Zerek Kempf
495 Rogers Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225
E-mail: contact(at)zerekkempf(dot)com



  12-
Founder, co-director, helper, an artist-run project space in Brooklyn, NY
     
Education 03-06 University of California, San Diego
MFA: Mixed Media
     
  98-03 The Ohio State University
BFA: Art & Technology
     
     
Artist
Residencies
15 Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL
11 New York Art Residency & Studio Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
08 Atlantic Center for the Arts, Residency with Rachel Harrison, New Smyrna Beach, FL
  06 The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, East Madison, ME
     
     
Exhibition
Record
(* solo & two-person showsmarked by asterisk)
16 NADA Miami Beach, helper Tiki Video Bar, Miami Beach, FL
  Sculpture Center, Lucky Draw, Queens, NY
 

Novella, ‘Murikan Merkin, New York, NY

   
15 UNTITLED, helper, Miami, FL
  Present Company, Some False Moves, Brooklyn, NY
  Sculpture Center, Lucky Draw, Queens, NY
  New Release, White Rock Presented by Siebren Versteeg, New York, NY
   
14 Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert Gallery, helper in collaboration with Klemens Gasser and Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, NY
   
13 The Artist's Institute, Show and Tell, New York, NY
  Cleopatra's, ROSE, Brooklyn, NY
  Jack Hanley Gallery, 2-UP #13: Zerek Kempf and Ben Kress, New York, NY
  PRACTICE, Quick Response, Philadelphia, PA
   
12 Bowery Poetry Club, This is 2-UP, New York, NY
  Emerson Dorsch, Let's Begin with a Line, Miami, FL
  *helper, Like this for a while, Brooklyn, NY
  helper, The Big Thing, Brooklyn, NY
  Kresge Gallery, Berrie Center, Ramapo College, From the Mezzanine, Mahway, NJ
  Museum of Modern Art, Millennium Magazines, New York, NY
  Soloway, 2-UP :Folio, Brooklyn, NY
   
11 92YTribeca, Skowhegan Alumni Exhibition, New York, NY
  Land of Tomorrow Gallery, A Failed Entertainment, Louisville, KY
  Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, iced, Staten Island, NY
  NURTUREart, VIDEOROVER, Brooklyn, NY
  Regina Rex, Out of the Woods, Queens, NY
  Silvershed, 2-UP #8: Joe Winter & Christian Hawkey, New York, NY
  Sheraton Hotel, Carry On: 2-UP at The Dependent Art Fair, New York, NY
  VCU Fine Arts Building Gallery, A Failed Entertainment, Richmond, VA
  Westchester Gallery, Wish You Were Here, White Plains, NY
   
10 CA2M Museum, OFFMóstoles, Madrid, Spain
  NADA Art Fair, Booooooth, Miami, FL
  *Eyebeam, Weight of Fall (Waltz), New York, NY
  Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, A Failed Entertainment, New York, NY
  New York Art Residency & Studio Foundation, 'Round the Mulberry Bush, Brooklyn, NY
  Racebrook Lodge, Arcadian Night, Sheffeld, MA
  *Triple Canopy, 2-UP #3: Zerek Kempf and Cathy Park Hong, Brooklyn, NY
   
09 Waag Society, Lost and Found, Amsterdam, NL
  X-Initiative, Fritz Haeg's Dome Colony X in the San Gabriels, New York, NY
  Industry City, Playing Through, Brooklyn, NY
  Fundación Sa Nostra, Juntos acordaron adelantar el oscurecer, Mallorca, Spain (cat.)
  T.B.D., As Such As Well As An Assumption, Brooklyn, NY
   
08 Gallery Satori, Unreal City, New York, NY
   
  07 Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Locating Secret Psychological Space, Tallahassee, FL (cat.)
    Sunday Gallery, The singer sucks, but the band... Finding the good in an otherwise dismal world, New York, NY
    Blue Theatre, The singer sucks, but the band... Finding the good in an otherwise dismal world, Austin, TX
     
  06 Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Supersonic , Los Angeles, CA (cat.)
    *Visual Arts Facility Performance Space, Outfit for Single Run , La Jolla, CA (cat.)
    Sundown Salon, Where:, Los Angeles, CA
    University Art Gallery, The Elephant vs. The Termite, La Jolla, CA
     
  05 Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Fresh, San Diego, CA
    Visual Arts Facility, Outer Space: 6 th College,   La Jolla, CA
     
  04 * Marcuse Gallery, Exchange,   La Jolla, CA
    Great Hall, UCSD Benefactors Event,   La Jolla, CA
    Estación Tijuana,   PASALE,   Tijuana, MX
     
  03 Wexner Center for the Arts, Film and Video Showcase.   Columbus, OH
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Vertical Video. Troy, NY
    * Haskett Hall Gallery, Seventeen Scenes,   Columbus, OH
    * Ohio Art League ,all or part of the weight,   Columbus, OH
    ROY G BIV (all or part of the weight),   Columbus, OH
    ACME Art Company (all or part of the weight),   Columbus, OH
    The Michael Orr Gallery (all or part of the weight),   Columbus, OH
    BLD (all or part of the weight),   Columbus, OH
     
  02 Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Fall Juried Exhibition,   Columbus, OH
    The Blue Cube Gallery, Video Showcase,   Columbus, OH
    Wexner Center for the Arts, Film and Video Showcase,   Columbus, OH
    Hopkins Hall Gallery, Undergraduate Juried Exhibition,   Columbus, OH
    ACME Art Company, Bathroom Installation,   Columbus, OH
     
  01 Mad Lab, Columbus Film Consortium Film Festival,   Columbus, OH
    Skylab, Tentacion de Tecnologico,   Columbus, OH
    Hopkins Hall Gallery, Undergraduate Juried Exhibition,   Columbus, OH
     
Books &
Publications
15 Today We Should Be Thinking About: Jo Baer, Thomas Baylre, Jimmie Durham, Robert Filliou, Haim Steinbach, and Rosemarie
Trockel
, Koenig Books, London and The Artist's Institute at Hunter College, NY, p. 515
  Space/Launch, published by Skowhegan, New York, NY, art repro.
13 2-UP #13 by Zerek Kempf and Ben Kress, published by 2-UP, New York, NY
10 2-UP #3 by Zerek Kempf and Cathy Park Hong, published by 2-UP, New York, NY
09 Juntos acordaron adelantar el oscurecer, published by Obra Social "Sa Nostra" Caixa de Balears, art repro. pp. 98-105,
198, 203, 204, 209,
  having in vain tried words, resorted to deeds, by Zerek Kempf and Joe Winter, published by Onestar Press, Paris FR
    The Sundown Salon Unfolding Archive, Evil Twin Publications, Livingston Manor, NY, p. 167, art repro. p.158
  08 Julio, DVD / Art magazine launched at ARCO Art Fair, Madrid, SP
  07 Locating Secret Psychological Space, Florida State University Museum of Fine Art, Tallahassee, FL, art repro. p. 9
  06 Outfit for Single Run: an allegorical study of shape in time, cataogue printed in conjuntion with "Outfit for Single Run"
    Super | Sonic, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Hollywood, CA. art repro. p. 50
     
Articles & Reviews 16 Alina Cohen, "Bring Your Luck-Not Your Mone-to this Art Auction", The Creators Project, April 24, 2016 (art repro.)
15 "El Chapo Revenge en Art Basel", Univision, December 4, 2015
  Scott Indrisek, "Q&A: helper Studio's Tiki Bar at Untitled Art Fair," Blouin Art Info, November 27, 2015
  Martha Raoli, "No Neutral Spaces: Material Art Fair 2015", The Miami Rail, Spring 2015
  Matt Stromberg, "In Mexico City, an Alternative Art Fair Builds a Community", Hyperallergic, February 9, 2015
13 Zoë Lescaze, "Medieval Times at NADA", GalleristNY, May 10, 2013 (art repro.)
12 Carolina A. Miranda, "This Week: Must-See Arts in the City", WNYC.org, April 4, 2012 (art repro.)
  Sarrita Hunn, "helper", Temporary Art Review, July 18, 2011
11 Will Brand, "The Dependent Fair As Seen Through the Crowds", Art Fag City, March 7, 2011
  Nicolas Linnert, "The Dependent Art Fair at the Sheraton Hotel", Art Observed, March 5, 2011
  Lynn Maliszewski, "The Dependent", Whitewall, March 7, 2011
  Andrew Russeth, "The Dependent at the Four Points by Sheraton" 16 Miles of String, March 7, 2011
  Benjamin Sutton, "Armory Week 2011: Photos from The Dependent's One-Night Takeover", The L Magazine, March 7, 2011
03 Dionne Custer, "Invisible Support," Columbus Alive! , February 06, 2003 (cover)
 

Bill Mayr, "Works the invite touch drive home creators' points," Columbus Dispatch , February 13, 2003

     
Awards & Fellowships 06 UCSD Center for the Humanities Graduate Student Fellowship
05 Center for Teaching and Development TA Excellence Award, UC San Diego
  Russell Foundation Graduate Research Grant, UC San Diego
  03 Full Tuition Scholarship, UC San Diego
  02 Undergraduate Honors Research Scholarship, The Ohio State University
    Hoyt L. Sherman Undergraduate Memorial Scholarship, The Ohio State University
  01 Undergraduate Exhibition Juror's Award, The Ohio State University