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This playful and perceptive exhibition explores several major bodies of work by celebrated Brooklyn- and Berlin-based artist Nina Katchadourian, including video, photography, sculpture and sound installations. Katchadourian’s practice is at once conceptually rigorous and alluringly accessible. Her work reveals the creative potential, to use the artist’s words, that “lurks within the mundane” and underscores the remarkable freedom and productivity that can come from working within limitations. Using ingenuity and humor, her practice encourages us to reinvigorate our own sense of curiosity, and to see our everyday surroundings as a site of discovery and possibility.


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This exhibition is organized by the Blanton Museum of Art. Generous support for the exhibition is provided by Suzanne Deal Booth; Eric Herschmann, Orly Genger, and family; and Jeanne and Michael Klein, with additional gifts from George and Nicole Jeffords, the Alice Kleberg Reynolds Foundation, Jenny and Trey Laird, Kathleen Irvin Loughlin and Christopher Loughlin, and Chris Mattsson and John McHale. Support also is provided by Lawrence Banka and Judith Gordon, Nick Debs, Deborah Green, Pamela and David Hornik, Martin Z. Margulies, Karen and Chip Oswalt, and the West Collection, Philadelphia.

The accompanying catalogue is made possible by Nion McEvoy, with additional gifts from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund, the Leanne Raesener Charitable Fund, and Judith Willcott and Laurence Miller and their families.

We gratefully acknowledge support of this presentation from the Elizabeth Swindells Hulsey Exhibitions Fund, the Special Exhibitions Fund, the Clumeck Fund, the Kazak Acquisitions and Exhibitions Fund, and the Contemporary Collectors Circle.


TOP IMAGE: Nina Katchadourian (U.S.A., b. 1968), Bather, 2011. From “Seat Assignment” project, 2010–ongoing. C-print. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, gift of the artist, Judith Willcott, and Laurence Miller. Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.

Catalogue available

Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser

136 Pages

ISBN: 9781477311516

Hardcover: $35.00 / members $30.00



Nina Katchadourian (U.S.A., b. 1968),
Lavatory Self-Portrait in the Flemish Style #12. From "Seat Assignment” project, 2010–ongoing. C-print. Collection of Nion McEvoy, San Francisco. Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.




Nina Katchadourian (U.S.A., b. 1968), Mountain Climbers (Apple), 2011. From “Seat Assignment” project, 2010–ongoing. C-print. Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin; purchase with funds from Judith Willcott and Laurence Miller. Image courtesy of the artist and Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco.