Dawn Kasper

b. 1977

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Dawn Kasper

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b. 1977

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Biography

Interdisciplinary artist Dawn Kasper began gaining notoriety for her studio-within-a-museum installation at the 2012 Whitney Biennial, spending almost every day of the exhibition hosting studio visits, making art, playing music, and interacting with visitors. Kasper’s compulsion to put herself on display extends not only to living sculptures but photography as well; theatrically staging compositions of her death inspired by slasher films and Weegee-esque murder scenes. By channeling raw action and vulnerability in unexpected spaces, the artist continues to blur the boundaries between performance and participation in the tradition of provocateurs like Mike Kelley, Gina Pane.

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Biography

Interdisciplinary artist Dawn Kasper began gaining notoriety for her studio-within-a-museum installation at the 2012 Whitney Biennial, spending almost every day of the exhibition hosting studio visits, making art, playing music, and interacting with visitors. Kasper’s compulsion to put herself on display extends not only to living sculptures but photography as well; theatrically staging compositions of her death inspired by slasher films and Weegee-esque murder scenes. By channeling raw action and vulnerability in unexpected spaces, the artist continues to blur the boundaries between performance and participation in the tradition of provocateurs like Mike Kelley, Gina Pane.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Top emerging
Emerging representation
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial
Articles Featuring Dawn Kasper
What It Takes to Live as an Artist in New York
Dec 11th, 2018
What It Takes to Live as an Artist in New York
The Venice Biennale Is an Ecstatic Celebration of Artists That Falls into Its Own Trap
May 11th, 2017
The Venice Biennale Is an Ecstatic Celebration of Artists That Falls into Its Own Trap
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