Visual Arts Lecture Series: Kira Nova

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Wearing all saheds of pink with a pink background and pink lighting Kira Nova stands with props.

Image courtesy the artist.

The Visual Arts Lecture Series presents talks by leading Canadian and international artists, curators and academics. Join Kira Nova, lead faculty for Behaviour Swarm, for this talk.                  

Kira Nova

Kira is a New York-based artist, working in both visual arts and theater. Her practice combines physical theatre, dance, stand-up, Butoh, perverted academic language and sculptural work. Nova worked as a clown in the circus throughout her youth, has backgrounds in various movement and improvisation techniques. She holds a research MA in Cultural Analysis and MA in Political Studies from the University of Amsterdam. Nova’s work has been presented internationally at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; MET Breuer, MoMA PS1, The Kitchen, Sculpture Center, Swiss Institute, New York; dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (with Michael Portnoy); Hauser & Wirth, Zurich, New York and Zurich; de Appel art center, Amsterdam; Studio Voltaire, London; Block Universe Festival, London; Playground Festival at STUK, Leuven; Performatik Festival, Kaaitheater, Beursschouwburg theater, Brussels; Western Front, Vancouver; Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland; ArteBA, Buenos Aires; Time-Based Art Festival, Portland; Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) Vilnius, among other venues. She co-curated Mindaugas Triennial – the 11th Baltic Triennial of International Art at CAC, Vilnius, and is a visiting professor at Malmö Art Academy, Sweden.