A.K. Burns

Biography


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A.K. Burns (b. 1975) is Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist who views the body as a contentious domain wherein issues of gender, labor, ecology and sexuality are negotiated. Working to agitate these systems of value, Burns utilizes video, installation, sculpture, drawing and collaboration.

A.K. Burns? work has been exhibited internationally at the New Museum, NY; the Tate Modern, London; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; The Sculpture Center, NY; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA. Burns was a 2016-17 Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University and a recipient of a 2015 Creative Capital Foundation Visual Arts Award. A Smeary Spot (2015) debuted at Participant Inc., NY, and was subsequently exhibited at Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, OR and again this fall at Human Resources, in Los Angeles. Living Room (2017) debuted at the New Museum, NY and Burns is currently at work on the third installment of Negative Space commissioned by EMPAC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. Burns currently teaches at Hunter College Graduate Department of Art & Art History, and in the Sculpture Department at NYU Steinhardt.

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The New York Times

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September 2017

Le Beau Vice

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May 2017

Artforum

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May 2017

frieze

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April 2017

The Art Newspaper

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April 2017

Artforum

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March 2017

The Highlighter

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January 2017

Artspace

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January 2017

Artforum

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September 2016

Mousse

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April 2016

The Brooklyn Rail

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February 2016

Publications



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