1968 Born, Stanford, CA.
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
1996 Whitney Independent Study Program, New York, NY
1993 University of California, San Diego, M.F.A., Visual Art
1989 Brown University, Providence, RI, B.A., Visual Arts; B.A., Literature and Society
2009 Galeria Llucià Homs, Barcelona, Spain
2008 Bird Organ, Curated by Kathleen Triem and Peter Franck, The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi
International Arts Center, Ghent, NY
Cerca Series: Nina Katchadourian, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA
2007 Enrichment, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
2006 Office Semaphore, project of the Public Art Fund program In the Public Realm, New York, NY
Opener 11: Nina Katchadrourian: All Forms of Attraction, Curated by Ian Berry,
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Please, Please, Pleased to Meet’cha, Created for generated@wavehill, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
Nina Katchadourian: Natural Misunderstandings, Curated by Lena Vigna, John Michael Kohler Arts
Center, Sheboygan, WI
Works Made in Finland by Nina Katchadourian, Turku Art Museum, Turku, Finland
The Genealogy of the Supermarket and Other New Works, Catharine Clark Gallery,
San Francisco, CA
Sorting Strindberg, Luna Kulturhus, Södertäjle, Sweden
2005 Sorting Strindberg, Stadsbiblioteket, Stockholm, Sweden
The Genealogy of the Supermarket and Other New Works, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Sorting Strindberg, IAPSIS Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2003 Natural Crossdressing, Uninvited Collaborations with Nature, and One Small
Act of Endurance, Debs & Co., New York, NY
Animal Crossdressing, Uninvited Collaborations with Nature, and One Small
Act of Endurance, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS continued
2002 Selected Works, Hudson (Show)Room, ArtPace, San Antonio, TX
Geflickte Spinnweben, Paranormale Postkarten, Musikalischer Abfall, ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany
Natural Car Alarms, Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York, NY
2001 Talking Popcorn, Indecision on the Moon and Eight Years of Sorting Books,
Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Talking Popcorn, Paranormal Postcards, and Indecision on the Moon, Debs & Co.,
New York, NY (catalogue)
Eight Years of Sorting Books, Debs & Co., New York, NY
The Akron Stacks, Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
1999 Mended Spiderwebs and Other Natural Misunderstandings, Debs & Co., New York, NY (catalogue)
1996 Special Collections, The Athenaeum Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1993 Re-Routing, Linda Moore Gallery, San Diego, CA
1993 Collected Work, UC San Diego Visual Arts Gallery, La Jolla, CA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2008 Road Trip, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
LOOP '08 International Festival & Fair for Videoart (screening), Barcelona, Spain
Indefiniteness, Halle 14, Leipzig, Germany
The Marfa Sessions, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX
Badlands, Curated by Denise Markonish, MASS MOCA, North Adams, MA.
Montage: Unmonumental Online, New Museum, New York, NY
Woman's Work, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
Off the Grid, Curated by Jacqueline Shilkoff, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
The Artist's Library, Centre international d'art du paysage de l'ile de Vassivière, France
We interrupt your program, Curated by Marcia Tanner, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland. CA.
2007 Delicatessen, Curated by Diana Shpungin, University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca
Everyday Eden, Organized by Public Art Fund, MetroTech, Brooklyn, NY
Space Is the Place, Curated by Alex Baker and Toby Kamps, Organized and circulated by ICI
(Independent Curators International), New York, NY (traveling)
Cut, Copy, Fold, Artists Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA
Le Souvenir, ACC Galerie Weimar, Weimar, Germany
Ensemble, Curated by Christian Marclay, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Zoom, Curated by Doug Beube and Sherry Frumkin, Arena 1, Los Angeles, CA; LIMN Gallery, San
Francisco, CA (2008)
What We Keep: An Exhibition on Books and Memory, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Ketchum, ID
Un(Natural) Selection, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
Breaking Ground/Ground Breaking, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Source Code, Eyebeam, New York, NY
50,000 Beds, A Project by Chris Doyle, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield;
Artspace, New Haven; and Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT.
The Powder Room, Curated by Georganne Deen and Christine Wertheim, Track 16 Gallery, Santa
Bushel, Bundles and Barrels: Resources and Materials in Contemporary Art, Organized by Dinaburg
Arts, LLC, Superfund, New York, NY
ETAT (faite le vous même), Co-curated by Peter Coffin and Anthony Huberman, Palais de Tokyo,
InWords, The University Gallery, The University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
GROUP EXHIBITIONS continued
2006 Factitious, Pierogi Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Place Marker, Curated by Stephan Apicella-Hitchcock, Cuchifritos Art Gallery/Project Space,
New York, NY
2005 Animal, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, B.C.
The Food Show: The Hungry Eye, Curated by Robert G. Edelman and Gina Fiore, Chelsea Art
Museum, New York, NY
Space is the Place, Organized and circulated by iCI (Independent Curators
International), Curated by Alex Baker and Toby Kamps (traveling)
Moved by the Machine: Art Inspired by the Automobile, Curated by Josephine Shea,
Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA
Welcome Home, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Dynasty, MC Gallery, New York, NY
The Only Book, Curated by Sara Reisman, The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
Threads of Memory, Curated by Margaret Matthews Berenson, Dorsky Gallery,
Long Island City, NY (catalogue)
New Art. New York: Reflections on the Human Condition, Trierenberg Holding AG, Traun, Austria
California Sublime, curated by Betty Nguyen, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
2004 Figures of Thinking: Convergences in Contemporary Cultures, Richard E. Peeler Art Center,
De Pauw University, Greencastle, IN; McDonough Museum of Art, OH (traveling)
2005 Launch Programme, Vivid, Birmingham, UK
Library, curated by Barry Rosenberg, Storrs Art Gallery, University of Connecticut, 2005
Post-Everything, curated by Janine Cirincione, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Several Artists Consider Books, Paul Kopekin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Car Race, Gothenburg Film Festival 2005, Gothenburg, Sweden
We Could Have Invited Everyone, curated by Robert Blackson and Peter Coffin,
Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
CARPARK (with Steven Matheson, and Mark Tribe), Gothenburg Film Festival, Sweden
New Tapestries, curated by Adam Frank, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Over and Over: Passion for Process, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL (traveling)
Regarding Clementine, Curated by Choire Sicha, Clementine Gallery, New York, NY
Romantic Detachment, PS1/MoMA, Long Island City, NY
Animal Instincts, Montalvo, Saratoga Springs, CA
Harlem Postcards, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Sacred Texts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
One in a Million, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York, NY
Lineaments of Gratified Desire, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Open House, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Aviary, Curated by David Rubin, Contemporary Art Center,
New Orleans; Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL; Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY;
McDonough Museum of Art, Youngstown, OH; Tuscon Museum of Art, Tuscon, AZ
2003 American Dream, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY
Exhibiting Signs of Age, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; Colby College
Art Museum, Waterville, ME
Global Priority, Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
Living in a Cloud, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Synthetic Lightning: Complex Simulations of Nature, Woodstock Center
for Photography, Woodstock, NY
The Luminous Image VI, Collaborative Concepts, Beacon, NY
Faculty Exhibition 2003, David Winton Bell Art Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI
s(how), Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Neuberger Museum of Art 2003 Biennial Exhibition of Public Art, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY
Territories: Mapping a Sense of Place, ArtSpace, New Haven; Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Hamburg
2002 Parting Line, New Langton Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
A Given Circumstance, Arcadia Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
Words In Deeds, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
GROUP EXHIBITIONS continued
2002 Nostalgia, Art in General, New York, NY
Looming Large, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
Books Without Pages, Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, ID
Blur, The Nash Hotel, Miami, FL
Presentness is Grace, Arnolfini, Bristol and Spacex, Exeter, UK (catalogue)
2001 Amused, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
Elsewhere, Here Gallery, New York, NY
Play’s the Thing: Critical and Transgressive Practices in Contemporary Art, City
University of New York Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
The Cat’s Away, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, NY
Group Show, Frumkin/Duval Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Let’s Get To Work, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA and University of the
Arts Museum, PA (traveling)
The World According to the Newest and Most Exact Observations, Tang
Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY (catalogue)
Video Screenings, Video Lounge, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
“THEM!, ” Jay Grimm Gallery, New York, NY
Tenth Anniversary Show, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Video Selections, San Francisco Airport Museums Virgin Airlines Terminal, San Francisco, CA
2000 The Greenhouse Effect, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK (catalogue)
From the Inside Out, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
Aural Sex, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Anywhere But Here, Artists Space, New York, NY
Human/Nature, Caren Golden Gallery, New York, NY
Greater New York, MoMA/PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY (catalogue)
Wildlife: A Field Guide to the Post-Natural, The Museum of Textiles, Toronto (catalogue) (traveling)
Millennium Bugs, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY (catalogue)
Interventions, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Rewriting the City, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Cremolata Flottage, Staten Island Ferry, New York, NY
Indoors/Outdoors, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland
Alternative:Alternative, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, NY
1998 Stars of Track and Field, Debs & Co., New York, NY
Syner/Sights/Näkyjä, Knipnäs Konstnärskoloni, Ekenäs, Finland
Speed of Life, Artnode, Stockholm, Sweden (traveling)
Fukt, Norrtälje Konsthall, Norrtälje, Sweden
1997 Permutations, Artists Space, New York, NY
Urban Perturbations, Steffany Martz Gallery, New York, NY
AutoShow, Kassel, Germany and Stockholm, Sweden
Cartographers, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia, (catalogue)
Runt om oss, Inom oss/Inside us, Around us, Borås Konstmuseum, Borås, Sweden (catalogue)
You Can’t Get There From Here, Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Subjective Play, Spot Gallery, New York, NY
Elgaland/Vargaland (C.M. Von Hausswolff and Leif Elggren), Thomas
Nordanstad Gallery, New York, NY
Constrictions, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Maps, Charts and Routes, Irvine Center for the Arts, Irvine, CA
1995 Unchained, Galleri Kutschschtall, Potsdam, Germany
1994 CARPARK, inSITE ‘94, San Diego, CA (catalogue)
CARPARK, Southwestern College Art Gallery, Chula Vista, CA
UnSitely ‘94, Linda Moore Gallery, San Diego, CA
inSITE ‘94, San Diego Museum of Natural History, San Diego, CA (catalogue
GROUP EXHIBITIONS continued
1994 Muu Media Festival, Helsinki, Finland, The Things They Do with Art,
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
1992 Lahden Biennale, Lahti, Finland
inSITE ‘92, San Diego, CA
30 Years 21 Minutes 17 Tapes, A.V. ARKKI, Helsinki, Finland
RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS
2007 Location One International Residency Program, New York, NY
2005 Svenska Kulturfonden Grant, Finland
2004 International Artists Studio Program in Stockholm (IASPIS)
Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation Award
2003 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (video)
Peter S. Reed Foundation Award
2002 Tiffany Foundation for the Arts Award
2001 American Scandinavian Foundation Grant
Caribbean Contemporary Art Center Artist-in-Residence, Port of Spain, Trinidad
1998 Konstsamfundet Artists Grant, Helsinki, Finland
1994 MacDowell Colony Artist-in-Residence, Peterborough, NH
Art Matters Grant
1992 Helen Bing Grant for “Collaborative Experiments in Art” Project
Russell Foundation Grant
1989 Hugh Townley Award for Excellence
2008 Myers, Julian. "We Interrupt Your Program." Frieze, May.
Dillon, Brian. "Found in Translation." Art Review, April: 68 – 73.
Everyday Eden. New York: Public Art Fund
Farzin, Media. "Enrichment: Nina Katchadourian." Bidoun, Spring/Summer: 164-165.
Dillon, Brian. "Nina Katchadourian." art on paper, March/April: 52 - 53.
Baker, Kenneth. "Zoom at Limn." SF Gate: January 26.
Clarkson, Lamar. "Everyday Eden." ARTnews, January.
Reiger, Christopher. "Zoo Story." ARTCAL. The Zine, Jauary 3.
2007 "Goings on about town: Nina Katchadourian." The New Yorker, December 17.
Saltz, Jerry. "Critic's Pick." nymag.com, December 18.
Shpungin, Diana. Delicatessen. University Galleries, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
C International Photo Magazine, issue #5, Ivory Press, London
Frank, Peter. "Zoom," "Code Switching." LA Weekly, Wednesday, September 5.
"Ceci n'est pas…" Time Out New York, August 9 – 15: 66.
"All charted on the maps of or lives." Los Angeles Times, Friday, July 27: E23.
Sarkissian, Raphy. "The Cerebral Meanderings of Nina Katchadourian." Armenian Reporter Arts &
Culture, August 11: C18 – C19.
Berwick, Carly. "Making the Car Alarms Sing." ARTnews. Volume 106/Number 7, Summer
Yasiejko, Christopher. "Text Messages." News Journal, February 19.
2007 Heuer, Megan. "The Food Show: The Hungry Eye." ARTnews, February: 129.
Genoccio, Benjamin. "Nina Katchadourian: Office Semaphore." The New York Times, January 12: E35
Hudson, Suzanne. "Nina Katchadourian. One Chase Manhattan Plaza." Art Forum,
Newman, Harry. "Message in a 17th- story office window." Downtown Express, Volume 19, Issue 34,
January 5 – 11.
Sozanski, Edward J. "The Power of Language as Image." The Philadelphia Inquirer,
January 21: H6.
Neil, Jonathan T.D. "New York: Another 48 Hours." Art Review:, Issue 07, January: 114.
2006 Berry, Ian. Opener 11. Nina Katchadourian: All Forms of Attraction. The France Young Tang
Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York (exhibition
Berry, Ian. "How To Fix Things: Nina Katchadourian's Instructional Art." 2wice, Vol. 9: No 2: 95.
"Nina Katchadourian." The New Yorker, December 18: 18.
Bischoff, Dan. "A Feast for the Eyes." The Star-Leger, Sunday, December 17.
Genocchio, Benjamin. "Museum and Gallery Listings: Nina Katchadourian." The New York
Times, December 1.
Baker, Alex. "Truncated Trajectories: A Brief History of Human Space Travel" in Space is the Place.
New York: Independent Curators International.
Trainor, James. "Nina Katchadourian." Frieze, November/December: 172
Kennedy, Randy. "Watch That Space: The Oracle of the 17th Floor." The New York Times, November
21: Arts Section.
Newman, Harry. "In 'Office Sempahore,' it's business as unusual." Downtown Express, Volume 19,
Number 27, November 17 – 23: 209.
Volk, Gregory. “Nina Katchadourian at Sara Meltzer.” Art in America: 114.
Camhi, Leslie. "Nina Katchadourian brings her creative high jinks to lower Manhattan." Vogue,
2005 Smith, Roberta. "We Could Have Invited Everyone." The New York Times, 15 July.
Hesser, Amanda. "Kings of Convenience." The New York Times Magazine, 10 July.
Kerr, Merrily. "Nina Katchadourian." Time Out New York, 23-29 June.
"Nina Katchadourian.” The New Yorker, 13 & 23 June.
Courrier International Atlas Issue, March-April: 129.
2004 Katchadourian, Nina. "Geneaology of the Supermarket." The Believer, December/January: 60-61.
Harmon, Katharine. You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination. New
York: Princeton Architectural Press (pp 76-77).
Rubin, David S. Birdspace: A Post-Audubon Aviary. New Orleans: Contemporary Arts Center (p 17).
“Schema: The Genealogy of the Supermarket.” The Believer. San Francisco: McSweeney’s
Publishing (pp 60-61).
Clausen, Barbara, Iris Klein, and Christoph Thun-Holstein. One In a Million: Economies of the Self in
Everyday Life. New York: Austrian Cultural Forum (p. 19).
Watts, Patricia. Bug-Eyed: Art, Culture, Insects. Turtle Bay Exploration Park (p. 23).
Kotik, Charlotte and Tumelo Mosaka. Open House: Working in Brooklyn. New York: Brooklyn
Museum (p. 115).
2003 Batan, Martina, Sean Elwood, and Ronald Feldman. American Dream. New York: Ronald Feldman
Gallery (p. 39), distributed by DAP.
Hainley, Jack and John Waters. Art-A Sex Book. London: Thames and Hudson (p. 132).
Gennochio, Benjamin. “Using Illumination to Truly See.” The New York Times, Dec.
Reily, Maura. “Nina Katchadourian at Debs & Co.” Art in America, June: 122.
Stern, Steve. “Nina Katchadourian, Natural Crossdressing, Uninvited Collaborations and
One Small Act of Endurance.” Time Out New York, 20-27 Feb: 51.
The New Yorker, 17 & 24 Feb: 40.
"Art Attack." WWD, 7 Feb: 4.
Sozanski, Edward J. “Art that demands close look.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, 8 Dec.
Rice, Robin. “World Warp - At Arcadia, the art of making subtle changes.” Philadelphia
City Paper, 19–26 Dec.
2003 Katchadourian, Nina. "From the Sorted Books Project." Open City No. 16, Winter 2002-03.
Ketenjian, Tania. Studio 360. National Public Radio, show #340, 5 Oct.
2002 Phillips, Patricia C. "Inscription & Testimony, Public Art and Shared Experiences.”
Sculpture, Oct: 45-49.
Richard, Frances. “Nina Katchadourian—Sculpture Center.” ArtForum, Oct: 153.
Katchadourian, Nina. "Personal Best." GQ (USA and Taiwan), Sep/Oct.
Rosenberg, Daniel. “One Small Step (for Nina Katchadourian).” Art Journal, Fall: 32-39.
Sundell, Dan. “Från NY till Pörtö." Hufvudstadsbladet, 10 Aug.
Katchadourian, Nina. "Sorting Shark." Shark, #4, Summer: 119-123.
The New Yorker, 22 July: 17.
Carr, Rick. “The Call of the Wild Car Alarm.” All Things Considered, National Public Radio, 11 July.
Griffin, Tim. "Call of the Wild." Time Out New York, 4-11 July.
Lange, Alexandra. "Queens Modern." New York Magazine, 17 June.
“Presentness Is Grace,” Frieze, issue 67, May.
Goddard, Dan R. “Artist discovers spider the best web master.” San Antonio Express-News, 4 Feb.
Sage, Emma. "Presentness is Grace." Art Monthly, February.
"Now You See It." Art Review, February.
”Presentness Is Grace: Experiencing the Suspended Moment.” Contemporary Visual Arts, January.
Vida, Sandra. “Wildlife Exhibition in Banff Marked By Irony.” FFWD, January: 10-16.
2001 Phillips, Tom. “Presentness Is Grace." Venue, 7-12 December.
Lewis, Zachary. “Co-Curators Show a Working Exhibit." Sunday Patriot News, 29 July.
Shinn, Dorothy. “Where popcorn talks and puns are piled high.” Akron Beacon Journal, 11 March.
Griffin, Tim. "Nina Katchadourian." Art/Text, May-July.
Schwendener, Martha. “Nina Katchadourian,Talking Popcorn...” Time Out New York, 15 February.
“Nina Katchadourian.” The New Yorker, 5 Feb.
2000 Johnson, Ken. “Human/Nature at Caren Golden.” The New York Times, 21 July.
Mahoney, Robert. “Human/Nature.” Time Out New York, 27 July.
"Anywhere but Here." The New Yorker, 17 July.
Hunt, David. "Anywhere but Here." Time Out New York, 6 July.
Kino, Carol. “The Emergent Factor.” Art in America, July: 44-49.
Grant, Simon. “Improving on nature’s work.” Evening Standard, 7 April.
Dean, Corinna. “Carefully cultivated.” The Architect’s Journal, 11 May: 48.
Packer, William. “London’s green and pleasant land.” Financial Times - London, 11 April.
Kent, Sarah. “The Greenhouse Effect.” Time Out London, 19 April.
Hirst, Christopher. “From urban jungle to upside-down world.” The Independent, 8 May.
Campbell-Johnston, Rachel. “Redoing what comes naturally.” The Times - London, 12 April: 21.
Dorment, Richard. “Natural born thriller.” The Daily Telegraph, 19 March
Searle, Adrian. “Stuck in the woods.” The Guardian, 4 April.
Cotter, Holland. “New York Contemporary, Defined 150 Ways.” The New York Times, 6 March: E1.
Harrison, Helen A. “Millennium Bug.” The New York Times, 13 February: LI 12.
Chu, Ingrid. "Wildlife." Canadian Art, Winter: 76.