Nairy Baghramian:


    Cast aluminum, paint
    Dimensions variable
    Series of 12

    SculptureCenter presented Nairy Baghramian's first exhibition in the United States, RETAINER, in 2013. Baghramian's work examines political and social systems of power and encompasses questions of context, production, and reception within contemporary art. With the support of our Artist-in- Residence commissioning program, Baghramian produced a new work for SculptureCenter's main exhibition space that is suggestive of a corrective prosthesis for the building. For Baghramian, exhibition spaces are conceptual structures as much as they are habitable buildings. Their historically determined design and layout become both reference and structure of the work.

    Baghramian was born in Isfahan, Iran in 1971, and has lived and worked in Berlin since 1985. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Palacio de Cristal del Retiro, Madrid (2018); Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis (2017-2018); Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Germany (2017); Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen (2017); Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghant, Belgium (2016); Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2015); MIT List Visual Arts Center (2013) and the Vancouver Art Gallery, Her work has been part of group shows at major institutions worldwide, including Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2018); The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (2018); Madre · museo d'arte contemporanea Donnaregina, Naples, Italy (2017); Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany (2016); mumok - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna, Austria (2016); Punta della Dogana, Venice (2015); Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2012); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia (2012); Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2011); Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (2010); Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Canada (2010); and Tate Modern, London (2008). Her work has been featured in several major international exhibitions including Sculpture Project Münster, the Berlin Biennial , and Illuminations at the 54th Venice Biennial. Baghramian was awarded the 2012 Hector Kunstpreis, which included an artist publication and an exhibition at the Kunsthalle Mannheim.