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Kristin Oppenheim was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1959. She received an MFA from Hunter College in 1989 and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Notable for her immersive sound installations, Oppenheim saturates exhibition spaces with haunting narratives, touching on fragmented memory that blur the lines between reality and abstraction, often using the physicality of sound to underscore an emotional tension between the absence and presence of her voice. A fascination in working with language that abstracts the narrative, permeates her work as expressed in both audio and visual media. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at MAMCO Musée d’Art Modern et Contemporain, Geneva (2019), the Secession, Vienna (2015), Siège du Parti Communiste, Nuit Blanche, Paris (2013), MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (2011), KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2003), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2002), among others; and is in such collections as The Art Foundation Mallorca CCA Andraxt, MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MAMCO Geneva Musée d’Art Modern et Contemporain, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, FRAC Des Pays de la Loire, and Centre Pompidou.

 

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2020      Encores: Music on recurrence, redundancy and surplus, artgenève, Victoria Hall, Geneva

2019      MAMCO, Geneva, Switzerland

2018      Décor, Frac, Carquefou, France

2017      H(a)unting Images. Anatomy of a shot”, Fundación la Caixa, Barcelona, Spain

2015       ECHO, Secession, Vienna, Austria

2014       Frieze Sculpture Park, Regent’s Park, London, UK

               Des histoire sans fin (cycle), MAMCO, Geneva

                International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

2013        Nuit Blanche, Siège du Parti Communiste, Paris, France

                Swiss Embassy, Vienna, Austria 

                NYC 1993: Experimental, Jet, Set Trash and No Star, New Museum, New York, NY

2012        Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2011        Volume!, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain

2009        Elles, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2003        Black Sabbath, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

2002        Installations Sondres et Dessins, FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou

                Numbers, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

1997        Blackbird, Blackbird, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY 

 

    

PUBLIC AND MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

 

Art Foundation Mallorca Collection- CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain 

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

FNAC Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France

FRAC Des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France

MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

MAMCO musée d’art modern et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY