In conjunction with our current exhibition, Perfect Bodies by Bosco Sodi at Perfect Bodies Auto Collision (184-186 Conover Street, Brooklyn 11231), learn about the artist’s process firsthand as you create a communal artwork. This class will be taught in English and Spanish. Please note, masks will be required at all times.
Date: This one-time workshop meets on Saturday, October 17 from 10am-12pm at Perfect Bodies Auto Collision (184-186 Conover Street, Brooklyn 11231).
Audience: Open to all.
Materials: All materials will be provided.
Bosco Sodi (b. 1971, México City) invokes an emotive power from the essential simplicity of his materials and the vivid pigments he sources. Sodi has described his creative process as a “controlled chaos” that makes “something that is completely unrepeatable.” Focusing on material exploration, the creative gesture, and the spiritual connection between the artist and his work, Sodi seeks to transcend conceptual barriers. His works become memories and relics symbolic of the artist’s conversation with the raw material that brought them into creation.
Sodi has exhibited his work internationally and throughout the United States. His works are in significant public and private collections including: Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C; Harvard Art Museums, Boston; JUMEX Collection, México; Museum Voorlinden, Netherlands; Vitra Museum, Switzerland; Contemporary Art Foundation, Japan; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgium; The National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; and the De la Cruz Collection, Puerto Rico. Notable exhibitions include: Topographies, Mexican Cultural Institute, Washington D.C. (2019); Del Fuego, Museum of Visual Arts (MAVI), Santiago (2018); Por los siglos de los siglos, Museo Nacional de Arte, México City (2017); ELEMENTAL, Museo Anahuacalli, México City (2017); Museum of Stones, The Noguchi Museum, New York (2015); Croacia, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia; and Pangea, Bronx Museum, New York (2010). This fall, Sodi is the subject of Ergo Sum, an exhibition at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga in Spain.
Sodi is also the founder of Fundación Casa Wabi, an art center in Oaxaca, México dedicated to promoting the exchange of ideas between international artists of different disciplines. Designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando, the foundation also develops opportunities for art education with local communities.