Born in Los Angeles, 1970. Lives and works in New York, USA.
Biggers’ practice encompasses a range of mediums including film, installation, video, drawing, sculpture and performance. Through this variety the artist challenges our given relationships to history with its established symbols and beliefs, combining Afro-American traditions and aesthetics with Japanese symbolism, Central European references with contemporary urban experiences and Italian technique with the rhythms of hip-hop music. Sanford Biggers’ works have appeared in venues worldwide including Tate Britain and Tate Modern in London, the Whitney Museum and Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, as well as at art institutions in China, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Poland and Russia. The artist has been invited to notable exhibitions such as: “Prospect I”, New Orleans Biennale, “Illuminations” at the Tate Modern, “Performa 07” in NY, the Whitney Biennale, and Freestyle at the Studio Museum in Harlem. His works are held in esteemed collections in many famous museums, such as the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum and Bronx Museum.
Photo by Alexander Stein. Image courtesy of the artist and Massimo De Carlo, Milan/London/Hong Kong