Zachary Fabri was born in Miami, Florida in 1977. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in 2007 in Combined Media. His multidisciplinary practice mines the intersection of personal and political spaces, often responding to a specific environment or context. His work moves through photography, video, performance, and sculpture. Zachary’s work has been exhibited at Sequences Real-time Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland; Nordic Biennale: Momentum, Moss, Norway; Gallery Open, Berlin; The Jersey City Museum; El Museo del Barrio, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Awards include Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art and the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work. Recent exhibitions include his exhibition Forget me not, as my tether is clipped at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Performa 13, Art in General and Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond at the Brooklyn Museum. Currently his work is on display in the solo exhibition X Black Y at the New Media Artspace at Baruch College.
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My work creates discourse around themes such as race, class, and popular culture, which are explored and deconstructed. Often the idea dictates the form. I appropriate recognizable systems and tropes to provide a conceptual foundation for framing the work. Similarly, many images and actions are dislocated and re-contextualized for greater critical impact. Context becomes a crucial factor – whether it is a specific country or a physical space – the work is contingent upon this factor. Many themes arise from the neighborhood where I live, from which ideas are culled from everyday experiences and activities. The work occasionally results in semi-autobiographical themes, but also seek to create a broader conversation.