RESIDENCY: 3 JULY - 15 AUGUST 2019
EXHIBITION: 15 AUGUST - 15 OCTOBER 2019
During his residency at Castello di San Basilio, Oren Pinhassi produced a new body of work which was installed amongst the Berlingieri collection. Collapsing traditional categories and notions of architecture, nature and the body, Pinhassi’s sculptures and installations invoke public and private spaces more commonly associated with the social relations of the corporeal. The materiality of his work centres on a pigmented plaster and sand composite, which he uses methodically to painstakingly build up his objects. Whilst these objects exude a familiar sense of place, recalling modernism in their uniformity and concrete appearance, Pinhassi’s environments propose an altogether more fluid space - one in which rigid delineations no longer exist.
Oren Pinhassi (b. 1985, Tel Aviv, Israel) lives and works in New York City. He graduated from the Yale School of Art in 2014. Recent shows include Should We Stay or Should We Go, RIBOT, Milan, Italy (2022); SSSSSSSSSCULPTURESQUE, Kiang Malingue, Hong Kong, China (2022); Thirst Trap, Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, USA (2021); Lone and Level, Helena Anrather, New York, USA (2021); Second Nature, Edel Assanti, London, UK (2018); This is Not a Prop, David Zwirner, New York, USA (2018) and Springs, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel (2017). Completed residencies include Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy (2019); Outset Contemporary Art Fund’s Bialik Residency (2017) and the Shandanken Project at Storm King Sculpture Park, New York, USA (2016). Pinhassi has been awarded numerous prizes including Pollock-Krasner grant (2019); Fannie B. Pardee Prize, Yale School of Art (2014); The Art Slant Prize (2014); Shlomo Witkin Prize (2011) and the Excellence Program Scholarship, Israeli Ministry of Education (2011).