August 31 – October 23, 2020
Trisha Baga is an artist who works in Stereoscopic 3D video installation, clay, consumer grade electronics, and community performance. For Baga, working in a variety of media is an optimistic metaphor for the power of diversity writ large, as she strives to unearth emotional histories and critically engage with contemporary image culture.
Baga has an MFA from Bard College and a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art. She has been an artist in residence at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University and is a Nam June Paik Award nominee. Baga is represented by Greene Naftali, and has had recent exhibitions at Greene Naftali (New York, NY; 2018), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN; 2019), and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA; 2018). Her work can be found in several public collections, including: the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY), Museum für Moderne Kunst, (Frankfurt am Main, Germany) and the Aïshti Foundation (Beirut, Lebanon).
During her residency, Baga will create a series of clay sculptures with embedded electronics that will perform an operatic documentary about American History as a way of investigating the way a physical object can be invested with powerful symbolism largely through happenstance. Baga also plans to use her time at the Pottery as inspiration for a performance that will involve members of the community.
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