Liene Bosquê is a Brazilian visual artist based in New York, working with sculpture, installation and social engaged work. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2011, and a BFA from the Sao Paulo Estate University, as well as a BA in Architecture and Urbanism from the Mackenzie University in Brazil. In 2013 she was a resident artist at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace, and received the Manhattan Community Arts Fund grant. Bosquê has exhibited her work in museums, non-profit and commercial galleries in Brazil, Portugal, Turkey, and United States. In 2015 she had solo shows at William Holman Gallery in New York and Point of Contact in Syracuse. Selected group exhibitions include: MoMA PS1 (2016), Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago (2013); New York Foundation for the Arts Gallery, Brooklyn (2013); the Elmhurst Art Museum in Elmhurst, Illinois (2012); Carpe Diem in Lisbon, Portugal (2010); Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil (2007). Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times and Hyperallergic, among other publications.
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I am interested in the relationship between place and people. My work deals with the exploration of sensorial experience within architectural, urban and personal spaces. By the process of creating traces, shadows, impressions, imprints, and reflections, I emphasize context, memory, and history. My multidisciplinary practice, including installations, objects and site-specifics, finds ways to fragment habitual spaces, transforming rigid, subtle architectures into more fragile and pliable materials. I am interested in materials that hold a memory and also already saturated with meaning. I investigate the passage of time, which changes place and how we look at place, through the presence and absence of who inhabit these places.