Meredith Kooi (b. 1985, Chicago, IL) is an artist, curator, educator, critic, and researcher based in Atlanta. Driven by curiosity and an eagerness to understand the places, experiences, and emotional conditions in which she finds herself, Meredith uses performance, radio, audio, installation, drawing, writing, and the web, among other mediums to dig into the materials of history, stories, narratives, and natural history to uncover what may have been concealed. Working collaboratively, Meredith allows the thoughts, motivations, and desires of others to challenge her own perceptions and methods. Working independently, Meredith critically examines her own history and body, recognizing that each are not selfsame, coherent, or discrete entities. Whether solo or collaborative, Meredith’s projects produce space for a multiplicity of conversations that may contradict each other, but work together to create a shared world. Meredith herself is in recovery.

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