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Kathryn Garcia (b. 1978, Los Angeles, CA) lives and works between Los Angeles and Ibiza. Inspired by travels to ancient and sacred sites, Garcia works in a variety of media, including site-specific performance, sculpture, and drawing. Provocative and oftentimes interactive, her works investigate the feminine archetype and its relationship to human consciousness. Early on in her career, Garcia worked on international projects with Javier Peres, Emi Fontana and Rirkrit Tiravanija, such as Daddy the Magazine (2007) Women in the City (2008), Palm Pavilion (2008) and Asile Flottant (2010). Garcia’s work has been exhibited in the US and abroad, including 356 Mission, Blum and Poe, and Harmony Murphy Gallery, Various Small Fires, all in Los Angeles; Pace Gallery, Invisible Exports, GBE, Participant, PS1-MOMA, all in NY; Ballroom Marfa, Texas; The Power Station, Dallas; Nina Johnson, Miami; Southard Reid, London; Embajada, Puerto Rico; Arredondo/Arozarena, Mexico City; and DESTE foundation, Greece.

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Kathryn Garcia
(b. 1978 Los Angeles, CA)
Lives and works in Los Angeles
 

Solo Exhibitions

2009    Suddenly...Summer, Venetia Kapernekas Gallery, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

2014    Another Cat’s Show, 356 Mission, LA
            Maroon Belles, 4619 W Washington, LA
            Re­Think Environment, Human Resources, LA
            The Last Brucennial, New York, NY
            The Whitney Houston Biennial: I’m Every Woman, Brooklyn, NY 
            Dirty Minds: Reading below the Frame, Rooster Gallery, NY
            Staging Interruptions (Stream of Life), Southard Reid, London
2013    Cinderella Ashtray, Concord Space, LA
            System of Objects, Deste Foundation, Greece
            The Riddle of the Sphinx, Young Art, Los Angeles, CA
            Drive In, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA
            Diamonds, Diamonds, Gallery Diet, Miami, FL
2012    Staging The World Performing The Floor, MOMENTUM|Worldwide, Berlin,Germany     
            The Affect Factory; Precarity, Labor, Gender and Performance, NYU, NY
            Lo Carnivalesco, Mycellium Ingenium, Mexico City, Mexico
2011    Soft Machines, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
            Queering Sex, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
            The Next 100 Years, ICA, London, UK
2010    Multiple Pleasures, Tanya Bonakdar, New York, NY
            Feast of Fools, Second­Floor, New York, NY 
            Sanctioned Array, White Box, New York, NY
            The Collective Show, Participant Inc., New York, NY
            Hollywood MerchMart, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
            Efem, The Garment Room, New York, NY
            An Evening of Uncontrollable Flesh, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
            From NY With Love, Don’t Projects, Paris, France
            You Should Have Been Here an Hour Ago, Kunstverein, New York, NY
            Brooklyn is Burning IV, MoMA/ PS1, New York, NY
            Brucennial 2010: Miseducation, New York, NY
            Invagination and the Death of a Hamster: For Those With & Without, New York,NY
2009    Brooklyn is Burning does Wildness, Imprenta, Los Angeles, CA
            SWF Seeks Same, Second­Floor, New York, NY
            October Group Show, Chime and Co., Los Angeles, CA 
            Sally’s, Larry’s, Berlin, Germany
            Brooklyn is Burning III, Monkey Town, New York, NY
            The Living and the Dead, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
            BUTT in ASS, Asia Song Society (ASS), New York, NY
            From NY With Love, Candela Gallery, San Juan, Puerto Rico
            Can’t Rape the Willing, Second­Floor, New York, NY
            Made For More, Chime and Co., Los Angeles, CA
            Brooklyn is Burning II, Monkey Town, New York, NY
            Anthology, Otero­Plassart, Los Angeles, CA
2008    Etrangetes Gifts, Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
            Brooklyn Is Burning, Glasslands Gallery, New York, NY
            Love in the USA, Louise T Blouin Institute, London, UK
            The Left Hand of Darkness, The Project, New York, NY
            Read My Lips, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
2007    WuTang/Googolplex Show (Congress), Passerby, New York, NY
2006    GRUPE, GBE@Passerby, New York and Mandrake, Los Angeles, CA
2005    Put It In Your Mouth / I'll see you on the dark side of the prune, Rivington Arms, New York, NY
2003    Emergence, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Projects

2010    The New Tough Magazine, Issue 2 “Heretics”, Contributing artist
2009    New Gentlemens Club, Winter 09 Issue, Contributing artist
            The New Tough Magazine, Issue 1 “America”, Contributing artist
2008    Animal Shelter Magazine, Contributing editor with Hedi El Kholti and Semiotext(e)
2007    Daddy the Magazine (Issues 1, 2 & 4), Editor


Bibliography

2013    The Journal Magazine, Entry No 32, 2013
2012    Dazed and Confused, Vol III/10, 2012
2011    Russell, Legacy. “Kathryn Garcia”, Nov 02, 2011.   
            Russell, Legacy. “Double Trouble: Kathryn Garcia of BDY DBL”, BOMBlog, Oct. 3
            Gaebe, Carly. “Body Conscious: Soft Machines at the Pace Gallery,”
            Art in America, July 22, 2011.
            Taft, Catherine. “Unconventional Wisdom,”, Artforum , July 6, 2011
            On View Worldwide for the Month of... Kunstverein, NY
2010    Work Magazine Issue II: Sexuality
            Made in America, Blast Magazine, Spring Issue
2009    Stillman, Nick. (2009, October) Kathryn Garcia Venetia Kapernekas Gallery,
            Artforum p. 241-­242
            Archey, Karen. Art Fag City’s Fall Preview: Project Space Edition, ArtFagCity
            Woo, Kim. BUTT in ASS, The Cult Magazine Launches a Video Exhibition at Asia             
            Song Society that Replicates a Porn Shop, Dazed Digital
2006    Five Artists to Watch, SOMA Magazine, December/January
2005    New York Times, Art Review; Fanciful to Figurative to Wryly Inscrutable


Public Collections

Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece

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