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

Solo / Two-person / Collaborative               

2018 Collapsed Coordinates (with Jacob Zimmerman) / Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College / Baltimore, MD (curated by Alex Ebstein)
2018 Sonic Boom (in collaboration with Jefferson Pinder) / By the People  / Washington, DC
2018 THE CROWN: Paradise Reclaimed / University of Maryland Art Gallery / College Park, MD
2018 yolk | shell | source | system (in collaboration with Clay Dunklin) / 355 Pod Space VisArts / Rockville, MD
2017 Vision Quest Lundi: Flush/Flood / Current Space / Baltimore, MD
2016 COLORADO (in collaboration with Laura Hughes) / Locust Projects / Miami, FL
2016 Liminal Value / Laboratory Gallery, University of Maryland / College Park, MD
2010 Vision Quest Lundi: Baltimore / Open Space / Baltimore, MD
2010 WAYSCAPES (in collaboration with Joshua Smith) / Tinges Commons / Baltimore, MD
2005 Hunting in Spring Whilst Thinking Other Things / Plainsboro Nature Preserve / Plainsboro, NJ
2003 Mine Habitat / Art’s Garage / Hopewell, NJ

Group

2018 Smash and Grab / Locust Projects / Miami, FL
2018 Juncture / Holtzman Gallery, Towson University / Towson, MD
2018 Sondheim Semi-finalist Exhibition / Decker and Meyerhoff Galleries / MICA / Baltimore, MD
2018 Back and Forth / Herman Maril Gallery / College Park, MD
2017 Spin-Cycle / SÍM Gallery / Reykjavík, Iceland
2017 PMF VIII / Baltimore Design School / Baltimore, MD
2017 Midpoint ‘17 / STAMP Gallery, University of Maryland / College Park, MD
2016 35th Anniversary Exhibition / Maryland Art Place / Baltimore, MD
2016 PMF VII / Baltimore Design School / Baltimore, MD
2016 Fall 2016 / Laboratory Gallery, University of Maryland / College Park, MD
2016 Drawing Board / STAMP Gallery, University of Maryland / College Park, MD
2016 Preparation As Practice / Laboratory Gallery, University of Maryland / College Park, MD
2015 1st YEAR GRAD SHOW / Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland / College Park, MD
2015 Eponymous / Rebecca Myers Collection / Baltimore, MD
2014 Middle of Everywhere / Burren College of Art / Ballyvaughan, Ireland
2010 Inside-out: Artist Self-Portraits / Gallery Ten / Washington, DC
2009 Sink/Float / AREA 405 / Baltimore, MD
2009 Senior Commencement Exhibition / Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art / Baltimore, MD
2009 Out of Order / Maryland Art Place / Baltimore, MD
2008 Imported / Burren College of Art / Ballyvaughan, Ireland
2007 5 For the Price of 6 / Load of Fun Galerie / Baltimore, MD

Bibliography

John Rogers, “Disposable Art: The Saltjökull Project Wraps Fish ‘ n’ Chips in Art Prints”, Reykjavik Grapevine, July 23, 2018

Miguel Resendiz, “East City Art Reviews: 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition at The University of Maryland Art Gallery”, East City Art, May 16, 2018

Mark Jenkins, “In the Galleries: ‘Interact + Integrate Requires Audience Participation”, The Washington Post, May 4, 2018

Bret McCabe, “Year in Review: The Beat’s Top 10 Art Shows of 2017”, Baltimore Beat, December 27, 2017

Michael Anthony Farley, “Three Shows: Beki Basch, Hein Koh and ‘Photo Flesh’”, Art F City, May 19, 2017

Acres Paper Issue #3, original artwork ‘Tea-Dyed Drawings’, Baltimore, MD 2015. 10-11.

Schematic Quarterly Issue #2, original writing ‘Blue, Green, Yellow’, Baltimore, MD 2010.