Kate Gilmore

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July 3 - August 4, 2013

2-Day Public Performance in Downtown Portland's Monument Square: 

Saturday, July 20th, from 10 AM until 8 PM and then again on Sunday, July 21th, from 10 AM until 8 PM

Reception will take place on Saturday, July 20th, from 3-6 PM. 

Kate Gilmore’s work explores themes of displacement, struggle, and female identity. She is the sole protagonist in her performative videos, in which she attempts to conquer self-constructed obstacles. Within the ICA there will be a survey of past videos and performances, bringing together works from 2004 until the present. This exhibition will also include a newly commissioned performance, which will take place in Portland’s bustling Monument Square. The Monument will be surrounded on all sides by a four foot high cubic structure of hot pink stairs, with women clothed in simple dresses and black flats continuously walking around the memorial.


About the artist:

Kate Gilmore (1975, Washington D.C.) lives and works in New York. She holds an MFA from School of Visual Arts, New York, and a BA from Bates College. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Parasol Unit, London (2011); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2008); and White Columns, New York (2004). Group exhibitions featuring Gilmore include the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 100 Years, MoMA PS1, New York (2009); and Reckless Behavoir, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (2006). Her work is held in collections at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her work is represented by David Castillo Gallery, Miami.


This exhibition and performance has been made possible with a generous grant from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation.