Sanford Biggers (Los Angeles, 1970) lives and works in New York, US.
Biggers’ practice encompasses a range of mediums including films, installations, video, drawing, sculpture and performance. Through these various mediums, the artist challenges our given relationships to history with its established symbols and beliefs, combining Afro-American traditions and aesthetics with Japanese symbolism, Central European references with contemporary urban experiences and Italian technique with the rhythms of Hip Hop music.
Solo exhibitions include: Codeswitch, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY, US (2020); travelled to the California African American Museum: CAAM, CA, US (2021), as well as the SPEED Museum, KY, US (2022), Sanford Biggers, Contemporary Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO, US (2018); Subjective Cosmology, MOCAD, Detroit, MI, US (2016); Laocoon, University of Louisville Hite Art Institute, Louisville, KY, US (2015); Danpatsu, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ, US (2014); The Cartographer’s Conundrum, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA, US (2012); Sweet Funk: An Introspective Survey, Brooklyn. Museum of Art, New York (2011); Cosmic Voodoo Circus, Sculpture Center, New York (2011); Moon Medicine, Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, US (2010).
Group exhibitions include: Temporary Atlas [curated by Alfredo Cramerotti], Gallerie delle Prigioni, Treviso, IT (2022), Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Canon, Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., US (2020); Less is a Bore: Maximalist Art and Design, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, US (2019); Get Up, Stand Up Now: Generations of Black Creative Pioneers, Somerset House. London, UK (2019); America Will Be! Surveying the Contemporary Landscape, Dallas Museum of Art, TX, US (2019); The Freedom Principle, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, IL, US (2015); Soft Pictures, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, IT (2013); Illuminations, Tate Modern, London, UK (2007); Whitney Biennial 2002, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, US (2002).