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18 Mar 2021

Virtual Insights: Nina Katchadourian and Neil Goldberg on Photography and Portraiture

Celebrated contemporary artists Nina Katchadourian and Neil Goldberg will offer a closer look into their creative lens-based practices, constructing portraits, and documenting the everyday via photography and the moving image. The artists will also share their responses to Lee Godie’s portraits and other works from the museum’s current exhibition, PHOTO|BRUT: Collection Bruno Decharme & Compagnie.

Space is limited; advance registration is required. Please consider making a donation when you register to support ongoing virtual programming.

Instructions for joining with a Zoom link and password will be provided by email upon registration confirmation under “Additional Information.” Closed captioning will be provided in English. For questions or to request accessibility accommodations, please email

Nina Katchadourian is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes video, performance, sound, sculpture, photography, and public projects. Her video Accent Elimination was included at the 2015 Venice Biennale in the Armenian pavilion, which won the Golden Lion for Best National Participation. In 2016 Katchadourian created Dust Gathering, an audio tour on the subject of dust, for MoMA’s program “Artists Experiment.” Group exhibitions include shows at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Serpentine Gallery, Palais de Tokyo, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turku Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Brooklyn Museum, Artists Space, and MoMA PS1. A traveling solo museum survey of her work entitled Curiouser opened in March 2017 at the Blanton Museum of Art and subsequently traveled to the Cantor Art Center at Stanford University and the BYU Museum of Art. Katchadourian has won grants and awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation, the Tiffany Foundation, the American-Scandinavian Foundation, the Nancy Graves Foundation, and Grönqvistska Stiftelsen. Katchadourian is a Professor of Practice at NYU Gallatin. She is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery and Pace Gallery and lives between Berlin and Brooklyn.

Neil Goldberg makes video, photo, mixed media, and performance work about embodiment, sensing, mortality, and the everyday. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Hammer Museum, among others. He is the recipient of fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Yaddo, MacDowell, and the Siena Art Institute. Goldberg teaches at the Yale School of Art and has been resident faculty at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and is a recent mentor with Queer|Art|Mentorship. 


Images: Photo courtesy of Nina Katchadourian and Photo of Neil Goldberg by Gregory Kramer.

1:00 – 2:15 p.m. ET

Online; free with registration