Mind The Square

July 3—August 4, 2013
2-Day Public Performance in Downtown Portland's Monument Square.

Mind The Square Kate Gilmore

Kate Gilmore’s work explores themes of displacement, struggle, and female identity. She is the sole protagonist in her performative videos, in which she attempts to conquer self-constructed obstacles. Within the ICA there will be a survey of past videos and performances, bringing together works from 2004 until the present. This exhibition will also include a newly commissioned performance, which will take place in Portland’s bustling Monument Square. The Monument will be surrounded on all sides by a four foot high cubic structure of hot pink stairs, with women clothed in simple dresses and black flats continuously walking around the memorial.

About the Artist

Kate Gilmore (1975, Washington D.C.) lives and works in New York. She holds an MFA from School of Visual Arts, New York, and a BA from Bates College. Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Parasol Unit, London (2011); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2008); and White Columns, New York (2004). Group exhibitions featuring Gilmore include the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; 100 Years, MoMA PS1, New York (2009); and Reckless Behavoir, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles (2006). Her work is held in collections at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her work is represented by David Castillo Gallery, Miami.

This exhibition and performance has been made possible with a generous grant from the Sam L. Cohen Foundation.