The 2014 Speaker Series, CoHosts, will be presented at the Baltimore School for the Arts and cohosted with thirteen local commercial, artist-run, and independent galleries. Each gallery responded to a simple question: Who is the one artist or art professional that you want The Contemporary to bring to Baltimore? Each gallery will cohost a residency for their selected speaker and identify local artists for their respective studio visits.

Reception / Lecture

Nick Cave

Nick Cave is a Messenger, Artist and Educator working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums inclusive of sculpture, installation, video, sound and performance. His solo exhibitions have expanded globally from the United States through France, Africa, Denmark, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean– including The Louvre Museum—Paris; Lille3000—Lille, France; Grand Central Terminal—New York; Fabric Workshop Museum—Pennsylvania; Mattress Factory—Pennsylvania; and the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassy—DC. He has been described as a Renaissance artist, and says of himself "I have found my middle and now ... working toward what I am leaving behind." He has received numerous awards and honors including US Artist Fellowship; Joan Mitchell Foundation Award; Ford Foundation Award; Artadia Award; Creative Capital Grants; Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award; Ford Foundation Grant; and Illinois Arts Council Grants. Cave also works as an Professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute.

Soundsuit // Mixed media // 2011
Image courtesy of the artist.