Zahar Vaks

Premiere DateOct 9, 2018
00:00 Introduction
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00:36 Zahar Vaks
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01:50 Unawake Bear Grass
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04:51 Materials
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15:00 Performative Art Making
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18:10 Subject Matter
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26:36 Ortega y Gassett Projects
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35:36 Goodnight Europe Amber Arcades
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39:32 Outro
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39:53 Finish
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Zahar Vaks is a visual artist who was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and currently lives and works in Brooklyn New York. Zahar’s paintings are material narratives actualized by a multi-sensory approach to making.  He earned his BFA from Tyler School of Art, and his MFA from The Ohio State University.

He has shown in New York, Philadelphia, Columbus, Las Vegas, Houston, Vienna, and on the island of Svalbard in Norway. This summer Zahar was invited to participate in the Rauschenberg Residency.

He attended the Galveston Artist Residency from 2012-2013. Currently he is a member of the Ortega y Gasset Projects (OyG), an artist-run curatorial collective and exhibition space in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Some of his recent curations include Jesse Bransford The Mahavidyas and Fields of IceOn Knowing Unknowing : A Material Narrative and Thinking & Touching Time

All images courtesy of the artist

Photo by Mark Poucher

Photo by Mark Poucher

 

 

 

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