Is It Morning For You Yet?58th Carnegie International

Nancy Buchanan

Nancy Buchanan (b. 1946, Boston, MA; lives in Los Angeles, CA) is a conceptual artist working in many forms; her performance works began in 1972, when she was a member of the infamous F Space Gallery in Santa Ana, CA; her earliest videotapes were recorded on open-reel Portapacks; and she also produces installations, drawings, and mixed-media work.

She assisted activist Michael Zinzun with his cable access program Message to the Grassroots from 1988-1998, and traveled to Namibia to document that country’s independence from South Africa. Buchanan’s work has been included in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Centre Pompidou, and the Getty Research Institute (where her papers and video works are archived). Buchanan is the recipient of four National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist grants, a COLA grant, and a Rockefeller Fellowship in New Media. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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