Andrea Ray has a cross-disciplinary artistic practice. Focusing on the possibility of collapsing time through affective contact between history and people, Ray creates artworks that embody both literary and discursive approaches to the subjects of attachment and community, attempting to repair an alienated subjectivity through what she terms “expanded affinities”.
Ray earned a PhD in Fine Arts from the Malmö Art Academy in January of this year. Experimenting with the delimitations of time, subjectivity, and sociality, the doctoral project, Sounding Expanded Affinities, culls feminist critiques of marriage, questions the egalitarian potential of non-monogamies and proposes expanded affinities as having the social and political potential to contribute to a disruption and reorganization of patriarchal holdovers.
Ray’s work has been exhibited at Wesleyan University’s Zilkha Gallery, Mass MoCA, Sculpture Center, Apex Art, MoMA P.S.1 Clocktower Gallery, White Columns, and the Wanås Foundation.
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