Caterina Verde's work is most often presented in a cross platform of media that includes video, installation, performance, drawing, photography, editions as well as 3d objects and light works.
The focus is on issues of identity construction + constriction, referencing historical, psychological and perceptual content as well as language and its use for limitation and containing culture.
In 2015, Verde’s work is included in a large-scale public art project, O2S15, by Alexander Viscio in Vienna. An earlier version of this work was presented in 2014 in Bosnia Herzogovinia. Verde’s early animations were shown last summer at CR10, curated by Francine Hunter McGivern. In 2t013, Verde built a site-specific installation, for the Hope Sandrow curated show, Summer Of Love, at Artsites in Riverhead, NY. In 2012, dOCUMENTA (13) was a collaboration with Pasha Radetzki, Speaking Muzzled Eurasion as part of the Critical Art Ensemble’s programming in Kassel, Germany. Solo exhibitions at: William Turner Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; The Kitchen, NYC; Galerie Pennings, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; galerie eof, Paris; Central Fine Art, NYC; Threadwaxing Space, NYC; in international festivals, such as, Journées Photographiques de Bienne, Switzerland; and commission work which includes, The New York Hall of Science.
In the 1990’s, (92 - '97), Verde was the Performance Art/Hybrid Curator at The Kitchen in NYC. Leading attendance records was a series of events called Hybrid Nights. Performers and audience occupied the space in a three dimensional way rather than a straight audience - performer directive --- the audience moved about in the space...observing and observed. The curatorial practice also included inviting and producing artists and their projects world-wide to perform at The Kitchen. A most recent curatorial project is “strange positioning systems” (sps), an online performance venue with other artists as part of a global real time performance initiative. Events have included collaborations between sps, Galerie Michaele Stock (Vienna) and MSU/Museum of Contemporay Art, Zagreb, Croatia for Alexander Viscio’s, “Inside Verbal Seed.”
In the mid 2000’s, Verde was artist in residence and guest lecturer at the Stevens Institute of Technology, which was preceded by a multi - year extended residency in Paris through the American Center in Paris at The Cité Internationale des Arts along with working grants from Outpost Artists Resources for the post-production realization of video work. In addition, Verde was the recipient of a grant from the Rauschenberg Foundation.
Her video work has been presented in multiple venues globally and most recently at CR10.org in upstate New York and work was shown at: “Archetime”, a science and art conference on “Time” in NYC, that also included a multi-part projection of video work at The Elizabeth Foundation and a published book. Participation and collaboration in “The Commonings” a film project with Daria Fain & Robert Kocik on Governor’s island was part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC). Previously, a collaboratove performance with Pasha Radetzki at Hope Sandrow’s “on the road plein air gallery” a real time streaming event was part of an sps project. Caterina Verde's exhibition, “all you can’t eat and other tales of waiting” at the William Turner Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia was also presented as a two-channel video installation with large scale prints and drawings. Confinement and the Art of Decoration, a collaborative work was produced for and presented at Artsites in New Haven, CT., with an essay text by Ebon Fisher. Matthew Rose’s project: A Book About Death, based on an idea by Ray Johnson, was a project for which I created the site, as well as produced work for the show opened at Emily Harvey Gallery in NYC and has traveled since to MUBE, Brazil, acquired by LACMA, LA, Otis School of Art & Design, Queens Museum of Art; acquired by MOMA; LACMA Library; and has traveled to Louisiana, Wales, Belgium and Brazil and continues to tour.
Verde was also the co-founder and co-director of Antenna TV, a public access television show featuring poets, visual artists, musicians, writers, video work and other endeavors. More recently, an early episode presenting David Rattray, poet and Sanskrit scholar was featured on Bomb Magazine's Bomb-site as part of an event honoring the deceased writer's work at Leo Konig Gallery. See link -