New York’s Marianne Boesky Gallery announced today that it now represents Sanford Biggers. The gallery will include work by Biggers in its booth at Art Basel Miami Beach later this year, and in 2017 he will have a solo show in Chelsea.
“Sanford’s work is powerful in its formal acuity and its ability to convey an intricacy and depth of meaning,” Boesky said in a statement. “Approaching his subjects with a distinct awareness of history and contemporary socio-political currents, he creates art that is intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally compelling. It moves us to connect, and engage with personal and societal truths.”
“It’s a pleasure to bring Sanford into our program, and I look forward to working with him on upcoming exhibitions of his tremendous work,” she added.
Biggers works in a variety of media, including performance, film, and installation, and also incorporates live music into his practice via his collective Moon Medicin.
Though he’s been based in New York since 1999, Biggers has never had gallery representation here, by his own design. “In the early years it was more about choice, and then I was busy enough that I wasn’t seeking representation,” he said in 2014, adding that he’d began to talk to galleries about the possibility of joining a roster. He has had solo shows at Eric Firestone Gallery in East Hampton, Monique Meloche Gallery in Chicago, and, last month, at Massimo de Carlo in London.