Untitled (GreenWood) by Kim Brandt, Pioneer Works at GreenWood Cemetery, 2019, Photo Credit by Walter Wlodarczyk.

Kim Brandt is an artist and choreographer who is in residence at Chinati for the months of November and December, 2019. She has presented her work at MoMA PS1, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, SculptureCenter, the Kitchen, Pioneer Works, the Shed, ISSUE Project Room, Artists Space, Abrons Arts Center, and other venues.

Brandt’s work has been supported by a NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Arts (2018), a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award (2017), Mertz Gilmore Foundation (2016–2018), a Jerome Foundation Travel & Study Grant (2016), and a Brooklyn Arts Fund Grant (2016). She has participated in residencies at MoMA PS1 (2017–2018), Djerassi (2018), Movement Research (2016–2018), Bogliasco Foundation (2016), and ISSUE Project Room (2015). Recent writing on her work and interviews have been published in Artforum, The New York Times, Art in America, Performa Magazine, Bomb, Girls Like Us, and Sound American. Brandt received her MFA in sculpture from Tyler School of Art and a BA from Hampshire College. She was born in Albany, NY and lives in Queens, NY.


Artist Statement

Choreography is a way for me to investigate how one relates to their environment, one’s connection to others in a given space, and the passing time that defines those relationships. Approaching the body as a material that passes through the mediums of space and time, I create movement scores for dancers to proliferate tones, surfaces, and landscapes. By seeking a creative impetus that is divorced from spectacle, entertainment, or a desire to be seen, I want to explore our physical, spatial, and symbiotic relationship to place. A somatic exploration of togetherness, I consider how we can work not in unison but as a whole—a sum that isn’t greater than its parts but that creates another organism. A spatial and temporal occupation, installation, or intervention emerges out of ephemeral experience, and I’m wondering how gravity, duration, and environment guide motion toward inertia.


The Chinati Foundation's Artist in Residence program is generously supported by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and the Chinati Contemporary Council. Chinati is grateful for the generous financial support of our members and the support and in-kind contributions of the people of Marfa.