b. 1982 Sydney, Australia
Lives and works on Gubbi Gubbi land / Sunshine Coast
Kate Mitchell’s practice spans video, objects, image-making, and public interventions. Mitchell’s video works often position her as the central protagonist in absurd, challenging, and amusing situations – teasing out themes related to productivity, labour, success, and failure. The current focus of her practice draws on social uses of magical thinking and New Age practices and their collision and absorption by conventional structures and rational frameworks. Mitchell is interested in the multi-layered outcomes of these experiments that speak to who we are, what we value and how we exist.
Mitchell’s work is included in leading public and private collections across Australia including: Kadist Foundation, Paris and San Francisco; Michael Buxton Collection, Melbourne; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. In 2019, Mitchell was included in ‘Enter’ at the Lyon Housemuseum. In 2020, she was commissioned to create All Auras Touch, an expansive installation at Carriageworks. In 2022, she was selected as part of the Adelaide Biennial for her work Open Channels.
The artist is represented by Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney.