Curated by Sam Durant
Glenn Kaino (American b. 1972) received his BFA from the University of California, Irvine, in 1993 and his MFA from the University of California, San Diego, in 1996. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including Bring Me the Hands of Piri Reis, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles (2012); Glenn Kaino: Safe|Vanish, LAXART, Los Angeles (2011); Honor Among Thieves, Performa09, in collaboration with Creative Time, New York (2010); Transformer: The Work of Glenn Kaino, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh (2008); and The Burning Boards, The Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, New York (2007 amongst others. Glenn's work has also been included in group exhibitions at institutions around the world, including at UCLA’s Hammer Museum(2011); Museum der Moderne Mochsberg, Salzburg, Germany (2011); The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2010); and the Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California (2008) amongst others. In 2004, his work was included in the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art and the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. His work is represented in various public collections including The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles; The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and The Studio Museum of Harlem. In addition to his studio practice, Glenn has been involved in various projects that established experimental platforms for the production and dissemination of contemporary art. In 1997, he cofounded Deep River, an artist-run gallery in Los Angeles that was active through 2002, staging solo shows with some of Los Angeles's most important emerging artists. Most recently, he cofounded The Mistake Room, an itinerant platform for exhibitions, publications, and situation-specific artist projects. In December 2012 Glenn will represent the United States in the 13th International Cairo Biennale in Cairo, Egypt. Glenn Kaino currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
Sam Durant (born 1961 in Seattle, WA) is a multimedia artist whose works engage a variety of social, political, and cultural issues. Often referencing American history, his work explores the varying relationships between culture and politics, engaging subjects as diverse as the civil rights movement, southern rock music, and modernism. Durant's work has been widely exhibited internationally and in the United States. He has had solo museum exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium, and the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery in New Zealand. His work has been included in the Panama, Sydney, Venice, and Whitney Biennales. Durant shows with several galleries including Blum and Poe in Los Angeles, Paula Cooper Gallery in New York, Praz-Delavallade in Paris and Sadie Coles HQ in London. His work has been extensively written about including seven monographic catalogs and books. Durant’s work can be found in many public collections including The Art Gallery of Western Australia in Perth, Tate Modern in London, Project Row Houses in Houston, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Durant teaches art at the California Institute of the Arts. He received a BFA in sculpture in 1986 from the Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from CalArts.