For all research, curatorial or sales inquiries please contact: yoland.k@gmail.com


For expanded cinema / video design for theatre, opera or dance, please contact Jasmine Daines Pilgrem at The Lisa Richards Agency: Jasmine@lisarichards.co.uk

 

K. Yoland is a transdisciplinary artist examining the nature of identity, power and borders in our society. Incorporating performance, moving image, text, installation and photography, the body or its impact is ever-present. Working both site-specific and in gallery spaces, Yoland's previous projects have involved a wide range of participants across Europe and the United States. This has included filming a barber and soldier outside in the desert, choreographing dancers in a video installation in Copenhagen, directing Olympic fencers on scaffolding in London, making dream interviews with people on the streets of Harlem and taking employment in 21 different 'day-jobs' in Paris. 

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

 

2020         L'école des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, Operation Tumbleweed and new commission, Nantes, France


2019-20   Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Operation Tumbleweed, Mobile, Alabama, USA


2016        McKinney Avenue Contemporary Gallery (video installation) & Reading Room Gallery (photography), 

                 || Letters without an address ||, New urban landscape series, Dallas, TX, USA

 

2016        Talley Dunn Gallery, Land || Border || Other, Dallas, TX, USA

 

2015        BeefHaus, Foreign Affair, Dallas, TX, USA

 

2014        Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, Land || Border || Other, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

 

2013-14  Turner Contemporary, Then there was land, Margate, UK

 

2013        Marfa Contemporary, Then there was land, Marfa, TX, USA

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES

 

2021        KurtKurt, Berlin, Germany (dates TBC)


2021        The Levinsky Gallery, The Arts Institute, Plymouth Biennale, Plymouth, UK 


2020        TAG, No place like/but home, West Florida, US (curated by artist Valerie George)


2020        a__part. A quarantine collaboration, online

2020        Borgen Wolfe E404, online 

                 (Including Francisco Josué Alvarado Araujo, Marwa Benhalim, Jessi Jones and Brandon Thompson)


2020       JGM Gallery, The Collector's Room, London, UK

                (Curation, concept and fictioning by artist Karen Davids, artists included Juan Bolivar, Plastique Fantastique, Suzanne Treister)

 

2019        Wendover House, Recreational Grounds VI, London, UK

 

2019        Dallas Pavillion, Non-site, Venice, Italy


2018-19  Pensacola Museum of Art, Stone's Throw: On borders, boundaries, and the beyond, Pensacola, Florida, USA


2018       Griffin Gallery, Do Re Mi Fa So La Te, London, UK 


2017-18  The Ringling Museum of Art, Monda Contemporary Gallery Wing, Approaching the Border, Sarasota, Florida, USA  

                (Francis Alÿs, Emilio Chapela, Cristiana de Marchi, Yoshua Okón, K. Yoland)  


2017       Miami Satellite, Gritty, Miami, FL, USA (curated by artist Ayana Evans)


2017       University of Maryland, CAPP Collection, Maryland, USA

 

2017       500X, Stranger Lands, Dallas, TX, USA 


2016      Pulse Miami, Pulse-PLAY, Body As..., Miami Beach, FL, USA 

               (Dominique Duroseau, Andy Fernandez, Capt. Larry, Rashaad Newsome, Jessica Posner, Margaret Rorison, Diana Salcedo, 

               Margarita Urdaneta, K. Yoland) 

 

2016      Hidden in Plain Site, New York City, NY, USA

               (Carlos Amorales, Faiza Butt, Parastou Forouhar, Tsang Kin-Wah, K. Yoland)  

               

2016      Changarito en Acción, Museo de la Ciudad de México, Mexico City 

 

2016      Lisson Gallery, Line, London, UK

               (Athanasios Argianas, Ceal Floyer, Monika Grzymala, Victoria Haven, Susan Hiller, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Tom Marioni, 

               Jonathan Monk, Julian Opie, Florian Pumhösl, Fred Sandback, Maximilian Schubert, Jorinde Voigt, K. Yoland)

 

2016       Houston Art League, Houston Photo Festival, Houston, TX, USA 

               (Margaret Meehan, Shannon Duncan, Delaney Smith, K. Yoland)

 

2014       204 East, two-person exhibition, Marfa, TX, USA 

 

2013       Alan Cristea Gallery, Conflicted memory, London, UK 

 

2013       ] Performance Space [, Before Performance, drawings & diagrams, London, UK

 

2013       Ancient & Modern, DKUK Salon, London, UK

 

2012       P.C pop-up, site-specific performance, Paris, France & London, UK

 

2012       Rohde Contemporary, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark 

 

2011       CGP London, All is not lost, London, UK 

 

2011       Acme Project Space, Sum Parts, London, UK 

 

2011       Sous-titre, Pick & Mix: Faites Votre Choix, multi-media performance, Paris, France 

 

2011       Center for Book Arts, Food in Mind, curator Nicole Caruth, New York, USA 

                Including: Conflict Kitchen (Jon Rubin and Dawn Weleski, with Brett Yasko), The Counter Kitchen (Stefani Bardin and  

                Brooke Singer), Critical Art Ensemble, Mindell Dubansky (with Miriam Schaer and Toby Dubansky), EIDIA (Paul Lamarre 

                and Melissa P. Wolf), Rirkrit Tiravanija

 

2010-11 Courtauld Institute, Exhibitionism, London, UK 

 

2010       Kris Graves Gallery, Sultry, New York, USA

 

2010       Rohde Contemporary, Copenhagen Photo Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2010       Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Pick & Mix (Phase 1), Transit Station, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2010       The Elysium Gallery, Dialogues: A Fake Romance?, Swansea, UK

 

Additional group exhibitions or performances include:


                Host Gallery, Foto8, London, UK

  

                Young Vic Theatre working space, Who are Emily and Adam? Pilot multi-media performance, Digital 

                Theatre & Multi-media Lab, London, UK

  

                Site-Specific, You & I, performance, (21 locations including: hairdresser, mechanic, butcher, florist, 

                tailor and factory,) Paris, France

  

                Traumwand, Leading Control, performance & lecture, one-week group event with invited 

                international speakers and performers, Austria

  

                Nederland's Fotomuseum, Home Première, Rotterdam, Holland

  

                Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Temporary Identities, Novosibirsk International Festival of Digital 

                Imaging, Russia

  

                Whitechapel Art Gallery Café, Damaged Goods, London, UK 


                Gebauer Hofe, Reserved for others, multi-media performance, Transit Station, Berlin, Germany

  

                Bloomsbury Theatre, Monotony, multi-media performance, London, UK

  

                Centre for Cultural Decontamination (CZKD), Punch in Frame, multi-media performance, artist 

                collaboration, Belgrade, Serbia

  

                Stanley Picker Gallery, How did it all go wrong?, performance w/ fencers, Transit Station, Kingston

  

                Public Streets, All Our Finger Prints, site-specific performance, New York, USA

  

                Residential, The Sign Language of Leadership, site-specific performance, New York, USA 

  

                Anthology Film Archives, Winston, New York, USA

  

                Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Untitled I, II, III, Uncut season, London, UK



 

RESIDENCIES / COMMISIONS / ARCHIVES 

 

               University of West Florida, Coastal Territory, a collaboration with the department of Political Science 

               and Environmental Science

 

               Pensacola Museum of Art, Operation Tumbleweed, taking place on US/Mexico border and through 

               the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.  

 

               Changarito, 1 month artist-in-residence, Mexico City, MX

 

               A-Z West, research residency, Joshua Tree, California, USA

 

               CentralTrak, 12 month artist-in-residence, Dallas, Texas, USA 

 

               Marfa Contemporary, 4 month artist-in-residence, Marfa, Texas, USA

 

               Southwark Award with Acme and South London Gallery, 18 month artist-in-residence, London, UK

 

               Tricycle Arts, photography & video installation, London, UK

 

               Live Arts Development Agency, video work available in archive and library, London, UK 

               Tramwaund, group residency with international performance artists and directors, Austria

               Gothenberg Film Festival, screenwriting residency and scholarship, Script Factory, Gothenberg, Sweden


               Arvon Foundation, screenwriting residency and scholarship, UK

 

 

SELECTED PRESS 



2017        ArtDaily.org, Art looks at US-Mexico border, addresses significance in current global climate, November 14  

 

2016        Arts&Culture Texas: Letters without an Address:  K. Yoland Explores Dallas’ Hidden History, Danielle Avram, June Edition


2016        Wallpaper Magazine, Fine line: London's Lisson Gallery hosts a show of line-inspired artwork, Nick Compton, January 25, 

2016        Studio International, Line, Francesca Wade, January 26, 

2016        Aesthetica Magazine, 5 to see this weekend, January 22

2016        Dream Idea Machine, ART CITIES: London-Line, Dimitris Lempesis, January 25

2016        The Elephant Art Culture Magazine, Interview: Drawing Room’s Mary Doyle and Kate Macfarlane, Emily Steer

 

2015        Patron Magazine, Inside the atelier, Justine Ludwig, Senior Curator of Dallas Contemporary, August/september, pg 46-47

 

2015        AirFrance Magazine, The Lone Star State: Under the stars and ten highlights, Cécile Belavoine, March edition, #215 

 

2014        Art Desk, Semiotics, Camouflage and the other, Natalie Roncone, Fall edition 

 

2014        Oklahoma Gazette, Photographer K. Yoland explores the border with an expressionist lens, Eric Webb, October 3rd

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

2020       University of West Florida Press, 'Supreme Tonic Blue' (2019), chapter essay & imagery for 

                'Confederate Memory, Heritage Wars, and the Road to Reconciliation'   


2019       Dallas Pavilion, 'Dear Samson', fiction essay and image contribution, Free Museum of Dallas Press

 

2018       United Nations Human Settlements Program Report, 'Invisible Angels', photography contribution for 

                'The Quito Papers and the New Urban Agenda', Routledge Press 

                (The open city and the commons, presented at the conference Habitat II, Quito, Ecuador, October 

                2016)          


2018       Nasher Sculpture Center, 'Operation Tumbleweed', fiction essay for the Nasher Magazine, pg 22-29, Fall edition

               

2016       Nasher Sculpture Center, Nasher Magazine, 'K. Yoland interviews Mai-Thu Perret', pg 16-19, Summer edition



 

SELECTED TALKS 

 

2019       University of West Florida, "La Florida: Coastal Borderland", The Downtown Lecture Series, April 17, 

               USA    

 

2019       Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, "K. Yoland discusses Operation Tumbleweed with curator Terri 

               Thornton", The Tuesday Night Lecture Series, March 5, USA 

 

2015       Dallas Museum of Art, "Photography as tableau and performance", workshop and lecture, May, USA

 

2015       Reading Room Gallery, "Palestine-Texas", round-table speaker for exhibition led by curator and 

                academic Noah Simblist, Dallas, USA 

 



ARTS & CULTURE INTERVIEWS

 

2017-18  Constructive Forces, host and producer for weekly interview program with Resonance 104.4FM,                

               London, UK (Wednesdays 13.30 GMT & Saturdays 18.30 GMT)  

 

2016       Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, K. Yoland interviews Frank Stella, The Modern website and Art               

               This Week, April, Texas, USA  

 

2016       Dallas Biennial, interview with Hermann Nitsch, (link coming soon), December, Texas, USA 

 

2016       Dallas Museum of Art, Irving Penn retrospective, K. Yoland interviews Merry Foresta, guest curator 

               for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, April, Texas, USA

 

2015       Nasher Sculpture Center, K. Yoland interviews Phyllida Barlow, for Art this Week, May, Texas, USA

 

2014-16 250+ arts & culture interviews with Marfa Public Radio (West Texas), Art This Week (East Texas) and 

                KPCC Los Angeles (California) 
                Live on air and at museums in Dallas, Fortworth, Houston, Austin, El Paso and London. 
                Video interviewees include:  Phyllida Barlow, Glenn Kaino, Herman Nitsch, Giuseppe Penone, Mai 

                Thu Perret, Frank Stella, Kehinde Willey. Radio interviewees include: Ali Abunimah, Amanda Beech, 

                Larry Bell, Bonnie Prince Billy, Bill Callahan, Robert Erwin, Michel Gondry, Howard Korder, Sasha Pirker, 

                Marta Riniker, Marnie Weber. 

 

 

SELECTED TEACHING 

 

2019      University of West Florida, Kugelman Honors Program, visiting lecturer and artist, project focus 

               coastal privatization, semesters January - July, Pensacola, Florida, USA

 

2016-19 Guildhall School of Music and Drama, video lecturer for stage and installation, full-time till December 

               2017 and continuing freelance, London, UK

 

2016      University of Texas at Dallas, adjunct lecturer, socially and politically engaged video, performance 

               and installation art, Dallas, USA



Visiting artist lectures or studio/portfolio visits include: 

 

2020            Nantes School of Fine Art, Nantes, France

2019 & 20   Architectural Association, London, UK

2019 & 20   Royal College of Art, London, UK 

2019            University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama

2019            Texas Christian University, Fortworth, Texas

2017            Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

 

 

VIDEO DESIGN FOR STAGE

 

2018       Colder than here, Milton Court, GSMD, London, UK

2017       Opera Makers, Milton Court, GSMD, London, UK

2017       Balm in Gilead, Silk Street, GSMD, London, UK

2017       Opera Scenes, Milton Court, GSMD, London, UK

2016       Great Expectations, Silk Street, GSMD, London, UK

2016       Iolanta, Silk Street, GSMD, London, UK

 

 

 

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