Kelly Nipper  |  Biography

 

1971                    Born in Philadelephia

                           Lives and works in Philadelphia

 

Education

1995                  MFA in Art, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1993                  BFA in Media Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions and Performances

2017                   Terre Mécanique, collaboration with Self-Assembly Lab, MIT, Performa 17 Commission, New York, USA

2014                   Tessa Pattern Takes a Picture, South London Gallery, UK

2013                   Black Forest, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

                          Tessa Pattern Takes a Picture, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

                           Circle Circle, Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson, USA

                           Black Forest, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland

                           Tessa Pattern Takes a Picture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

2012                   Black Forest, Tramway, Glasgow, Scotland

2010                   Weather Center, Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy

                           Compass, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland

2009                  Shifting Shapes, Art Perform, Art Basel Miami Beach, FL

2008                  Sapphire, Art Statements, Anna Helwing Gallery, Art 39 Basel, Switzerland

2007                  Perspectives 158: Kelly Nipper, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, USA

                           Circle Circle, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                           Floyd on the Floor, Performa 07 Commission, New York, NY

2004                  Bending Water into a Heart Shape, Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy

2002                 Francesca Kaufmann, Milan, Italy

                          Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

2001                  Shotgun and a Figure 8, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018                   A brune figure in winter evening resists identity, Arratia Beer, Berlin, Germany

2017                   Performa: Commissions from Performa's Archive, Whitechapel, London, UK

                           Combat Breathing, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

                           Marching to the Beat, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016                   So Many Steps, So Little Time, De Bond, Bruges, Belgium

                           20 — An Exhibition in Three Acts, Migros Museum for Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland

                           Performing the Grid, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, USA

                           DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, USA

                           Art — Music — Dance, curated by Sabine Breitwieser, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria

2015                    Fobofilia, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy

2014                   Performing the Grid, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art, Los Angeles, USA

                           The Avant-Garde Collection, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA

2013                   Dance! Moves That Move Us, Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany 

                           Testing (Re-)Production, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland

2012                   Coquilles Mécaniques, Centre Rhenan d’Art Contemporain, Altkirch, France

                           Performance Now: The First Decade of the New Century, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, USA

2011                    Danser Sa Vie, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

                           Kaleidescope Arena, Rome, Italy

                           Art in the Auditorium 3, Ballroom Marfa, TX

2010                  One Leading Away from Another, 303 Gallery, New York, USA

                           Move: Choreographing You, Hayward Gallery, London, UK

                          The Tale of a Blind Resistance Fighter, Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, Netherlands

                          Scene Grammar, Parra & Romero, Madrid, Spain

                          While Bodies Get Mirrored - An Exhibition about Movement, Formalism and Space, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland

                           2010: Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA

2009                  Dance with Camera, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, USA

2008                  The Why of Life, Swiss Institute, New York, USA

                           Index: Conceptualism in California from the Permanent Collection, MOCA, Los Angeles, USA

2006                  Bedded I Videotape Elsa, collaboration with Aïda Ruilova, Art Basel Miami Beach, FL

2005                  BIDIBIDOBIDIBOO, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

                            Untitled, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, USA

                            MC presents: Kelly Nipper - Adrian Paci, MC, Los Angeles, CA

                            American Images: Opere Dalla Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, American Academy in Rome, Italy

2003                   Girls' Night Out, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA

                            Short Cuts: Video Art and Photography, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

                            From the Flat Files, Ramp Gallery, Waikoto Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand

2002                  California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA

                            People See Paintings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA

                            Pictures, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA

                            New in Town, Portland Art Museum, USA

2001                   Passion for Art: The DiSaronno Originale Photography Collection, Miami Art Museum, USA

                            Boom! : Playmakers, Manifattura d’Arte, Florence, Italy

                            A Sport and a Pastime, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, USA

                            IMSL (Imaginary Monumental Sculpture Lawn), Three-day weekend in conjunction with Made in California: Now, Los Angeles County Museum of Art West, USA

2000                   Guarene Arte, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

                            Sharon Lockhart + Kelly Nipper: 2 Artists in 3 Takes, The Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, USA

                            Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Photography in California, Friends of Photography, San Francisco, USA

1998                    Breath, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, USA

1996                    The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, USA

 

Awards

2010                   Center for Cultural Innovation, Los Angeles, USA

2007                  Tiffany Award, The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, USA

2004                  Alberta Prize for Visual Art, Alberta duPont Bonsal Foundation, San Diego, USA

 

Residencies

2017                   Brown Arts Initiative, Brown University, Providence, USA

2013                   A-I-R Laboratory, Residency, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

                           Artist Residency Program, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

2012                   The Work Room, Residency, Glasgow, Scotland

 

Teaching Positions

2018 .                  Lecturer, Art & Arc 100: Dynamic Processes, Department of Art, University of California Los Angeles, USA, Spring

                           Visiting Critic, Graduate Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Spring

                           Visiting Faculty, Focused Studio Practice, Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV, USA, Winter

2016                   Lecturer, No Edge No Center, Program in Art Culture and Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, Spring

                           Lecturer, Introduction to Artistic Experimentation, Program in Art Culture and Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, Spring

                           Independent Study with Gedney Barclay, Program in Art Culture and Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, Spring

                           Independent Study with Andre Aboulian, Program in Art Culture and Tech- nology, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, Spring

2015                   Lecturer, Performance Art Workshop, Program in Art Culture and Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, Fall

                           Public Programs Project with Students as part of the exhibition Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933-1957, ICA Boston, MA, USA

                           Lecturer, Introduction to Artistic Experimentation, Program in Art Culture and Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, Fall

                           Lecturer, Introduction to Artistic Experimentation, Program in Art Culture and Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, Spring

                           Lecturer, Plan By Eye: Video Dance, Program in Art Culture and Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, Spring

2014                   Lecturer, Introduction to Video and Related Media, Program in Art Culture and Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, Fall

                           Lecturer, Performance Art Workshop, Program in Art Culture and Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA, Fall

2010                   Graduate Project Advisor for Amelia Saul with Aïda Ruilova and Carol Bove, MFA Thesis Panel, University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, NY, USA, Spring

                           Undergraduate Final Project Reviews with Dana Bauer, Devyn Weiser, Jenny Wu, David Ross, Summer Session, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2009                  Lecturer, Intermedia, Upper Division Undergraduate and Graduate, Sculpture and 4D, Department of Art, California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA, Fall

                           Lecturer, Graduate Photo/Sculpture Critique, Undergraduate and Graduate, Sculpture and 4D, Department of Art, California State Univer- sity, Long Beach, CA, USA, Spring

                           Lecturer, Foundation 3D, Undergraduate, Department of Art, California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA, Spring

                           Lecturer, Photography Seminar with Rebecca Sittler Schrock, Undergraduate, Photography Program, Department of Art, California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA, Spring

                           Undergraduate Final Project Reviews with Dana Bauer, Alexis Rochas, Anna Neimark, Michael Osman, Summer Session, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA, USA,                                   Summer

2008                 Graduate Project Advisor for Christen Sperry-Garcia with Bryan Crockett and Nizan Shaked, MFA Thesis Panel, Sculpture and 4D, Department of Art, California State University Long Beach, CA,                            USA, Spring

                           Lecturer, Intermedia, Upper Division Undergraduate and Graduate, Sculpture and 4D, Department of Art, California State University Long Beach, CA, USA, Fall

                           Lecturer, Art 100: Contemporary Issues, Undergraduate, Department of Art, University of California Los Angeles, CA, USA, Summer

2007                  Lecturer, Visiting Artist Workshop, Undergraduate, Integrated Studies, Fine Art, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, USA, Summer

 

Press Selection

2018                  Shaw, Helen. “Performa 17,” Art in America, February.

2017                  Getto, Erica. "Savage Logic," The Brooklyn Rail, Jan/Dec.

2016                  Goldstein, Jennie. "Dance History in Contemporary Visual Art Practice

                          Kelly Nipper's Weather Center." TDR: The Drama Review. Summer 2016: 103-21.

                          Davis, Samara. “Performing the Grid: Critics’ Pick.” Artforum Online, January.

2014                  Bradley, Paige. “Kelly Nipper: Critics’ Pick.” Artforum Online, February. RoseLee Goldberg, Bice Curiger, Jacqueline Burckhardt in Conversation with Nikki Columbus. "Performance Record."                                    Parkett, 94. May 2014: 6-17, 20.

                          Manalili, Fatima. The Avant-Garde Collection. Exh. cat. Newport Beach, CA: Orange County Museum of Art. Lucking, Maura. “Shadow Movements: Pyschopomps and the Spectacle of Death.”                                Flaunt, May 2014.

                         Jeziorek, Paulina. "Carving Space." Notes.na6.Tygodni #92. June 2014: 115-122, 152-3.

2013                 Trigg, Sarah. STUDIO LIFE: Rituals, Collections, Tools, and Observations on the Artistic Process. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Architectural Press.

                         Ritson, Alicia. "Squaring the Circle." Kelly Nipper: Circle Circle. Brochure. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

                         Schindler, Feli. "Im Dadaistischen Schwarzwald." Tages-Anzeiger, 5 April, 27.

                         Wüst, Karl. "Ausdruckstanz, Rituelle Gesten." Zürcher Oberländer, 5 April, 23.

                         Perlson, Hili. "The Modern Mystics." Sleek, Spring 2013: 251.

                         Morinis, Leora. "Sometimes a Person and Sometimes a Concept: Kelly Nipper debuts Tessa Pattern Takes a Picture." Inside/Out, February: MoMA/MoMA PS1 Blog.

2012                Fiduccia, Joanna. Coquilles Mecaniques. Brochure. Altkirch, France: CRAC Alsace.

                         Searle, Adrian. “Glasgow Festival of Visual Art.” The Guardian, 24 April.

                         'Kelly Nipper in Conversation with Steve Roden." Judson Now, edited by Judy Hussie-Taylor and Jenn Joy. New York, NY: Danspace Project.

                         Katsof, Alhena. "Review: Glasgow International." Kaleidescope, May: Web Specials.

2010                Fiduccia, Joanna. "Kelly Nipper: Composing Movements." MAP - Journeys in Contemporary Art, #23. Autumn 2010: 68 - 73.

                         Hertz, Betti-Sue. "Tableaux Vivants." Flash Art, No. 275. November -December 2010: 78 - 83.

                         Casavecchia, Barbara. "Kelly Nipper: Weather Center." Art Review, Issue 43. Summer: 148.

                         Bale, Theodore. "Opening Report: CAMH's Dance with Camera." Houston Press. 9 August: online.

                         Gygax, Raphael. Between Zones: On Representation of the Performative and the Notation of Movement.

                         Exh. cat. Zürich, Switzerland: Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst.

                         Chateigne Tytelman, Yann. "Letter on the Deaf and Mute." Kaleidoscope, Summer.

                         Tattersall, Lanka. "Terms of Use." Texte zur Kunst, Issue no. 78. June: 143.

                         Velasco, David. "1000 Words: Kelly Nipper." Artforum, March: 198-203. Mead, Fionn. 2010: Whitney Biennial. Exh. cat. New York, NY: Whitney Museum of American Art.

                         Nipper, Kelly. Conversation with Jens Hoffmann. "We Like to Move It, Move It." Mousse Magazine, February/March 2010: 111-117.

                         Sholis, Brian. "Dance with Camera." Aperture. Spring.

2009                Goldberg, RoseLee. Everywhere and All at Once: An Anthology of Writings on Performa 07. Zürich, Switzerland: JRP Ringier.

                         Porter, Jenelle. Dance with Camera. Exh. cat. Philadelphia, PA: Institute of Contemporary Art.

2008                Vetroq, Marcia. “Performance: Everywhere and All at Once.” Art in America, March: 56-57.

2007                Sutton, Gloria. Ice Cream. London, England: Phaidon.

                         La Rocca, Claudia. “Love Takes a Tumble Amid a Brewing Storm.” New York Times, 17 November, B13.

                         Kamps, Toby. Perspectives 158: Kelly Nipper. Brochure. Houston, TX: Contemporary Arts Museum.

                         Leher-Graiwer, Sarah. “Kelly Nipper: Critics’ Pick.” Artforum Online, October.

2006                Sutton, Gloria. Vitamin Ph. London, England: Phaidon.

2005               Chambers, Kristin. Untitled. Brochure. Santa Barbara, CA: Contemporary Arts Forum.

                         Bonami, Francesco. BIDIBIDOBIDIBOO. Exh. cat. Turin, Italy: Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.

                         Myers, Holly. “Mesmerized by Two Strangers.” Los Angeles Times, 17 June, E1, E24.

2003               Hofmann, Irene. Girls' Night Out. Exh. cat. Newport Beach, CA: Orange County Museum of Art.

2002               Albertini, Rosanna. “Kelly Nipper at Shoshana Wayne Gallery.” Art Press 281, (July-August): 73.

                         Knighton, Andrew. “On Site: No Name Exhibitions @ The Soap Factory.” New Art Examiner 29 (May-June): 46-51.

                         Perchuk, Andrew. “Kelly Nipper: Critics’ Pick.” Artforum Online, May.

                         Ventriglia, Ilaria. “Kelly Nipper: Photographing Time.” Domus Online, March-April.

                         Hofmann, Irene. California Biennial. Exh. cat. Newport Beach, CA: Orange County Museum of Art.

2001                 Ferguson, Russell. “Test Patterns.” Artext 74 (August - October): 42-45.

                         Miles, Christopher. “Kelly Nipper at Shoshana Wayne Gallery.” Artforum, May, 181-182.

                         Knight, Christopher. “Visual Flips.” Los Angeles Times, 23 February, F24.

                         Molon, Dominic. “Kelly Nipper.” A Passion for Art: The DiSaronno Originale Photography Collection. Brochure. Miami, FL: Miami Art Museum.

                         Corbetta, Caroline. “The Dynamics of Competition and Collaboration.”

                         Boom!: Playmakers. Brochure. Florence, Italy: Manifattura d’Arte.

2000               Coleman, Sarah. “Sharon Lockhart and Kelly Nipper at SFAI’s Walter and McBean Galleries.” Artweek, June, 13-14.

                         Helfand, Glen. “Tweeners: Sharon Lockhart and Kelly Nipper Blur Distinctions Between Art, Film, and Everything Else.” San Francisco Bay Guardian, 12 April.

                         Kabat, Nora. Beyond Boundaries: Contemporary Photography in California. Exh. cat. San Francisco: Friends of Photography.

                         Moss, Karen. “Kelly Nipper/interval.” Guarene Arte 2000. Exh. cat. Turin, Italy: Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.

                         Moss, Karen. Sharon Lockhart + Kelly Nipper: 2 Artists in 3 Takes. Exh. cat. San Francisco: The Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute.

1998                Abbe, Mary. “Installation Included.” Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2 August, F1, F5.

 

Selected Presentations

2017                  Conversation with Skylar Tibbits and Noam Elcott, Performa Institute, New York, USA

                         Conversation with RoseLee Goldberg, Brown University, Providence, RI Panel Discussion with Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Marten Elder, moderated by Russell Ferguson, Photo LA, USA

2016                  Artist Talk, Moderne der Museum Salzburg, Austria

2014                 Artist Talk, Program in Art Culture and Technology, MIT, Cambridge, USA

                         Visiting Artist Lecture and Graduate Studio Visits, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT, USA

2013                 Visiting Artist Lecture and Graduate Studio Visits, Claremont Graduate School, Pomona, CA

                         Visiting Artist Lecture and Graduate Studio Visits, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, USA

                         Symposium, Dancing with the Art World, organized by Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly, Will Rawls and Sarah Wookey moderated by Thomas Lax, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA

                         Roundtable Discussion, The Legacy of Modern Dance and Abstraction, Andre Lepecki and Fabian Barba, moderated by Ana Janevski, Museum of Modern Art, USA

2012                 Visiting Artist Lecture, Department of Art, California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA

                        Roundtable Discussion, Center for New Performance, Development for TED sponsored conference at REDCAT organized by Shannon Scrofano, Chi-wang Yang and Leslie Tamaribuchi for the                               Theater Program at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA

2011                 Visiting Artist Lecture and Graduate Studio Visits, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

2010                Visiting Artist Lecture with Simone Forti and Graduate Studio Visits, California Institute of the Arts, School of Art, Valencia, USA

                       Conversation with Milovan Farronato, Via Farini, Milan, Italy

2007              Panel Discussion, Dance After Choreography, Andre Lepecki, Taisha Paggett, Xavier LeRoy, moderated by RoseLee Goldberg, Performa Institute, Judson Church, New York, USA

2003             Artist Talk, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, USA

2000             Artist Talk, San Francisco Art Institute, USA

 

Selected Public Collections

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, Switzerland

Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy

Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, USA

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel    

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, USA

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Hauser & Wirth Collection, Zürich, Switzerland

Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, USA