Sanford Biggers


Support for travel to the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival in Jakarta to work with local gamelan musicians toward the creation of a soundtrack for "Shuffle", the first installment of Biggers’s three-part video suite titled "The Carnival within: Shuffle, Shake, Shatter".


An LA native working in NYC, I create artworks that integrate film, video, installation, sculpture, drawing, original music, and performance. I intentionally complicate issues surrounding hip hop, Buddhism, politics, identity, and art history in order to offer new perspectives and associations for established symbols. Through a multi-disciplinary formal process and a syncretic creative approach I make works that are as aesthetically pleasing as they are conceptual.

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