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Zachary Fabri joins as Artist-in-Residence in new programme with New York Foundation for the Arts

© Zachary Fabri
Written by
Sarah McLean
Published date
04 February 2016

For the first time, Chelsea is working in partnership with New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) on a unique Artist-in-Residence programme, and this month welcomes artist Zachary Fabri to the college and Wimbledon College of Arts.

This residency programme gives New-York based artists an exciting opportunity to work in central London alongside the colleges’ staff and students.

Zachary will spend four weeks at Chelsea and Wimbledon from 5 February to 5 March, during which time he will deliver a lecture and a series of workshops and lectures for Fine Art students as well as undertake his own research and practice.

© Zachary Fabri

© Zachary Fabri

Zachary was selected as artist-in-residence from a shortlist provided by NYFA. The academic selection panel were impressed with the interdisciplinary nature of Zachary’s work which they felt chimed with the college’s interests and will resonate with the students currently studying Fine Art.

© Zachary Fabri

© Zachary Fabri

Zachary’s work mainly focuses on video and performance but also incorporates various media including photography, sculpture, drawing and installation.  Often site-specific, he explores the idiosyncrasies of daily life in ways that create a space for discourse around social and political systems of oppression. He makes use of humorous manipulation as a strategy to push societal buttons and challenge common stereotypes of race and class.

His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally at Sequences Real-time Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland; Nordic Biennale: Momentum, Moss, Norway; Gallery Open, Berlin; and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, New York. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Read more about Zachary’s work on the Radical Presence website.

Read more about NYFA on their website.

Find out more about studying Fine Art at Chelsea on our course pages.