Nikita Gale 

Nikita Gale explores the relationship between materials, power, and attention through an innovative creative practice. Gale’s work probes the ways in which silence, noise, and visibility function as political positions and conditions. The artist’s installations—often comprising concrete, barricades, video, and automated sound and lighting—blur formal and disciplinary boundaries, and engage with concerns of mediation and automation in contemporary performance.

Recent solo exhibitions have been held at Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles (2022, 2018); Chisenhale Gallery, London (2022); LAXART (2022); 52 Walker, New York (2022); Anchorage Museum (2021); CIRCA, London (2021); California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2021); and MoMA PS1, Queens (2020). Gale’s work is in the collections of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Marieluise Hessel Collection at CCS Bard, Annandale-on-Hudson; The Studio Museum in Harlem; Pérez Art Museum Miami; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Kadist Art Foundation.

Born in 1983 and based in Los Angeles, Gale received an MFA from the University of California and BA in Anthropology from Yale University.