Kate Power is an artist and writer based in Adelaide. Her practice embraces video, performance, textiles, sculpture and installation to investigate coexistence and enforced social constructions that can complicate the way people relate to one another. Power observes social environments to think about how seemingly insignificant moments affect us psychologically and physiologically. She performs micro moments that occur between people with an emphasis on the humorous outcomes of navigating socially acceptable behavior. These ideas in turn form a framework to consider loneliness, dysfunction, uncertainty and suppressed desire. Through a lens of queer and feminist theories, Power considers modes of generating knowledge through everyday experiences and making processes.
Power is a graduate with first class Honours from the South Australian School of Art. She has been awarded the Constance Gordon-Johnson Sculpture and Installation Prize, Carclew Professional Development grants and Helpmann Academy grants. Power has exhibited at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia (SA); BLINDSIDE (VIC); Seventh Gallery (VIC); Fontanelle (SA); Paper Mountain (WA); FELTspace (SA); Light Square Gallery (SA); and Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (NSW). She has recently undertaken residencies at SIM in Reykjavik, Iceland, NARS Foundation in Brooklyn, New York and will be in residence at the British School at Rome from April-June 2017.