Artist Kate Newby’s site-responsive practice is rooted in prolonged acts of observation, prolific acts of making, and physical gestures of excavation, insertion, and accumulation. Curiosity and intuition lead her to examining areas where buildings "break down a little bit," as the artist puts it, and to bringing into view eccentricities and localized details (borrowing a term from writer Maggie Nelson) of a place. Newby uses varying combinations of light, wind, existing architecture, found objects, as well as newly made ones—often produced with the help of local craftspeople or factories—to create temporary, sensorial, open-ended installations that playfully bring the outside in and the inside out.
Kate Newby received her Doctorate of Fine Art in 2015 from the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland; she has shown internationally at galleries and museums. Recent institutional exhibitions include the Palais de Tokyo (2022), Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi (2021), Institute of Contemporary Art Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes (2019), Kunsthalle Wien (2018), 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018) and the SculptureCenter (2017). In 2012 she won the Walters Prize, New Zealand’s largest contemporary art prize. In 2019 Kate was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors grant. She has undertaken residencies at The Chinati Foundation (2017), Artspace (2017), Fogo Island (2013), and the ISCP (2012). Kate currently has a solo exhibition up at Laurel Gitlen, NYC, and a forthcoming solo exhibition at The Sunday Painter, London in November.
Creator and Executive Producer - Hernán Díaz Alonso
Producers - Marcelyn Gow/Reza Monahan
Segment Producer - Kavior Moon
Story Producer - Kavior Moon
Editors - Mariana Curti/Reza Monahan
"Ganymede" and "Little Eyes" by Yehezkel Raz
"Little World" by Xylo Ziko
Additional Images Provided by Kate Newby
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