Assembly Room
191 Henry Street, New York, NY 10002
August 9-September 8,  2019

Assembly Room presents MAD, a group exhibition curated by Angela Conant and featuring works by Adama Delphine Fawundu, Vanessa Gully Santiago, Haley Hughes, Ana Mendieta, Kiki Smith, Yasmeen Sudairy and Rajaa Alhajj, and Angela Conant, with design objects by E for Effort.

Angela Conant is an artist, curator, and educator in Brooklyn, NY. Her work in sculpture, painting, and video abstracts bodily form and addresses the transformative effect that representation (in art, written language and journalism) has on cultural perception. She studies art made as a means of survival.

Marble sculptures act as matrices: she takes rubbings of her carvings, which yield bodies work on paper. Her own sculptures and paintings function as props and characters in her video work, which parodies science fiction, gender roles and news media.

Her practice encompasses curating as well as collaboration on artist-run projects.

Conant’s work has been exhibited at Electronic Arts Intermix (New York City), EFA Project Space (New York City), Planthouse (New York City), SPRING/BREAK art show (New York City); Glasshouse Projects (Brooklyn, NY), Interstate Projects (Brooklyn, NY); the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art (Wilmington, DE), Neter (Mexico City, MX), The Sunview Luncheonette (Brooklyn, NY), ICA Baltimore (Baltimore, MD), La Mama Gallery (New York City), SARDINE (Brooklyn, NY), Galerie René Blouin (Montreal, QC), Agency (Brooklyn, NY) and Assembly Room (New York City).

She has spoken at Boston University's School of Fine Art and at New York Foundation for the Arts, and was awarded a Critical Writing residency at Recess (New York City) in 2013, an Artist Residency at the Millay Colony (Austerlitz, NY) in 2014, and is a 2019 Home School Hudson participant. In 2007, she co-founded The Gowanus Studio Space, an artist-run collaborative in Brooklyn where she served as Artistic Director until 2014. She earned a BFA in Painting from Boston University in 2004 and an MFA in Art Practice from School of Visual Arts in 2013.




August 9 - September 8 2019, MAD
Assembly Room, New York, NY

April 27 - June 9 2019, Freehand
SARDINE, Brooklyn, NY


December 7 - 21 2018, Endless Biennial
EFA Project Space, New York, NY

November 29 2018 - January 12 2019, The Goods
Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY

August 23 - December 19, 2018 - Angela Conant and Langdon Graves
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

July 20, 2018 - Angela Conant
Planthouse Gallery Flatfiles

July 7 - August 5, 2018 - Kelly Lloyd: Up like a sun, down like a pancake.
ICA Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

July 14 - August 25, 2018  - MIDNIGHT
Paradice Palase, Brooklyn, NY


September 30 - October 1, 2017  - Glenlily Grounds
Glenlily, Newburgh, NY

September 22 - October 5, 2017 - Published by the Artist
International Print Center, New York, NY

September 7 - 28, 2017 - How to Draw the Human Figure
AGENCY, Brooklyn, NY

January 12 - 15 2017 - Nasty Women Exhibition
Knockdown Center, Queens, New York, NY


November 10 - December 10 2016 - Material Polyphony
Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

October 8 - November 19 2016 - Group Exhibition curated by Geneviève Cadieux and Kiki Smith
Galerie René Blouin, Montreal, Québec, Canada

September 24 - 25 2016 - Glenlily Grounds 2016
Glenlily, Newburgh, NY

April 16 - May 1 2016 - Make Do
Sardine, Brooklyn, NY

March 17 - April 10 2016 - Introductions
La MaMa Galleria, New York, NY


September 26 - 27 2015 - Glenlily Grounds
Glenlily, Newburgh, NY

September 9 - 20 2015 - Future Fossils
Dutton, New York, NY

May 29 - June 14 2015 - Angela Conant: Deuteranope (solo) 
ICA Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

March 31 2015 - Beg Borrow or Steal (Benefit 2015)
Recess, New York, NY

February 28 - March 14 2015 - Passages in Current Practice
SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY


December 12 2014 - Ready-to-hand (screening)
Sunview Luncheonette, Brooklyn, NY

September 7 2014 - LUNCH
Bushwick Cooperative, Brooklyn, NY

June 21 2014 - Maspeth’s World of Wheels
Knockdown Center, Queens, NY

March 20 2014 - Discrete Geometry
The Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY

March 5 2014 - Spring/Break Art Show
Old School, New York, NY

February 1 2014 - Pyramid Scheme
204 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY

January 18 2014 - Homesickness
Glasshouse, Brooklyn, NY


October 17 2013 - The Marienbad Sessions
Jessamyn Fiore, a reading
EFA Project Space, New York, NY

August 2 - 15 2013 - Another, fourfold
Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, NY

August 2013 - Ideas Gap (writing)
in response to work by Nancy Nowacek
Recess, New York, NY

July 25 2013 - Frequency Response (screening)
Electronic Arts Intermix, New York, NY

May 10 - 12 2013 - Merkx & Gwynne, King Arthur Green Room
NADA New York, NY

April 10 - 21 2013 - Collective Show
Neter, Mexico City, MEXICO

May 8 - 12 2013 - SPRING/BREAK Art Show
in conjunction with The Armory Show
Old School, New York, NY

Can’t Stop Rock Lobster, Merkx & Gwynne, Martos Gallery, New York, NY
MISSINGLINKS (screening), Electronic Arts Intemix, NY, NY
Art Practice in Situ, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
SPRING/BREAK Art Show in conjunction with The Armory Show, New York, NY

Sea Worthy Heterotopias, School Nite, The New Museum's Festival of Ideas for the New City, New York, NY
DEEP/SHALLOW, The Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY

HOT HARVEST, The Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Johee Kim, Rachel Ostrow and Maggie Wright
Collective Show, Participant Gallery, New York, NY, curated by The Metric System

Ephemera Swap, EFA Project Space, New York, NY, organized by Michelle Levy
Mare Liberum, City of Water Day, Brooklyn, NY

Fall Auction Exhibition, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
Opening Event, The Gowanus Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY

Summer Residency Open Studios, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Discord, Diversion and Dementia, Amity Art Foundation Print Portfolio Exchange, Boston, MA

2013 MFA - School of Visual Arts - Art Practice - New York, NY
2004 BFA - Boston University College of Fine Arts - Painting - Boston, MA
2003 Scuola Internazionale di Grafica - Venice, Italy

2014 Millay Colony Visual Artist Residency
2013 Recess Critical Writing Residency
2013 SVA Art Practice Award
2007 NYFA Conference Fall 2007 Panelist
2005 SVA Summer Residency in Painting and Mixed Media
2003 Boston University Dean’s Scholar Award for Artistic Merit
2000 Seacoast Artist’s Award

The Gowanus Studio Space, Inc. - Brooklyn, NY -
2007-2014 Co-Founder / Artistic Director

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