Trisha Baga

Visiting Artist

Trisha Baga (born Venice, FL 1985) is an artist based in New York, currently generating mainly stereoscopic 3D video installation work and ceramic sculpture as a means to create somewhat narrative compositions that un-imagine hierarchical structures.  In addition to her practice as an individual, she co-runs a community-building, disaster-relief fundraising group called "ceramics club" with Pam Lins and Halsey Rodman.   She graduated from Cooper Union in 2007 and Bard MFA (Film/Video) in 2010.  She is represented by Greene Naftali Gallery in New York, Gio Marconi Gallery in Milan, and Societe in Berlin.   Solo exhibitions include "Mollusca and the Pelvic Floor" (Greene Naftali Gallery, NY), "Biologue" (356 Mission, LA),  "World Peace" (Kunstverein Munich), "Plymouth Rock II" (Whitney Museum of American Art, NY), and "Other Gravity" (Peep-hole, Milan).

Her work belongs to the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Zabludowicz Collection, London/New York/Sarvisalo; Julia Stoschek Collection, Düsseldorf; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Aïshti Foundation, Beirut; and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Roverto.

Mollusca & The Pelvic Floor, 2018, Two channel projection: 2D video and 3D video, ceramics and various materials, Duration: 37:18 minutes
Mollusca & The Pelvic Floor, 2018, Two channel projection: 2D video and 3D video, ceramics and various materials, Duration: 37:18 minutes

 

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