Sarah Sze builds her installations and intricate sculptures from the minutiae of everyday life, imbuing mundane materials, marks, and processes with surprising significance. Combining domestic detritus and office supplies into fantastical miniatures, she builds her works, fractal-like, on an architectural scale. Often incorporating electric lights and fans, water systems, and houseplants, Sze’s installations balance whimsy with ecological themes of interconnectivity and sustainability. Whether adapting to a venue or altering the urban fabric, Sze’s patchwork compositions seem to mirror the improvisational quality of cities, labor, and everyday life.

The artist represented the USA at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013.

Sarah Sze
Sarah Sze
Boston, 1969
USA

Current Exhibitions

Sarah Sze at Crypta Balbi

Museo Nazionale Romano

22 Nov — 27 Jan
Gagosian and Museo Nazionale Romano announce that Sarah Sze‘s sculpture “Split Stone (7:34)” (2018) by will be exhibited in the historic Crypta Balbi,...

Past Exhibitions

Glasstress 2017

Palazzo Franchetti 11/05/2017 — 26/11/2017

Protest

Victoria Miro
23/09/2016 — 05/11/2016

No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the RFC

The Rubell Family Collection
02/12/2015 — 28/05/2016

Sarah Sze at Victoria Mirò

30/01/2015 — 14/03/2015

Solo Shows

2015

Sarah Sze, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

2014

Sarah Sze, Victoria Miro, London

2013

Sarah Sze, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia
Sarah Sze: Triple Point, American Pavilion, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice

2012

Sarah Sze, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Sarah Sze, Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Nantes, permanent installation, Estuaire, Nantes, France
Solo presentation at the ADAA Art Show, Park Avenue Armory, New York
Sarah Sze, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Mudam Museum, Luxembourg

2011

Infinite Line: Sculpture, Drawings and Prints of Sarah Sze, Asia Society, New York
Still Life with Landscape (Model for a Habitat), The High Line, New York
Sarah Sze, Musée d’Art moderne et d’Art contemporain, Nice, France

2010

Sarah Sze, Tanya Bonkdar Gallery, New York

Group Shows

2015

1st Asia Biennial / 5th Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
All the World’s futures: The Last Garden (Landscape of Events Suspended Indefinitely), 56th International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2014

DRAW: Mapping Madness, Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing
The Bigger Picture: Work from the 1990s, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Vivid Memories, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris

2013

The Distaff Side, The Granary, Sharon, USA
Poetique d’objects / Object Poetics, Lieu d’Art et Action Contemporaine (LAAC), Dunkerque, France

2012

Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913-2013, High Museum of Art, Atlanta
Decade: Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque, Art Gallery of Alberta, Canada
You, Your Shadow and the Sun, Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, School of the Arts,
Richmond, USA

2010

Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum Rotunda, Guggenheim Museum, New York
Transformative, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Multiple Pleasures: Functional Objects in Contemporary Art, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Boston Country of birth: USA Date of birth: 1969 Lives in: New York