Zachary Fabri

Artist Statement

  • My work mines the intersection of my personal life and local community.
  • I work in a range of media, often falling into prints, objects, photo, video, and performance. Critical discourse is important to complete the work, as I often embrace themes that need to be unpacked. The intersection of themes such as race, class, religion and popular culture, are explored and deconstructed. Although the content may be loaded, I am primarily interested in creating formally engaging objects. The foundation of my art practice is a daily process of finding intimacy in all things big and small. My work is a conceptual practice, with the idea dictating the medium. Context becomes a crucial factor – whether it is a specific neighborhood or the architecture of a building – the work is contingent upon this. Many themes arise from the neighborhood where I live, from which ideas are culled from everyday experiences and activities. I use my politicized physical body, in photographs and video, as a major component in the work, but only as the medium of communicating ideas that reach beyond the political, into a psychological space.

Education

  • 2007 Master of Fine Arts - Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY - Combine-Media
  • 2006 Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany - Photography / Video
  • 2000 Bachelor of Fine Arts - New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL - Graphic Design

Awards

  • 2016 The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, New York, NY
  • 2012 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, NY, New York
  • 2011 Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, Brooklyn, New York

Residencies

  • 2016 - The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL - Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, UK
  • 2015 - Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013 - Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
  • 2013 - New York Foundation for the Arts Studio Residency Program, New York, NY
  • 2013 - Winter Workspace, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
  • 2013 - Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
  • 2011 Swing Space at Governors Island, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
  • 2010 - Jardim Canadá Art and Technology Center, Belo Horizonté, Brazil
  • 2010 - HomeBase V, Home Base Project, Berlin, Germany
  • 2009 - Workspace, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions & Projects

  • 2016 - From the Wolf to the Fox, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ
  • 2016 - X Diamond Cut, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • 2016 - Gamut, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL
  • 2015 - X Black Y, New Media Artspace at Baruch College, New York, NY
  • 2014 - Chanting Black Clouds, RL WINDOW, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2014 - Tether Me Not, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY
  • 2014 - lorem ipsum, Art in General, New York, NY
  • 2014 - Video is Dead, The Bindery Projects, Saint Paul, MN
  • 2014 - Forget me not, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 2012 - Marrow in the Morrows, Third Streaming, New York, NY
  • 2012 - Arrival; Departure, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
  • 2010 - Not Cool: Out of Balance, Galerie Open, Berlin, Germany
  • 2007 - Dark Matter, Galerie Open, Berlin, Germany

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2016 - Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2016 - BRIC Biennial: Volume II, Bed Stuy/Crown Heights Edition, Gallery at BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2016 - NWSA Alumni Series: Art & Technology, New World School of the Art Gallery, Miami, FL
  • 2016 - Remaining/Reminding/Remains/Remainders, PPL Space, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2016 - Polaris, Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York, NY
  • 2016 - The ‘91 Violence, Repair the World, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2016 - City Utopia: Metabolics of Future, Galerie Kritiku Palac Adria, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2016 - Field Studies, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2016 - NADA Lounge, Art Cologne, Germany
  • 2016 - Play, Pulse New York, NY
  • 2015 - Hard Work 2: Zachary Fabri / Becky Sellinger, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, New York, NY
  • 2015 - Chefs-d’oeuvre d’Afrique, Musée Dapper, Paris, France
  • 2015 - Of Gentle Birth, Repair the World, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015 - Animismo Digital Vol. 1, Centro de Arte Digital Juan Downey, Puerto Varas, Chile
  • 2015 - FIND YOURSELF HERE, Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY
  • 2015 - Radical Presence: Black Performance, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • 2015 - FIND YOURSELF HERE, American Dance Institute, Washingtin, DC
  • 2015 - Making Space, North Seattle College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • 2014 - Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2014 - Radical Presence: Black Performance, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • 2014 - Strangloscope Experimental Video and Audio, 1A Edition: Performative, Florianópolis, Brazil
  • 2014 - In Light of It, Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • 2014 - Confluence: Shifting Perspectives of the Caribbean, Third Space Art Projects, Toronto, Canada
  • 2014 - The Wayland Rudd Collection, First Floor Gallery Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 2014 - Incen•diario II: Live Art & Video-Performance, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2014 - Between You & Me, Vanity Projects, New York, NY
  • 2014 - Big Window Little Field, Heliopolis, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2014 - flashBlack: The African Diasporic Impulse in American Photography, The Fogelman Galleries, Memphis, TN
  • 2014 - Joanna Kotze: Trio B, Movement Research at Judson Church, New York, NY
  • 2014 - The Wayland Rudd Collection, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2013 - Shiny Shoes, Performa13, New York, NY
  • 2013 - 50.0833° A, 14.4167° V 40.6700° Z, 73.9400° F, Czech Center New York, New York, NY
  • 2013 - Radical Presence: Black Performance, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • 2013 - Crown Heights Film Festival, Five Miles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013 - Hair, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
  • 2013 - tête-a-tête, curated by Mickalene Thomas, QF Gallery, East Hampton, NY
  • 2013 - The People’s Laundromat Theater, The Laundromat Project, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013 - I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours, ABC No Rio, New York, NY
  • 2013 - Lumen International Video & Performance Festival, Joseph H. Lyons Pool, Staten Island, NY
  • 2013 - The Cipher Crit Salon, The IMC Lab + Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2013 - And I Feel Fine, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
  • 2012 - Radical Presence: Black Performance, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
  • 2012 - Voices and Visions: Re-Imagining America, Imagining America National Conference, New York University, NYC
  • 2012 - Fore, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
  • 2012 - Bigger Than Shadows, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2012 - Chosen, Art Gate Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2012 - Art In Odd Places, New York, NY
  • 2012 - Artist Respond: Mark di Suvero, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Governors Island, New York, NY
  • 2012 - Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY
  • 2012 - Performance: Not Otherwise Specified, Space on White, New York, NY
  • 2012 - Pardon Our Analysis: Gathering for Gil Scott-Heron, Symphony Space, New York, NY
  • 2012 - Travel, Hotel villa Kastania, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011 - Curate NYC, Brooklyn, New York
  • 2011 - Others In Me - Me In Others, La Biennale de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
  • 2011 - A Movement in Time, Harlem Biennale/Taller Boricua, New York, NY
  • 2011 - Anomalistic Urge, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2011 - Greener on the Other Side, Berlin/Chongqing Video Art Festival, Organhaus, Chongqing, China
  • 2010 - Planet of Slums, Third Streaming, New York, NY
  • 2010 - The Big Screen Project, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY
  • 2010 - Planet of Slums, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ
  • 2010 - Show VI, MMX Open Art Venue, Berlin, Germany
  • 2010 - HomeBase V, HomeBase Project Berlin, Germany
  • 2010 - Entre Pontos, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • 2010 - Civil Disobedience, White Box, New York, NY
  • 2010 - PULSE Play >, Pulse New York, New York, NY
  • 2010 - Hair Tactics, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ
  • 2010 - The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks, MOCADA, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2010 - Ves•sel, Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
  • 2010 - Into Halloween, Galerie Open, Berlin, Germany
  • 2009 - Rockstone and Bootheel, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
  • 2009 - Eternal Telethon X, Dome Colony X in the San Gabriels, X-Initiative, New York, NY
  • 2009 - 101: Performances, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2008 - It’s Not Easy, SEA (Social Environmental Aesthetics) - Exit Art, New York, NY
  • 2008 - Freeze Frame, Rush Arts Gallery, Miami, FL
  • 2008 - Black Gold, Flawless Sabrina’s Salon, New York, NY
  • 2008 - Metro Poles: Art in Action, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY
  • 2008 - Subpoena, Talman + Monroe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2007 - The Red Carpet Treatment, Rush Arts Gallery, Miami, FL
  • 2007 - NABLAB Volume 1: Video, NAB Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 2007 - Neo Neo Dada, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2007 - Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2006 - Mastered: A Showcase of Recent MFA Video Art, The Pioneer Theater, New York, NY
  • 2006 - Sequences: Real Time Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 2006 - Nordic Biennale, Momentum 2006, Moss, Norway
  • 2006 - Domestic Affairs, Projekt 0047, Berlin, Germany

Artist Talks / Panels

  • 2015 - Lecture, Baruch College, New York, NY
  • 2015 - Talk, Mini-Bar, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2014 - Panel, Art in Odd Places on Governor’s Island, New York, NY
  • 2013 - Panel, Pope.L and Zachary Fabri, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
  • 2013 - Talk, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2013 - Talk, Today and Tomorrow, Riverdale Country School, Bronx, NY
  • 2013 - Talk, And I Feel Fine, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
  • 2012 - Panel, Artists in Conversation, with Elia Alba and Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • 2012 - Talk, Zachary Fabri: Marrow in the Morrows, In conversation with Adrienne Edwards, Third Streaming, New York, NY
  • 2012 - Panel, Unknown Boricuas Streaming: A Nuyorican State of Mind, Hunter College School of Social Work, New York, NY
  • 2012 - Talk, The City College of New York, CUNY
  • 2011 - Panel with Pedro Motta and Francisca Caporali, Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2010 - Talk, Guignard University of Art of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil

Selected Press

  • 2014 - Jillian Steinhauer. “A Survey of Art from Across Brooklyn”. Hyperallergic. Oct.1. Online.
  • 2014 - “Inside Looking Out, Outside Looking In”. The Miami Herald. September 11.
  • 2014 - Matthew Zuras. “Power Grid: 29 Artists You Need To Know”. Refinery 29. July 23. Online.
  • 2014 - Holland Cotter. “The Wayland Rudd Collection”. The New York Times. Feb 6.
  • 2014 - Alex Rendon. “The Artist as Lecturer”. New Times Broward-Palm Beach. April 10.
  • 2014 - Sarah Michelle Rupert. “Zachary Fabri, Forget me not, as my tether is clipped”. The Miami Rail. Fall 2014.
  • 2013 - “Zachary Fabri’s Performance A Movement in Time: Alphabet City”. Art Forum. Video. November 2013. Online.
  • 2013 - “Harlem: Artists must shape the future”. Art Collector Magazine. Summer 2013. No13. p.120.
  • 2013 - LLoyd Wise. “Fore”. Artforum. May. p. 332
  • 2013 - Holland Cotter. “Museum and Gallery Listings”. The New York Times. March 7. p. C19
  • 2013 - “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know”. The Hufington Post. February 26. Online.
  • 2013 - Dominic Hackley. “Fore: Made in 2012”. Studio. The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine. Fall/Winter. p.49-50.
  • 2012 - Jessica Lott “Alchemy of Inspiration I “Fore”ward at The Studio Museum in Harlem”. ART21 Magazine. Nov 20. Online
  • 2012 - Wayne Hodge. “Future Anterior: An index to contemporary arts imminent history”. Art Papers. November. p. 58.
  • 2012 - Whitney Kimball. “This Week’s Must-See Art Events and Openings”. The L Magazine. October. Online.
  • 2011 - Liz McGrath. Howard, Jack. “10 of the best galleries in Berlin”. The Guardian. August 17. Online.
  • 2011 - Veken Gueyikian. “This Weekend’s Maximum Perception Performance Festival”. Hyperallergic. January 13. Online.
  • 2010 - Barbara Behrendt. “Das Unbehagen unter der Coolness”. Taz. November 26. p. 28
  • 2010 - Gustavo Mendicino. “Vibra BH”. Hoje em Dia. September 2.
  • 2010 - Douglas Resende. “JA.CA recebe artistas estrangeiros.” O Tempo. July 6.
  • 2010 - “Jardim Canadá: garantia de cultura e lazer para os visitantes.” Jornal Belvedere Cultura. July 25.
  • 2009 - Hrag Vartanian. “Reflecting on ‘Maximum Perception’”. Hyperallergic. December 13. Online.
  • 2009 - Hrag Vartanian. “Liveblogging “Maximum Perception” at English Kills”. Hyperallergic. December 12. Online.
  • 2007 - Nuit Banai. “Neo, Neo-Dada”. Time Out New York. October 25.
  • 2007 - R.C Baker. “Ryan McGinness, God’s Phallus, and Chris Ofili: Recommendations by R.C. Baker”. The Village Voice.