Competition: US & Canada
Kelly Nipper is an interdisciplinary artist with a rigorous research process, where concept determines and radically changes medium. Working with time-based media, Nipper draws on the morphology of photography, particularly its historical relation to geology and the occult, as well as its relation to movement analysis, communication theory, and climate changes de-accelerated shifts in weather patterns and temperatures that are totally structuring the destruction of everything. Her work has been the subject of solo presentations at The Museum of Modern Art; Kunsthaus Zürich; Performa; Hammer Museum; South London Gallery; Contemporary Art Museum Houston; Tramway; and Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle. Selected group exhibitions include Global Groove: Art, Dance, Performance and Protest, Museum Folkwang; Danser Sa Vie, Centre Pompidou; and 2010: Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Walker Art Center; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Migros Museum; Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Israel Museum among others. She has recently served as visiting faculty at MIT, UPENN, and UCLA. Nipper received her MFA from CalArts.