Artist Nina Katchadourian to speak at Beloit College April 16

Nina Katchadourian

Online Staff Report

BELOIT, Wis. — For the 2012 Ferrall Artist-in-Residence keynote address, internationally-renowned artist Nina Katchadourian will show and discuss her work in a variety of media including photography, sculpture, video and sound.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7 p.m., Monday, April 16, in Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall, on the campus of Beloit (Wis.) College.

As the 2012 Ferrall Artist-in-Residence, Katchadourian is the most recent in a line of performing and visual arts brought to Beloit, Wis., to teach, direct workshops, and perform or exhibit his or her work.

During her two-week residency April 9-20, Katchadourian will meet individually with students for critiques and career advice, speak to classes, and host two workshops.

Katchadourian is represented by Sara Meltzer gallery in New York and the Catharine Clark gallery in San Francisco. Her work has been exhibited domestically and internationally at places such as PS1/MoMA, the Serpentine Gallery, New Langton Arts, Artists Space, SculptureCenter and the Palais de Tokyo.

In January 2006, the Turku Art Museum in Turku, Finland, featured a solo show of works made in Finland, and in June 2006 the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., exhibited a 10-year survey of Katchadourian’s work and published an accompanying monograph titled “All Forms of Attraction.” The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presented a solo show of recent video installation works in July 2008.

Katchadourian was born in Stanford, Calif., and grew up spending every summer on a small island in the Finnish archipelago, where she still spends part of each year.

Sponsored by the art and art history department, the Victor E. Ferrall Jr. Endowed Artist-in-Residence Program was inaugurated in 2001 to honor the college’s ninth president.

For more about the keynote address or the Ferrall Artist-in-Residence Program, contact Mark Klassen, associate professor of art and department chairman, at (608) 363-2123.

Posted April 12, 2012

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