You Are Here

Ken Nintzel

Artist Bio

You Are Here is a modular installation that recreates the constellations of the night sky in physical form, as they are depicted in celestial atlases, and suspends them overhead to create a life-size stellarium.

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Ken Nintzel

Ken Nintzel

New York, NY

Ken Nintzel creates original and interpreted works of theater and performance and, more recently, performance-based works of installation, video and visual art. Ken has created a variety of works that combine performance with other disciplines, including: Spacial Gesture (2008), a happening at LMAK Projects in New York; Palindrome (2008), a work for toy theater at Great Small Works International Toy Theater Festival at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn; Exploratory Committee (2007), a participatory installation at The Whitney Museum at Altria (a precursor to the Creative Capital-supported project, You Are Here); Tableau von Vienna (2007), video footage shot for Richard Foreman’s Bridge Project and screened at The Brick Theater; and Landscape Painting (2006), an action for video presented at Catch Performance Series. Most recently, Ken designed two exhibitions for the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology: Impact, 50 years of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) in 2012 and the Daphne Guinness exhibition in 2011, in which he also created a para-holographic projection of Ms. Guinness that served as the exhibition’s centerpiece.