Ishmael Randall Weeks

Ishmael Randall Weeks born in Cusco, Perù in 1976.

My work encompasses site-specific installations, sculpture and video to works on paper.  In these works, issues of urbanization, transformation, regeneration, escape, collapse and nomadic existence have been predominant. While the work in the drawing studio serves as a means for a more intimate exploration of these issues, the foundation of my larger scale work lies in the alteration of found and recycled materials and environmental debris, often on site (including such source materials as books and printed matter, empty tins, old tires, bicycles, boat parts and building construction fragments) that are often altered to create sculptural objects and architectural spaces. These works take the visual form of functional objects while stripping them of their productivity to address notions of labor and utility, forcing an examination of our understanding of culturally specific forms while simultaneously exploiting and adapting their particular codes and associations.

Selected solo and group exhibitions: Federica Schiavo Gallery, Milan, Italy (upcoming September, 2017); Tribuna, Mali, Lima, Perù (2017); Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2016); Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2016); Casa Ronald, Monumental Callao, Perù (2016); C.C.U Tlatelolco, Tlatelolco, Mexico (2016); Bakehouse Art Company (BAC), Miami, FL, USA (2016); Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada (2016); Contemporary Art Museum, Lima, Perù (2016); UTEC – University of Technology and Engineering, Lima, Perù (2016); Revolver Gallery, Lima, Perù (2016); PARC, Lima, Perù (2015); Revolver Monumental, Callao, Perù (2015); Centro Cultural Britanico, Lima, Perù (2015);Peana Projects, New York, NY, USA (2015); Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY, USA (2015); Domingo, Lima, Perú (2015); Florida Atlantic University Art Gallery, Boca Raton, FL, USA (2015); Revolver Gallery, Lima, Perú (2014); Art Basel Miami Beach,Miami, FL, USA (2014); Arróniz Arte Contemporàneo, Mexico City, Mexico (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art, Lima, Perù (2014); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA (2014); Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, USA (2014); Drawing Center, New York , NY, USA (2013); Eleven Rivington Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2013); PARC, Lima, Perú (2013); Panorámica Museo Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico DF, Mexico (2013); Christinger De Mayo Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland (2013); CIFO art space, Miami, FL, USA (2013); Galeria Nuble, Santander, Spain (2013); Colección Contemporánea del Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima, Perù (2013); Museo Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia (2013); Invisible Exports Gallery, New York, NY, USA (2013); Galeria Herman Kruger Espantoso, ICPNA, Lima, Perù (2013); MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy (2012); Museo del Relave, Cerro de Pasco, Perú (2012); AMIL space, Lima, Perù (2012); Galeria Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain (2012); Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy (2010); Arróniz Arte Contemporàneo, Mexico City, Mexico (2010); La Ex-Culpable, Lima, Perù (2010); Revolver Galeria, Lima, Perù (2010).