About the Artist关于艺术家
Sreshta Rit Premnath works across multiple media, investigating systems of representation and reflecting on the process by which images become icons and events become history.
In the ongoing project, Plot, Premnath explores the paradox between the direct occupation of land with one’s body (squatting)—a primordial form of land ownership—and the abstract accumulation of property evidenced by the real estate market.
Premnath is the founder and co-editor of the art theory journal Shifter and has had solo exhibitions at Nomas Foundation, Rome; KANSAS, New York; Gallery SKE, Bangalore; The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis; Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago; Galerie Nordenhake, Berlin; Wave Hill, New York; Art Statements, Art Basel; and group exhibitions at Queens Museum, New York; YBCA, San Francisco; Galerie Balice Hertling, Paris; 1A Space, Hong Kong and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York. He completed his BFA at The Cleveland Institute of Art, his MFA at Bard College, and has attended the Whitney Independent Study Program, Skowhegan and Smack Mellon. He has received grants from Art Matters and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, and was awarded the Arthur Levitt Fellowship from Williams College. Based in Brooklyn, Premnath is Assistant Professor at Parsons, New York.
More surprisingly, much subtler quasi-architectural pieces by the New York-based Conceptualist Sreshta Rit Premnath work here, too. One has life-size photographic images of sleeping migrant workers pressed behind sheets of industrial plastic; another is composed of aluminum tubing, measuring tapes and what look like carpets of molded sand. Both make smart use of an under-construction aesthetic to bring the museum itself into a larger story about globalism as a force at once accommodating and crushing.
—Holland Cotter, The New York Times
- Born:出生: Bangalore, India, 1979
- Lives & Works:居住并工作 Brooklyn, New York
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