporary, the Istanbul Modern, SculptureCenter, the Palais de Tokyo, and De Appel. In 2016, Katchadourian’s work will be the subject of a traveling solo museum show originating at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas. Katchadourian is an associate professor at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and she is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery.
Photo: Joe Little