In her video performances, Kate Gilmore creates uncomfortable situations for herself and the viewer. These are real predicaments—sometimes painful and even potentially dangerous—but ones that she has created for herself. Gilmore’s video works force you to squirm in a strange empathetic reaction to her predicaments
Kate Gilmore’s work has been exhibited at PS1 “Greater New York 2005,” The J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Haifa Museum of Art, and a two-person exhibition at the CAC, Cincinnati and in a group show at Mary Boone Gallery, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart.
Gilmore is the recipient of the following awards: Rome Prize, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy (2007-2008), Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance, New York, New York, 2006/2007, Art Omi Residency Award, Ghent, New York (2007), Visiting Scholar Award, New York University, New York, New York, 2006, New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship, New York, New York 2005-2006