Palazzo Monti is excited to announce “Oren Pinhassi a Palazzo”, a solo show of the NY-based artist. The show includes a selection of sculptures and installations created while in residency. In collaboration with Ribot Gallery (Milan).
My work deals with archetypes of structures and objects that act as networks that encase the living and the dead human body, that protect it or destroy it, that interact materially with it.
Archetypes like: a bunker, a tunnel, a grave, a house, a mausoleum, a bath-house, a bath-tub etc; these are metaphysical cases of interaction between the human and the non-human.
Materials are interacting with each other, desires and instincts as well, wet elements interacting with dry ones, organic body with synthetic body.
I see these interactions as potentials for positive, constructive forces that can set new tools, production rules and new economies for the artist, and for thinking about our place within the universal continuum.
Oren Pinhassi (Tel Aviv, 1985; he lives and works in New York). He studied at the Yale School of Art in 2014, and at the Hamidrasha Beit-Berl college in 2011.
Solo shows and exhibitions including his work have been held in prestigious public and private galleries, including: Palazzo Monti, Brescia, 2019; Museo di Lissone, Lissone, 2019; Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, 2019; 56 HENRY, Philadelphia, 2018; Thierry Goldberg, New York, 2018; David Zwirner, New York, 2018; Edel Assanti, London, 2018; Skibum MacArthur, Los Angeles, 2018; Nature calls, solo show, Ribot Gallery, Milan, Italy, 2017; the Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Petach-Tikva, Israel, 2017; Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, 2017; New Capital Projects, Chicago, 2016; 55 Gansevoort, New York, 2015; 83 Pitt Street, New York, 2015; Tempo Rubato, Tel Aviv, 2012.
He has also taken part in various residencies: Palazzo Monti Residency, Brescia, 2019; Via Farini Residency, Milan, 2018; the Shandanken Project at Storm King Sculpture Park, New York, 2016, and at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine, 2014.
He has, furthermore, been awarded the following prizes: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, 2018; Fannie B. Pardee Prize, Yale School of Art, 2014; The Art Slant Prize, 2014; Shlomo Witkin Prize, 2011 and the Excellence Program Scholarship, Israeli Ministry of Education, 2011.
ph. Petrò Gilberti