Artist Projects


Nick Cave

Drop is a performance parade involving dancers, musicians, a video artist and Cave’s original sculpted Soundsuits. Part of an ongoing project with suits made from found materials that rattle and resonate with expressive body movement, Drop investigates the nature of aggressive behavior in contemporary society. Cave’s project includes residencies with Chicago public school students, exhibitions at the American Craft Museum, the Lincoln Park Zoo and other venues.

Project Updates

  • 2010: Cave premieres elements of Drop in Soundsuit Pop-Up Shop, a video installation of Soundsuits in performance, in a temporary Chicago storefront

  • 2010: Soundsuits related to Drop are featured in the September issue of Vogue magazine

  • 2003: Cave’s Soundsuits from Drop are exhibited at the Hand Workshop Art Center

  • 2004: Iterations of Drop are exhibited in group show at Courthouse Galleries in Portsmouth, VA

  • 2005: Iterations of Drop are exhibited in group show at the Palace of the Legion on Honor in San Francisco

  • 2006: Cave’s Soundsuits from Drop are featured in the Factory Installed exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center

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    Nick Cave

    Nick Cave is a Chicago-based installation and performance artist. His work has been exhibited and presented at New York’s American Craft Museum; Maca…


  • Events

    Oct 16 – Jan 01, 2017
    Nick Cave Presents "Until" at MASS MoCA

    Sep 10 – Sep 17, 2010
    Nick Cave presents Soundsuits video installation "Drive-By" in temporary storefront in Chicago, IL

    Feb 22 – May 30, 2010
    Nick Cave has a solo exhibition at the UCLA Fowler Museum

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  • Project News

    August 23, 2010
    Nick Cave's Soundsuits in Drive-By and Vogue

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