Brody Condon

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Brody Condon
Born 1974
Mexico
Nationality American
Known for Visual Art, Media Art
Awards Creative Capital Grant 2006
Website
tmpspace.com

Brody Condon (born 1974 Mexico) is an artist based in Berlin. Concerned with the aftermath of trauma and the over-identification with fantasy in contemporary culture, Condon’s work is best known for its influence on the re-purposing of existing pop cultural material (often computer and LARP games) to create performative situations, video, and sculpture.

Education[edit]

Condon received his MFA from the University of California, San Diego in 2002. He participated in residencies at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in 2004 and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2001.

Exhibitions[edit]

After a period of private solo performances and sculptural installations in the late 1990s dealing with post traumatic memory and fantasy,[1] in 2002 Condon publicly exhibited modified computer games in the Chinatown district of downtown Los Angeles at the collective basement event space c-Level, and the Electronic Orphanage run by the artist Miltos Manetas. Soon after Condon exhibited the collaborative computer game modification work ‘Waco Resurrection’ described as an attempt to “create documentary video games”[2] with the c-Level collective at venues such as the Rotterdam Film Festival, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Kitchen[3] in New York, and the early anti-war protest game modification “Velvet-Strike” with the artist Anne Marie Schleiner most notably at the 2004 Whitney Biennial.[4]

After 2004 Condon’s videos, game modifications, and sculptures[5][6] began to be featured at galleries, cultural institutions, and event spaces internationally via solo and group exhibitions such as Pace Wildenstein Gallery[7] in New York, the Stedelijk Museum Post CS and Museum Het Domein in the Netherlands, KW in Berlin, Machine Project in LA, Museum of Contemporary Art Tampa,[8] and La Casa Encendida and Koldo Mitxelena in Spain.

Condon returned to performance in 2008 with unscripted and durational events using modified techniques from the Nordic progressive LARP scene and psychotherapeutic group encounters[9] such as "Twentyfivefold Manifestation",[10] "Case"[11] and "LevelFive".[12] He has recently presented performances and related video at venues such as Museum of Modern Art,[13] the New Museum,[14] PS1 Greater New York,[15] and Performa 09 in New York, the Hammer Museum[16] and LACMA in Los Angeles,[17] and the Sonsbeek 2008[18] Public Sculpture exhibition in the Netherlands.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Influencers Festival lectures". Theinfluencers.org. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mirapaul, Matt. “Online Games Grab Grim Reality.” New York Times (Sep 17th): p B1". The New York Times. September 17, 2003. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Time Out NY: preview" (PDF). Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Solomon, Debra. “Video Game Art.” New York Times Magazine: Year in Ideas (Dec 14th): p 105". The New York Times. December 14, 2003. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Willis, Holly. “Introducing Brody Condon.” Modern Painters (June): p 52-54. Interview." (PDF). Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Lee, Sasha. “Brody Condon.” Beautiful Decay Magazine, Issue W (April): p 42-45. Interview." (PDF). Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  7. ^ Smith, Roberta (January 21, 2006). "Smith, Roberta. “Turning Games Into a New Kind of Art.” New York Times (Jan 21). Review". The New York Times. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Voeller, Megan. “Brody Condon.” Art Papers Magazine. (Jan/Feb): p 49. Review." (PDF). Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Hirsch, Faye. “In the Studio, Brody Condon.” Art in America. (Oct): p110-117. Interview". Artinamericamagazine.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Halter, Ed. “Into the Woods, Brody Condon.” Public Art Review. (Winter/Fall 2009): p 36-37. Interview." (PDF). Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Squibb, Stephen. “Brody Condon at the New Museum.” Idiom. (Dec 8). Review". Idiommag.com. December 8, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  12. ^ Krasinski, Jennifer (December 9, 2010). "Krasinski, Jennifer. “Character Development: Brody Condon’s Level5.” East of Borneo. Review". Eastofborneo.org. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  13. ^ Without Sun at MoMA
  14. ^ "Case at the New Museum". Newmuseum.org. November 22, 2009. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Greater New York". ps1. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  16. ^ "LevelFive at the Hammer Museum". Hammer.ucla.edu. September 2, 2010. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  17. ^ Name (April 27, 2011). "LACMA Lineup". Lacma.wordpress.com. Retrieved January 4, 2012. 
  18. ^ Sonsbeek 2008

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