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Kate Gilmore

American, b. 1975

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Kate Gilmore

American, b. 1975

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After constructing physically demanding obstacles, Kate Gilmore casts herself as the sole protagonist in single-channel videos that feature her comedic and destructive attempt at the course. Gilmore received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2002 and has a background in sculpture; in her 2009 piece By Any Means, Gilmore methodically built a large-scale wooden sculpture that she filled with dirt and—adorned in a dress and heels—dug and sculpted her way out of. Always filmed in private, and only once, Gilmore’s performances are short in duration but extremely challenging. Her actions have been likened to the conventions of the avant-garde Fluxus artists, whose physical performances consisted of carefully scored actions. Although never explicit, Gilmore’s work belongs to a second wave of feminism, subtly yet effectively challenging norms of gender and sex and symbolically portraying real-life struggles.

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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 2 more
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Whitney Biennial, and 1 more
Biography

After constructing physically demanding obstacles, Kate Gilmore casts herself as the sole protagonist in single-channel videos that feature her comedic and destructive attempt at the course. Gilmore received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2002 and has a background in sculpture; in her 2009 piece By Any Means, Gilmore methodically built a large-scale wooden sculpture that she filled with dirt and—adorned in a dress and heels—dug and sculpted her way out of. Always filmed in private, and only once, Gilmore’s performances are short in duration but extremely challenging. Her actions have been likened to the conventions of the avant-garde Fluxus artists, whose physical performances consisted of carefully scored actions. Although never explicit, Gilmore’s work belongs to a second wave of feminism, subtly yet effectively challenging norms of gender and sex and symbolically portraying real-life struggles.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Kate Gilmore
A Team of Creatives Is Bringing This Bauhaus Ballet into the Digital Age
Nov 22nd, 2016
A Team of Creatives Is Bringing This Bauhaus Ballet into the Digital Age
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