About the Artist

Drawing on his training as both a visual artist and dancer, Nick Cave works in a wide range of mediums, including sculpture, installation, performance, and video. Cave’s Soundsuits—highlights of the artist’s oeuvre—are meticulously handcrafted from found objects, recycled remnants, and discarded materials. Existing as both sculptures in themselves and, when occupied by the body, activated forms, they reference dress and ritual attire from around the world, responding to the globalization of cultural identity. “My ability to make objects sing lies within the multiple readings of each work,” says the artist.


Cave’s exhibition Meet Me at the Center of the Earth (2009–2012), was presented at arts institutions throughout the country, and met with wide acclaim. His most recent solo exhibition, Triple-Ripple, FANTASTIC Lille3000 (2012), Lille, France, will travel to the Trapholt Museum of Modern Art, in Kolding, Denmark, where it opens on March 13, 2013. A new exhibition opens at the Denver Art Museum on June 9, 2013.