Kelly Nipper

1971 Edina, MN, US – Boston, MA, US 

Kelly Nipper studied at the California Institute of the Arts, in Valencia and at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her practice explores movement notation and analysis as a means to evaluate ideas about composition, computation, and communication with specific reference to motion, proxemics, time, and contact. Her current research explores the cohesion of crystalline forms as a type of communication and community and the social and global implications of innovative technologies, clandestine operations, and esoteric practices that modify the space-time continuum yielding other environments. These sets of interacting and interdependent components form an integrated whole and a proposition for how to consider the fabric of the universe and the building blocks of life-forms.

Selected solo exhibitions and performances

  • Tessa Pattern Takes a Picture, South London Gallery, London, UK, 2014
  • Black Forest, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA, US, 2013
  • Circle Circle, Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson, NY, US, 2013
  • Black Forest, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, CH, 2013
  • Tessa Pattern Takes a Picture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, US, 2013

Selected group exhibitions

  • Dance! Moves That Move Us, Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, DE, 2013
  • Testing (Re-)Production, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, PL, 2013
  • Coquilles Mecaniques, Centre Rhenan d'Art Contemporain, Altkirch, FR, 2013
  • Performance Now: The First Decade of the New Century, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, US, 2013
  • Danser Sa Vie, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR, 2011