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Kara Walker

Born in Stockton, CA, 1969
Lives and works in New York, NY


B.F.A., Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA

M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Selected Solo Exhibitions

Kara Walker: The Black Road, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Malaga, Spain

Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; traveled to Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France; Whitney Museum of American
Art, New York, NY; Armand Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; Modern Art
Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX [cat.]

Kara Walker at the Met: After the Deluge, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Song of the South, The Roy and Edna Disney / CalArts Theater, Los Angeles, CA

Grub for Sharks: A Concession to the Negro Populace, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK [cat.]
2002 Kara Walker, Slavery!, Slavery!, 25th Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil [cat.]

May Be Found, By Myself, Missus K.E.B. Walker, Colored, The Renaissance Society at The University of
Chicago, Chicago, IL [cat.]

Selected Group Exhibitions

Cinema Remixed & Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image since 1970, Spelman College
Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA; traveled to Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX [cat.]

52nd Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy [cat.]

Legacies: Contemporary Artists Reflect on Slavery, New York Historical Society, New York, NY [cat.]

The World is a Stage: Stories Behind Pictures, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

Nous Venons en Paix…, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada [cat.]

Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, The Museum of Modern Art in Queens, Queens, NY [cat.]

Form Follows Fiction, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy [cat.]

Selected Collections

Musée d’art moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Tate Collection, London, UK
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA