Glenn Kaino was born in 1972 in Los Angeles. His studio practice includes sculpture, painting, filmmaking, performance, installation, and large-scale public work. He also operates outside the traditional purview of contemporary art, instigating collaborations with other modes of culture—ranging from tech to music to political organizing. Major solo exhibitions of Kaino’s work have been presented at MASS MoCA, High Museum of Art, the San José Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and REDCAT, among others. Kaino’s work has been featured in Desert X, the 2004 Whitney Biennial, and Prospect.3, New Orleans and is included in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Orange County Museum of Art, the Hammer Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
He is also an Emmy and Webby Award–winning producer and documentarian, whose films have been featured at the Tribeca Film Festival and SXSW. A recent participant in The Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Intensive, Kaino is developing the ideas behind Glenn Kaino: Aki’s Market into his first fictional feature film.