DINA KELBERMAN
Baltimore, MD
dinakelberman at gmail

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BTWFYI

UPCOMING SHOWS

Sharper Image
Present Co.
Brooklyn, NYC
May 12 - June 18

Translations
Electronic Literature Organization Conference
Porto, Portugal
July 18 - 22

Les Adoptes
Andre Malraux Cultural Center
Six-Fours-les-Plages, France
March 27 - April 29

NEWS


WORK

2017
Unidentified Assailant

2016
Snow
Annoying Poem
No No No No No
Pipe
Half Full
This time

2015
Fountains ...
Go Outside (info)
Nostalgia
Whatever This Is
November 30, 2015

2014
Nests
Thanks Newsletter
Pink, Blue, Yellow, Black, Green
Red Sun/Blue Sun/Yellow Sun

2013
Colors Movie
Halloween Movie
Dead Man's Guts
Lost Galaxy at Planet Maze
Smoke & Fire (ongoing)
Sleep Video (ongoing)
Cloud Formations (ongoing)

2012
Doors (ongoing)
True Thrush Projection
Blue Clouds
Facebook 2
Try or Let Things Go

2011
I'm Google (ongoing)
Our Findings (ongoing)
Phone Photos (ongoing)
Garfield Halloween Special
Clay
My Trip to New York
My Trip to New York Pt. 2
Plants
Facebook Albums
Me and You

2010
Getting Nailed Down
Untitled (Collage/Painting)

2009
Simpsons Gifs (ongoing)
Untitled Paintings (1-6)
Sometimes
So Many Organs
Shoot Her! A Theatrical
Interpretation of Jurassic Park

2008
Oh
The Thing Itself
Nature


COLLABORATIONS

Bubble Bath (info)
The Mirror
This House Has People In It
(for screen_)
Unedited Footage of a Bear
Live Forever As You Are Now


BIO/STATEMENT

BIO -

Dina Kelberman is an artist living and working in Baltimore, MD. She has shown and spoken about her work internationally. Kelberman was recently invited to create original web-based pieces for the New Museum and The Marina Abramovic Institute and was included in the Montréal International Biennial of the Contemporary Image. Her work has been written about in The New York Times, Art21 and NPR.

STATEMENT -

My work is about how everyone and everything is special, and so while specialness is not special, it is still pretty much the most exciting thing going. Much of my work comes out of my natural tendency to spend long hours collecting and organizing imagery from the internet, television, and other commonplace surroundings of my everyday life. I like to elevate the familiar and transform brief moments into infinite stretches of time.

I gravitate towards things that are simple, colorful, industrial, and mundane. I am interested in using materials that are easily accessible and familiar to the everyday person – anyone can and should make things that are perfectly natural to them and yet totally inexplicable to someone else. Humans are definitely a failure of an animal, but at least every single one of them is extremely weird.

I like how when things are simple enough they turn into whatever you were already thinking about but they don’t lose themselves, it just turns out they were always about that thing. I enjoy exercising resourcefulness; setting up limitations and then seeing what is possible within them.

I make work as I am compelled to make it and consider why later, often resulting in connections I didn’t consciously set out to realize. In close examination of the simple or the seemingly insignificant the viewer may bring their own limitless associations.

Sometimes I think intentionality is the opposite of truth but then again that’s art.


CV (pdf)



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