Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum

December 13, 2013–April 6, 2014

Sarah Sze, Untitled (installation view from exhibition Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum), 2013. Mixed media. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo credit: Tom Powel Imaging.

The Fabric Workshop and Museum (FWM) presents new work by Artist-in-Residence Sarah Sze in her first solo exhibition in the Philadelphia area.

“…Sze creates exuberant installations that provide the viewer with a sense of wonder, visual pleasure, and a novel way to look at familiar space.”
MacArthur Foundation (“Meet the 2003 MacArthur Fellows,” October 5, 2003)

Sarah Sze’s immense and intricate site-specific works are akin to drawings in space, manipulating architectural space to profoundly affect the way it is viewed. Sze represented the United States in the 2013 Venice Biennale. At FWM, the works virally traverse the exhibition spaces, which create a narrative that unfolds as viewers navigate the galleries and experience Sarah Sze’s reflection on time, exploration of movement, and investigation of material. This show will culminate with a publication.


The Fabric Workshop and Museum
First, Second, and Eighth Floors

Opening Reception

Friday, December 13, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Members-Only Exhibition Tour with the Artist at 4:30 p.m.
Artist Lecture at 5:30 p.m.

Artists in This Exhibition

About the Artist

Born in 1969, Boston, MA. Lives and works in New York
Sarah Sze received her BA from Yale University in 1991 and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, in 1997. Solo presentations of her works have been staged at White Columns, New York (1997); the Institute of Contemporary Art, London (1998); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1999); the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2001); the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2002); the Whitney Museum of American Art (2003); and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle, UK (2009). In 2013, she represented the United States in the 55th International Venice Biennale with her exhibition, Sarah Sze: Triple Point. Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at MoMA PS1 (1998); Manifesta 2 (1998); the 1999 Carnegie International; the 48th International Venice Biennale (1999); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2005); The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (2005); the 5th Liverpool Biennial (2008); the 10th Biennale de Lyon (2009); and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010). Her numerous accolades include the 1997 Rema Hort Mann Foundation Award; the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award in 1999; a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 2003; 2005 Radcliffe Institute Fellowship; the 2012 American Federation of the Arts Cultural Leadership Award; and a 2012 AICA Award for Best Public Project in a Public Space for her installation Sarah Sze, Still Life with Landscape at (Model for a Habitat) at The High Line in New York. Her art is held in the permanent collections of major museums around the world, and she is represented by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York and Victoria Miro Gallery in London.