Milcah Bassel is a multidisciplinary artist based in Jersey City and Tel Aviv. Her work activates body-space relations through installation, performance, drawing, and other media to explore notions of emptiness, imagination and transformation. She holds a Post-Baccalaureate in Studio Art from Brandeis University (2011) and an MFA in Visual Art from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (2013) where she is currently a part-time lecturer. Exhibitions and Performances include the Fourth AIM Biennial at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2014 Arts Annual at the Newark Museum, Zimmerli Art Museum, Soho20 Gallery, William Paterson University, Hanina Gallery in Tel Aviv, and a solo show at Kniznick Gallery at Brandeis University. Art fairs include PULSE, EAB, UNTITLED and SELECT (2014-2015). Bassel is the recipient of a Brodsky Center NEA funded residency, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute artist-in-residence, Space & Time residency at Guttenberg Arts, and is a 2017 fellow of the Bronx Museum AIM Program.

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Through my work, I explore the phenomenology of body-space relations, questioning where experience and imagery converge and cross over. The work glides between dimensions, disciplines, and media seeking always to expand the spatial imagination. Themes emerge at the intersections of the body and architecture, graphics, and the systemic, with an underlying itch to reveal the emptiness and contingency that pervade everything.