Personal Statement

Kamau Amu Patton is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Sociology, 1995 and received his MFA from Stanford University in 2007. His work was featured in the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Performance Festival and as part of the Machine Project Field guide to L.A. Architecture. Patton has completed projects in soundscape studies supported by the State University of New York at Buffalo, the Mellon Elemental Arts Initiative and the Tang Teaching Museum. Patton has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. His work is in the collection of SFMOMA and MoMA, New York.

Kamau Amu Patton is an interdisciplinary artist and art educator. His work is an examination of history and culture through engagement with archives, documents, stories and sites. Patton's projects are dialogic constructs and take form as expanded field conversations. Temporary architectures made solid through attention, his work is always becoming, continuing and undergoing transformation.

Current Interests

Patton presented research in 2016 at the ABF house in Stockholm, Sweden as a part of The Shape of Co- to Come, a proposal, a symposium, an exhibition, a publication, a study circle, a research based site. Patton will participate in a series of multidisciplinary performances as part of Projects 107: Lone Wolf Recital Corps, at the Museum of Modern Art in August of 2017.


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