Trisha Baga: the eye, the eye and the ear
February 19, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Trisha Baga (Venice, Florida, USA, 1985; lives and works in New York), the American artist of Filipino origin, is one of the most innovative and active young film-makers and artists of her generation. Her work includes the use of different devices and media, including installations, sculptures, performances, and videos.
The artist draws from the imagery of the television, the Web, and amateur video clips and re-elaborates them through editing and overlapping soundtracks. These devices intend to deal with themes like gender identity, the digital world, and technological evolution.
For her first major institutional show in Italy the artist will present a new artwork produced by Pirelli HangarBicocca and a large corpus of works creating unpredictable narratives. A series of complex 2D and 3D video installations made using low-tech devices will intersect with sculptures and everyday objects, outlining a different kind of perspective of the contemporary imagery.
A number of international institutions have hosted this artist’s solo shows, including Gallery TPW, Toronto (2018); CCC, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard College, Cambridge (2017); 356 Mission Road, Los Angeles (2015); Zabludowicz Collection, London (2014); Peep-Hole, Milan (2013); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Kunstverein München, Munich (2012). Her works have also been presented in many group exhibitions and other events, such as at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2018); Aïshti Foundation, Beirut (2017); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Biennial of Moving Images, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Manifesta 11, Zurich (2016); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (2015); Center for Performance Research, New York (2010).