Ken Okiishi

Ken Okiishi

Visiting Lecturer on Visual and Environmental Studies, Spring 2018
Ken Okiishi

Ken Okiishi. BFA, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, 2001. Recent solo exhibitions include: Being and/or Time, Reena Spaulings, New York (2017); Solar/Data/Matter: Sobreteixims i escultures, 1972, 1968, 2016, 1978, Fundació Gaspar, Barcelona (2016); Porous Feedback, Arbeiterkammer Wien (2015); Screen Presence, Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2014); Eggleston und Andere, “reality bites,” Mathew, Berlin (2014); Ken Okiishi, Reena Spaulings, New York (2014); gesture/data, Pilar Corrias, London (2013); Ken Okiishi, MIT List Visual Arts Center (2013); The Very Quick of the Word, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies (2013); (Goodbye to), Take Ninagawa, Tokyo (2012); (Goodbye to) Manhattan, MD 72 Berlin (2010); (Goodbye to) Manhattan, Alex Zachary, NY (2010). Recent group exhibitions at institutions including: Le Centre Pompidou, Paris; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; La Station, Nice; Fridericianum, Kassel; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto; M Woods, Beijing; Arnolfini, Bristol; Kunsthalle Bern; Artists Space, New York; Kunsthaus Bregenz; White Columns, New York; Vancouver Art Gallery; GAMeC, Bergamo; MD 72, Berlin. Public collections include: The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum Ludwig, Cologne. Okiishi’s writing has appeared in Artforum, Texte zur Kunst, May, Bidoun, Triple Canopy, The Brooklyn Rail and a book on his work, The Very Quick of the Word, was recently published by Sternberg Press.

Ken Okiishi, gesture/data (feedback), 2015.

Image: Ken Okiishi, gesture/data (feedback), 2015. Oil paint on LED displays, feedback .mp4 files (color, sound). Courtesy of the artist, Pilar Corrias, London; Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York; Take Ninagawa, Tokyo.

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