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Nina Katchadourian

American, b. 1968

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Nina Katchadourian

American, b. 1968

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Biography

Nina Katchadourian’s choice of materials and medium is often the byproduct of chance or self-imposed rules. Katchadourian says that she’s been “very fond of situations where things go slightly awry,” as well as those “where there are limits and boundaries to what’s possible and how you find your way around these obstacles.” Her portfolio, for example, includes the categories “uninvited collaborations with nature,” “language/translation,” and “confusing animals.” Possibly her most famous projects is “Sorted Books” (1993–), in which Katchadourian rearranges the contents of private and public bookshelves such that the books’ spines read as a consecutive statement. Other series have featured such idiosyncratic subjects as subway maps, mascots of common cleaning products, the sound of popping corn, car alarms, birdcalls, and items available on airplane flights.

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Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Biography

Nina Katchadourian’s choice of materials and medium is often the byproduct of chance or self-imposed rules. Katchadourian says that she’s been “very fond of situations where things go slightly awry,” as well as those “where there are limits and boundaries to what’s possible and how you find your way around these obstacles.” Her portfolio, for example, includes the categories “uninvited collaborations with nature,” “language/translation,” and “confusing animals.” Possibly her most famous projects is “Sorted Books” (1993–), in which Katchadourian rearranges the contents of private and public bookshelves such that the books’ spines read as a consecutive statement. Other series have featured such idiosyncratic subjects as subway maps, mascots of common cleaning products, the sound of popping corn, car alarms, birdcalls, and items available on airplane flights.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Nina Katchadourian
What Sold at Frieze New York Online
May 12th, 2020
What Sold at Frieze New York Online
What Sold at Frieze London
Oct 7th, 2019
What Sold at Frieze London
How Nina Katchadourian Uses Airplanes as Her Studio
Mar 16th, 2019
How Nina Katchadourian Uses Airplanes as Her Studio
17 Artists Share the Films That Influenced Them
Aug 24th, 2017
17 Artists Share the Films That Influenced Them
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