Nacimiento: 1968 en Redondo Beach, California, Estados Unidos
Residencia: Reside en Los Angeles, California, Estados Unidos
Galerías y otras organizaciones que le representan: Victoria Miro Gallery
Organizaciones con obra: Colección de Arte Contemporáneo Fundació "la caixa", CV Colección, Espaço NOVO BANCO - Colección NBart
Profesionales con obra: Julia Stoschek, Martha Breedveld Van Mersel, Tania y Roberto Diaz Sesma
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Descripción del Artista

Widely known for his innovative fine art installations, Doug Aitken utilises a wide array of media and artistic approaches, his eye leading us into a world where time, space, and memory are fluid concepts. Aitken's work effortlessly slips into our media-saturated cultural unconscious allowing the viewer to experience cinema in a unique way by deconstructing a connection between sound, moving images and the rhythms of our surroundings. Treating the world as his studio, he edits together frenetic and unique models of contemporary experience. Aitken employs a number of post studio artistic mediums - photography, sculpture, architecture, sound installation, and multi channel video installation. In each of his artworks, Aitken chooses the medium or combination that amplifies and visually articulates the subject's qualities. The scale of the work can vary from a simple photograph to a complex moving sculpture of infinitely reflective automated mirrors. Quasi-narrative films create intricate mazes of open-ended stories told across reinterpreted physical architecture. To this end, his Song 1 (2012) commissioned for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, his Sleepwalkers (2007) installation at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and his Migration (2008) installation at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh re-imagine the museum's outdoor walls and façade as a screen onto which a film is projected. Aitken also recently produced several books: Broken Screen, a book of interviews with 26 artists pushing the limits of linear narrative, 99 Cent Dreams, a collection of photographs, and Write In Jerry Brown President, a folded artist book published by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Aitken's Station to Station is the most recent in a series of ambitious projects exploring the nature of creativity for which the artist drew together an impressive array of artists, musicians, film-makers, choreographers and others to participate in a sequence of 'happening' events, which took place in ten cities across America in September 2013. Born in 1968, Doug Aitken currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Aitken has had numerous screenings, solo and group exhibitions around the world, and in the summer of 2015 presented both a major survey exhibition at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, and a second iteration of Station to Station: A 30 Day Happening at the Barbican, London, a living exhibition with over a hundred free performances and residencies taking place over the course of thirty days. Previous solo presentations include the Nam June Paik Art Center, South Korea (2013); Seattle Art Museum (2013); Tate Liverpool (2012); LUMA Foundation, Arles, France (2012); Deste Foundation, Hydra, Greece (2011); Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati (2010); Museo d'Art Contemporanea Roma, Rome (2009); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007); Aspen Art Museum (2006); Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (2005); The Fabric Museum and Workshop, Philadelphia (2002) and Serpentine Gallery, London (2001). Aitken's work has been displayed at institutions including MAK Center for Art & Architecture, Los Angeles (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2013); Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2011 - 2012); Istanbul Modern, Istanbul (2011); The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2011); Moscow Museum of Art and Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow (2011); Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota (2010); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2010); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2009); Centre Pompidou, Paris (2009); Stedejik Museum, Amsterdam (2007); ICA, Philadelphia (2007); ICA, London (2006); and Hayward Gallery, London (2005). The artist was awarded the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 1999.


el 17 feb de 2021

Exposiciones en las que ha participado como artista

Doug Aitken, Grounded, 2008
19 ene de 2012 - 10 mar de 2012

Black Mirror

Helga de Alvear / Madrid, España

The Moment
18 feb de 2010 - 21 mar de 2010

The Moment

Matadero Madrid / Madrid, España

Tomorrow Is the Question
06 abr de 2019 - 04 ago de 2019

Tomorrow Is the Question

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum / Århus, Midtjylland, Dinamarca

Cortesía de Miguel Nabinho
21 abr de 2018 - 04 nov de 2018

A sedução de uma vírgula bem colocada

MACE - Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas / Elvas, Portalegre, Portugal

29 abr de 2017 - 30 jul de 2017

Tempo Líquido

Arquipélago Centro de Artes Contemporâneas / Ribeira Grande, Azores, Portugal

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