Project Description

A Composition of Intimate and Public Truths 

(demographic research, Sesame Street, comedy, the intense autobiography, clairvoyance, dreams, care-of-the-self, Nijinsky, internet, mimicry, and Madonna)

Trisha Baga, Nicole Miller, Matthew Rana

Curator: Michele Fiedler

November 19, 2016 – January 7, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 19, 6–10pm
Gallery Hours starting November 20: Fri–Sun, 12–5pm

Trisha Baga Madonna y el Niño, 2010 Single-channel video, discoball 25:14 minutes Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York

Disjecta announces the second exhibition of Disjecta’s sixth Curator-in-Residence season with Michele Fiedler.

This exhibition is part of the Season 6 Curator–in–Residence Program curated by Michele Fiedler.


Trisha Baga lives and works in New York generating mainly video and performance work through a multi-disciplinary practice that engages the formal languages and concerns of sculpture, painting, cinema, music, photography, comedy, and fiction, using common things to guide phenomenological compositions about the acts of looking and recognizing, and the gap in between. She is a recent nominee of the Nam June Paik award. Recent solo exhibitions include Greene Naftali, New York; Zabludowicz Collection, London; Gio Marconi, Milan; Peep-Hole, Milan; Societe, Berlin; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Greene Naftali, New York.

Nicole Miller lives and works in Los Angeles. Her films and installations explore the transformative capabilities of the moving image to reconstruct interpretations of self and culture. Recently, Miller has had solo exhibitions at Ballroom Marfa, Texas; Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva; the High Line, New York City; and Kunst Werke in Berlin. She has also shown at LAXART, Los Angeles, and her work has been featured in major museum exhibitions such as Made in LA at the Hammer Museum; Fore at the Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; and the Dallas Biennale at Dallas Contemporary. Last year she completed an eighteen-month project with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Matthew Rana is an artist and writer. His work, which spans poetry, performance, and critical writing, focuses on intersections of art and language with an emphasis on hybrid forms and self-writing. He has presented work at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; SITE Santa Fe; CAC Vilnius; and Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, among others. Matthew is the author of two poetry collections The Theory of the Square (Torpedo Press, 2014) and Holiday Poems (Varv Varv, 2015). He lives in Malmö, Sweden.

Michele Fiedler is a curator and writer based in Mexico City, where she is the Curator at Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros. Born in Puerto Rico, she received an MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts in 2011. Her current research is centered in the emergence of neologisms, shifting meanings, subjectivity, and the power of popular culture. She collaborates with Kadist Art Foundation on a series of video interviews of Latin American artists and is contributing research of the 1990s art scene in Monterrey for the upcoming exhibition Below the Underground: Renegade Art and Action in Mexico in the 1990’s, curated by Irene Tsatsos for the Getty’s LA/LA initiative at The Armory Center in Pasadena, CA. She has curated shows at The Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy; Museo de Arte de Caguas, Puerto Rico; The Victoria Theater in San Francisco, CA; and at the Park of Arts Muzeon in Moscow, Russia, among others. Michele Fiedler is Disjecta’s sixth Curator-in-Residence.

“The 2016-2017 season will investigate the formats by which information is transmitted through popular culture, histories, ideas, tendencies and the types of performativities that accompany them. There is fiction and truth in the creation of these systems of communications, there is intent, there are interpretations that vary according to the context in which they are received, there are constructions that have been evidenced by time, reason and research, there are needs and neologisms that emerge with technologies and time, there are new forms of thinking that develop. Information is overwhelming and vast, the artists invited to participate may evidence the process behind creating information, deconstruct it, use it to their advantage, appropriate it, or perform it”. – Michele Fiedler

The Curator-in-Residence program provides an opportunity for emerging local and national curatorial talent to develop and expand the scope of their practice through a one-year residency. Curators engage with a broad range of artists to create a series of exhibitions in Disjecta’s dynamic 3,500-square-foot space. Past Curators-in-Residence include: Chiara Giovando (2015-16), Rachel Adams (2014-15), Summer Guthery (2013-14), Josephine Zarkovich (2012-13), and Jenene Nagy (2011-12). More information can be found here.

Disjecta’s Curator-in-Residence program is funded in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Meyer Memorial Trust.



Opening Reception

Saturday, August 24 6–10pm

Gallery Hours

Friday–Sunday, 12–5pm


FREE and all ages