residency: JulyOctober 2005

Sanford Biggers (USA)

Sanford Biggers

studied at Moorhouse College and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in New York. His work is mainly in the form of sculptural installation, with unusual and various sources - Eastern religions, process art from the 1970's, city street culture and new technology. He uses materials that have been thrown away or unnoticed - linoleum, sawdust, recyclable materials that are inspired by a Japanese aesthetic system, which adores beautiful things that are imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. Biggers tries to encourage the viewer to value everyday experiences, to realize things in life beyond their assigned function. Mixing the antique with the contemporary, local and global pictures, showing that all cultures and people are connected.

This residency and project were supported by Polish Cultural Institute in New York, National Culture Centre in Warsaw, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Headlands Centre for the Arts and Embassy of the United States in Warsaw.