MacLean Center Ballroom - 112 S. Michigan Ave.
Shahryar Nashat makes sculptures, videos, and installations. His artistic language produces an often contrarian space, where sensuality is both performed and interrupted, displayed and redacted, asking: what are the socio-cultural trappings that make a body desirable, heroic, pornographic, or vulnerable? Thus probing modes of access, regulation, conditioning between an eye and the body it comprehends.
Nashat’s work has been included in the Venice Biennale (2005, 2011), the 8th Berlin Biennale (2014), the 20th Sydney Biennale (2016) and the Hammer Biennial (2016). His solo shows include Swiss Institute, New York (2019), Kunsthalle Basel (2018), Portikus, Frankfurt (2016), Schinkel Pavillon (2016), Carpenter Center, Cambridge, MA (2015), Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2015) and 356 S Mission Rd., Los Angeles, CA (2015). Group exhibitions include: Rubell Family Collection, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; ICA Philadelphia; Kunsthaus Zurich; Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel; Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. He is represented by Rodeo Gallery, London and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.