Rachel Garrard “Repeating Traces” at Pioneer Works

The nine day performance Repeating Traces is a collaboration between artist Rachel Garrard and curator Lalita Salander, and was conceived during a period of research and a residency in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia. Particular inspiration is drawn from the Kogi, an Amerindian people of the region, who, through their traditional offerings and “payments” to the earth, consider it their role to help maintain the equilibrium of nature. By way of weaving through the topographical sites of the Sierra, Repeating Traces becomes a method by which Garrard attempts to highlight a personal intimacy with the cycles of nature. Hours: Wednesday—Friday 12-6pm; Sunday 4-10pm


Rachel Garrard was born in 1984 in Devon, England, and currently lives and works in New York. While completing her graduate studies at Central Saint Martins in 2009, she gained recognition for performance-based refracted-video works such as Circuition (2009), and Seven Transmutations (2010).  Garrard was awarded artist residencies at the Atacama Telescope Farm in Chile (2011), and the Center for the Holographic Arts at Ohio State University (2012). Her recent work, which has grown to encompass video, performance, drawing, sculpture, painting and printmaking, has been exhibited nationally in curated group exhibitions at venues such as Participant Inc., New York, Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, New York, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, Shoshona Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, the National Academy Museum, New York and Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York. Garrard’s work has also been exhibited internationally at the Lille Métropole Musée d’Art Moderne, France, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City, Yota Space Digital Arts Festival, St Petersburg, AmbikaP3, London, Shizaru Gallery, London and Apartment Gallery, Berlin. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions in both New York and Miami.


Lalita Salander is a New York based independent curator. She has previously worked with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, with a selection of galleries in the U.S. and Europe, and with Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. Her projects have been exhibited in New York at CP Projects Space, Spring Break Art Fair, Point B and in collaboration with No Longer Empty.


Start Date

April 6, 2016

End Date

April 14, 2016


12:00 PM - 06:00 PM


Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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