Darren Bader

American, b. 1978

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Darren Bader

American, b. 1978

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Darren Bader’s artwork considers shifting notions of the art object, its contexts and production. “There’s this quantity/entity that people consider to be art, and my wish to [make] art involves trying to figure out the locus of this quantity/entity,” Bader has said. For his series “and/with,” the artist juxtaposes disparate objects and gives the works titles such as sugar and/with axe or kangaroo and/with lobster. Although laced with humor, Bader's works are serious attempts to think through the processes of how a sculpture comes into being, and the contexts in which an object becomes art.

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Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 2 more
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Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
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Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 2 more
Biography

Darren Bader’s artwork considers shifting notions of the art object, its contexts and production. “There’s this quantity/entity that people consider to be art, and my wish to [make] art involves trying to figure out the locus of this quantity/entity,” Bader has said. For his series “and/with,” the artist juxtaposes disparate objects and gives the works titles such as sugar and/with axe or kangaroo and/with lobster. Although laced with humor, Bader's works are serious attempts to think through the processes of how a sculpture comes into being, and the contexts in which an object becomes art.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 2 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 2 more
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Jun 29th, 2018
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