Through textiles, Sarah Zapata examines how her personal experience points to larger societal constructs, intersecting theories of gender, cultural identity, and spirituality. As the daughter of an evangelical Christian mother and a Peruvian father, ethnicity and religion were at the center of her family dynamics during her upbringing in Texas. Zapata’s Peruvian heritage attracted her to textiles from a young age. The material’s malleability and historical context, in turn, pushed her in the direction of her current artistic practice.
Sarah Zapata has exhibited work at Performance Space New York; MATE Mario Testino Museum, Peru; and Deli Gallery, Brooklyn, among others.sarah-zapata.com
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Conny Karlsson Lundgren
Conny Karlsson Lundgren is a visual artist based in Stockholm and Hoby Mosse. He works with film, text, image, and archival documents, to explores themes around social, political, and individual identities. In his practice, the artist employs interdisciplinary methods to present alternative realities and social agreements reimagined through experiences, contrapositions, desires, and secret codes. Karlsson Lundgren is interested in the archive as both carrier of information and a mechanism of control. He holds an MFA from Valand Academy of Fine Arts in Gothenburg, Sweden, and participated in the Studio Research Program at Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, The Netherlands in 2014–15.
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James Beckett’s practice explores overlooked histories concerned with industrial development and the built environment. With a focus on the physicality of historically-laden objects, his works deal with cultural signs that shape our experience in the modern era. The approach considers proximity in the experience of subjects through tertiary bodies, and the implications of their given traces. Beckett activates objects in order to unpack their abstract and metaphysical potential, often employing the absurd and uncanny to form new perspectives on formative events.
James Beckett has exhibited at the 56th Venice Biennale, Venice; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, amongst others. His work is in collections of Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. He is the winner of Prix de Rome Art & Public Space.