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Nancy Baker Cahill is an award-winning new media artist who examines systemic power, selfhood, and embodied consciousness through drawing and shared immersive space. She is the Founder and Artistic Director of 4th Wall, a free Augmented Reality (AR) art platform exploring resistance and inclusive creative expression. 

Her geolocated AR installations have been exhibited globally and have earned her profiles in the New York Times, Frieze Magazine, and The Art Newspaper, among other publications, and she was included in ARTnews’ list of 2021 'Deciders'. Her work has been exhibited internationally at museums and galleries, including Francisco Carolinum Linz, The Hermitage, The Buk-Seoul Museum of Art (SEMA), Kunsthalle Zürich, Honor Fraser Gallery, and Vellum LA. In 2022, she was one of two featured artists in the Luma Foundation's Elevation 1049 Biennial in Switzerland. Her work was featured in the Immersive Main Competition at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival and was exhibited on 90 screens in Times Square for the entire month of July as part of the Midnight Moments program.

Baker Cahill ​is an artist scholar ​alumnus of the Berggruen Institute, a 2021 resident at Oxy Arts’ ‘Encoding Futures’ focused on AR monuments, and​ ​a TEDx speaker. In 2021, she was awarded the Williams College Bicentennial Medal of Honor and received the C.O.L.A. Master Artist Fellowship. She is a 2022 LACMA Art and Tech Grant recipient.

2022 Stone Speaks, with Sophia the Robot, Aorist Art, Miami, FL, Dubai, UAE
2022 Slipstream: Table of Contents, Vellum, Los Angeles
2022 Midnight Moment, Times Square Arts, New York
2022 Mushroom Cloud NYC: Rise, Tribeca Immersive 2022, NYC, NY
2022 CORPUS, Berggruen Institute, Los Angeles 
2022
Elevation 1049 Biennial, Switzerland 
2021 Mushroom Cloud Project, Aorist Art, Miami, FL
2021 König Galerie Solo Booth, Misa Van Ham Kunst_Halle, Cologne, Germany
2021 Legacy AR, Synthesis Gallery/American Embassy in Berlin, Tempelhofer, Berlin
2021 Legacy, SXSW, Austin TX
2020/2021 Liberty Bell, commissioned by Art Production Fund, Boston, MA, Rockaway, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, Charleston, SC, Selma, AL
2020 EVER NOW, temporary AR installation, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
2019 EVER NOW, Facebook Brickyard Building, Los Angeles
2019 Hollow Point: Nancy Baker Cahill, Boston CyberArts, Boston
2018 COORDINATES, Las Vegas, Washington D.C.
2018 Sunset Digital Billboard Project: Nancy Baker Cahill’s VR Drawings, sponsored by IF Innovation Foundation
2018 Hollow Point | Strange Laugh: an AR/VR/Analog event, LACE, Los Angeles
2017 Nancy Baker Cahill | Elisa Johns, Ochi Projects, Los Angeles
2017 Hollow Point: a VR exhibition at Butcher Bird Studios, Los Angeles
2016 Nancy Baker Cahill: Interruptions, Moorpark College Art Gallery, Moorpark, CA
2015 SHEvening, Tanya Aguiñiga and Nancy Baker Cahill, MERRYSPACE, Los Angeles
2014 Nancy Baker Cahill and Yuval Pudik: New Drawings, Vibiana, Los Angeles
2012 Fascinomas, The Pasadena Museum of California Art (catalogue)

2022 Like to Get to Snow You Well, unpaired. NFT Gallery
2022 DYOR, Kunsthalle Zürich
2022 Meta.space - Visions of Space, Francisco Carolinum, Linz, Austria
2022 Luminex: Projected Realities, Los Angeles, CA 
2022 Unprotected, Epoch Gallery
2022 Proof of People, fabric, London, England
2022 C.O.L.A. Fellows Exhibition  
2022 Digital Combines, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2021 The Ethereal Aether, The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
2021 Telepicnic Project: Your Holiday, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art (SEMA), South Korea 
2021 Messe in St. Agnes, König Galerie, Berlin, Germany 
2021 Proof of Art, Francisco Carolinum Museum, Linz, Austria
2021 Uncommon Ground, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2021 Synthetic Wilderness, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2021 Encoded Futures: Speculative Monuments for LA, OxyArts Residency, Los Angeles, CA 
2021 The Bardo: Unpacking the Real, Feral File
2021 Canal Convergence, Scottsdale, AZ
2021 Luminex: Dialogues of Light, ArtNOW, Los Angeles
2021 Tech/Know/Future, Montclair University, Montclair, NJ
2020 Art Safiental Biennial, Safiental, Switzerland
2020 After Life, a VR exhibition, Epoch Gallery
2019 Desert X Biennial, Coachella Valley, CA
2019 Sandbox Immersive Festival, Qingdao, China
2019 Games for Change, Immersive Arcade, Official Selection, New York
2019 Sonar + D, Barcelona, Spain
2019 New Faces: Mid-Career Artists LA/NY, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles
2019 Virtual Futures: XR Showcase, LACMA booth, LAAS, Los Angeles
2019-2020 Auto Show: Public Art on the Greenway, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, Boston
2018 sp[a]tial reality: Artists Explore the Future of XR, sp[a]ce gallery, Pasadena, CA
2018 COORDINATES: a collaborative, AR public art exhibition via the 4th Wall app, global
2018 CITY UNSEEN: a New [AR]t Experience, Public AR Art Experience, Snap! Orlando, Orlando
2018 MANIFESTO: A Modest Proposal, Pitzer College Art Galleries, Claremont, CA
2017 ICALA VR BBQ, Butcherbird Studios, Los Angeles
2014 Eyewall, The Bottom Line (web video gallery), The Drawing Center, New York
2014 May Contain Explicit Imagery: Nancy Baker Cahill, Kiki Seror and John Weston, CB1 Gallery (catalogue), Los Angeles
2010-2013 Folk Art Everywhere, Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles. Rotating exhibition at the Levantine Cultural Center featuring works from the Exit Wounds Project
2009 Discovered/Undiscovered, University Art Museum, Cal State Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
2007 Mind Full: A Group Show, Tinlark Gallery, Los Angeles

2023 GAZELL.iO Residency
2022 Falling Walls Art and Science Award Finalist
2022 LACMA Art + Tech Grant
2022 Tribeca Official Selection Immersive Main Competition 2022
2022 C.O.L.A. Master Artist Fellowship 
2022 Art-In-Residence, Lancaster, CA
2021 Williams College Bicentennial Medal of Honor
2021 American Embassy Arts Grant, Berlin
2021 Encoding Futures Residency, Oxy Arts
2020 NEA Grant, Crossroads Cleveland
2020 Transformations of the Human Fellowship, Berggruen Institute
2019 Fulcrum Arts Benefit Award
2019 Facebook Open Arts Residency 
2019 Official Selection, Games for Change Immersive Arcade
2019 Nominee for Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant
2019 Impact Maker to Watch, Stratiscope, City Hall, Los Angeles
2016 Peripheral Vision Arts Publication Fellowship
2014 Herradura Art Competition, Los Angeles 2nd Place
2012 2016 CCI Creative Capacity Fund Grant
2011 ARC Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation

2022 AR | AIR, Lancaster, CA, exhibiting work by Nancy Baker Cahill, Tanya Aquiñiga, Joel Garcia, and Peter Wu
2022 Texas Biennial: In Plain Sight, a collaboration with Cassils and rafa esparza, Austin TX
2021 Capitol, Inc., ICAR NGO collaboration and app, Washington, DC  
2021 Encoding Futures Residency at Oxy Arts, hosting AR monuments
2021 Crossroads, in partnership with The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH. Funded by NEA Grant
2020 Monument to the Autonomous Republic of Artsakh, Glendale, CA, a collaboration between Mashinka Firunts Hakopian, Nelli Sargysan, Kamee Abrahamian and Nancy Baker Cahill
2020 In Plain Sight: a coalition of 80 artists fighting immigrant detention and the culture of incarceration, conceived by Cassils and rafa esparza
2020 SHE ASCENDS, Louisville, KY, a collaborative AR monument to Breonna Taylor, created by Brianna Harlan, spoken word by Hannah Drake, collaboration with Nancy Baker Cahill and Alice Gray Stites, sponsored by 21c Louisville
2019 BATTLEGROUNDS, 31 artworks and 24 artists, New Orleans, LA, Co-curated by Nancy Baker Cahill and Jesse Damiani
2018 Defining Line, Los Angeles, Co-curated with Debra Scacco
2018 - present COORDINATES, Global

Tools for Subversion and Empowerment, Art and Technology Speaker Series, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Artistic Experimentation and the Blockchain, Tezos x Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL
Symposium: Encoding Futures: Speculative Blueprints for AI, OxyArts, Los Angeles, CA
New Languages: Code, Screen, Simulation, Art and Technology Speaker Series, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Augmenting Difficult Realities: Using AR to Change Perspectives, ICAR Breakout Session, Washington, DC
Beyond the Walls, Conversation with curator Tom Leeser, Tech/Know/Future, Montclair University, Montclair, New Jersey
Hirshhorn Museum / Schneider Museum of Art / AWE Conference & Immersive Arts Symposium Keynote Speaker / Impact Reality Summit, Seattle, WA / Factory Berlin’s Artist Residency, Berlin, Germany / Free Radicals Symposium, Fulcrum Arts, Pasadena, CA / Seattle Art Fair, Conversation with Shamim Momin and Gary Simmons, Seattle, Sónar+D / Panelist Barcelona, Spain / Girls Who Code, Los Angeles, CA / Sandbox Immersive Festival / Panelist, Qingdao, China / Games For Change, Keynote Speaker, Exhibitor, New York / SplitX Summit, Speaker, Split, Croatia / LACE, Los Angeles / Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Boston / LAAS, Los Angeles / Desert X, sp[a]ce gallery, Pasadena, CA / TEDx, Increasing Dialogue Through Drawing: Using AR as a Tool to Create Equity and Access, Sotheby’s Institute, ICA LA 

Cal Tech/ UCSD/ Georgetown Law/ Georgetown University / CalArts, Integrated Media Dept / Occidental College / Colgate University / Mass College of Art / USC Media Arts and Practice /  Oberlin College / Visiting Artist, University of Nevada, Reno / Occidental College / USC Film School / CSUN Art Department / Chapman University Art Dept / Integrated Media Dept, Cal Arts / Interruptions, Moorpark College 

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