The New York–based artist Josh Kline works in installation, sculpture, images, video, design, and perishable consumer substances. Redirecting and redeploying the syntax and strategies of advertising, his work taps into latent memories and feelings about products and services, diffusing and confusing the power of branding. In recent years, Kline has developed a body of work about the body, labor, and productivity enhancement—what he calls an emerging posthuman condition.
Kline has had solo exhibitions at Modern Art Oxford, England (2015), 47 Canal, New York (2013 and 2011), and 179 Canal, New York (2010). He has participated in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2015), Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York (2015), the New Museum, New York (2015), White Columns, New York (2015 and 2011), Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2014), the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2014), Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt (2014), Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2014), High Line, New York (2014), Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany (2013), MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York (2012), OHWOW Gallery, Los Angeles (2012), West, the Hague, the Netherlands (2011), NOMA Gallery, San Francisco (2011), Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York (2010), and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (2009). Performances and screenings of his work have taken place at the Seattle Art Museum (2015), the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2015), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2014), MoMA PS1, Long Island City (2012), and Performa 09, New York (2009).