Fondazione Furla and GAM - Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan, announce a multi-year partnership in the Furla Series cycle: Andrea Bowers solo exhibition will be the next event.
Fondazione Furla and GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna of Milan announce the beginning of a long-term partnership in which the two institutions will work together on the upcoming events in the Furla Series cycle—annual exhibition projects in which contemporary art interfaces with the museum’s spaces and collection. This partnership, which consolidates the path first undertaken in 2021 with the Nairy Baghramian exhibition, confirms the desire to promote a form of public-private collaboration based on institutional synergies and shared planning.
The next event in this renewed collaboration will be a solo exhibition by Andrea Bowers curated by Bruna Roccasalva. The exhibition—the first to be dedicated to the American artist by an Italian institution—will offer the chance to celebrate feminism and bodily autonomy, amplifying issues from the present and past.
Andrea Bowers is an American artist and activist whose research combines aesthetic practices and political engagement from a feminist perspective. Bowers employs a variety of media, from drawing to video to neon installations, bringing together socially relevant content with a formal approach connoted by its strong visual impact. Her work is a perfect example of how, through the aesthetic power of its language, art can convey socially relevant messages.
Furla Series 4. Andrea Bowers is part of the Furla Series, the project cycle that since 2017 has engaged Fondazione Furla in the creation of exhibitions in collaboration with major Italian art institutions, with an all-female program designed to valorize and showcase women’s fundamental contribution to contemporary culture.
Andrea Bowers was born in 1965, in Wilmington, Ohio. She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Bowers has had solo exhibitions at major international museums such as: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (2021); Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach (2020); Weserburg Museum of Modern Art, Bremen (2019); Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2017); Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati (2017); Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (2016); Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris (2014); Pomona and Pitzer College Museum of Art, Claremont, (2014); Wiener Secession, Wien, and The Power Plant, Toronto (2007).
Her work has been featured in recent group exhibitions at, among others: OGR Torino (2021); Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2021); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2020); Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (2020); Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2019); Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Amsterdam (2019); The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C. (2019); Kunstverein in Hamburg (2019); MAXXI, Rome (2018); Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2018); High Line, New York (2018); Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt (2018); Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, New York (2018); Getty Center, Los Angeles (2018); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2018); Triennale Milano, Milan (2017); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2017); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2017).
She has taken part in international biennials and art events, including: documenta 14, Fridericianum, Kassel (2017); Biennial of the Americas, Denver (2015); La Biennale de Montréal, (2014); Gwangju Biennale (2014); Whitney Biennial, New York (2004).
Her works are held in institutional collections as for example: Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Center, Washington D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach.
September 15- December 18, 2022
GAM - Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Milano
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Andrea Bowers at GAM - Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Milan