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ed. Julien Gremaud ; graphic design Pierre Girardin
Zürich : Hacienda Books, 2014
This publication is issue 5 (June 2014) of Micronaut.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition of same name, in Hacienda Zürich, June 12-July 5, 2014.
Keith Boadwee was born in Mississippi in 1961 and studied at UCLA in the late 80s where he worked with Paul McCarthy and Chris Burden who have both been influential on his practice. Boadwee’s work achieved some notoriety in the early-to-mid-90s when he was grouped with other artists who were working in the arena of “identity politics.” Works of note from this period include his “anal targets” and enema paintings. Boadwee’s works have been included in the Venice Biennial, the New Museum’s “Bad Girls” exhibition, MOCA Los Angeles’ Portfolio of Photography, curated by Cindy Sherman, PS1’s “Into Me/Out of Me” and Bay Area Now 3. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at White Columns, New York, Rocksbox, Portland, OR and Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, LA as part of Dan Cameron’s PROSPECT series. Boadwee’s work has been reviewed in numerous publications including Artforum, Art in America, The Village Voice, The New York Times and The LA Times.
Boadwee now produces photo-based works, drawings, paintings, and sculptures that address his continued fascination with actionism, the every day, and the abject.
Photos: ECAL / Leonoor ‘Noortje’ Knulst