Raúl de Nieves with Erik Zajaceskowski, Registered Motor Vehicles. Image by walter wlodarczyk. Courtesy of the artist
SOMOS MONSTROS, a musical collaboration between Raúl de Nieves and Erik Zajaceskowski, presents THANK YOU/THANK YOU. Nieves and Zajaceskowski will wear elaborately ornamental costumes that double as sound pieces during their procession through the fair, culminating in an imaginative installation. Nieves and Zajaceskowski work in boundless imagination, collage, sculpture, and found objects. They push the boundaries of storytelling by examining and reconfiguring the world we inherited, where we are today, and where we are going.
Raúl de Nieves (b. 1983, Michoacán, Mexico) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. De Nieves has exhibited widely, including at MoMA PS1 and The Museum of Art and Design (both New York). He has also performed at Artists Space, BOFFO, The Kitchen, Performa 13 (all New York) and numerous other venues. In 2015, he was included in MoMA PS1’s Greater New York.
Erik Zajaceskowski lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His projects include art spaces Mighty Robot (1998-2004), Secret Project Robot (2004-current), and Happyfun Hideaway (2013-current) and collaborations with artists, musicians and institutions including Rachel Nelson, Chris Uphues, Brian Chase, Black Dice, Rob Corradetti, Raúl de Nieves, White Magic, Oneida, MoMA PS1, the Kitchen, Issue Project Room and The Knitting Factory.