Graduate Alumni > 2020 - 2021 Mitchell Lecture Series

Nelly Agassi
June 17, 2021 (4 - 5:15pm, CST)

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The talk will include selected works from the last 20 years of my practice. I will discuss inspirations, concepts, production and materiality through insights from the “backstage” of my creative process and way of working. I will share milestones in my career and the development of the work.

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Chicago-based artist Nelly Agassi (b.1973, Israel) is a multi-disciplinary artist who works with performance, installation, video, textile, sound and works on paper. Her work explores the relationship between the human body and architecture, through investigating sites and their histories, traumas and hopes. She weaves personal and collective stories to a universal fabric of new history. 

She received her MFA from Chelsea College and her BFA from Central St. Martins, both in London. Her work has been shown internationally at institutions and galleries such as The Arts Club of Chicago, Aspect Ratio, Hyde Park Art Center, The Israel Museum, Poor Farm, Tate Modern, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, La Triennale di Milano, Zacheta Warsaw, Foksal Gallery Warsaw and upcoming show at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen. Agassi is a cofounder of the nonprofit organization Fieldwork Collaborative Projects and a 2019 Graham Foundation Fellow, Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw. She is represented by Dvir Gallery and Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw.