Curated by Zoe Lukov
Naama Tsabar creates sensually driven installations, performances, and sculptures that address the implicit gender roles and coded behavior of music and nightlife, Tsabar appropriates and subverts the aggressive gestures of rock and roll and their associations with virility and power.
For the Faena Art Center Buenos Aires Tsabar will create a site-specific sonic environment that tunes the entire Sala Molinos. The work will be activated by a number of musicians and performers, responding to the particular musical context of Buenos Aires.
About Naama Tsabar
(b. 1982, Israel) received her MFA from Columbia University in 2010. Selected solo exhibitions and performances of Tsabar include: The Center for Contemporary Art (upcoming October 2018) Kunsthaus Baselland (currently) the High Line, New York (2016); Spinello Projects, Miami (2016); Paramo Gallery, Guadalajara (2016); Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv (2016, 2007); MARTE-C, El Salvador (2015); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2014); Frieze Projects, New York (2014); Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (2013, 2010); Pianissimo Gallery, Milan (2008); and The Herziliya Museum for Contemporary Art, Herziliya (2006). Selected group exhibitions featuring Tsabar’s work include Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Sint- Martens-Latem (2017); TM StadTriennale, Hasselt/Genk, (2016); Hessel Museum of Art, New York (2015); ExtraCity, Antwerp (2011); MoMa PS1, New York (2010); the Fisher Landau Center at Columbia University, New York (2010); The Bucharest Biennale for Young Artists, Bucharest (2008); and Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg (2008). Tsabar is a two-time recipient of an Artis Grant (2014 and 2010), a two-time recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation Grant (2009 and 2005), the 2009-2010 recipient of the Joan Sovern Award from Columbia University, 2012 Grantee of The Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award, and held residency in 2012 at The Fountainhead Residency in Miami. Tsabar’s work has been featured in publications including ArtForum, ArtReview, ARTnews, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Frieze, ArtAsiaPacific, Wire, and Whitewall, among others. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Jimenez-Colon, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel Museum, and Colección Diéresis. Tsabar lives and works in Brooklyn