BEKÍ BASCH (b. 1987 New Jersey) creates work which exposes the deeply human value of interconnectivity. Through the appropriation of historical and contemporary culture, she connects esoteric with ordinary, sacred with profane— to illuminate the constellations that underlie, motivate, and seem to determine value within personal and universal narratives. Her work mines the history of consciousness and materiality to link disparate timelines through contextual installation, distant actions, object-making and collaboration.

She lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

CONTACT

bekibasch@gmail.com 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

2018/ MFA UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
2009/ BFA MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART

EXHIBITIONS

2018 (upcoming) / SONDHEIM SEMIFINALIST EXHIBITION / DECKER AND MEYERHOFF GAlLERIES / BALTIMORE, MD
2018/ JUNCTURE / HOLTZMAN GALLERY / TOWSON, MD
2018/ SONIC BOOM (collaboration with Jefferson Pinder) / WASHINGTON D.C.
2018 / THE CROWN: PARADISE RECLAIMED/ UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ART GALLERY/ COLLEGE PARK, MD
2018/ yolk | shell | source | system/ 355 POD SPACE/ ROCKVILLE, MD
2017/ SPIN CYCLE/ SÍM GALLERY/ REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND
2017/ VISION QUEST LUNDI: FLUSH/FLOOD/ CURRENT SPACE / BALTIMORE, MD
2017/ MIDPOINT '17/ STAMP GALLERY/ UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND/ COLLEGE PARK, MD
2016/ 35TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION/ MARYLAND ART PLACE/ BALTIMORE, MD
2016/ FALL 2016/ LABORATORY GALLERY/ COLLEGE PARK, MD
2016/ COLORADO/ LOCUST PROJECTS, MIAMI, FL
2016/ DRAWING BOARD/ STAMP GALLERY/ COLLEGE PARK, MD
2016/ LIMINAL VALUE / LABORATORY GALLERY/ COLLEGE PARK, MD
2016/ PREPARATION AS PRACTICE/ LABORATORY GALLERY/ COLLEGE PARK, MD
2015/ 1ST YEAR GRAD SHOW/ HERMAN MARIL GALLERY/ COLLEGE PARK, MD
2015/ EPONYMOUS/ REBECCA MYERS COLLECTION/ BALTIMORE, MD
2014/ MIDDLE OF EVERYWHERE/ BURREN COLLEGE OF ART/ BALLYVAUGHAN, IRELAND
2010/ INSIDE OUT: ARTIST'S SELF PORTRAITS/ GALLERY 10/ WASHINGTON DC
2010/ WAYSCAPES/ TINGES COMMONS/ BALTIMORE, MD
2010/ VISION QUEST LUNDI: BALTIMORE/OPEN SPACE GALLERY/ BALTIMORE, MD
2009/ SINK-FLOAT/ AREA 405/ BALTIMORE, MD
2009/ SENIOR COMMENCEMENT EXHIBITION/ DECKER GALLERY/ BALTIMORE, MD
2009/ OUT OF ORDER/ MARYLAND ART PLACE/ BALTIMORE, MD
2009/ PARAMETERS/ MICA/ BALTIMORE, MD
2008/ IMPORTED/ BURREN COLLEGE OF ART/ BALLYVAUGHAN, IRELAND
2007/ 5 FOR THE PRICE OF 6/ LOAD OF FUN GALERIE/ BALTIMORE, MD
2007/ JOINT_WORK/MIDDENDORF GALLERY/ BALTIMORE, MD
2006/ FOUNDATION/ PINKARD GALLERY/ BALTIMORE,MD
2005/ HUNTING IN SPRING WHILST THINKING OTHER THINGS/ PLAINSBORO NATURE PRESERVE/ PLAINSBORO, NJ
2003/ MINE HABITAT/ ART'S GARAGE/ HOPEWELL, NJ

RESIDENCIES

2017/ SÍM RESIDENCY SELJAVEGUR/ REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND

AWARDS

2018/ JANET AND WALTER SONDHEIM AWARD SEMIFINALIST/ BALTIMORE, MD
2017/ DANIEL OHLKE AWARD/ UMD/  COLLEGE PARK, MD
2017/ GOLDHABER TRAVEL AWARD/ UMD/ COLLEGE PARK, MD
2017/ ARHU TRAVEL GRANT
2016/ JOHN DORSEY CURATORIAL PRIZE/ UMD/ COLLEGE PARK, MD
2016/ TRAWICK SEMIFINALIST/ BETHESDA URBAN PARTNERSHIP
2016/ ARHU GRANT/ UMD/ COLLEGE PARK, MD
2009/ OLIVER AWARD/ AREA 405/ BALTIMORE, MD

PUBLICATIONS / PRESS

2018/ EAST CITY ART/ EAST CITY ART REVIEWS: 2018 MFA THESIS EXHIBITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND ART GALLERY/ REVIEW BY MIGUEL RESENDIZ
2018/ WASHINGTON POST/ 'IN THE GALLERIES: 'INTERACT + INTEGRATE REQUIRES AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION' / REVIEW BY MARK JENKINS OF 'PARADISE RECLAIMED
2017/ BALTIMORE BEAT/ 'YEAR IN REVIEW: THE BEAT'S TOP 10 ART SHOWS OF 2017'/ REVIEW BY BRET MCCABE OF VISION QUEST LUNDI: FLUSH/FLOOD  
2017/ ART F CITY/ 'THREE SHOWS: BEKI BASCH, HEIN KOH AND "PHOTO FLESH"'/ REVIEW BY MICHAEL ANTHONY FARLEY OF VISION QUEST LUNDI: FLUSH/FLOOD
2015/ TEA-DYED DRAWINGS/ ACRES PAPER ISSUE #3
2010/ BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW/ SCHEMATIC QUARTERLY ISSUE #2