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Tavares Strachan

Tavares Strachan was born in 1979 in Nassau, Bahamas. He received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied glass, and an MFA in sculpture from Yale University. Recurring themes in Strachan’s work include invisibility, displacement (both physical and metaphorical), and the capacity of both persons and matter to withstand inhospitable environments. Strachan’s work emphasizes the migratory, cross-cultural nature of contemporary artistic production, and unsettles canonized histories and geographies. Most recently, Strachan created his largest work yet “You belong here” neon sculpture for Prospect.3 New Orleans, which moves through the Mississippi on a 140-foot barge. Strachan also received LACMA’s Art & Technology Lab grant that will work in partnership with Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Space X. He was featured at the 12th Lyon Biennale with a series of work titled “The Immeasurable Daydream.” In the summer of 2013, he represented The Bahamas in the nation’s inaugural pavilion at the 55th International Venice Biennale. Strachan lives and works in New York City. Image: Tavares walking with a flag through the Arctic, 2013.

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“You Belong Here”: Tavares Strachan

Image: Tavares Strachan, You Belong Here. Blocked out neon. Prospect New Orleans, October 25, 2014-January 25, 2015. “You Belong Here”: Tavares Strachan in conversation with María del Carmen Carrión Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6:30–8pm ICI Curatorial Hub 401 Broadway, Suite 1620 FREE and open to the public During the recent biennial Prospect 3. Notes for […]

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