Annka Kultys Gallery is pleased to announce its debut at the 2017 edition of Frieze London. The gallery will present the unofficial performance 'Living Booth' by the New York-based artist Signe Pierce. The intervention promotes the power of art as lived experience, transcending the confines of traditional gallery spaces such as the now ubiquitous art fair booth. Pierce, who describes herself as “a reality artist” will circulate among corridors and communal areas of Frieze, like any other visitor to the fair, but for being accessorised with a handbag specifically designed for the performance which will feature a selection of video works by the artist on a display screen embedded in the fabric of the handbag. For the duration of the performance, Pierce becomes a ‘living booth’ at Frieze.
Signe Pierce was born in Arizona in 1988 and currently lives and works in New York. She received her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in 2011. Pierce arrived upon the art world’s periphery in 2015 when her performance in the short film, American Reflexxx (dir. Alli Coates), was uploaded to YouTube; reaching over two million views within the first week of its online release. Annka Kultys Gallery will host the artist’s second solo presentation in London in Spring 2018.
Previous solo shows include Faux Realities, Annka Kultys Gallery London, UK; Virtual Normalities, Galerie Nathalie Halgnad, Vienna, AT. She has participated in several group shows internationally, including ] [, Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK; Secret Garden, The Untitled Space, New York, US; Zero Zero, Annka Kultys Gallery, London, UK; American Reflexxx, Nathalie Halgand, Vienna, AT.
Pierce performances include BOOKLUB #10: Make America Great Again, Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, New York, US; Simulational Aesthetics, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR, NYNYHPHP, Rhizome Gala, New Museum, New York, US.