Sarah Berkeley is an interdisciplinary artist who works across media, creating public interventions and site-specific durational performances, as well as photography, video and GPS. Recent work includes I Just Work Here, a series of performances that place a female office worker in different urban and rural spaces. The character performs repetitive, physically intense labor and yet her labor yields no product, raising questions about gender roles, the nature of work and its impact on the environment. She is a recent recipient of the Nebraska Arts Council Distinguished Artist Award, and has shown work at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska; Joslyn Museum of Art, Nebraska; Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival, Chicago, Illinois; Louisville Photo Biennial, Kentucky; and the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Michigan. Sarah Berkeley grew up in Massachusetts, Michigan and Colorado. She has also lived and worked in Ireland, Spain, New York City and Berlin, and currently teaches at Nebraska Wesleyan University.
This bio/description was originally published in 2016. For more current information, please refer to the award recipient's website (if provided).