BRENDAN FERNANDES | Kinbaku Leg

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Monique Meloche Gallery
BRENDAN FERNANDES
Kinbaku Leg, 2019
Cast bronze, leather, walnut and steel
74 x 28 x 18 in.

$21,000

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Brendan Fernandes (b. 1979, Nairobi, Kenya, lives and works in Chicago) is a Canadian artist of Kenyan and Indian descent. He completed the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art (2007) and earned his MFA from the University of Western Ontario (2005) and his BFA from York University in Canada (2002). Fernandes has exhibited widely domestically and abroad, including exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal; The National Gallery of Canada, Ontario; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA: The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; Bergen Kunsthall, Norway; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; The Sculpture Center, New York; The Quebec City Biennial; and the Third Guangzhou Triennial in China. Fernandes has been awarded many highly regarded residencies around the world, including The Canada Council for the Arts International Residency in Trinidad and Tobago (2006), The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Work Space (2008), Swing Space (2009) and Process Space (2014) programs, and invitations to the Gyeonggi Creation Centre at the Gyeonggi Museum of Art, Korea (2009) and ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (2011). He was a finalist for the Sobey Art Award, Canada's pre-eminent award for contemporary art in 2010, and was on the long-list for the award in 2013 and 2015. In 2014, he was a recipient of a Robert Rauschenberg Residency and Fellowship. Recent exhibitions include Lost Bodies, which originated at Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Ontario (2016), traveled to the Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto (2017) and culminated in a catalogue. His recent monograph Still Move, was published by Black Dog Press, London, fall 2016. Fernandes’ first solo exhibition at Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago, Free Fall, Chicago took place in January 2017; an expanded version of the performance, Free Fall 49, took place at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles in summer 2017. Recent solo projects include the Graham Foundation, Chicago (2018); The High Line, New York (2018) and DePaul University Art Museum (2018). He is currently Artist in Residence and Faculty at Northwestern University in the Department of Art Theory and Practice, and is represented by Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago.

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