Nina Katchadourian & Andrew Zarou
Nina Katchadourian was born in Stanford, California and grew up spending every summer on a small island in the Finnish archipelago, where she still spends part of each year. Her work exists in a wide variety of media including photography, sculpture, video and sound. Her work has been exhibited domestically and internationally at places such as PS1/MoMA, the Serpentine Gallery, New Langton Arts, Artists Space, SculptureCenter, and the Palais de Tokyo. In January 2006 the Turku Art Museum in Turku, Finland featured a solo show of works made in Finland, and in June 2006 the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs exhibited a 10-year survey of her work and published an accompanying monograph entitled "All Forms of Attraction." The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego presented a solo show of recent video installation works in July 2008. In February 2010 she was the artist in residence at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery in Dunedin, New Zealand, where she had a solo show entitled "Seat Assignment." She is currently at work on a permanent public piece, commissioned by the GSA, for a border crossing station between the US and Canada. Katchadourian is represented by Catharine Clark gallery in San Francisco.
Andrew Zarou is a visual artist and Brooklyn native. Constantly mining his environment for inspiration, Zarou’s material sources are more often found than store-bought. Synthesizing the language of modernist abstraction with the commonplace materials of everyday life, he identifies as a painter who executes his ideas with collage, sculpture and photography--all of which he sees as drawings and propositional towards painting.
Andrew Zarou has exhibited institutions and galleries nationally including, the Brooklyn Public Library (2008), P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Queens, NY (1999). He was an artist in residence at Yaddo (2010), The Atlantic Center for the Arts (2009), and at The Association of Icelandic Visual Artists in Reykjavik, Iceland (2008), and in 2008 received a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. He received his BA in studio art from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA in 1994 and maintains his studio in Brooklyn, NY.