Trisha Baga

  • Trisha Baga is a young artist working mainly in video and performance. Her approach is open and intuitive, with a homespun aesthetic that might incorporate screen effects, recordings of herself singing layered over soundtracks, scenes spliced together and improvised props. Picking up on chance constellations of objects in her bedroom, or familiar images cast in a new light, she is interested in the “common things” that surround us, using these to guide phenomenological compositions about the act of looking and recognising, and the potentiality that might lie in the gap between. Her work could be said to foreground distraction as a methodology: With an approach to narrative that recalls the logic of browsing online and hyperlinks, she allows herself the space to drift, notice and find.

    Text from Claire Bishop, ArtForum January 2013

  • Secret Surface, 2016, Kunst Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, installation view

  • Orlando, 2015, Greene Naftali, New York, installation view

  • Ab Original 1 & 2, 2014, Zabludowicz Collection, London, installation view

  • Ab Original 1 & 2, 2014, Zabludowicz Collection, London, installation view

  • 2014, Zabludowicz Collection, London, installation view

  • Rock, 2012, Vilma Gold, London, installation view

  • Rock, 2012, Vilma Gold, London, installation view

  • New Pictures of Common Objects, 2012, MoMA PS1, New York, installation view

  • Plymouth Rock 2, 2012, Whitney Museum, New York, installation view

  • Plymouth Rock 2, 2012, Whitney Museum, New York, installation view

  • Gravity, 2013, Peep-Hole, Milan, installation view

  • Gravity, 2013, Peep-Hole, Milan, installation view

  • Gravity, 2013, Peep-Hole, Milan, installation view

  • The Biggest Circle, 2012, Greene Naftali, New York, installation view

  • Drowned World Substitute For Love, 2012, World Peace, Kunstverein, Munich, installation view

  • World Peace, 2012, Kunstverein, Munich, installation view

  • Madonna y El Nino, 2010, video, 1400 x 900, color, sound, 20 Mins 25 Secs (Loop)

  • Madonna y El Nino, 2010, video, 1400×900, color, sound, 20 Mins 25 Secs (Loop)

  • Born 1985, Venice, FL.
    Lives and works in New York, NY.

    2007 – 2010Milton Avery School of Art at Bard College, MFA

    2008Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL

    2003 – 2007The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY, BFA

    Solo Exhibitions

    2017Biologue, A New "Musical" by Trisha Baga, Los Angeles

    2016Loaf, Société, Berlin, Germany

    2015Orlando, Greene Naftali, New York

    2014Zabludowicz Collection, London
    Fish Love Music 2000 (with Jessie Stead), Old Room, 675 Hudson St. Apt. 4S
    Gio Marconi, Milan

    2013Peep Hole, Milan

    2012Rock, Vilma Gold, London
    Plymouth Rock 2, Whitney Museum, New York
    Dundee Contemporary Arts in Scotland, Dundee
    The Biggest Circle, Greene Naftali, New York
    World Peace, Kunstverein Munchen

    Group Exhibitions

    2016Biennale of Moving Image 2016, Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Genève, Switzerland (upcoming)
    Dreamlands: Immersive Cinema and Art, 1905-2016, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (upcoming)
    Development, curated by Liam Gillick, Okayama Art Summit, Japan
    Nam June Paik Award, Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
    Art Basel Parcours, Naturhistorisches Museum, Basel, Switzerland
    Perfect Lives, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
    Nothing Conceptual: la Meme Era, La Barra de Paquito, San Juan, Puerto Rico
    What People Do For Money: Some Joint Ventures, Manifesta 11, Zurich, Switzerland
    Seven on Seven, New Museum, New York
    Overseas BF, curated by Signe Rose, Glovebox, Auckland
    Onion By The Ocean, organized by Essye Klempner and Elisa Soliven Underdonk, Brooklyn, New York
    default, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, California

    2015Co-Workers, Musee D’art Moderne Paris, Paris, France
    Strange Pilgrims, The Contemporary Austin, Austin
    Concentration 59: Mirror Stage–visualising the self after the internet, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas
    DIDING An interior that remains an exterior, Künstlerhaus KM, Graz
    Yes We’re Open, Gio Marconi, Milan
    Jane Hartsook Gallery, Greenwich House Pottery, New York
    Cadence Exits, Proxy Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island

    2014Forget Amnesia (with Jessica Stead) Volcano Extravaganza festival, Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli, Italy
    Intimate Strangers, Museum Of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
    Abscess, Rectum, Septum, Cave, Puerta Rico

    2013The Magnificient Obsession(La Magnifica Ossessione), The MART, Rovereto, Italy
    Screening selected by Helen Marten, Chisenhale, London
    12th Lyon Biennal, various venues, France

    2012New Pictures of Common Objects, curated by Christopher Y. Lew, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY
    Troubling Space: The Summer Sessions, curated by Helga Just Christoffersen and Natasha Marie Llorens, Zabludowicz Collection, London
    With the Tip of a Hat, The Artist’s Institute, New York City
    entrance, curated by Isobel Harbison, Temple Bar, Gallery & Studios, Dublin

    2011The Great White Way Goes Black, Vilma Gold, London
    Performative Screening, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York, NY
    Hasta Manana, Greene Naftali, New York, NY
    Rectangle with the Sound of Its Own Making, The Fourth Wall at Vox Populi, curated by Cecilia Dougherty, Philadelphia, PA

    2010En el Barrio de Gavin Black through evas arche un der feminist in the back room of Gavin Brown Enterprise; curated by Pati Hertling, New York, NY
    In the Company of; Housatonic Museum, curated by Terri Smith, Bridgeport, CT
    The Pursuer; Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY
    Greater New York Cinema Program; PS1, Long Island City, NY
    Beside Himself; curated by Terri Smith, Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR
    Hardcorps: Movement Research Festival 2010; Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, NY Alphabet Soup; The Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
    A Failed Entertainment: Selections from the Filmography of James O. Incandenza; The Leroy
    Neiman Gallery at Columbia University, New York, NY

    2009Adventures Close to Home; curated by Peggy Ahwesh, Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY
    Los Solos II; curated by Bonnie Jones, The Load of Fun Theater, Baltimore, MD
    The Fuzzy Set; curated by Pilar Conde, LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
    Then and Now, curated by Marlene McCarty, LGBT Community Center, New York, NY

    2008Our Bodies, Our Selves; curated by A.L. Steiner, El Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Monte hermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
    Betweeen Us... curated by Meghan Dellacrosse, Leo Koenig Gallery, Andes, NY Salad Days 3, Artist’s Space, New York, NY
    Intermission, Art-In-General’s Audio in the Elevator Program, New York, NY

    2007Thank God for My Beautiful Black Locks of Golden Black Hair, Cooper Union’s Houghton Gallery, NewYork, NY


    2012Pedestrian Mysticism, Cornerhouse, Manchester


    2009Love Affair of the Painter Balla and a Chair, Futurist Life: Redux for Performa09, Anthology Film Archives and SFMoMA
    iShowU09, Alexander McQueen for Target Launch Event, curated by Sofia Hernandez


    2008Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship, Atlantic Center for the Arts

    2007MFA Fellowship, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

    2007Burckhardt Foundation Award, The Cooper Union, NY, NY

    2003Cooper Union Full Tuition Scholarship, The Cooper Union, NY, NY


    2016Osborne, Oliver, Trisha Baga: LOAF, Mousse Magazine, October - November
    Sauerlaender, Tina, LOAF – A Blurry Eye Exam, or the Sourdough Hippocampus, Berlin, ARTE FUSE, Online, posted 27th September
    Decline, Yves, trisha baga @ société reviewed, AQNB, Online, posted 16th September

    2015Greenberger, Alex, Trisha Baga at Greene Naftali, ARTnews, Online, posted 18th December
    Adams, Abraham, Trisha Baga, Greene Naftali, ARTFORUM, Online, posted 9th Novemeber
    Smith, Roberta, Review: Trisha Baga Mixes Orlando, Fla., With ‘Orlando’, New York Times Online, posted 24th September
    Sherman, Elisabeth, Ghost Writers, Elisabeth Sherman on Trisha Baga’s The Great Pam, Artforum, April, p.

    2014Nathan, Emily, Where the moving image meets the still life, online essay, ARTnews 10th October 2014

    2013Stern, Sara, Frieze d/e no. 10, June - August 2013
    Lew, Christopher, Y. Swiping at Pictures, online essays, Aperture, 7th March 2013
    Teasdale, Paul, Net Gains, Frieze, no.153, March 2013, p. 15

    2012Vying for Fluency in Many Languages, Trisha Baga at the Whitney, Greene Naftali and MoMA
    PS1, The New York Times, 27 December 2012
    Trisha Baga interviewed by Jenny Jaskey on the occasion of “Plymouth Rock 2 at Whitney Museum, New York, Mousse Magazine,, 5 Dec. 2012. Dundee goes Pop: Trisha Baga, Holiday, at Dundee Contemporary Art, The Herald, 8 Dec. 2012 Fite-Wassilak, Chris, “Review: Trisha Baga: Rock”, Art Review, No. 61, Sept 2012, p. 124 – 125 Mclean-Ferris, Laura, “Trisha Baga: Rock”, Art Monthly, No. 356, May 2012, p. 24 – 25.
    Piper Marshall, Case Study: Trisha Baga - The New York based artist’s latest video installation, Plymouth Rock, in: Frieze No. 147, May 2012, p. 178 – 179.
    McMillan, Sian, “A Hard Place”,, 23 May, 2012
    Reinhardt, Kathleen, “MEET New York-based artists Trisha Baga”, Kaleidoscope, March 2012

    2011Rosales, Espranza, “Hands On”, Mousse, Vol. 31, December 2011, p. 110 – 111
    Herbert, Martin, “Trisha Baga”, Time Out, 13-29 April, 2011, p. 43
    “The Great White Way Goes Black”, Guardian Guide, 13 – 29 April, 2011, p. 34
    Rutland, Beau, “Hast Manana”, Artforum, Vol. 50, No. 2, 2011, pp. 313 – 314., Patricia Baga, Fourth Wall, January 2011

    2007Allen Strousse, Viral Video, 26 November 2007