• Artist Kiki Smith

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Kiki Smith

The notion of the “Lightbulb“ is a crucial, recurrent motif surrounding the overal oeuvre and conceptual approach of the artist: recalling serendipity and “the happy idea“ at its centre, it raises questions how to communicate, translate and mediate artistic ideas as sources of creative inspiration.

Kiki Smith (*1954 in Nuremburg, lives and works in New York) is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and participated in the Venice Biennial and the Whitney Biennial. Selected solo exhibitions include, amongst others: Kiki Smith: Prints, Books and Things, The Museum of Modern Art, NY, 2003 / Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980-2005, Whitney Museum, NY, 2006-2007 / Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 2006 / Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2006 / San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2005-2006; Her Home, Kunsthalle Nuremburg / Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, 2008 / Her Memory, Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, 2009 / Myself Have Seen It: Photograpy & Kiki Smith, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois / The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, New York und Scottsdale Museum of Cemporary Art, Arizona, 2010.

Official website: http://www.kikismithsquattingthepalace.com/

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