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Artist Kara Rooney

Kara Rooney

Brooklyn, NY, USA


American,   —   Kara Rooney is an interdisciplinary artist and critic working in performance, sculpture and new media installation. Language is the driving force behind her work which aims to provide meaningful and distinct encounters between individuals through the creation of built environments, collaboration, poetry and movement. Recent exhibitions and performances include: Fridman Gallery, NY; TOTAH, NY; Driscoll Babcock Gallery, NY; A.I.R. Gallery, NY; the Chelsea Art Museum, NY; the Jersey City Museum, NJ; the Montclair Art Museum, NJ; the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey; El Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, MX; and the Karamay Museum of Fine Arts, Xin Jiang, China. She has been an artist in residence at Palazzo Monti, Brescia, IT; the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program; the MeetFactory, Prague, CZ; La Quiñonera, Mexico City, MX; and the Queens College Art Center, NY among others. Rooney is a grant recipient of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (2020), the DUMBO Cultural Space Subsidy Program (2017 - 2020) and The Santo Foundation (2014). In addition to her visual work, Rooney has held various positions as an art critic, visiting lecturer, and guest curator, most notably as Artseen Editor for The Brooklyn Rail from 2009 – 2016. Her critical writings have been published in Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic and M/E/A/N/I/N/G, as well as included in publications by David Zwirner Publishing, Whitechapel Gallery, London, and MIT Press. Rooney earned her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2009 where she serves as a longstanding faculty member and is currently an adjunct professor at Rhode Island School of Design.

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