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Elizabeth Dorbad

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Orations: Walk for Oscar Grant, 2015 Photography Dimensions Variable © Elizabeth Dorbad
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Orations: Memphis/West Oakland, 2013 Art Action, Installation, Photographs 8'x10', Dimensions Variable © Elizabeth Dorbad
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Orations: Memphis/West Oakland, 2013 Art Action, Installation, Photographs 8'x10' (detail) © Elizabeth Dorbad
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Orations: Walk for Eric Garner, 2015 Photography, Installation, Art Action Dimensions Variable © Elizabeth Dorbad
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Drone, Drone:Itinerant Architectures/Altar Antenna Video Still Dimensions Variable © Elizabeth Dorbad, PJ Kolackovsky
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Drone, Drone:Itinerant Architectures/Altar Antenna Video Still Dimensions Variable © Elizabeth Dorbad, PJ Kolackovsky
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Itinerant Architectures: Fortress, 2015 Architectural Intervention Dimensions Variable © Elizabeth Dorbad
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Itinerant Architectures: Cathedral, 2011 Architectural Intervention Dimensions Variable © Elizabeth Dorbad
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Trailer no.3, 2015 Mixed Media © Elizabeth Dorbad
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Trailer no. 4, 2015 Mixed Media © Elizabeth Dorbad
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Trailer no.4, 2015 Sculpture
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Bronze Owl, 2010 Cast Bronze With Mixed Media © Elizabeth Dorbad
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Occult Land: Glamour Terroir, 2012 Installation Dimensions Variable © Elizabeth Dorbad
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Stay Away, Come Closer. Decoy Coyote, Decoy Lake, 2011 Installation. Cast Bronze With Mixed Media Dimensions Variable © Elizabeth Dorbad
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Untitled (Trailer Rubble Gold) / We Are in the Tornado , 2012 Mixed Media Dimensions Variable © Elizabeth Dorbad
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Elizabeth Dorbad is a visual artist based out of San Francisco, California. Her work exhibits in museums and galleries internationally and has been included in the dOCUMENTA(13),  Memphis Social curated by Apexart NY, Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, Palm Springs Art Museum and Museo de Lázaro Cárdenas in México. Her practice utilizes methods broadly ranging from bronze casting, photography, film, performance, architectural intervention, installation and social action. Current projects include Itinerant Architectures, an on-going site-specific series that has had iterations in Memphis, Baltimore, San Francisco, Oakland, Badger, Berlin, Kassel, New York and Los Angeles. In 2015, she founded Orations, a nonprofit visual arts project working for the advancement of civil rights and social justice. Her most recent work explores the use of drone technology and is included in the exhibition Zones of Representation: Photographing Contested Landscapes at the San Francisco Camerawork. Dorbad is a visiting critic at the University of California Berkeley. She is represented by Unspeakable Projects in New York.