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Born 1978 in Ames, Iowa. Lives and works in New York.

Ken Okiishi takes up and troubles the vocabulary of the media that he uses. His works hover over and within relationships between matter and memory, perception and action, image-networks and media systems. He generates moments when language and images begin to fall apart, inciting glitches that illuminate spaces for the production of something other than what has already been.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Vital Behaviours, MoMA, New York (2021); A Model Childhood, The Art Gallery, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaii (2021); A Model Childhood, Pilar Corrias, London (2019); Solar/Data/Matter: Sobreteixims i escultures, 1972, 1968, 2016, 1978, Fundació Gaspar, Barcelona (2016); Porous Feedback, Arbeiterkammer Wien, Vienna (2015); Gestures, data, feedback, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo (2015); Screen Presence, Museum Ludwig, Cologne;gesture/data, Pilar Corrias, London (2014); (List Projects) Ken Okiishi, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2013); The Very Quick of the Word, Hessel Museum of Art, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies (2013); Gino/Marcel Duchamp on Streeteast.com, Mathew, Berlin (2012); (Goodbye to), Take Ninagawa, Tokyo (2012); (Goodbye to) Manhattan, Alex Zachary, New York (2010); (Goodbye to) Manhattan, Mehringdamm 72, Berlin (2010). Recent group exhibitions include: Being Modern: MoMA in Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2017); Performing Time, Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai (2016); Cut to Swipe, The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2015); Whitney Biennial 2014, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2014); Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London (2013); Speculations on Anonymous Materials, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel 2013); Version Control, Arnolfini, Bristol (2013); Frozen Lakes, Artists Space, New York (2013); Liebe ist Kälter als das Kapital [Love is Colder than Capital], Kunsthaus Bregenz (2013); Perfect Man II, White Columns, New York (2012); The Log-0-Rithmic, GAMeC, Bergamo (2012).

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