Kristin Oppenheim was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1959. She received an MFA from Hunter College in 1989 and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Notable for her immersive sound installations, Oppenheim saturates exhibition spaces with narratives touching on memory or dreamlike states, often using the physicality of sound to underscore a tension between the absence and presence of the voice. A fascination with psychological moods, storytelling and theatrical performance permeates her work as expressed in both audio and visual media. Her work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Secession, Vienna (2015), KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki (2003), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2002), and The Jewish Museum, New York (1997), among others; and is in such collections as The Whitney Museum of American Art, FRAC Pays de la Loire, and Centre Pompidou.

 

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

 

2015       ECHO, Secession, Vienna, Austria

2014       Frieze Sculpture Park, Regent’s Park, London, UK

               Des histoire sans fin (cycle), MAMCO, Geneva

                International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

2013        Nuit Blanche, Siège du Parti Communiste, Paris, France

                Swiss Embassy, Vienna, Austria 

                NYC 1993: Experimental, Jet, Set Trash and No Star, New Museum, New York, NY

2012        Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2011        Volume!, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain

2009        elles@centrepompidou, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2003        Black Sabbath, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

2002        Installations Sondres et Dessins, FRAC Pays de la Loire, Carquefou

                Numbers, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

1997        Blackbird, Blackbird, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY 

 

    

PUBLIC AND MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

 

Art Foundation Mallorca Collection- CCA Andratx, Mallorca, Spain 

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

FNAC Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France

FRAC Des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France

MAMCO musée d’art modern et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY