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Kio Griffith

Interdisciplinary Artistat kugenuma
Santa Monica,
United States
Focus area: Art History

Kio Griffith is an interdisciplinary artist, independent curator, educator, and arts writer living and working in Santa Monica, California. Griffith works across themes of social issues, geopolitics, and migrating cultures and articulates collaborative work between disciplines. His primary media are sound-based objects and installations, video projections, analog and digital graphic design, performance, computer programming, text, and publishing works synthesized for community platforms. Griffith often mines through public narratives for these personal experiences that create insights into broader geopolitical contexts, even as they touch on modern-day issues of immigration and hyphenate identities. He has exhibited internationally in the U.K., Japan, Germany, Croatia, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Turkey, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, and the U.S. Most notably are the 2016 Aichi Triennale in Nagoya, Japan, the 2017 Emerging Curator Awards at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions), and exhibiting artist at Tokyo Arts And Space, Open Site 2018. He is lecturer at the University of California Santa Barbara. Griffith’s works are­­­ in private and museum collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.