2018 Season I/II
FREYA POWELL (USA)
Artist Statement/ BiographyUsing sound, video, performance and drawings Freya explores language’s relationship to individual and collective memory, both personal and political in nature. She understands memory as an intermediary between a reader and a history. When activated, it can be a tool to narrow distance, to make the impersonal personal. To this effect Freya gathers memories, researches etymology, and builds archives that offer a glimpse of a collective experience, a moment when the individual becomes part of the universal and the distance between the two is diminished.
Freya Powell received an MFA from Hunter College, New York, NY (2012) and a BA from Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY (2006). Her work has been exhibited in solo shows at Art in General, Brooklyn, NY (2017), Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN (2017), Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain (2014) and Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL (2013). She has participated in group shows at institutions including EFA Project Space, New York, NY (2016), Queens Museum, Corona, NY (2016), Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY (2015), #1 Cartagena: the First International Biennale of Art, Cartagena de India, Colombia (2014), and the Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY (2013), among others.