David Kagan

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Artist: David Kagan
Works at: Seoul Art Space_GeumCheon
Stays in: 2012
Genre: Visual Arts
MFA Hunter College Department of Art, Fall 2010
Recipient of the William Graf Travel Award Grant, Summer 2010
BFA New York University, Tisch School of the Arts – Film/TV Production
Magna Cum Laude, Recipient of Founders Day Award, Member of Tisch Scholars

2011 Art Matters Award for development of project in Ghana (Spring 2012)

2012 AAI Lower East Side Rotating Studio Program
2009 Paul Pfeiffer Artist Workshop, Hunter College
2009 Shirin Neshat Film Workshop, Hunter College

Selected Group Exhibitions (2007 – Present)
2012 Fresh Fruit Festival, Live performances, Wild Project, New York, New York
2011 Elastic Identity, IMC Lab + Gallery, New York, New York
2011 Art & Lies, Invisible Dog, Brooklyn, New York
2011 Into The Neon, Chashama Gallery, Live performance, New York, New York
2011 North American Graduate Art Survey (NAGAS), Minneapolis, Minnesota
2010 New Insight at Art Chicago, Emerging MFA talent curated by Susanne Ghez, Chicago
2010 Hunter MFA at Crane Arts, Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Sight Unseen, The Project Space at Royal College Of Art Painting Department, London
2010 Being Here: Hunter MAs Curate MFAs, Live performance, Hunter College, New York
2010 Flux Factory Opening, Live performance, Long Island City, New York
2009 MAs Curate MFAs, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York
2007 A Piece of Work/Recent Pieces, Thomas Hunter Hall Gallery, Hunter College, New York
Selected Screenings (2006 – Present)
2011 El Lugar Sin Limites: Festival De Cine, Ecuador
2011 Art Video International Film Festival 2011, Cannes, France
2010 Art Show Cannes á Marrakech, Galerie Ré, Marrakech, Morocco
2009 Softbox Time-based Night, Softbox Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2009 Shirin Neshat Film Workshop Screening, Lang Auditorium, Hunter College, New York
2008 LESGAICINEMAD: 13th International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, Madrid, Spain
2007 NewFest LGBT Local Shorts Showcase at The IFC Center, New York
2007 NewFest 2007: The 19th New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival
New York
2006 Mix NYC 19th Annual Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film Festival, New York
2006 Anthology Film Archives NewFilmmakers Summer Series, New York

<The Third Mini Album>, 2012

David Kagan

I am a multimedia performance artist, fascinated with identity construction. My interests are twofold: all the experiences that enable and give rise to the sense of self; and the bridge between personal and collective experience - ways that an individual’s deeply private subject matter can be co-opted and found relevant to other people’s lives. Using myself as test subject, I document quotidian occurrences social interactions, observations, fantasies - and insert them into aesthetic structures for the purpose of analysis. In the past, I have utilized Western pop-cultural genres of the Hollywood film and television sitcom; currently, I am exploring formats of music and sound art, as informed by recent travels.