Work by New York-based artist, Trisha Baga, goes on display for the first time in a non-commercial gallery in England at Zabludowicz Collection this February. From 27 February until 11 May the gallery space will house a number of new installations alongside existing works from the Collection. The show will unfold around the dramatic architecture of the Collection’s north London home in a unique sensory experience.
Born in Venice, Baga has a unique approach to artistic production. She received her B.F.A. from the The Cooper Union School of Art in 2007 and her M.F.A. from the Milton Avery School of Art at Bard College in 2010. Recently, her work has appeared in solo exhibitions at Whitney Museum, New York, Dundee Contemporary Arts and Kunstverein Munchen, to name a few. Baga unites video projection, painting and sculpture to create immersive compositions, flooding gallery spaces with light and sound. Using technology to alter perception, Baga uses 3D projections and the rhythms of internet browsing to produce installations that are both performative and painterly.
Moving away from the linear narrative of cinema, the artist prefers to combine images text and sound to produce chains of association. Baga is personally central to the work, appearing on webcam clips, dancing and singing pop lyrics. She positions herself as one of the materials through which information is filtered – with the present-day contents of her studio and computer spilling out into the space of the viewer. In addition to the exhibition, Zabludowicz Collection presents a series of public events taking Baga’s work as its starting point.
Trisha Baga, 27 February – 11 May, 176 Prince of Wales Road, Zabludowicz Collection, London NW5 3PT.
1. Trisha Baga, Hard Rock, 2012.