Object/ive

Object/ive

Curated by Kris Nuzzi
Independent Curator   | show bio

About Kris Nuzzi

Kris Nuzzi is a Brooklyn based independent curator. She received her BA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and her MA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She is the 2011-2012 recipient of the Lori Ledis Curatorial Fellowship, where she had the opportunity to curate the exhibition Figured as well as organize the public program Embody at the BRIC Rotunda Gallery. As an independent curator, she has recently curated shows at the La MaMa Galleria, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Alice's Arbor, the Radiator Gallery, the Terminal Warehouse, among others. She was recently a panelist for (re)Presenting AIDS: Culture and Accountability at CUNY Graduate Center, New York as well as Making Sense of Paper, Glitter and Life, a curator discussion at La MaMa Galleria, New York. Kris recently curated NOT OVER: 25 Years of Visual AIDS, which was reviewed by Holland Cotter in the New York Times. She is a gallery associate at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York.
July 21, 2014
The selection of artists in Object/ive highlight the inherent relationships that exist between one’s physical body and the objects that surround us. The artists investigate the body by exploring the complexities inherent to our physical
form, our intrinsic cognitive abilities and the differences in our behaviors. Many of the artists present tools, objects, sculptures and installations that all explore the object-body relationship, creating pieces that not only stand alone as a sculptural object, but can also be activated and initiated by one's presence. Many of the artists further explore the function of the work through video, photography and performance. The artists in Object/ive examine how our bodies are engineered, how they can be manipulated and how we interact with objects in both functional and poetic ways. This selection features the work of Eve Bailey, Juan Betancurth, Katerina Bodrunova, Jacqueline Doyen, Sebastian Errazuriz, Leah Harper, Riley Hooker, Luiza Kurzyna, Bert Loeschner, J. Morrison, Yoko Ono, Satyendra Pakhalé, Panamerenko and Sam Taylor-Wood.