I am interested in the political militancy of Black people as inspired by Communism and that political evolution over time. Specifically the role of the Communist party around the civil rights movement how it helped serve as a catalyst for political action while also having its own long term agenda.
Zachary Fabri was born in Miami, Florida in 1977. His mother is Jamaican and his father is Hungarian.
He received his Bachelor of Fine Art in graphic design in Miami at the New World School of the Arts in 2000. He received his Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in 2007 in combined media. His multidisciplinary practice mines the intersection of personal and political spaces, often responding to a specific environment or context. Zachary’s work has been exhibited at Sequences Real-time Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland; Nordic Biennale: Momentum, Moss, Norway; Gallery Open, Berlin; the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, New York; The Jersey City Museum; El Museo del Barrio and The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Residency programs include the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, and Jardim Canadá Art & Technology Center in Belo Horizonté, Brazil. Recent awards include Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art in 2011 and the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in interdisciplinary work in 2012. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Third Streaming, Fore at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Performa 13, and the traveling exhibition, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art. He lives in the neighborhood of Crown Heights in Brooklyn.
Photo: Etienne Frossard