Brent Birnbaum

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Ice is back with my brand new invention, C-print, 16" x 32", performance documentation, 2010
Signing autographs as my alter-ego, Ice Ice Maybe - performance documentation, 2010
Purchasing an autograph entitled you to a photo with Ice Ice Maybe - performance documentation, 2010
Ice Ice Maybe Magazines, 40 vintage magazines with Vanilla Ice on the cover in wood and plexi case, 6' x 8' x 2", 2010
The girlies on standby - performance documentation, 2010
Brent
Birnbaum
Artist's Statement

I make work to reengage the viewer with popular culture from a critical and unexpected perspective. It is a weaving process of materials with current and past events to create complex visual allegories containing a critical dialogue as well as elements of the absurd.

Bio/Resume

Education:

2006 Master of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts - New York, New York
2001 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of North Texas - Denton, Texas

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2010
Never Can Say Goodbye, No Longer Empty - New York, NY

2009
Low Blow, Stux Gallery - New York, NY

2008
In Your Face, BUIA Gallery - New York, NY
Behold The Antagonist Movement, Dead Cat Gallery - Providence, RI

Selected Bibliography:

Robinson, Walter - artnet, 1/22/10
Jackson, Candace - The Wall Street Journal, 1/15/10
Ashman, Angela - The Village Voice, 1/13/10
Genocchio, Benjamin - The New York Times, 2/19/06
Cotter, Holland - The New York Times, 2/3/06

Awards:

Smack Mellon Hot Picks, 2009, Brooklyn, NY
Chashama Residency, 2007, New York, NY
Eric C. Shiner Award, ISE Cultural Foundation, 2006, New York, NY

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