Boz Deseo Garden

Boz Deseo Garden

Boz Deseo Garden (b. 1997) is an artist and theorist whose interdisciplinary practice works within the material and conceptual impasses between Afropessimism and psychoanalysis. Through sculpture, video, and critical writing, Garden positions transatlantic slavery as the unconscious ligature for knowledge production, Western notions of form and matter, and psychoanalytic modes of enjoyment. 

Recent solo exhibitions and group exhibitions include Petrine, Paris (2023), Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2023), Active Cultures, Los Angeles (2023), Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2022), Jargon Projects, Chicago (2022), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2021), Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles (2020), and Public Storage Gallery, Los Angeles (2018). Their writing has been published by Cassandra Press (2022) and presented at UC Irvine’s Comparative Literature Conference (2022). They received their BFA from California Institute of the Arts and are an MFA Candidate in New Genres at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Exhibitions with Petrine:

Boz Deseo Garden
23.06.2023 — 05.08.2023

Petrine, Paris
Boz Deseo Garden
Petrine, Paris Boz Deseo Garden Cimiteria

après-coup 11 of 1,400, 2023
Portland cement, waste incinerator ash, limestone
51.5 x 15 x 15.5 cm

Pale Coast: A Cenotaph, 2022
single channel digital video file, projection, sound
37 minutes, 15 seconds

Drift & Pile: Ash, Anti-Blackness, and Interpretation at the End, 2022

saddle-stitched essay, standardised cremation box

On Self-Defence – A Cassandra Press Reader In Action, 2022, Bergen Kunsthall (installation view)