Kate Blackmore is an artist whose practice draws on documentary and anthropological conventions. Through her work, she is interested in developing forms of representation that draw their relevance from the friction and engagement with social and political reality.
Since 2007 she has been a key member of artist collective BC Institute (with Kelly Doley, Frances Barrett & Diana Smith) whose live performances and video works engage with concepts of spectacle and endurance, as well as the dialogue between ‘liveness’ and the performance document.
Blackmore’s solo and collaborative projects have been presented at institutions including: Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney (The List 2014); Artspace, Sydney (Nothing Like Performance 2011); Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (Art as a Verb 2014); Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (Contemporary Australia: Women 2011, Trace: Performance & its Documents 2014); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (Primavera 2011, Volume One: MCA Collection 2012); and the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (Tell Me Tell Me: Korean & Australian Art 1976-2011).
In 2015 Blackmore undertook an Asialink residency in India where she developed a film with the Red Brigade, an advocacy group campaigning against sexual violence in Lucknow. In 2016 Blackmore will present two new commissions with BC Institute for the 20th Biennale of Sydney and the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney. She will also create a major new solo project for the Museum of Contemporary Art’s c3west initiative.
Blackmore is currently undertaking an MA in Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universität, Berlin.