[Reading + Reception] Sahra Motalebi
Sat, Aug 06, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Please join us on Saturday, August 6 at 4pm for a reading by Sahra Motalebi, followed by a reception. Sahra’s work is on display as part of the current exhibition, Volumes, which also features work by Mark Allen, Zachary Cummings, Jaclyn Guido, Julia Haft-Candell, and Leonardo Madriz.

Sahra Motalebi (b. 1979, Birmingham, Alabama) is an artist, vocalist, and writer. Often formatted as performance-exhibition, her work includes opera, scenographic installation, vocal composition and recordings, painting, voice-sculpture, video, and text. Her projects have been exhibited and she has performed at The Kitchen, MoMA PS1, New Museum, SculptureCenter, Swiss Institute. Motalebi participated in the 79th Whitney Biennial in 2019 and was a Visual Arts Fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute 2020-2021. She has been the artist in residence at NYU’s 80WSE Gallery, Chinati Foundation, Villa Empain, Watermill Center, and Yaddo. She has collaborated with Sophia Al-Maria, Darren Bader, Sibyl Kempson, Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Reiner, Asad Raza, Will Rawls, and worked with the Yves Klein Archives. Motalebi graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts. Motalebi attended the Master of Architecture program at Columbia University’s GSAPP, later withdrawing to focus on the intersections of art, architecture, and performance. She currently lives in New York.


photo credit: Lyndsy Welgos