Painters & Sculptors Program 2018 Felipe Baeza

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Felipe Baeza

Brooklyn, NY

Born in Guanajuato, Mexico, Felipe Baeza incorporates painting and printmaking to examine how memory, migration, and displacement work to create a state of hybridity and fugitivity. Baeza’s art practice aims to imagine structures and possibilities for the self-emancipation of the fugitive body that lives in and is persistently subjected to hostile conditions. Recent exhibitions include FELIPE BAEZA, Maureen Paley, United Kingdom; 4 Artists, Fredericks & Freiser, New York; Demolition WoManhood, Skibum MacArthur, Los Angeles; and No Longer Yours, The Mistake Room/Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City. Baeza’s residencies include the Lower East Side Printshop, Anderson Ranch, and a forthcoming year-long residency at NXTHVN. He is the 2017 recipient of the The Robert Schoelkopf Memorial Traveling Fellowship and The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation Fellowship. Baeza received a BFA from The Cooper Union and an MFA from the Yale School of Art. He currently lives and works between New Haven, CT, and New York, NY.

“My work utilizes art as a tool to create political spaces. I reconstruct new imaginaries of neither here nor there, allowing the fugitive body to make use of imagination for liberation, to transcend circumstances.”

  • I spent so long trying to know english to find that english doesn’t care, 2017, graphite, ink, egg tempera and collage on paper, 14 x 11 inches

  • Ahuehuete, 2018, ink, collage, glitter and egg tempera on paper, 59 1/4 x 44 inches

  • my vision is small fixed to what can be heard between the ears the spot between the eyes a well-spring opening to el mundo grande, 2018, ink, collage, glitter and egg tempera on paper, 87 1/2 x 90 inches

  • Untitled (los otros), 2017, graphite, flashe, egg tempera and  on paper, 15 x 12 inches

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.