Mid-Career Artist Grant


Wb Richard Garet

Richard Garet intertwines moving image, sound, expanded photography, and multimedia performance. Garet's pieces, whether conceptual in origin or stemming from ontological investigations of material and space, are formed by the background noise established as the collective experience of the world that surrounds him. Garet seeks to invert the normative function of this background noise, drawing it up from unconscious status to active presence. He finds further inspiration from observing isolated situations of everyday life and from material interactions that incorporate problems of context, technology, defunctionalization, commodity, and the environment. These developments present immersive situations that draw attention to not only the processes of reception-and-perception but also articulate the artist's interest in time-based input and affect.


Richard Garet holds an MFA from Bard College, NY. Recent projects include RED-Splice, Fridman Gallery, NYC; SOUND ONE, Cindy Rucker, NYC; Periscope, Zipper Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Screen Memory, Galerie Burster, Berlin; Midnight Moment, site-specific work created for the electronic billboards of Times Square, NY; Alusiones, Carmen Araujo Arte, Hacienda de la Trinidad, Caracas, Venezuela; Meta-residue: Input Material, Space, Studio 10, NY; Theorem: You Simply Destroy the Image I Always Had of Myself, Maná Contemporary, NJ; Adrenalina, Red Bull Station, Sau Paulo, Brazil; International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia; Bioderivas, Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre, Tenerife, Spain; Queens International, Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York; Soundings: a Contemporary Score, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Extraneous to the Message, Julian Navarro Projects, NY; The Spacious Now and the Scale of the Instantaneous, Studio 10, NY; 5x5 Real Unreal, Museum of Art Acarigua-Araure, Venezuela; EAC: Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay; Fine Arts Museum of Montreal; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, Spain; Art Museum of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and El Museo del Barrio, NYC. His sonic constructions have been published through sound art labels such as 23five, And-Oar, Non Visual Objects, Winds Measure Recordings, Unframed Recordings, Con-V, Leerraum, White_Line Editions, OBS, Line Imprint, and Contour Editions.


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Montevideo, Uruguay, 1972. (Lives and works in New York City.)



Bard College, MFA. New York, USA. | Empire State College, B.A. New York, USA.



CIFO Grants & Commissions Program 2017  (Mid-career Artist Award). Miami, Florida. | Residency and Stipend, The Clocktower, Art on Air. New York, USA (2013). | Residency and Stipend, Issue Project Room. New York, USA (2012). | Emergency Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts. New York, USA (2011). | Grant, New York State Council on The Arts, Electronic Media and Film program. New York, USA (2006). | Residency, The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin West. Arizona, USA (2006).


Selected Exhibitions

CIFO Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition 2017. Florida, USA. | Sound One”, Cindy Rucker Gallery. New York, USA (2016). | “Periscope”, Zipper Gallery. Sao Paulo, Brazil (2016). | “Screen Memory”, Galerie Burster, Berlin, Germany (2016). | "Sound vs Sense: Intersections", Instituto Cervantes. New York, USA (2016). | “Alusiones”, Carmen Araujo Arte, Caracas, Venezuela (2015). | “Perceptual: Sonic Landscape / Midnight Blink”, Midnight Moment, Times Square Art Alliance, Times Square. New York, USA. (2015). | “META-residue: input, material, space”, Studio 10. New York, USA (2015). | “Theorem. You Simply Destroy the Image I Always Had of Myself”, Mana Contemporary. Colorado, USA (2015). | “First International Bienial”. Cartagena de Indias, Colombia (2014). | “Bioderivas”, Museum of Nature and Man. Tenerife, Spain (2013). |“Queens International”, Queens Museum. New York, USA. (2013). | “Soundings: A Contemporary Score”, Museum of Modern Art, MoMA. New York, USA (2013). | “Extraneous to the Message”, Julian Navarro Projects. New York, USA (2013). | “The Spacious Now and the Scale of the instantaneous”, Studio 10. New York, USA (2012). | “5X5 Real Unreal”, Museum of Art Acarigua-Araure. Portuguese, Venezuela (2012). | “Espacios No-Euclídeos”, EAC – Espacio De Arte Contemporáneo. Montevideo, Uruguay (2011).