b. 1978, Bridgeport, CT, U.S.; lives and works New York, U.S.
Darren Bader employs a variety of media and materials to create works interdisciplinary in technique and execution. This includes AR, found objects, poetry, video, cast sculpture and assemblage. The works often incorporate humour, rhetoric, musings, permutations and chance, finding expression in recurring and seemingly desultory strands of his practice, finding commonality in their exploration of the interconnectedness of seemingly disparate media. A signature of Bader’s work might be the complex (re-)arrangement, surprise juxtaposition or absurd association that his the objects/media he chooses are able to bring to the fore in poignant ways.
Darren Bader's recent exhibitions include Darren Bader and Li Ming, Mind the Gap, BY ART MATTERS, Hangzhou (2023); Wonths every few Monce, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2022); Group Show, Dries Van Noten off-site: The Little House, Los Angeles (2021); Mends of Scott Friendes, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2021); Bootlicker Suite, part of the Museum for Preventive Imagination’s SUPPLEMENT section, MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome (2021); Fruits, Vegetables; Fruit and Vegetable Salad, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2020); Unreal City, Acute Art and Dazed Media, London (2020); Mirage: Contemporary Art in Augmented Reality, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2020); May You Live in Interesting Times, 58th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice (2019); more or less, Sadie Coles HQ, London (2018); (@mined_oud), The Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Donnaregina – MADRE, Naples (2017); Meaning and Difference, The Power Station, Dallas (2017); such are promises, Sadie Coles HQ, London ; The World as Will and Representation, Kölnischer Kunstverein (2015); Reading Writing Arithmetic, Radio Athènes, Athens, (2015); Images, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY (2012).
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