ELEKTRA KB

Elektra KB
Elektra KB was born in Odessa, Ukraine and grew up in Bogotá, Colombia.
The artist lives and works in New York.

 

EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts, Hunter College, New York, NY. 
2015 Universität der Künste Berlin, Germany
2014 BFA  School Of Visual Arts, Visual and Critical Studies with Honors.  New York, 2012  

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2015 The Accidental Pursuit of the Stateless, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY
2013 There are Women at the Gates Seeking a New World, BravinLee Programs (Project room), New York, NY
2013 The Cathara Insurgent Women Vs The Theocratic Republic of Gaia Beings, (Project room), Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2015 International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Baku, Azerbaijan
2015 Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
2014 Contemporary Istanbul, Gaia Gallery booth, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Art on the Edge The New Contemporary, Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY
2014 New Frontiers in Contemporary Photography, Galleri Tryffelgrisen, Stockholm, Sweden 
2014 Art Vilnius contemporary art fair, Galleri Tryffelgrisen, Vilnius, Lithuania.
2013 Untitled Art Fair, BravinLee Programs Booth, Miami, FL.2013 All The Best People, 1 to 1 Gallery, New York, NY 
2013 Changing The World Through Art, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY
2013 
Art on the Edge The New Contemporary, Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY 
2012 Art on the Edge, Vered Gallery, East Hampton, New York
2012 
Volta art fair, Company booth, New York
2012 
It’s All In Your Head, SVA West side Gallery, New York
2011 Aqua art fair, Visual Arts Gallery booth, Miami
2011 Odeon Contemporary Art Fair, El Garaje Gallery booth, Bogotá
2011 Action! Weekend, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle
2011 Action! II, Ghost Gallery, Seattle
2011 Social Realms, SVA Gallery, New York
2011 Dazed & Confused: Dazed Live Declare Independence! Video art festival, London
2010 Los Cuatro, El Garaje Gallery, Bogotá
2010 
Social, SVA Visual Arts Museum, New York
2010 
Armory Arts Week 2010, (two person show) Local Project LIC, New York

 

PERFORMANCES

2013 The Cathara Insurgent Women Vs The Theocratic Republic of Gaia Beings, (Project room), Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY

 

AWARDS AND HONORS 
2014 - 2015
DAAD fellowship. Berlin, Germany
Hunter College fellowship

2012 
SVA Alumni Society Award 

2008-2012
Chairman’s Merit Award, School Of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Visual and Critical Studies Merit Award, School Of Visual Arts, New York, NY
 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

2014
Nathan Emily, “The Stitched, Collaged and Chillingly Violent Female Warriors of Artist Elektra KB” ARTnews, April 2014 issue, page 112

2013
Cembalest Robin, “Miami Recap: Is There a Global Art Esthetic?” ARTnews, web exclusive, Posted 12/11/13
Krafcik Hannah, “Interview with Elektra KB”, NYC Art Scene. June 15th, 2013.
Grove Anxel, “Las Mujeres Insurgentes de la Artista Elektra KB”, 20 Minutos. June 3rd, 2013.

2012

Riechers Angela , “What’s The Stitch”, Visual Arts Journal. Fall issue.
Ray Lemoine, “Leigha Mason on Downtown Art: ‘Most Of It Sucks, Some Of It Is Relevant”, The Local East Village in collaboration with The New York Times. November 12, 2012. 
Nuzzo Jane, “Elektra KB”, Visual Arts Journal. Fall issue.
Petersen Christian, “The Radical Art of Elektra KB”, Société Perrier, September 24, 2012. 
Hamptons Arts Hub, “Survey of Edgy Contemporary Art Arrives in East Hampton”, June 17, 2012

2011
COMPANY, “30 UNDER 40 EMERGING ART MAVENS”. June 14. http://www.welcometocompany.com/discovery-series-30-under-40-emerging-art-mavens
Oliver William, “DAZED LIVE: Christian Peterson Wants You” Dazed Digital, Dazed & Confused Magazine. Arts & Culture. July.

Artist website

Press

Art F City On Militant Otherness: Can We Riot Now? XOXO
09/22/2015
The Independent 10 Faces to Watch in 2015
ARTnews Magazine, April 2014

Critic's Pick by Emily Nathan