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Martin Kersels

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Martin Kersels

Born1960 Los Angeles, California , U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Known forPerformance Art , Sculpture
Notable workFalling photos (4,5,6) (1994-1996), 5 Songs (2010), Sleeper's Dream (2003), Kouros and me #3 (2000),MacArthur Park (1996)
MovementContemporary Art
AwardsJohn Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (2008), Fellows of Contemporary Art Fellowship (2008), Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award (1999)

Martin Kersels is sculptor and installation ARTIST who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. Born in city in 1960, Mr. Kersels received his BA and his MFA from UCLA. He began his career as performance ARTIST collaborating on works with group SHRIMPS, traveling throughout United States to New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to perform. Mr. Kerselss's large-scale sculptures and installations are influenced by his performance ART, particularly in his explorations of time and movement his pieces. He also with photography, audio, and video media. Mr. Kersels has been awarded Guggenheim Fellowship to three separate solo exhibitions of new work in Los Angeles, Paris, and Torino. Mr. Kersels has worked staff at Los Angeles County MUSEUM OF ART, UCLA ART Department, and currently serves as faculty member and co-Director OF ART Program at California Institute OF Arts. His work has been featured in exhibitions at Institute OF Contemporary ART in Philadelphia, J. Paul Getty MUSEUM and ACME in Los Angeles, Deitch Projects in New York, and Galerie Georges-Phillipe and Nathalie Vallois in Paris. His pieces are in public collections OF Los Angeles County MUSEUM OF ART and J. Paul Getty MUSEUM in Los Angeles, at LA Reina Sofia in Madrid, and Musee National dArt Moderne Centre Pompidou in Paris.

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Artist Statement

MARTIN KERSELS is visual artist who often creates installations that include large-scale sculptures, photography, and video. KERSELS ' work frequently incorporates performance, and from 1984 to 1993 he performed with group SHRIMPS. Following his FCPA Grants to Artists award, KERSELS created large-scale Sculpture titled Tumble Room. He mounted young girl's room, with all its furnishings and decorations, sideways on circular track that spun and smashed contents of room. Detritus was ejected through hole cut into side of room and collected around fence enclosing Sculpture. Video Shows Dancers Elegantly Performing In Room While It Rotates And Furniture Is Bolt Down. KERSELS then navigate room with furniture unbolt. For 2010 Whitney Biennial, KERSELS created space that was both Sculpture and location for performances to take placeduring Biennial. Each of objects functions as individual unit that performers could also manipulate to form stage. Since receiving his Grants to Artists award, KERSELS has had solo exhibitions at Projects, Kunsthalle Bern,. Mark's Church, ACME in Los Angeles, among others. In 2008, Santa Monica Museum of Art presented retrospective of his work called Heavyweight Champion. He has shown work in group exhibitions at Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou, Jean Paul Getty Museum, Museum Tinguely, Massachussetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art, David Zwirner Gallery, Melbourne International Biennial, Independent Curators International, Renwick Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and University of California, Los Angeles Hammer Museum. Subsequent to his 1999 Grants to Artists award, KERSELS received Fellows of Contemporary Art Artist's Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, and Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. KERSELS attended University of California, Los Angeles, where he received BA in 1984 and MFA in 1995. From 1999 to 2012, KERSELS was faculty member and of Art Program at California Institute of Arts, until he became Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Sculpture at Yale School of Art.

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