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Beryl Korot

About this Artist

BERYL KOROT is a pioneer of video art and of multiple channel work in particular. She was co-editor of Radical Software (1970), the first publication to discuss the possibilities of the new video medium. Her first multiple channel works (Dachau 1974 and Text and Commentary) have been exhibited at The Kitchen (1975), Leo Castelli Gallery (1977), Documenta 6 (1977), the Whitney Museum (1980 and 2002), The Carnegie Museum (1990), The Aldrich Museum (2010), The Whitworth Gallery (2013), Museum Abteiberg (2013, Art Fair Basel, ICA Boston, and Tate Modern (2014). Her painted text-based handwoven canvases in an original language were exhibited in 1986 at the John Weber Gallery and in 1990 at the Carnegie Museum. Two collaborations with Steve Reich (The Cave, 1993, and Three Tales, 2002) brought video installation art into a theatrical context. Both works continue to be performed throughout the world and were exhibited as video installations at such venues as the Whitney Museum, the Carnegie Museum, the Reina Sofia, the Dusseldorf Kunstverein, and ZKM. In 2010 a mini retrospective of her work was exhibited for 6 months at The Aldrich Museum.

Korot’s work is in both private and public collections. Text and Commentary was recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (NYC) and Dachau 1974 is in the Kramlich Collection’s New Art Trust shared by SF MOMA, NY MOMA, and Tate Modern. She is a Guggenheim Fellow (1994) and recipient of numerous grants including The National Endowment for the Arts and Anonymous Was a Woman (2008). In 2000 she was a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College.