Nikita Gale

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HOT WORLD, 2019, Install image, photography by Clare Gatto
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DRRRUMERRRRRR, 2019, Drumset, rubber, Michigan tap water, Pacific Ocean water, vinyl, LED tube, steel, rubber, foam, and water pumps
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REFLECTOR IV, 2019, Concrete, TS cable, and terry cloth, 4.5 x 11.5 x 8 in.
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REFLECTOR V, 2019, Concrete, TS cable, and terry cloth, 5 x 18 x 14 in.
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REFLECTOR I (right), 2019, Concrete, TS cable, and terry cloth, 8 x 3.5 x 6.5 in. and REFLECTOR II (left), 2019, Concrete, TS cable, and terry cloth, 5 x 10 x 19 in.
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REFLECTOR VI, 2019, Concrete, TS cable, and terry cloth, 5 x 10 x 9.5 in.
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SIGNALER I (left), Concrete, TS cable, and ski mask, 44 x 17 x 3 in. and SIGNALER II (right), 2019, 57 x 16 x 4 in.
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HARD JAZZ 80 BPM, 2019 Alesis melody 54 Keyboard and asphalt (Mott St. Los Angeles), 43 x 32.5 x 19 in. and Untitled (Anechoic Chamber), 2019, Silkscreen on archival paper, 42.5 x 28.25 in.
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HARD JAZZ 80 BPM (detail), 2019 Alesis melody 54 Keyboard and asphalt (Mott St. Los Angeles), 43 x 32.5 x 19 in
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HOT LOOP, 2019, edition 1 of 3, Two channel HD color video, no audio
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Untitled (Anechoic Chamber), 2019, edition 1 of 17, Silkscreen on archival paper, 42.5 x 28.25 in.,Untitled (Anechoic Chamber), 2019, edition 14 of 17, Silkscreen on archival paper, 42.5 x 28.25 in., Untitled (Anechoic Chamber), 2019, edition 2 of 17, Silkscreen on archival paper, 42.5 x 28.25 in.
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BLANK FLEX, 2019, concrete, foam, towels, steel, microphone cable, paint
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TOUGHING, 2019, mic stand, foam, towels, paint,concrete
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DRONING, 2019, mic stand, microphone cable, foam, towels, paint, concrete
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DRRRUMERRRRRR (detail), 2019, Drumset, rubber, Michigan tap water, Pacific Ocean water, vinyl, LED tube, steel, rubber, foam, and water pumps
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DRRRUMERRRRRR (detail), 2019, Drumset, rubber, Michigan tap water, Pacific Ocean water, vinyl, LED tube, steel, rubber, foam, and water pumps
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DRRRUMERRRRRR (detail), 2019, Drumset, rubber, Michigan tap water, Pacific Ocean water, vinyl, LED tube, steel, rubber, foam, and water pumps
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HOT WORLD, 2019, Install image detail, photography by Clare Gatto
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Nikita Gale, AUDIENCING presented as part of VW Sunday Sessions on February 21, 22, & 23, 2020 at MoMA PS1. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo by Maria Baranova.
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Nikita Gale, AUDIENCING presented as part of VW Sunday Sessions on February 21, 22, & 23, 2020 at MoMA PS1. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo by Maria Baranova.
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Nikita Gale, AUDIENCING presented as part of VW Sunday Sessions on February 21, 22, & 23, 2020 at MoMA PS1. Image courtesy MoMA PS1. Photo by Maria Baranova.
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Independent Art Fair New York 2020 Install, photography by Adam Reich
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NADA Miami 2018 Install Image
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NADA Miami 2018 Install Image
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NADA Miami 2018 Install Image
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NADA Miami 2018 Install Image

Nikita Gale is an artist living and working in Los Angeles, California and holds a BA in Anthropology with an emphasis in Archaeological Studies from Yale University and earned an MFA in New Genres at UCLA. Gale's practice is often structured by long-term obsessions with specific objects and the ways these objects gesture towards particular social and political histories. Gale uses ubiquitous consumer technologies as frameworks to consider how individuals potentially reproduce their relationships to objects within their relationships to psychic space and political, social, and economic systems. For Gale, the term “reproduction” is as much a mechanical, technical process as it is a process rooted in sex, biology and the organic.

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Recent Exhibitions: 

Independent New York 2020

HOT WORLD

Independent New York 2019

NADA Miami 2018

 

EDUCATION

2019

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME

2016

MFA New Genres, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

2006

BA, Yale University, New Haven, CT

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

AUDIENCING, Performance, MOMA PS1, New York, NY

2019

HOT WORLD, Reyes | Finn, Detroit, MI

EASY LISTENTING, University of Texas – Austin Visual Arts Center, Austin, TX

EMPTY/OPEN, Coaxial, Los Angeles, CA

2018

Keynote Drift, Atlanta Contemporary, Chute Space, Atlanta, GA (upcoming)

DESCENT, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, CA 

Extended Play, 56 Henry, New York, NY

2016

LOW MAINTENANCE: i only believe in horsepower now (Graduate thesis exhibition), UCLA New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014

Autographs, PARMER, Brooklyn, NY

2013

White Player, Niki, The Front, New Orleans, LA

2012

1961, {Poem88}, Atlanta, GA

2010

BOOLESH1T, Mint Gallery, Atlanta, GA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020

Cult of the Crimson Queen, Ceysson & Bénétière, New York, NY

Dear Delia, Shoot the Lobster, New York, NY

SOUND OFF, LACE, Los Angeles, CA

Independent New York, Reyes | Finn, New York, NY

2019

Mud Muses, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

Rosebud, Matthew Marks Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

In the Historical Present, The New School Kellen Gallery at Parsons, New York, NY

Inner Ear Vision: Sound as Medium, Bemis Center, Omaha, NE

Formula 1, CUE Foundation, New York, NY

Notebook, 56 Henry, New York, NY

Structures that Cooperate: Get Paid! (CCCO #2), Cubitt, London, UK

Fall Apart, Martos Gallery, New York, NY

Independent New York, Reyes | Finn, New York, NY

2018

Made in L.A. 2018, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Relics, Ceysson & Bénétière, Paris, France

Soft Focus, curated by Ellie Rines, Reyes Projects, Detroit, MI

Demolition WoManhood, Skibum MacArthur, Los Angeles, CA

2017

CULTURAL CAPITAL COOPERATIVE OBJECT #1 & 2, Rodeo Gallery, London, UK Fictions, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY 
      

Race, Love, and Labor, Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Stony Brook, NY 


Earputty, 56 Henry, New York, NY

Regrouping, LUX, London, UK

2016

CULTURAL CAPITAL COOPERATIVE OBJECT #2, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA

2015

The Middle Future, Public Fiction, Paris, France

Rachel's Killin' It, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA

2014

As We Were Saying, EFA Project Space (Elizabeth Foundation), New York, NY (cur. Claire Barliant)

Race, Love, and Labor, Samuel Dorsky Museum, New Paltz, NY (cur. Sarah Lewis)                

Hearsay, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA                  

Rooted Movements, LMAK Projects, New York, NY                  

Foreword, Gallery 72, Atlanta, GA

The Last Brucennial, Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY

2013

WORD!, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (Decatur Book Festival), Atlanta, GA

Consuming Passions, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA (cur. Amanda Parmer)

BLOW-UP, {Poem88}, Atlanta, GA

(in)complete, {TEMP}, New York, NY

2012

Made in Woodstock VI, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

Shared Southern Stories, Emily Amy Gallery, Atlanta, GA           

Living Walls (Street Art Conference), Atlanta, Georgia                  

Still Figuring It Out, RAC, New York, NY

Linearity, Mint Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Breathing Room, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY                  

Under the Influence, Kianga Ellis Projects, New York, NY

The Future is Behind Us, Atlanta Preservation Center, Atlanta, A

2011

*Ground Floor | Dashboard Co-op |, Atlanta, GA                  

Irrational Exuberance: A Recession Art Show, The Invisible Dog Gallery, New York               City, NY

AWARDS & HONORS

2019

Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL

UT Austin Artist-in-Residence, Austin, TX

Coaxial Artist-in-Residence, Los Angeles, CA

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME

2018

NADA Acquisition Gift for Pérez Art Museum Miami

2017

Rema Hort Mann Emergining Artist Grant

2016

Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Award, UCLA

2015

Robert J. Webster Scholarship, UCLA

D'arcy Hayman Scholarship, UCLA

Smith Scholarship, UCLA

2014

Graduate Division Award, UCLA

D'arcy Hayman Scholarship, UCLA

Resnick Scholarship, UCLA

2013

National Endowment for the Arts Southern Constellations Fellowship, Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC                  

Artist-in-Residence, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2012

Studio Artist Program, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2011

Artist-in-Residence | Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY

SPECIAL PROJECTS

2020

MoMA PS1 VW Sunday Sessions: AUDIENCING

2018 - Present

Omniaudience co-organized with Triple Canopy, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2018

Open Spaces Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

2017

ICA LA Inaugural Gala Video Honoring Carrie Mae Weems, commission, Los Angeles, CA 

Dashboard US Confluence Sculpture Project, commission, Kansas City, MO