Steve Kado

Pleasure

video installation
March 31 - April 29, 2017

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Pleasure (video still pictured)
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Heat Movie #1,  from Heat Movies
Pleasure: lamp from Speranza (detail view)

Pleasure (video still pictured)

Pleasure (video still pictured), 2017
looping video, colour and sound
edition of three, one AP
running time: 10:44

With Pleasure Steve Kado takes a break from worrying about everything all the time and attempts to reckon with the most elusive feature of every day life at a moment when it feels especially elusive.


Steve Kado (born 1980, North York, ON) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Recent solo and group exhibitions include: Imagine the Present, St. Paul St. Gallery (Auckland, NZ), AGPTL, 8-11, (Toronto, ON), and Climate and Infrastructure, Human Resources (Los Angeles, CA). His public speaking events, installations, printed material and image work have been presented widely at such venues as Tate Britain, Machine Project, The Wattis ICA, The Department of Safety, Gambia Castle, REDCAT, 8-11, and the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen. For the past five years he has co-hosted the "Talking Show" with Nicolas G Miller on KCHUNG radio, a show devoted to talking in/as/for visual art. He is also the editor-at-large for Los Angeles-based journal Prism of Reality.


Steve Kado's CV:

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 - AGPTL, 8-11, Toronto, ON.

2014 - 1992 Toyota Corolla (BLACK), with Keith Knittel, metropcs, Los Angeles, CA.

2014 - 1992 Toyota Corolla (BLACK), with Keith Knittel, 3001/Station, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

2014 - Recent Short Videos, The Monthly, themonthly.org.

2013 - Total Motion Sickness. Michael Strogoff. Marfa, TX.

2013 - 1992 Toyota Corolla (BLACK), with Keith Knittel, Otras Obras. Tijuana, MX.

2012 - 1992 Toyota Corolla (BLACK), with Keith Knittel, Double Double Land. Toronto, ON.

2012 - Mountain/Mirror-Window, YEARS. Copenhagen, DK.

2012 - Mission Accomplished: Twins, Double Double Land. Toronto, ON.

2010 - The Grand Table. Gambia Castle. Auckland, NZ.

2010 - Appendix 1: Life is Life, A402. Valencia, CA.

2010 - Age of the World Spreadsheet, Machine Project. Los Angeles, CA.

2009 - The Singing Tower II: Not Retarded Just Half White, Center for Integrated Media, CalArts. Valencia, CA.

2009 - Resignation, in public: Los Angeles, London, Copenhagen, Toronto, Portland.

2008 - The Singing Tower, Department of Safety. Anacortes, WA.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 - Imagine the Present, St. Paul St. Gallery, Auckland, NZ.

2016 - The Distance Plan: Climate and Infrastructure, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA.

2016 - Together/Alone, Embassy, Los Angeles, CA.

2015 - Hotel Theory, RedCat, Los Angeles, CA.

2015 - Moving Out, RECESS, Portland, OR.

2015 - Demeure en 12 Parties, Collectif de la Demeure, Roubaix, FR.

2014 - Autonomy Exchange, Galerie West, Den Haag, NL.

2014 - The Work of the Work. University of California Santa Barbara Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.

2013 - KCHUNG Radio Hammer Residency Audio Guides. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

2013 - The Issues of our Times 2. Castillio/Corrales, Paris, FR.

2013 - Gandt Abilities. Jeanine Hofland Gallery, Amsterdam, NL.

2013 - Charles S. Jones Memorial Grove ON SHOW. Elysian Park, Los Angeles, CA.

2012 - Gefährdung im Paradies, Palmengarten, Frankfurt, DE.

2012 - Distance Plan, at Favourite Goods, Los Angeles, CA.

2012 - HELP/LESS, at Printed Matter, New York, NY.

2012 - Alert and So Thankful, at Sauna, London, UK.

2012 - Book Affair, at VSF, Los Angeles, CA.

2011 - Predator 2:DVD, at NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL.

2011 - Chain Letter, at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2011 - Question of Principle, at Art Mûr, Montreal, QC.

2011 - Cognitive Dissonance, with Andy Robert. Cottage Home. Los Angeles, CA.

2010 - Alvin Lucifer, with Brian Joseph Davis, Send and Receive Festival. Winnipeg, MB.

2010 - October Jr. at Y3K. Melbourne, AU.

2010 - Box Scheme, Charlie James Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.

2010 - Tumbleweeds and Other Histories, 533. Los Angeles, CA.

2010 - Drugstore Beetle, RAID project space. Los Angeles, CA.

2009 - Cone Describing A Point, Projection Lab Show at 3816 Clinton St. Los Angeles, CA.

2009 - Goodbye to Romance, with Brian Joseph Davis, Mercer Union. Toronto, ON.

2008 - Anthology of Optimism, CAMPO. Ghent, BE. Invited by Jacob Wren.

2006 - Holiday Greeting Tickets, Paul Petro Multiples. Toronto, ON.

2006 - 2003, Gallery 1313. Toronto, ON.

2005 - VS, (with Kika Thorne). 640x480. Scope Art Fair, New York, NY.

2003 - It's Time for a little TO, (with Olia Mischenko) Psychotopes at YYZ Artists' Outlet. Toronto, ON.


SELECTED PERFORMANCES

2016 - What is Food?, at DOORED LA, LACA, Los Angeles, CA.

2016 - Brian, as part of The Eternal Telethon, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA.

2015 - Brian, as part of Let it Yellow, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA.

2015 - 20th Century Winters, Reading Aloud Room, High Desert Test Sites HQ, Yucca Valley, CA. 2015 October Jr. REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA.

2015 - Sad Problem #18, #19,#20, #21 (with Amy Howden-Chapman). metro pcs, Los Angeles, CA. 2015 Moving Out, Recess, Portland, OR.

2014 - 1992 Toyota Corolla (BLACK): Flag Raising (with Keith Knittel), metropcs, Los Angeles, CA.

2014 - A Good Place To Live: Dude From Australia, Wattis ICA, San Fransico, CA.

2014 - Our Sun/My One Good Idea, DOORED, Double Double Land, Toronto, ON.

2014 - A Good Place To Live, ArtSpeak, Vancouver, BC.

2014 - 1992 Toyota Corolla (BLACK), LA Art Book Fair, MoCA, Los Angeles, CA.

2014 - The Very Best of Steve Kado at Doored, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2013 - 10 years of relationships/Our Doom Is Deserved/PPPuppies Delayed, DOORED. Toronto, ON.

2013 - Emeril Live-Organic Foods-Old Day Job, DOORED, Art Gallery of Ontario. Toronto, ON.

2013 - Here to there-dropped balls-Goethe, DOORED, Toronto, ON.

2013 - Chair Meditation-Brendan Fowler Impression, DOORED, Toronto, ON.

2013 - Turning Away Part of the Light (The Future of Cinema), Michael Strogoff, Marfa, TX.

2012 - Turning Away Part of the Light (The Future of Cinema), Images Festival, Toronto, ON.

2012 - Tablescapes, New Traditions Festival, Toronto, ON.

2011 - Turning Away Part of the Light (The Future of Cinema), Double Double Land. Toronto, ON.

2011 - October Jr., Xero, Cline and Coma. London, UK.

2010 - Predator 2, Night Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.

2010 - October Jr., Melbourne Free School. Melbourne, AU.

2010 - Interview. Kunsthalle Bern. Bern, CH.

2009 - Spectrum, Department of Safety. Anacortes, WA.

2009 - Age of the World Spreadsheet: The Park. Tate Britain, London, UK.

2008 - Complete Communication: Apology. Artistery, Portland, OR.

2008 - Complete Communication: Tai Chi version. Cinecycle, Toronto, ON.

2008 - No Haus Like Bau, with Pil and Galia Kollektiv, Berlin Biennial. Berlin, DE.

2008 - Complete Communication: Smoke Machines, Helm Gallery. Tacoma, WA.

2008 - This Time: Celine Dion & Quebec Nationalism, Gladstone Hotel. Toronto, ON.

2007 - Complete Communication: Mega Rice Version, Statens Museum For Kunst. Copenhagen, DK.

2007 - Complete Communication: Hoodie Version, Keep Six Gallery. Toronto, ON.

2007 - Complete Communication: Hoodie Version, Myymälä2. Helsinki, FI.

2007 - Neu Phase, Mercer Union. Toronto, ON.

2007 - Complete Communication, Transmission Gallery. Glasgow, UK.

2007 - Complete Communication: Cars/Radios, One King Gallery. Brantford, ON.

2007 - Mickey Hart, Tranzac Club. Toronto, ON.

2007 - Complete Communication: Rice Version, The Silent Barn. Brooklyn, NY.

2007 - Complete Communication: Rice Version, Friendship Cove. Montreal, PQ.

2006 - Bad Bands are Bad Bands Bands, CCL1. Toronto, ON.

2006 - Complete Communication: Radios, One King Gallery. Brantford, ON.


TEACHING

2014 - Leader of Thematic Residency FACE NOISES, at Artscape Gibraltar Point, Toronto, ON.

2014 - Visiting Artist Lecturer at Hobart/William Smith College, Geneva, NY.

2014 - Visiting Artist Lecturer at USC, Los Angeles, CA. (with Keith Knittel)

2011 - Visiting Artist Lecturer at NYU, New York, NY..

2011 - Visiting Artist Lecturer at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen, DK..


AWARDS, RESIDENCIES AND GRANTS

2015 - Artist in Residence, California State Summer School for the Arts.

2014 - Canada Council Project Grant to Individual Artists.

2011 - Project Grant for Emerging Artists, Ontario Arts Council.

2010 - Fellow of the Zentrum Paul Klee Sommerakademie in Bern, CH.

2008 - Artist in Residence, Department of Safety, Anacortes, WA. Spring 2008.

2007 - Emerging Visual Arts Project Grant for Performance. Toronto Arts Council.


PUBLISHING, BOOKWORKS AND MAGAZINE PROJECTS

2016 - Brian. Golden Spike Press, Los Angeles, CA.

2016 - AGPTL. 8-11, Toronto, ON.

2015 - Twentieth-Century Winters. Score, Self-published, Toronto, ON.

2015 - 2003 (#4). Score, Self-published, Toronto, ON.

2015 - PREVIAS (2013-2014). Self-published, Los Angeles, CA.

2014 - The Distance Plan, Los Angeles. Ed. Amy Howden-Chapman.

2013 - 1992 Toyota Corolla (BLACK): Horror Vacui, self-published. Toronto/Los Angeles.

2013 - Six of One/Half Dozen of the Other. Golden Spike, Valencia, CA.

2013 - Strata, Ed. Dana Munro. Palmengarten, Frankfurt, DE.

2012 - Prism of Reality #0, with Travis Diehl, Ian James and Tahi Moore. Los Angeles, CA.

2011 - Notes on Collaborative Production, eds. Jan Verwoert & Stuart Bailey, Bern, Switzerland.

2010 - The Mountain School of Arts, eds. Piero Golia & Eric Wesley, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

2010 - Otherwise Than Standing, 'zine: 2 issues. Los Angeles, CA, USA.

2009 - American Decision Making, My Topics Books, Toronto, ON, Canada.


WRITING

2016 - “500 Words: Lock Up International,” Artforum, New York, NY. Sept. 2016. “Ashley After Ashley,” C Magazine, Toronto, ON. 2016.

2016 - “Fischli & Weiss,” Flash Art, Milan, IT. No. 308, May 2016.

2016 - “Seth Price,” Artforum, New York, NY. February, 2016.

2016 - “The Nixon Library,” Night Papers, Los Angeles, CA. January 2016.

2016 - “Our Minions,” Prism of Reality #4, Los Angeles, CA. January 2016.

2015 - “North by Southwest: Lawren Harris at the Hammer Museum,” Flash Art, Milan, IT. No. 205, Vol. 48. Nov.-Dec. 2015.

2015 - “Will Benedict,” Artforum, New York, N.Y. September, 2015.

2015 - “David Antin,” C Magazine, Toronto, ON. June, 2015.

2015 - “Asha Schechter,” Artforum, New York, NY. June, 2015.

2015 - “CLASSIFIEDS,” Laurel Doody Newsletter, Issue 1, Los Angeles, CA. Laurel Doody Gallery. April, 2015.

2015 - “Jeffrey Stuker,” Artforum, New York, NY. May, 2015.

2014 - “Eternal Ohm,” Artforum, New York, NY. May, 2014.

2013 - “Aaron Flint Jamison,” Artforum, New York, NY. October, 2013.

2013 - “Driving on the Sidewalk: Interview w/ Jon McCurley,” Prism of Reality #2, Spring 2013. Los Angeles, CA.

2013 - “Thought Surfaces and Thought Depths,” exhibition essay for Zin Taylor at Fogo Island Arts, Fogo Island, NL.

2013 - “Another Shittier Venice,” Human Soup, Hopkinson-Cundy, Auckland, NZ.

2013 - “One Lif to Liv,” catalogue essay on Life of a Craphead, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON. 2013 “De-accessioned,” Artforum, New York, NY. January 2013

2008 - “Comedy Central” C Magazine #97, Spring 2008. Toronto, ON, Canada.

2007 - “Megatron” C Magazine #96, Winter 2007. Toronto, ON, Canada.


ORGANIZATIONAL

2015 - Curator of Interiors, inaugural exhibition at N.N., Pioneertown, CA.

2014 - Board member & co-founder of NOYO artist residency program, North York, ON. Editor-at-Large: Prism of Reality, Los Angeles, CA.

2012 - Editor-At-Large: Prism of Reality, Los Angles, CA

2007 - Member of Editorial Committee: Veneer Magazine, Portland OR.

2003 - 2007 - Founder, president: Blocks Recording Club. Toronto, ON. DIY Worker's Co-op that issued recordings.


OTHER

2012 - Produced paper ephemera for Cubitt Gallery, London, UK.

2011 - Contributor to AutoItalia Live web TV venture, Auto Italia South East, London, UK.

2011 - Co-host (with Nicolas G. Miller) of The Talking Show on KCHUNG radio, Los Angeles, CA.