HBI Artist-in-Residence | Milcah Bassel
Residency: March 16 - April 10
Artist’s Talk: Monday, March 30, 1:30-3:00 pm
Milcah Bassel | Father Tongue
Exhibition: April 13 - July 16
Opening Reception: Monday, April 13, 5-8 pm
Live Performance: Sunday, April 26, 2:00 pm
As the HBI Artist-in-Residence, Milcah Bassel will work on site to create large-scale wall drawings based on 5 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Multiplying and playing with the space between these letters will provide the basis for a multidisciplinary installation that explores space through the altering of language. Bassel’s installation will address the patriarchal roots of this ancient square alphabet through a personal, feminist, and abstract lens.
Milcah Bassel (b. Boston MA, raised in Israel) holds a Post-Baccalaureate in Studio Art from Brandeis University (2011) and an MFA in Visual Art from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (2013) where she is currently a part-time lecturer. She lives and works in Jersey City, NJ and Tel Aviv, Israel. She has exhibited at the William Patterson University Art Gallery, NJ; Newark Museum 2014 Arts Annual, NJ; EAB fair, NY; Soho20 Chelsea, NY; Whitebox, NY; Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, and Roxaboxen Exhibitions, Chicago, among others. She exhibited at the Kniznick Gallery in 2011 as part of the Floors & Ceilings exhibition for her site-specific installation that challenged ideas of bodies in space. The Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is excited to host Milcah Bassel for her residency and present her work in the forthcoming exhibition, Father Tongue.