Geneva-born, American artist Carol Bove (b. 1971), who was raised in Berkeley, California, is known for her assemblages that combine found and made elements. Incorporating a wide range of domestic, industrial and natural objects, her sculptures, paintings, and prints reveal the poetry of their materials. As the art historian Johanna Burton notes, «Bove brings things together not to nudge associative impulses into free play driven by the unconscious, but rather to conjure a kind of affective tangle that disrupts any singular, historical narrative.»
Work by the artist is represented in permanent collections worldwide, including the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain (FRAC) Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkerque, France; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut.
Bove’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; High Line at the Rail Yards, New York; The Common Guild, Glasgow; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin; Kunsthalle Zürich; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; and Kunstverein Hamburg. Major group exhibitions include Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany; 54th Venice Biennale; and the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Bove studied at New York University where she later taught as a clinical associate professor of studio art. She is co-represented by David Zwirner and Maccarone galleries. From 5 November to 17 December 2016, David Zwirner will present «Polka Dots», a solo show of the artist’s new work.
She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.