Chloë Bass is a multiform conceptual artist working in performance, situation, conversation, publication, and installation. Her work uses daily life as a site of deep research to address scales of intimacy: where patterns hold and break as group sizes expand. She began her work with a focus on the individual (The Bureau of Self-Recognition, 2011 – 2013), concluded a study of pairs (The Book of Everyday Instruction, 2015 – 2018), and will continue to scale up gradually until she’s working at the scale of the metropolis. She is currently working on Obligation To Others Holds Me in My Place (2018 – 2023), an investigation of intimacy at the scale of immediate families.
Chloë has held numerous fellowships and residencies: she currently a 2022 - 2023 studio resident at Silver Art Projects, a 2020 – 2023 Faculty Fellow for the Seminar in Public Engagement at the Center for Humanities (CUNY Graduate Center), and 2020 – 2023 Lucas Art Fellow at Montalvo Art Center. Previous recent honors include NYU’s Future Imagination Fellowship, an Art Matters grant, a residency at Denniston Hill, the Recess Analog Artist-in-Residence, and a BRIC Media Arts Fellowship. Her projects have appeared nationally and internationally, including recent exhibits at Art + Practice, Skirball Cultural Center, Henry Art Gallery, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven, BAK basis voor actuele kunst, the Knockdown Center, the Kitchen, and elsewhere. Reviews, mentions of, and interviews about her work have appeared in Artforum, The New York Times, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Temporary Art Review, and Artnews among others. Her monograph was published by The Operating System in December 2018; her chapbook, #sky #nofilter, was published by DoubleCross Press in 2020. Her short-form writing has been published on Hyperallergic, Arts.Black, and the Walker Reader. She is an Assistant Professor of Art at Queens College, CUNY, where she co-runs Social Practice CUNY with Gregory Sholette.
Photo: Naima Green
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