|Kenneth Goldsmith is
the author of No. 111 2.7.93-10.20.96 (The Figures,
1997) and 73 Poems, a collaboration with vocalist Joan La Barbara
by Permanent Press, compact disc 1994 by Lovely Music, Ltd.).
works have been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide.
the editor of UbuWeb Visual, Concrete + Sound Poetry http://www.ubu.com,
DJ at 91.1 WFMU in New York City, and a music critic at New
Artforum says of Kenneth Goldsmith's hybrid of poetry, music
and visual art
that "Goldsmith's work reverses the art-for-art's sake
endgame practiced by
language artists in the 60's and makes the language-of-power
of the 70's and 80's seem a little constipated ... By putting
a unique spin
on the rap technique of sampling, Goldsmith provides a tantalizing
of the zeitgeist."
Goldsmith has widely exhibited his work in museums and galleries
the United States and Europe. Selected recent shows have included
Post Lee Gallery in New York City, Galerie Metropole in Austria,
Center for the Visual Arts at MIT in Boston, The Drawing Center
in New York
City, The Ruth & Marvin Sackner Archive for Concrete and
Visual Poetry in
Miami Beach, and Sue Spaid Fine Art in Los Angeles. He is represented
John Post Lee Gallery in New York City.
He has received grants from The National Endowment for the Arts,
Space Artist Grant, and a Residency Fellowship from the Banff
Center for the
He has collaborated with Cheryl Donegan in performances at Franklin
Furnace, BACA Downtown, P.S. 122, The Knitting Factory, and
The Banff Center for the Arts. In addition he has given readings
of his texts at 303 Gallery, 101 Thompson Street, and The Sculpture
Center, WNYC. Current and future collaborations include: A text-based
couture clothing collaboration with New York City fashion designer
Sylvia Heisel, which was featured in February
1993 Vogue, collaborative illustrations for a book of poetry,
by L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Poet Bruce Andrews, to be published by The
(summer 1993), and a multi-media collaboration with the San
composer Sam Ashley.
Goldsmith lives in lower Manhattan with his wife, video artist
Cheryl Donegan, and the Boxer, Babette.