Nick Cave

Performing Arts, 2002

Nick Cave is a Chicago-based installation and performance artist. His work has been exhibited and presented at New York’s American Craft Museum; Macalaster College in St. Paul, Minnesota; The Fort Wayne Museum of Art; and several smaller galleries in the Midwest. He has been part of group shows at The Arts Connexion in Amsterdam; The Kestener Museum in Hannover, Germany; and the New Bedford Museum of Art in Alabama. He is on the faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has also taught at Beloit College, The University of North Carolina and Washington University, among other schools. He has received funding from Arts Midwest, The Illinois Arts Council and the Ford Foundation.

Awards and Accomplishments


Cave publishes Epitome, a book featuring his Soundsuits


Cave presents two solo shows simultaneously at both of Jack Shainman's gallery spaces in New York: Rescue and Made By Whites For Whites

2010: Cave's Soudsuits are featured in the catalogue, _Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth_

2006: Cave receives USA Artist Award

2006: Cave’s Soundsuits are amongst “Top 10 Trends in Art” in _ARTnews_

2003: Cave is Artist-in-Residence at Virginia Commonwealth University