Trisha Baga

Trisha Baga

They // Them // Theirs

[ID: A tan-skinned person is pictured wearing gradient acrylic eyeglasses with clear lenses. Their shoulder-length black hair frames their face against a mostly white background.]

Portrait photo by Molly Dektar.

Interdisciplinary Artist
Queens, NY
2024 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by The Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Trisha Baga was born in 1985 in Venice, FL. Baga is a Filipino-American artist working in stereoscopic 3D video installation, paint, clay, consumer grade electronics, and community performance. Compelled by an interest in what they call “the stuff that makes things stick together,” Baga recombines objects and images into scenarios that address issues related to the environment, technology, and identity. For them, working in a variety of media is an optimistic metaphor for the power of diversity writ large, as they strive to unearth emotional histories and critically engage with contemporary image culture.

Baga lives and works in Queens, New York, and is represented by Societe Berlin and Gio Marconi Gallery.

Baga has had numerous solo institutional exhibitions including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Pirelli HangarBicocca (Milan), Fridericianum (Kassel, Germany), and Kunstverein München. Their work is in several permanent collections including those of the Walker Art Center, the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst am Museum Ludwig Köln, the Whitney Museum, Kunstpalast (Dusseldorf, Germany), and Moderna Museet (Stockholm).

Mollusca and the Pelvic Floor, 2018. 3D and 2D video projection, Amazon Alexa, objects. Video 37:18 minutes, dimensions variable. Video courtesy of the artist.
  • Artwork by Trisha Baga
    HOPE, US Election Day 2020. Video projection on museum facade. 13:26 minutes, looped. Museum Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany. Photo by Andrea Rossetti.
    [ID: A lit-up museum facade at night time. The museum is neoclassical, imitating a Greek temple. Projected on the museum is an image of a porous sand-colored stone.]
  • Artwork by Trisha Baga
    Brother Making an Impressionist Painting, 2016. Glazed Stoneware, 8.5 × 19.7 × 17 inches. Societe Berlin.
    [ID: A ceramic sculpture of a small printer printing out an abstract image. The texture of the printer is thick and gestural, much like the consistency of icing applied generously.]
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