About the artist:
"Born in Corsica in 1976, Agathe Snow moved to New York at age eleven. Brought up amid the Lower East Side’s underground art scene, Snow developed an eclectic practice, which includes and often combines live events, text, sculpture, installation, and painting. Across this range of mediums, Snow has maintained a pointed interest in community, whether local, national, or global. She regularly engages its flaws and imagines its ultimate disintegration, but above all, she focuses on its promise and power.
Carnivalesque catered meals and marathon dance performances were central to Snow’s early happenings. Works such as Feed the Troops (2003–06) and Stamina: Gloria et Patria (2008) created spaces for uninhibited social exchange while also critiquing U.S. military campaigns and life in post-9/11 New York. In the late aughts, Snow began working in sculpture and installation. Using primarily hand-sewn fabrics, street detritus, and consumer products, Snow’s sculptures combine whimsy and decay, often at an immersive, environmental size. As in her earlier output, audience participation is paramount. Physical interaction, elaborate narrative, and invitations for intellectual engagement are integral to works such as No Need to Worry, the Apocalypse has Already Happened...when it couldn’t get any worse, it just got a little better (2007) and Master Bait Me (2008) as well as All Access World (2010), a body of work commissioned by the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin. All in all, by exploring social interactions and the political ideologies that unite and divide us in an interactive format, Snow’s creations allow for a collective emotional reckoning around what it takes to be a community.
Snow’s work has been featured in solo presentations at Saatchi Gallery, London (2008, 2009); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2009); the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2009); Deutsche Guggenheim (2011); and Bleecker Street Arts Club, New York (2013), and in group shows at De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam (2004); Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich (2006); and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas (2009). She has also performed at Performa Biennial, New York (2007); the SculptureCenter, New York (2007); the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Whitney Biennial (2008); and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2009). Snow lives and works in Mattituck, New York." Courtesy of guggenheim.org