K. Yoland is a transdisciplinary artist examining the nature of identity, power and borders in our society. Incorporating video, text, installation, photography and live performance, 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       Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Operation Tumbleweed, Mobile, Alabama, USA

2016       McKinney Avenue Contemporary & Reading Room Gallery, || Letters without an address ||  New urban landscape seriesDallas, TX, USA

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

2015       Tarant College, Land || Border || Other, Arlington, 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

2010-11 Tricycle Gallery, Look Closer: Part 1 & 2, London, UK


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES

2019       Dallas Pavillion, Non-site, Venice, Italy

2018-19  Pensacola Museum of Art, (Candice Breitz, Jaime Carrejo, Joshua Edwards, Skye Gilkerson, Ana Hušman, Yari Ostovany, Lala Raščić, Carlos Rolón, Paul Valadez, K. Yoland,) Pensacola, FL, USA

2018       Perimeter Space, 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, (Francis Alÿs, Emilio Chapela, Cristiana de Marchi, Yoshua Okón, K. Yoland,) Sarasota, FL, USA

2017       Miami Satellite, Gritty, Miami, FL, USA

2017       University of Maryland, CAPP Collection, Maryland, USA

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

2016       Pulse Miami, Pulse-PLAY, Body As..., (Dominique Duroseau, Andy Fernandez, Capt. Larry, Rashaad Newsome, Jessica Posner, Margaret Rorison, Diana Salcedo, Margarita Sanchez Urdaneta, K. Yoland,) Miami Beach, FL, USA 

2016       Hidden in Plain Site, (Carlos Amorales, Faiza Butt, Parastou Forouhar, Tsang Kin-Wah, K. Yoland,) New York City, NY, USA

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

2016       Lisson Gallery, Line, (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,) London, UK

2016       Houston Art League, Houston Photo Festival,  3-person exhibition, Houston, TX, USA

2014       Do Your Thing, Marfa, TX, USA 

2014       204 East, Pop-up, 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, New York, USA 

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 %u2013 Dialogues: A Fake Romance?, Swansea, UK

2009       Host Gallery, Foto8, London, UK

2009       Young Vic Theatre working space, Who are Emily and Adam? Pilot multi-media performance, Digital Theatre & Multi-media Lab, 
               London, UK

2008-09  Site-Specific, You & I, performance, (21 locations including: hairdresser, mechanic, butcher, florist, tailor and factory,) Paris

2008       Traumwand, Leading Control, performance & lecture, one-week group event with invited international speakers and performers, Austria

2006       Nederland's Fotomuseum, Home Première, Rotterdam, Holland

2006       Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Temporary Identities, Novosibirsk International Festival of Digital Imaging, Russia

2005       Whitechapel Art Gallery Café, Damaged Goods, London, UK 

2005       Gebauer Hofe, Reserved for others, multi-media performance, Transit Station, Berlin, Germany

2004       Bloomsbury Theatre, Monotony, multi-media performance, London, UK

2003       Centre for Cultural Decontamination (CZKD), Punch in Frame, multi-media performance, artist collaboration, Belgrade, Serbia

2003       Slade, Battleships, performance, London, UK 

2003       Stanley Picker Gallery, How did it all go wrong?, performance with fencers, Transit Station, Kingston, UK

2002       Public Streets, All Our Finger Prints, site-specific performance, New York, USA

2002       Residential, The Sign Language of Leadership, site-specific performance, New York, USA 

2002       Anthology Film Archives, Winston, New York, USA

1999       Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Untitled I, II, III, Uncut season, London, UK


RESIDENCIES / COMMISIONS / ARCHIVES

2019       University of West Florida, Coastal Territory, a collaboration with the department of Political Science and Environmental Science

2018       Pensacola Museum of Art, Operation Tumbleweed, taking place on US/Mexico border and through the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.  

2016       Changarito, 1 month artist-in-residence, Mexico City, MX

2015       A-Z West, research residency, Joshua Tree, California, USA

2015       CentralTrak, 12 month artist-in-residence, Dallas, Texas, USA 

2012-13  Marfa Contemporary, 4 month artist-in-residence, Marfa, Texas, USA

2010-12  Southwark Award with Acme and South London Gallery, 18 month artist-in-residence, London, UK

2010-11 Tricycle Arts, photography & video installation, London, UK

2012       Live Arts Development Agency, video work available in archive and library, London, UK

2007      Tramwaund, group residency with international performance artists and directors, Austria

2006      Gothenberg Film Festival, screenwriting residency and scholarship, Script Factory, Gothenberg, Sweden

2005      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, Dr 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', 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
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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 commonspresented 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, Downtown lecture, April 17    

2019       Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Tuesday Night Lecture Series, K. Yoland discusses Operation Tumbleweed with Terri Thornton, March 5 
               (Video available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89W15DpVhe8&list=PLNmHFqa6oiQcgib0dKYs_gF5_PQ0BlaiE&index=6&t=0s    

2015       Dallas Museum of Art, Workshop and lecture: Photography as tableau and performance, May, Dallas, USA

2015       Reading Room Gallery, round-table speaker for exhibition Palestine-Texas, 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 
                 (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  

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

2016       Dallas Museum of Art, Irving Penn retrospective, K. Yoland interviews Merry Foresta, guest curator for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, April

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

2014-16 250+ arts & culture interviews with Marfa Public Radio, Art This Week and KPCC LA 
                Live on air and at museums in Dallas, Fortworth, Houston, Austin, El Paso and London. 
                Video interviewees include: Frank Stella, Phyllida Barlow, Herman Nitsch, Mai Thu Perret, Glenn Kaino, Giuseppe Penone, Kehinde Willey. 
                Radio interviees include: Michel Gondry, Bonnie Prince Billy, Bill Callahan, Larry Bell, Robert Erwin, Sasha Pirker, Amanda Beech, Marta 
                Riniker,  Marnie Weber, Howard Korder, Ali Abunimah


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


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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