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Aglaé Bassens, Remote, 2021. Oil on canvas, 32 x 48 in. Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Museum purchase with funds provided by Ryan Lee, Rachel Cole and Sam Sherr. Photo: Jenny Gorman. Courtesy the artist, HESSE FLATOW, New York, and 12.26, Dallas/Los Angeles
Aglaé Bassens, Remote, 2021. Oil on canvas, 32 x 48 in. Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Museum purchase with funds provided by Ryan Lee, Rachel Cole and Sam Sherr. Photo: Jenny Gorman. Courtesy the artist, HESSE FLATOW, New York, and 12.26, Dallas/Los Angeles

Aglaé Bassens: Emptiful

May 5 – Oct 29, 2023
Aglaé Bassens: Emptiful

ICA Miami presents “Emptiful,” a debut solo museum presentation for Brooklyn–based painter Aglaé Bassens. With a practice deeply rooted in observation and critical analysis, Bassens creates wistful, meditative glimpses into everyday life. Alluring and poignant, Bassens’s enigmatic works often explore issues of spatial tension, materiality, and intimacy. ICA Miami acquired one of the artist’s major works, Remote (2021), for its permanent collection in 2022.

Aglaé Bassens (b. 1986, Belgium) lives and works in Brooklyn. Bassens received a BFA from the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University (2007), and an MFA in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (2011). Her work has been exhibited internationally, with solo presentations at HESSE FLATOW, New York; 12.26, Dallas; Nars Foundation, Brooklyn; CRUSH Curatorial, New York; and Cabin Gallery, London; as well as group exhibitions at Gowen Contemporary, Geneva; STEMS Gallery, Paris; The Valley, Taos, New Mexico; and Workplace Gallery, London. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings and in 100 Painters of Tomorrow (Thames & Hudson, 2014). Bassens’s works can be found in the permanent collections of ICA Miami and Colección SOLO, Madrid.

“Aglaé Bassens: Emptiful” is organized by ICA Miami, and curated by Alex Gartenfeld, Irma and Norman Braman Artistic Director, and Amanda Morgan, Assistant Curator, Exhibitions and Publications.

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Aglaé Bassens, Remote, 2021.
Aglaé Bassens, Remote, 2021. Oil on canvas, 32 x 48 in. Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Museum purchase with funds provided by Ryan Lee, Rachel Cole and Sam Sherr. Photo: Jenny Gorman. Courtesy the artist, HESSE FLATOW, New York, and 12.26, Dallas/Los Angeles