b. 1982, Sydney, Australia
Lives and works in Sydney, Australia
Kate Mitchell’s practice spans video, public intervention and sculpture. The artist places herself in absurd cartoonish scenarios which talk to issues surrounding work, effort, opportunity, success and time. Mitchell’s video artworks are staged documentations of the outcomes of these situations and her conceptual sculptural works masquerade ultimately, as questions for the viewer to ponder the structural beliefs to which they hold. She often uses humour as a means of bringing the viewer into the present moment with the intention of reminding them that they exist only for a short time.
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. Recently she was exhibited work in ‘Enter’ at the Lyon Housemuseum. In 2020 Carriageworks commissioned a major project by the artist titled ‘All Auras Touch’. In 2022 Mitchell will be exhibiting work for the Adelaide Biennial: Free/State curated by Sebastian Goldspink.