On the event of the 2020 Future Fair, artist Gabriela Vainsencher and curator Nicole Kaack discussed the process and ideas behind Vainsencher’s multi-disciplinary practice. Centering their dialogue in an array of work incorporating photography, drawing, and sculpture, Vainsencher and Kaack discuss concepts as varied as material history, index, and time.
Gabriela Vainsencher was born in Buenos Aires, raised in Tel Aviv, and currently lives in Brooklyn. She received her MFA from Hunter College in 2016. Past solo and two-person exhibitions include CRUSH Curatorial gallery, NY, NY, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Hanina Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel; Musée d’Art Moderne André Malraux, Le Havre, France; Parker’s Box Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; NurtureArt, NY; and La Chambre Blanche, Québec City, Canada. Her work has been included in group exhibitions including Bergamo Modern and Contemporary Art, Italy; Kunstforening, Tromsø, Norway; Pierogi gallery, Brooklyn, NY, The Freies Museum, Berlin and The National Gallery of Saskatchewan, Canada. Residencies include Yaddo, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, Byrdcliffe Artist Residency, Woodstock (USA), Triangle Arts Association (France), and La Chambre Blanche (Canada).
Nicole Kaack is an independent curator and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. Kaack’s writing has been published by Whitehot Magazine, artcritical, Art Viewer, SFAQ / NYAQ / AQ, Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail, and Sound American. She has also contributed texts to I will set a stage for you (HOLOHOLO, 2019), Recto / Verso (Hauser & Wirth, 2018), and has edited collections including Twelve Month CRUSH (HESSE FLATOW, 2020). Kaack has organized exhibitions and programs at Small Editions, the Re: Art Show, CRUSH CURATORIAL, NURTUREart, Assembly Room, The Kitchen, Hunter College, and HESSE FLATOW. Kaack’s projects include of missing out, prompt:, and Not Nothing. She is Associate Director at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn.