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Nina Katchadourian

Nina Katchadourian

Clinical Associate Professor
B.A. Visual Art & Literature and Society, Brown University, 1989
M.F.A. Visual Art, University of California, San Diego, 1993
, Whitney Independent Study Program, 1996

Nina Katchadourian is a visual artist who works in a range of media, including photography, installation, video, sound-based work and public projects. She has been included in group shows at MoMA/PS1, the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, and the Palais de Tokyo, and has had solo exhibitions at such institutions as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Turku Art Museum and the ArtPace Foundation for Contemporary Art. Her 10-year retrospective exhibition All Forms of Attraction at The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College was nominated for best monographic exhibition by the Association of International Art Critics. She has collaborated with SculptureCenter, the Public Art Fund and Wave Hill to present several public projects in New York.She is represented by Catharine Clark gallery in San Francisco.


On Friday, May 15th, Creative Time and Central Park Conservancy will unveil "Drifting in Daylight," a pathway of commissioned works, including those of Gallatin professor Nina Katchadourian, which will wind through the newly renovated North End of NYC's iconic park.

For The Metropolitan Museum of Art's a new video series, The Artist Project, 100 contemporary artists will reflect on five thousand years of art at the Met, each considering a single work of art from the Museum's collection. Professor Katchadourian will be featured in the first set of videos in the series. #MetArtistProject

Nina Katchadourian, Michael Rakowitz, and The Office For Creative Research have been selected by MoMA for Artist Experiment, an annual initiative in the Department of Education that brings together contemporary artists in dialogue with MoMA educators to conceptualize ideas for developing innovative and experimental public interactions.

Professor Katchadourian was featured in the March 3, 2015 Wall Street Journal article "The Artist Who Creates at 30,000 Feet."

From May 6–October 18th, 2015, Professor Katchadourian, along with seventeen other Armenian artists in the diaspora, will be part of the 2015 Venice Biennale, in the "Armenity" exhibition, held at the pavilion of the Armenian Ministry of Culture, located on on the Island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, and featuring works that commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

In August 2014, Professor Katchadourian was an artist-in-residence at the Pilchuck School of Glass, August 2014. Currently, she is working with MoMA as part of their "Artist Experiments" program to produce a series of projects that engages the public visiting the museum.

Professor Katchadourian was honored in The Brooklyn Museum’s 4th Annual “Brooklyn Artists Ball,” held in April 2014. She was featured in Art Net News for her series, "Seat Assignment," on view at the Brooklyn Museum. She received a 2013 Art Matters grant to support her collaborative work with science historian Laurel Braitman for a new piece about the Ballenas Amistosas (Friendly Whales) of California’s San Ignacio Lagoon. She had two solo shows in April 2014, one at Cecilia Brunson Projects in London, UK, and a second at the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College in Kenyon, OH.  


Contact Information

Nina Katchadourian

Clinical Associate Professor
1 Wash Pl, Room 415
(212) 992-7635
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Office Hours
Monday By Appt
Tuesday By Appt
Wednesday By Appt
Thursday By Appt
Friday By Appt


2015 Fall

Sound Art
Mon 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

Proseminar in the Arts: Why Do You Want to Make It, and How Can You Make It Better?
Tue 6:20 PM - 9:00 PM

2014 Fall

Sound Art
Fri 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Video: History, Theory, Practice
Wed 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Mon 6:20 PM - 7:35 PM

Video: History, Theory, Practice
Wed 12:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Mon 6:20 PM - 7:35 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

contemporary art (sculpture, sound, video, photography, drawing, and public art); contemporary drawings; hybrid visual art and music forms; interdisciplinary practice; collaboration; language and translation; animal studies

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