16″ x 20″ silver gelatin print,
Z Behl is a multidisciplinary artist who constructs immersive installations through sculpture and film. Behl pursues fantasy and invention through an exploration of female aggression, her fetishization of tools belies her intimate urge to invent. The physical burden of constructing impossibilities is an anchor of her practice.
Her execution of physical objects is itself performative, the character: creator, as important as the creation. Through allegory, Behl’s work examines artist’s role in contemporary context. She’s exhibited at Paramount Ranch, Kai Matsumiya, and CAC New Orleans. Grants and awards include: Venice Biennale Cinema-College, Adrienne Shelley Foundation, and NYFA Emergency Grant. She was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 Faces of Independent Film.
Radio 28 in partnership with Pioneer Works consists of a month of living space, a studio/project room, and a community of artists in Mexico City or San Rafael. In February 2020, Radio28 will launch an exhibition and event during ZONAMACO and the other fairs, which will include Z Behl. Radio28 will host Z a month before the fair to prepare.
Radio28 is an artist-run multidisciplinary cultural exchange program, that opened its doors in 2019, founded as a lab for creativity, and a hub for collaboration and the exchange of ideas. Their mission is to build bridges between different cultural projects. Their vision is to create a community that facilitates interactions between artists from diverse disciplines, through spontaneous encounters developing into collaborations.
They provide their community of artists a space for experimental projects, and the opportunity to participate in exchange-residency programs around the world, and in unique courses and events.