Born 1978 in Bridgeport, CT
Lives and Works in New York, NY
For the 2014 Biennial, Darren Bader has installed two donation boxes on the Museum’s ground floor. One reads, “all donations will go to something.” The other reads, “all donations will go to nothing.” Visitors are encouraged to donate accordingly.
His Biennial contribution also includes a video entitled "Things I'm (Probably) Not Going to Get Done for the Biennial."
A third work will be presented before the Biennial’s close.
Bader’s mercurial practice takes a wide variety of forms, from surreal sculptures, to durational performances, to book–length writing projects. Running through his work are questions, often of a philosophical nature, about art and contemporary life.
Darren Bader’s work is on view in the Museum’s Robert J. Hurst Family Gallery (Lower Gallery).
Things I'm (Probably) Not Going to Get Done For the Biennial
Part of Darren Bader’s contribution to the 2014 Whitney Biennial and re-edited a few years later, this video reviews "ideas he wasn’t quite able to contribute to the Biennial."
Works by Darren Bader
Darren Bader, Actually I don’t digress any more …or I mean I don’t call my digressions ‘digressions’ any more. I call them Sympathetic –Richard Horowitz, Courtesy the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, Photograph by Sebastiano Pellion di Persano
Darren Bader, Fruits, vegetables; fruit and vegetable salad (detail), from Darren Bader: Images at MoMA PS1, 2012. Courtesy the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery. Photograph by Matthew Septimus
Darren Bader, installation view of More Buildings About Songs and Food, Sadie Coles HQ, London, 2012. Courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London
Darren Bader, Energy study, courtesy the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London
Darren Bader, dovecote and/with font library, Courtesy the artist; Blum and Poe, Los Angeles; and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Darren Bader, Holding in Kristin Scott Thomas’s pee for her, Courtesy the artist and Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, Photograph by Katherine Cohn, Calder Foundation