KURT DAVID PETERSON

lahir Juli 1982, Nebraska, Amerika Serikat
tinggal dan bekerja di Jakarta


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Kurt Peterson adalah seorang seniman asal Nebraska, Amerika Serikat yang berkarya dalam bentuk bunyi dan performens. Mulanya, ia adalah seorang perkusi dan salah satu pendiri Gamma Goat, sebuah grup trio yang menggabungkan bunyi dan rekaman eksperimental bersama lagu adat Amerika. Pada tahun 2008, Kurt mengikuti program magang bersama Art fram Nebraska dimana ia diperkenalkan dengan seniman-seniman manca negara yang meningkatkan ketertarikannya dalam memperdalam sejarah kultur kota kelahirannya serta membuatnya dengan lebih fokus melihat ke seni. Sebagai anggota sebuah kolektif performens, Collective Cleaners, Kurt tampil sebanyak dua kali di Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago pada tahun 2013. Performens tunggalnya sekarang dibentuk melalui objek suara, rekaman jalanan dan seringkali, sangat bergantung pada improvisasi publik, baik dengan elemen bermain dan lucu maupun aneh. Karyanya sering kali memebangun ruang diantara konteks performativitas dengan pengalaman harian. Kurt juga tertarik dalam ruang-ruang tersebut dimana performens, doa dan sembayang menuntun prosesnya ke rantaian wawancara serta rekaman suara di ruang-ruang ibadah. Projek-projek ini dijudulkan, "Run Along Home". Dari sini, projek yang sedang ia garap melalui persona BraveBreadnya berjudul "Pony Tales" dan karya tersebut memenangkan beasiswa Roads Scholarship for Research and Travel dari School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Beasiswa ini ia gunakan untuk berpertualang ke negara-negara Ameria bagian barat tengah sambil meneliti bentuk-bentuk seni rakyat dan situs agama. Pada tahun 2017, Kurt pindah ke Jakarta untuk melanjutkan rekamannya serta karya performensnya yang mulai terinspirasi dengan budaya Indonesia. Sekarang ia tinggal di Jakarta bersama isterinya dimana mereka sedang dalam proses membangun sebuah rumah yang akan digunakan sebagai ruang kreatif untuk para seniman.


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Kurt Peterson is a Nebraska, USA born artist specializing in sound and performance. Originally a percussionist, he was a founding member of the trio Gamma Goat, which combined sound and recording experiments with American Folk music. His 2008 internship at Art Farm Nebraska introduced him to professional working artists from around the world while embedding him in the history and culture of his home state and propelled him to look at art more directly. As a member of Collective Cleaners, a performance collective, he twice performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in 2013. Peterson’s solo performance works are now built around sounding objects and field recordings and rely on improvisational interactions with the audience ranging from the playful and humorous to the bizarre. His curiosity lies in the space between performativity and daily experience as well as the hidden potential of misused objects. His interest in the spaces between performance, prayer, and worship led to a series of interviews and audio recordings in sacred spaces which culminated into a collection entitled, “Run Along Home”. Insights from this collection led to his performance of BraveBread’s PonyTales and won him the Roads Scholarship for Research and Travel from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, his 2016 alma mater. With this scholarship he traveled the Midwestern United States visiting grottos, shrines, and other folk art sites to further his inspiration and research. In 2017 Peterson moved to Jakarta to continue his recording and performance work amid the rich cultural, natural and urban landscapes of Indonesia. He now lives with his wife in Jakarta where they are building a home as well as a creative space for artists of all kinds to work, live, and play.


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EXHIBITIONS + PERFORMANCES | * indicates curatorial

2018 Let’s Slow Down and Get a Look at Those Longhorns, Sepersepuluh, Jakarta, Indonesia
2018 Soft Language with BraveBread, Chan + Hori Contemporary, Singapore
2018 Grass is Ordinary, Festival Lemari Buku Buku, National Library, Jakarta, Indonesia
2018 BraveBread Seeks the Beat, The Heat, The Street, Various locations, Jakarta, Indonesia

2016 Not yet the Voice but the Sound, Of Roses and Jessamine, Student Union Galleries, SAIC, Chicago, IL
2016 PonyTales, A Horse Story, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2016 Is This Thing On?, Object to Change, No Nation, Chicago, IL

2015 Un-Re-Genesis, Open Colon, Fulton Collective, Chicago, IL
2015 Things That Should Not Be Picked Up In The First Place, Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago, IL

2014 New Heirs, Rational Park, Chicago, IL Of Play, Ballroom Projects, Chicago, IL
2014 *Creepy Cozy 4, Let’s Get This Over With, Chicago, IL
2014 *Creepy Cozy 3 with Sarah Koziol, The Creepy Cozy, Chicago, IL
2014 *Creepy Cozy 2, Listening with Megaherbs,The Creepy Cozy, Chicago, IL

2013 I Changed My Mind, Rational Park, Chicago, IL
2013 *Creepy Cozy 1 with Alexa Tamar Smith and Kris Allen, The Creepy Cozy, Chicago, IL
2013 An Open House, Salon 151, New York, NY
2013 Collective Cleaners Exhibitions, Chicago, IL: 
                    Cleaning for Alberto, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleaning for a Party, Museum of Contemporary Art
                    Cleaning for a Spectacle, Brave New Art World
                    Cleaning for a BBQ, 31st Street Beach
                    Cleaning for a Civil Union, Archer Ballroom Collective Rag Weaving, Jane Addams Hull House   

2012 Supercommon, Prak Sis Gallery, Chicago, IL

2011 1165 Show, Noble Square Cooperative, Chicago, IL
2011 Wild Dog's Last Goodbye, Art Farm, Marquette, NE
2011 Wildly Mild Farm to Farm Show, Live webstream between Art Farm, Marquette, NE and Stillwell Farm, Unadilla, NE

2010 Bent / Becoming, CoHo, Lincoln, NE Winter Consolation, Clawfoot House, Lincoln, NE

2009 Golden Arrow, Red Barn Gallery, Art Farm, Marquette, NE
2009 The New Goddamm Rock and Roll Show, Spindle Records, Lincoln, NE Open Windows/Open Doors, Clawfoot House, Lincoln, NE
2009 The Epistle of BraveBread, Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE

2008 Art Harvest, Art Farm, Marquette, NE Growin' in Heaps-n-Mounds, L'eglise Gallery, Aurora, NE Love From Above, Red Barn Gallery, Art Farm, Marquette, NE

2007 Demonstrating Apathy for Clarity, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN Gamma Goat Love Parade and Justice March: For Those Who Loved Too Much, C-Box, Lincoln, NE

2006 Gamma G. Oates Dinner Theatre, Knickerbocker's, Lincoln, NE


ALBUM RELEASES | Composition, Percussion, Recording

2010 8 Songs of the Impermanent, Rock and Roll Combo, Civilian Records        
2010 Lotus EP, BraveBread and Megaherbs, Civilian Records

2009 The Electro Light, BraveBread and Megaherbs, Civilian Records        
2009 The New Goddamm Rock and Roll Album, BraveBread and Megaherbs, Spaze Tapes

2008 Spectre's Still Life, with Ilit Azoulay, Civilian Records        
2008 Beard of Sound Beard of Sand, Gamma Goat, Public Eyesore Records

2007 Dogs and Rifles, Potemkin, Civilian Records        
2007 Vile Affections, Gamma Goat, Civilian Records        
2007 Plants Reverse Growth and Result in Nothing, Grampa, Civilian Records        
2007 Scummy Dog, Gamma Goat, Civilian Records

2006 Biting at Your Liver to Stay Warm, Gamma Goat, Civilian Records        
2006 Granma's Future Bug, Gamma Goat, Civilian Records        
2006 Snuffleupagus, Gamma Goat, Civilian Records        
2006 11.1.05, Gamma Goat, Civilian Records


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018 Muralist, HELP School for Refugees, Jakarta, Indonesia
2018Instructor, Performativity and Being, pop up workshop, Jakarta, Indonesia

2017 Sound Design, Menunggang Ombak, Oerip Indonesia fashion dance show, Festival Payung Indonesia, Keraton Surakarta, Solo Indonesia
2017 Audio Documentarian, 1001 Sandalwood Horses Festival and Parade, Waikabubak, Sumba, Indonesia
2017 Muralist, Happy Hearts Indonesia, Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia Art
2017 Handler, Icon Group, Chicago, IL

2016 Vinyl-to-Digital Archivist, Roger Brown Study Collection, SAIC, Chicago, IL

2013 Concept, Performance, and Audio Recordist, In The Preserve and Whatnot, a film directed by Marco Joubert

2012 Teaching Assistant, Children’s Art Camps, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

2010 Producer, Sound Engineer, Feminine Hyjinx by Das Hoboerotica, Lincoln, NE

2008 Concept, Performance, and Audio Recordist, Prime Nebraska, film directed by Marco Joubert Artist Talk, L'eglise Gallery, Aurora, NE


AWARDS

2016 Roads Scholarship for Research and Travel, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


EDUCATION

2004      Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


PROJECTS