Glenn Kaino

Biography

Glenn Kaino is an American conceptual artist based in Los Angeles. Kaino’s work ranges across a wide range of media including drawing, painting, sculpture, video, and performance. Kaino's most well-known works include "Desktop Operations", a large-scale sand castle structure he debuted at the 2004 Whitney Biennial; "In Revolution", a kinetic sculptural illusion encompassing a rapidly spinning Aeron chair that unveils the image of a chalice as it rotates inside its incubator; "Untitled (Reverse Inverse Ninja Law)", a large-scale levitating hammer sculpture made from thousands of small Zapatista dolls made through a collaboration with Zapatista activists in Chiapas; "The Burning Boards", a sculptural moment first shown at the Whitney Museum at Altria that encompasses a chess tournament played with burning candles; and "In Every Grain", a sculptural environment in which he used air and sand to construct an ephemeral and temporary city-like sculpture for the US Pavilion at the 13th International Cairo Biennale in 2013, where he represented the US.

Kaino’s work has been exhibited internationally and is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), Newport Beach, California; the Museum Folkwang Essen; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City.

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