anything, anything

Kate Newby


9 June 24 - 27 April 25 Opening: Saturday, 8 June 24, 19:00


Kate Newby, anything, anything, 2024, Courtesy the artist

For her exhibition anything, anything, Kate Newby has developed a new site-sensitive work that addresses the Klosterruine Berlin as a place of continuous change. The intervention consists of more than nine hundred bricks, which Newby worked on before the firing process, integrated into the floor of the monastery ruin in the form of two lines, each fifty meters long. Newby emphasizes process-based aspects, both in the production and presentation of the work, which is constantly changing in relation to its surroundings. In doing so, the artist subtly and unobtrusively touches on interactions and exchanges, often-overlooked aspects of social texture and conditions of dependency.


Kate Newby received a Master of Fine Arts in 2007 from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, followed by a Doctor of Fine Arts in 2015.

Significant solo exhibitions include: Very active weather, KAYOKOYUKI, Tokyo
(2024); Had us running with you, Michael Lett 3 East St (2023); YES TOMORROW, Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi (2021); I can’t nail the days down, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2018) and Let me be the wind that pulls your hair, Artspace, San Antonio (2017). Recently, work by Kate Newby has been included in the group presentations: Our Ecology: Toward a Planetary Living, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2023); Intimate Confession is a Project, Blaffer Art Museum, Houston, Texas (2023); Robin, Dove, Swallow, Thrush, Monte Castello di Vizio, Italy (2022); Walls to Live Beside, Rooms to Own: The Chartwell Show, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland (2022) and Réclamer la Terre / Reclaim the Earth, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2022).

In 2012 Newby was awarded the Walters’ Prize, Aotearoa New Zealand’s premiere contemporary art award. She has exhibited at the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018), the 1st Brussels Biennial for Contemporary Art (2008) and the São Paolo Biennale (2004). In 2017 she undertook the prestigious Chinati Foundation residency at Marfa, Texas.

Kate Newby lives and works in Floresville, Texas (US).

Thank you to Rob Halverson, Remy Montrieux, Elisabeth Jamelot and the team of Rairies Montrieux, Valérie Leray, Harry Beer, Katrin Winkler, Eylem Sengezer, Julius Kaftan, Alin Daghestani, Max Krämer, René Kayser, Jonah Gebka, Emma Wilson, John Philipps and Torben Wessel.

With generous support of

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Supported by The Sunday Painter, London.

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