Andrea Zittel, ‘centre: Planar Pavilion / left wall: Parallel Planar Panel (black, dark grey, light grey, off-white)’, 2014, Middelheim Museum

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist, Sadie Coles HQ, London and Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York - Photo: Simon Vogel

About Andrea Zittel

Fashioning common household objects with a Modernist industrial design aesthetic, Zittel explores the necessities of everyday living to better understand her environment and her fellow man. Her A-Z Enterprise—based in her isolated home in Joshua Tree, California—is an “institute of investigative living" where she designs and produces furniture, clothes, food, and various objects and articles of daily use. Starting in the early 1990s, Zittel created mobile “Living Units” that unfold into self-sufficient areas for sleeping, eating, bathing, and working. By isolating herself for a month on the site-specific A-Z Pocket Property (1999), a 44-ton floating concrete island anchored off the coast of Denmark, the artist further explored control within one’s living situation, as well as the experience of isolation and escapism.

American, b. 1965, Escondido, California

Solo Shows

2017
Salisbury,
Andrea Zittel: The Flat Field Works

Fair History on Artsy

2016
Andrea Rosen Gallery at Art Basel 2016
2015
Andrea Rosen Gallery at Art Basel 2015
2014
Andrea Rosen Gallery at Art Basel 2014