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moniquemeloche representing Brendan Fernandes

moniquemeloche is pleased to announce official representation of Brendan Fernandes (Canadian, b. Kenya, 1979), following his much lauded first solo US gallery exhibition, Free Fall, in January 2017. Fernandes' multifaceted practice - comprising performance, printmaking, sculpture, installation, film and video - brings a new and vibrant voice to the gallery's dynamic roster of artists, and exemplifies the gallery's commitment to conceptually rigorous work that probes its subjects and challenges its audience. Fernandes is currently an artist in residence at 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA, presenting a series of daily performances through March 25; today's performance begins at 11 am PST at the downtown Santa Monica Metro stop. His work was recently on view in Gallery Weekend Chicago: EXPANDED at Mana Contemporary, Chicago; as well as at the gallery's pop-up exhibition in New York's Lower East Side for Armory Week 2017, during which Fernandes debuted a new performance piece, Clean Labor. His touring solo exhibition Lost Bodies, organized by the Agnes Etherton Arts Center, Queens University, Kingston, ON, was on view at the Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON through March 19. Upcoming projects include The Language of Objects, UB Art Galleries, Buffalo University, New York, (opens April 22); Lesson 0, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea (opens March 31); a residency at Recess Art, New York (summer 2017); a solo exhibition at Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ (2017); and That I am Reading Backwards and Into for Purpose, Whitney ISP Curatorial Show, The Kitchen, New York (2017). Fernandes is the subject of two recent publications: Lost Bodies (2016), the catalogue which accompanied his traveling museum exhibition, and Still Move, his first artist monograph; both publications will be launched at a forthcoming event in Chicago. Fernandes is artist in residence and faculty at Northwestern University. Evanston. IL in the Department of Art