Zachary Fabri was born in Miami, Florida in 1977. In 2000, he received a Bachelor of Fine Art in graphic design in Miami at the New World School of the Arts, then moved to New York City to receive his Master of Fine Arts from Hunter College in 2007. Focusing on video and performance, his work seeks to create a space for discourse around social and political systems of oppression. In addition to video, he also incorporates various media, including photography, sculpture, drawing and installation. Often his work responds to a specific environment or context. Zachary’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally at Sequences Real-Time Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland; Nordic Biennale: Momentum, Moss, Norway; Gallery Open, Berlin; and the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art, New York. Recently he has completed a residency in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and a solo exhibition in Berlin, Germany. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Fabri used his LMCC Swing Space residency at Governors Island as a site-specific location for actions, performances, sculptures, drawings and videos and was interested in performing an archaeological site excavation of the many layered histories of Governors Island by exposing, processing and recording data from the physical terrain.
Image credit: courtesy of the artist