Plant #30 by Nina Katchadourian

Nina Katchadourian, Plant #30, 2021, ceramic bowl, cardboard toilet paper tubes, synthetic fur, felt, wooden forks, paint, ping pong ball, glass-head pins, salt, 10-1/4" × 5-1/8" × 5-1/8" (26 cm × 13 cm × 13 cm) © Nina Katchadourian

Nina Katchadourian

Katchadourian head shot May 2019.JPG


b. 1968, Stanford, California

Nina Katchadourian is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes video, performance, sound, sculpture, photography, and public projects.

Her video Accent Elimination was included at the 2015 Venice Biennial in the Armenian pavilion, which won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. Group exhibitions have included shows at the Serpentine Gallery, Turner Contemporary, de Appel, Palais de Tokyo, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turku Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, ICA Philadelphia, Brooklyn Museum, Artists Space, SculptureCenter, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Morgan Library, and MoMA PS1. A solo museum survey of her work entitled Curiouser opened at the Blanton Museum in 2017 and traveled to the Cantor Art Center at Stanford University and the BYU Museum of Art. An accompanying monograph, also entitled Curiouser, is available from Tower Books.

Katchadourian completed a commission entitled Floater Theater for the Exploratorium in San Francisco in 2016 which is now permanently on view. In 2016 Katchadourian created Dust Gathering, an audio tour on the subject of dust, for the Museum of Modern Art as part of their program “Artists Experiment”. Katchadourian’s work is in public and private collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Blanton Museum of Art, Morgan Library, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Margulies Collection, and Saatchi Gallery. She has won grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, Grönqvistska Foundation, and the Nancy Graves Foundation. Katchadourian lives and works in Brooklyn and Berlin and she is a Clinical Professor on the faculty of NYU Gallatin. She is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery and Pace Gallery.


Nina Katchadourian, Giant S (Medium), 2019, C-print, 24" × 19" (61 cm × 48.3 cm), Edition of 8 + 2 APs © Nina Katchadourian


Nina Katchadourian, This is My Great Place, 2015, C-print, 15-1/2" × 19" (39.4 cm × 48.3 cm), Edition of 8 + 2 APs © Nina Katchadourian