#2 Agnieszka Kurant
New Artist in Residence
99 Canal’s new resident artist Agnieszka Kurant (Poland, 1978) will be using Studio 1 for three months to produce works for her solo show at Kunstverein Hannover (opening in January 2023). During the residency she will also be completing her monograph book “Collective Intelligence” to be published by Sternberg Press/MIT Press in the winter of 2022.
Kurant is a conceptual interdisciplinary artist whose practice investigates collective intelligence, nonhuman intelligences (from microbes to Artificial Intelligence), the future of labour and creativity, and the exploitations within surveillance capitalism. She explores how complex social, economic and ecological systems can operate in ways that confuse distinctions between fiction and reality or nature and culture.
Recipient of the 2020 LACMA Art and Technology Award, the 2019 Frontier Art Prize, the 2022 Google AMI Grant Award and the 2018 Pollock-Krasner Grant Award. Her recent commission for the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, MA - The End of Signature, adorns the façades of two new MIT buildings. Her solo show Crowd Crystal, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, is on view at Castello di Rivoli in Turin until November 27. Kurant's work was recently featured in exhibitions including the Munch Triennale, Munch Museum, Oslo, The Beauty of Early Life, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Broken Nature at the MoMA New York, Cybernetics of the Poor at Kunsthalle Wien, Shifting the Silence at SFMOMA, Uncanny Valley at the De Young Museum, San Francisco, the Istanbul Biennial, The Age of Extreme Self at MOCA Toronto and the Milano Triennale.
99 Canal’s program is comprised of three long term studios for New York based artists and one short term residency program for international artists. An open call will be announced for the short term program at the end of each trimester. For more information about the program please address to firstname.lastname@example.org