(left) Photo: Avery Singer

Artist Talk: Avery Singer in Conversation with Aram Moshayedi

  • Sat 15 February 2020
  • 4 pm

Join Avery Singer, a pioneering contemporary voice whose work explores the possibilities in the convergence of painting and technology, and Hammer Museum curator Aram Moshayedi for a discussion on the occasion of Singer’s solo presentation of new paintings at Frieze LA and first project with Hauser & Wirth. Together they will explore Singer’s distinctive use of digital tools, including 3D modeling software, her deft engagement with established traditions of archival documentation, and her groundbreaking techniques that she uses to question the ways in which images and their distribution are increasingly informed by new media and technologies. The presentation at Frieze LA follows Singer’s participation in the 2019 Venice Biennale and solo museum presentations at Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (2019), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2016), and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles CA (2015). This event is free, however, reservations are recommended. Click here to register. About Avery Singer Avery Singer (b. 1987) was born and raised in New York. Her parents, the artists Janet Kusmierski and Greg Singer, named her after Milton Avery. Growing up in a creative community, Singer experimented with photography, film, and drawing, but in those years never considered working with paint. In 2008, Singer studied at the Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, and in 2010, she received her BFA from Cooper Union, New York. During her studies, Singer engaged in performance art, video making, as well as sculpture utilizing carpentry, metal casting, and welding. After graduation, she discovered her chosen art form from an unanticipated experiment with SketchUp, a program used by her peers to design exhibition spaces, and airbrushed a black-and-white painting based on a digital illustration. Since then, Singer has employed the binary language of computer programs and industrial materials in order to remove the trace of the artist’s hand while engaging the tradition of painting and the legacy of Modernism. About Aram Moshayedi Aram Moshayedi is a writer and the Robert Soros Curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, where he most recently co-organized (with Connie Butler) the exhibition and publication ‘Paul McCarthy: Head Space, Drawings 1963–2019.’ Other exhibitions include ‘Stories of Almost Everyone’; ‘Made in L.A. 2016: a, the, though, only’ (with Hamza Walker); and ‘All the Instruments Agree: An Exhibition or a Concert.’ Since joining the Hammer in 2013, he has curated projects by artists Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Marwa Arsanios, Andrea Bowers, Andrea Büttner, Simon Denny, Mario Garcia Torres, Shadi Habib Allah, Maria Hassabi, Jasmina Metwaly, Oliver Payne and Keiichi Tanaami, and Avery Singer. He was formerly associate curator at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT), where he organized exhibitions and oversaw the production of new works by Tony Cokes, Geoffrey Farmer, Erlea Maneros Zabala, The Otolith Group, Slavs and Tatars, Jordan Wolfson, and Ming Wong. He has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues as well as Artforum, Art in America, BOMB Magazine, Frieze, Metropolis M, Parkett, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, and Bidoun, for which he is a contributing editor.