Biography

Kaucyila Brooke is an artist based in Los Angeles. Her solo exhibitions include Silberkuppe, Berlin (2009); Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation/ Forum für Fotographie, Cologne (2008); Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna (2008, 2006); Andersen-s Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark (2006), NAK, Aachen, Germany; Kunstvereiin Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany (2005) platform, Berlin (2004), Michael Dawson Gallery, Los Angeles(2001, 2005, 2007); Art Resources Transfer, New York(2001, 1999); and the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles(1997). Her ongoing project Tit for Twat was shown at the Munich Kunstverein (2007) Art Resources Transfer, New York; Shedhalle, Zurich, Switzerland(2001) and at Next Sex: Ars Electronica 2000 as the featured installation at the O.K. Centrum, Linz, Austria. Selections from the photographic series "Kathy Acker's Clothes"(1998-2004) were included in the Berlin Biennale 3 (2004) and have also been seen in a solo exhibition at the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Germany (2005).

Other group exhibitions include Centre Dàrt Passerelle, Brest, France; Galician Center for Contemporary Art, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Kunsthalle Baden Baden (2009); Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY (2008); Wattis Contemporary Art, San Francisco (2007), Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Museum of Modern Art, Vienna,(2006); Lentos Museum of Modern Art, Linz, Austria, Halle für Kunst Lüneburg eV, Lüneburg, Germany, (2004); Austrian Cultural Forum, Prague,(2004); Kunsthalle Exnergasse WUK, Vienna, Austria, Museo Luis Barragan, Mexico City, Mexico (2003); Gallery Lusotti, Los Angeles, CA (2002); Atelier Augarten of the Oesterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna(2001); MAK Center/Schindler House, Los Angeles(2001); Thread Waxing Space, New York City(1999); and Collette, Paris(1999).

The catalogue Vitrinen in Arbeit (2008) which accompanied her solo show at the Alfred Ehrhadt Foundation was published by Schaden Verlag, Cologne. She edited the book Gendered Geographies, pub. Hochschule fur Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich, (2002), her text Beaded Curtains: The Veiled Influences of Verboten Entrances is published with Dorit Margreiter's photographic series Two or Three Things You Know About Me, edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Mexico City/Vienna (2003) and she produced the artist book Vitrinen in Arbeit, published by Michael Dawson Gallery, Los Angeles (2004). Kaucyila Brooke's essays and artist projects have appeared in Eikon: Internationale Zeitschrift Fur Photographie & Medienkunst, Vienna, Austria, March, 2000; The Passionate Camera, ed. Deborah Bright, Routledge, (1998); and Reframings: New American Feminist Photographers, ed. Diane Neumaier, Temple University Press(1995).

Her photography and video project The Boy Mechanic (1996 ongoing) was commissioned by the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego(1996) and was shown as a multi channel video installation in the exhibition Video as a Female Terrain at the Steirischerbst 2000, Graz, Austria and as a single channel work installed with photographs in the exhibition Hausordenungen at the Stadthaus, Ulm, Germany (2002) and in a solo show at platform, Berlin, Germany (2004). The Los Angeles Edition of The Boy Mechanic premiered at the City of Los Angeles Artist Fellowship Exhibition in 2005 and was subsequently exhibited with the San Diego Edition at Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig (2006). For the exhibition "The Eighth Square" at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (2006) she produced a two sided offset poster which documented the sites and former sites of Cologne's lesbian bar history. Most recently she has focused on San Francisco's history for the exhibition "California Files" at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco. Her website http://www.theboymechanic.com addresses The Boy Mechainc/Los Angeles and shows documentation of the project so far.

She co-produced the videotape Dry Kisses Only (1990) which has been screened internationally. She is the former Director of the Program in Photography and Media at CalArts in Los Angeles where she has been a regular member of the faculty since 1992.

Kaucyila Brooke is represented by Andersen's Contemporary Art, Copenhagen; Galerie Andreas Huber, Vienna and the Michael Dawson Gallery, Los Angeles.