Ser Serpas’ multifaceted practice embraces transience and indeterminacy. Through sculpture, poetry, performance and painting—Serpas emphasises a productive precariousness, teasing meaning out of illegibility and creating sites to give thought to the momentary. Her installations demonstrate the simultaneously mesmerising and fleeting notion of value, finding a productivity in objects that had otherwise seemed exhausted. Whether assembled from discarded detritus found on the street or from fabric gifted to Serpas by her friends, her re- worked artworks and installations exist in and out of public – built from private moments and re- assembled for an audience of strangers.
Works from this artist
Ser Serpas was born in Los Angeles, USA in 1995. She now lives and works in Paris, France.
Ser Serpas graduated from Columbia University in New York (2020) and studied at HEAD in Geneva (2021).
Serpas’ work has been presented in numerous solo exhibitions, including: Monakhos, LC Queisser, Tbilisi (2022); HEAD BANGER BOOGIE, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (2022); Ser Serpas, Balice Hertling, Paris (2022); Ser Serpas and Elene Chantladze, Conceptual Fine Arts, Milan (2022); Guesthouse, LC Queisser, Tbilisi (2021); Two Take Red Series, Karma International, Zurich (2020); Models, Karma International, Zurich (2020); Against Attachment, Ludlow 38, New York (2019); what we need is another body, Truth and Consequences, Geneva (2019); Stars are Blind (with Sitara Abuzar Ghaznawi), LC Queisser, Tbilisi (2019); you were created to be so young (self-harm and exercise), LUMA Westbau, Zurich (2018); Bare Teeth (with Bri Williams), Queer Thoughts, New York (2018); Dumbo Open Studios (with Donna Huanca), Smack Mellon Gallery, New York (2016)
Her work has also been shown in selected group exhibitions, including: 24h (in collaboration with Super Super Markt), BRAUNSFELDER, Cologne (2022); HOUSE TAKEN OVER, Milieu, Bern (2022); From One Fetish to Another, Carlye Packer, Los Angeles (2022); Sketch for Summer, Karma International, Zurich (2022); A Mimetic Theory of Desire, David Lewis Gallery, New York (2022); The Puppet Show, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève (2022); Hamishi Farah, Ser Serpas, SoiL Thornton, Maxwell Graham / Essex Street, New York (2022); STILL TIME, Fitzpatrick Gallery, Paris (2021); Ouverture, Bourse de Commerce / Pinault Collection, Paris (2021); Notes on Entropy, Arcadia Missa, London (2020); Group show, Karma International, Zurich (2020); Made in LA, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2020); Untitled, Punta della Dogana, Venice (2020); We Shall Survive in the Memory of Others, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (2019); A Home is not a House, Fri Art, Kunsthalle Fribourg, Fribourg (2019); Kreislaufprobleme, Croy Nielsen, Vienna (2019); Dog Days, Clearing, New York (2019); Tissue, Company Gallery, New York (2019); SOMETHING IN MY HOUSE, Karma International / Gavin Brown’s Enterprise / VIVA Projects, Paris (2018); obsequies, AA|LA, Los Angeles (2018); Putting Out, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (2018); READYMADES BELONG TO EVERYONE, Swiss Institute, New York (2018)
Özgür Kar, Cécile Lempert, Michel Majerus, Louis Mason, Joanna Piotrowska, Ser Serpas, Grace Weaver, Angharad Williams
August 31 – November 5, 2022