residency: OctoberDecember 2013

Kelly Nipper (USA)

  • Kelly Nipper 
    • (born in 1971, Edina, Minesota) is an artist who "uses choreography to shape [her] ideas about space and time and weather and emotions." She works with videos, installations, and live performances to explore the moving human form through deliberate, ritualized gestures. Nipper has been the subject of solo exhibitions and performances at several national and international institutions, including Kunsthaus Zürich; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tramway, Glasgow; and Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. She has been included in numerous important group exhibitions, including Danser Sa Vie, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2011); 2010: Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010); While Bodies Get Mirrored. An Exhibition about Movement, Formalism and
 Space, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich (2010); and Dance with Camera, Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia (2009). The recipient of the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award and a Performa Commission. Nippers work is in the public collections of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and The Israel Museum in Jerusalem, among others.
      • During residency at Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art Kelly Nipper in collaboration with dancer Marissa Ruazol will work on further development of piece Tessa Pattern Takes a Picture which was presented in the first version at MoMa New York in January this year. Performance will be produced by A-I-R Laboratory with support of South London Gallery and first will be shown in Warsaw during The PERFORMANCE DAY on 9th December 2013, and then in 2014 in South London Gallery
Residency organized in collaboration with Residency Unlimited, has been possible thanks to financial support of Trust for Mutual Understanding and the City of Warsaw.