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Nina Katchadourian

Clinical Associate Professor
(212) 992-7635
1 Wash Pl, Room 415

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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 Creative Time, SculptureCenter, the Public Art Fund, and Wave Hill to present several public projects in New York. Her work was included in the 2015 Venice Biennale’s “Armenity” exhibition, which won a Golden Lion Award for the Best National Pavilion. She is represented by Catharine Clark gallery in San Francisco.

Nina Katchadourian


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

Recent News

On Friday, May 15th, Creative Time and Central Park Conservancy will unveil the show Drifting in Daylight, to which Professor Katchadourian contributed "The Lamppost Weavers," a set of hand-woven bird nests incorporating man-made materials like tennis balls and running shoes, installed in three lampposts of Central Park's North End.  

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

Nina Katchadourian, Michael Rakowitz, and The Office For Creative Research have been selected by MoMA for Artists 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."

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. Her work was included in the 2014 BRIC Biennial Volume I, Dowtown Edition, and in the Brooklyn Museum's 2014 show "Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond."


2015 Fall

Proseminar in the Arts: Why Do You Want to Make It, and How Can You Make It Better?

Sound Art

2014 Fall

Video: History, Theory, Practice

Sound Art

Video: History, Theory, Practice