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Internationally renowned artist to discuss her work in April 16 lecture

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The 2012 Ferrall Artist-in-Residence keynote address will be presented by Nina Katchadourian

MEDIA CONTACT: Hilary Dickinson at dickinsonh@beloit.eduor 608-363-2849

For the 2012 Ferrall Artist-in-Residence keynote address, internationally renowned artist Nina Katchadourian will show and discuss her work in a wide variety of media including photography, sculpture, video and sound. The event takes place on Monday, April 16, at 7 p.m., in Richardson Auditorium, Morse-Ingersoll Hall.

As the 2012 Ferrall Artist in Residence, Katchadourian is the most recent in a line of performing and visual arts brought to Beloit to teach, direct workshops, and perform or exhibit his or her work. During her two-week residency from April 9 – April 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 her work and published an accompanying monograph entitled "All Forms of Attraction." The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presented a solo show of recent video installation works in July 2008.

She 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 information on the keynote address or the Ferrall Artist-in-Residence Program, contact Mark Klassen, associate professor of art and department chair, at 608-363-2123.  

The event is free and open to the public.


Nina Katchadourian