2017 Season I
Artist Statement/ Biography
Carrick Bell make videos using already existing material to play with the identity crisis of video and the cultures that produce it. His work consists of minor editorial interventions that sound notes in formal, historical, cultural, and personal registers. He often turns to technologies and images whose cultural relevance is freshly faded, assuming these are more instructive than what is contemporary. This work is also based in the pre-digital virtual, a universal escape hatch that reminds us of the possibility of things always being other than they are, and a site for the projection and reconfiguration of fantasy life.---
Carrick Bell (b. 1981, Alaska, USA) received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008, and a BA from Hampshire College (Amherst, MA) in 2004. He has taught at Northwestern University (Chicago, IL) and delivered lectures for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has recently exhibited at Kunsthalle Exnergasse (Vienna) Charim Gallery (Vienna), LW56 (Vienna), .hbc (Berlin), Brooklyn Pavillion of the Shanghai Bienale, and BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music). He is co-founder and co-director of Berlin-based artist run space HPFA (HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts).