Nairy Baghramian


two parts, glass, zinc-coated metal, and colored epoxy resin
55 1/8 x 19 1/4 x 20 1/2 inches

For over two decades, Iranian-born artist Nairy Baghramian has created work in a variety of media that explores the spatial and material implications of the body and architecture. The works in her Dwindler series are comprised of curved glass panels that outline organic, bodily forms. Bracketed to the wall, they evoke out-of-place limbs or intestines moving through architectural spaces, interacting with their surroundings to suggest hybrid body-building entities. Baghramian’s work has been on view at the 45th International Venice Biennial, documenta 14, and Sculpture Project Muenster 17. She has been the recipient of the Zurich Art Prize, 2016; the Arnold-Bode Prize, Kassel, 2014; the Hector Prize, Kunsthalle Mannheim, 2012; and the Ernst Schering Foundation Award, 2007. Solo museum exhibitions have been held at institutions such as The National Gallery of Denmark; Crystal Palace at the Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid; and the Nasher Sculpture Center (forthcoming).