Kara Walker

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Art Institute of ChicagoChicago
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New YorkNew York
Los Angeles County Museum of ArtLos Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Art ChicagoChicago
Tate GalleryLondon


Bibliograpie
Monographisch2007Hatje CantzKara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love978-3-7757-1932-2Minneapolis Walker Art Center


2002
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Forschung und Lehre

New York, USA
Professur an der Columbia University, New York

2002
2002
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Arbeitsorte / Ateliers

New York, USA
Übernahm eine Professur an der Columbia University, New York. Im selben Jahr vertrat sie die USA auf der Biennale von São Paulo in Brasilien.

2002
2002
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Forschung und Lehre

New York, USA
Walker wurde durch ihre riesigen, panoramaartigen Arbeiten bekannt, bei denen sie Scherenschnitte von oftmals menschlicher Größe direkt auf die Wand applizierte und mitunter mit verschiedenfarbigen Lichtquellen anstrahlte.

2002
1982 - 1994
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Ausbildung

Atlanta, USA
Im Alter von 13 Jahren zog Walker mit ihrer Familie nach Stone Mountain, einem Vorort von Atlanta, weil ihr Vater eine Stelle an der Georgia State University annahm. Nach dem Studium am Atlanta College of Art und der Rhode Island School of Arts, das sie 1994 mit dem Master of Arts abschloss,

1982 - 1994
- 1969
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Geboren

Stockton, USA

- 1969

New York-based artist Kara Walker is best known for her candid investigation of race, gender, sexuality, and violence through silhouetted figures that have appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide. Born in Stockton, California in 1969, Walker was raised in Atlanta, Georgia from the age of 13. She studied at the Atlanta College of Art (BFA, 1991) and the Rhode Island School of Design (MFA, 1994). She is the recipient of many awards, notably the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Achievement Award in 1997 and the United States Artists, Eileen Harris Norton Fellowship in 2008. In 2012, Walker became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her work can be found in museums and public collections throughout the United States and Europe including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Tate Gallery, London; the Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo (MAXXI), Rome; and Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt. Walker’s major survey exhibition, Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, was organized by The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis where it premiered in February 2007 before traveling to ARC/ Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris; The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles; and the Museum of Modern Art in Fort Worth. Recent solo exhibitions have been presented at the Art Institute of Chicago; Camden Arts Centre in London; and Metropolitan Arts Center (MAC) in Belfast. During the spring of 2014, Walker’s first large scale public project, a monumental installation entitled A Subtlety: Or… the Marvelous Sugar Baby an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant, was on view at the abandoned Domino Sugar refinery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Commissioned and presented by Creative Time, the project – a massive sugar covered sphinx-like sculpture – responded to and reflected on troubled history of sugar. As a special project of the 2015 Venice Biennale, Walker was selected as director, set and costume designer for the production of Vincenzo Bellini's Norma at Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Italy.

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Fall From Grace, Miss Pipi's Blue Tale photo Fall From Grace, Miss Pipi's Blue Tale 2011 Kara Walker 
My Component, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love photo My Component, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love 2008 Kara Walker