Bri Williams


Bri Williams born 1993, Long Beach, United States. Lives and works in Oakland, USA. Williams received their BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2015 and MFA from Mills College in 2017. Their work often includes found objects and materials that are repurposed and reworked. In some cases, the objects are molded in soap, a material which is used allegorically, to contain and examine past traumas, but also function as a spiritual cleansing. Connecting personal associations with these objects and their history, Williams’ work addresses collective memories and trauma, identity structures and power roles.

Recent solo exhibitions include “Out”, Progetto, Lecce, Italy;  a two-person exhibition at Simian, Copenhagen, Denmark; ‘Mock Serenade’, Dvir Gallery, Paris, France; ‘Angel Abra’, Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland; ‘The Ghost in Me’, Murmurs, Los Angeles, CA, USA; among others. Recent group exhibitions include CAPC musée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France; Kunstforum Baloise, Basel, Switzerland; Del Caz Projects, Santa Monica, CA, USA; Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna, Austria; Essex Street Gallery, New York, NY; Baloise Park Art Forum, Basel, Switzerland; Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA; CCS Bard Hessel Museum, New York. Williams has been featured in articles for Art Viewer, Frieze Magazine and Artillery Magazine.

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