Artist Suzanne Bocanegra discusses her collaboration with a mathematician and their process in making Color Chart.
Translation and collaboration form the heart of Bocanegra’s process. Her work includes a series of pieces that transform two-dimensional art historical source materials into three-dimensional installations. For her recent works, Bocanegra expands on her use of these sources, exploring their potential “not just as templates for another static work of art, but as a script, a musical score, or an instruction for how to move, or how to behave.”
Born in Houston, Texas, in 1957, Suzanne Bocanegra received her BFA from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1979, and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1984. Her work has appeared in exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Serpentine Gallery, the Hayward Gallery, London; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia; UCLA’s Hammer Museum; and elsewhere. Her performances have taken place at such venues as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the New Haven Festival of Art and Ideas, the River to River Festival and the Athelas Festival in Copenhagen. Bocanegra lives and works in New York.