Kevin Beasley (USA) is an artist whose practice traverses sculpture, photography, sound and performance. Through the material transformation of a synthesis of objects, ranging from clothing to studio happenings, Beasley reimagines both personal and wider cultural realities, eliciting new meaning within our shared histories.
During his residency at Delfina, Kevin will continue a facet of his practice in exploring both personal and cultural implications within sound and performance through the building of movement scores, amplification devices and sculptural enclosures with hopes of furthering his understanding of the body’s relationship to its given context.
Recent exhibitions include Hammer Projects, Los Angeles (2017) (solo); inHarlem, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Morningside Park, New York (2016-17) (solo); The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (2016); The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (2016); White Columns, New York (2016); The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015); MoMA PS1, Long Island City (2015); The Glass House, New Canaan, CT (2015); The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2015); The 2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2014); The Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (2014); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014); and The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2014). In April of 2017, Beasley presented a site-specific installation and performance as part of CounterCurrent17, in collaboration with Project Row Houses and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, University of Houston, TX, and has recently performed at venues including The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto (2016); Lincoln Center, New York (2016); The Dallas Museum of Art (2015); The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (2014); The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2014); Queens Museum of Art, New York (2014); and The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012). His work is held in the permanent collections of The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; and TATE Modern, London.
With support from
Walton Family Foundation
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