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Susannah Bielak

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Vientos: Blown Blind, 2013 Digital C-print 16" X 20" © Susannah Bielak
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Vientos: Absence of Geometry, 2013 Digital C-print 16" X 20" © Susannah Bielak
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Vientos: Bring it down, 2013 Video N/A © Susannah Bielak
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Vientos: Cardinal Failure and Burden of Royalty, 2013 Video Installation © Susannah Bielak
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Vientos: Burden of Royalty, 2013 Video Still N/A © Susannah Bielak
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Vientos: Burden of Royalty, 2013 Digital C-print 16" X 20" © Susannah Bielak
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Noticeable Effects, 2013 Digital Print 35" X 38" © Susannah Bielak and Fred Schmalz
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Hotel del Carlo, 1985/2009 Digital C-print 20" X 28" © Jacobo Bielak/Susannah Bielak
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Test, 2009 Digital C-print (video Still) 10" X 16" © Susannah Bielak
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Still life #4: A smell of dust invades the room, 2009 Digital C-print 16” X 20” © Susannah Bielak
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Quake/Temblor, 2009 Installation, Engraved Table (30” X 48”) and Photographs Installation © Susannah Bielak
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Quake/Temblor: Still Life, 2010 Digital Collage, Digital C-print 16” X 20” © Susannah Bielak
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Edificios Revisados (Revised Buildings), 2009 Engraved Table Detail © Susannah Bielak
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The Park at Sea, 2011 Performance N/A © Susannah Bielak
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The Park at Sea: Songs for San Diego, 2011 Performance N/A © Susannah Bielak
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Construction/Demolition/Salad 1, 2015 Digital C-print 20" X 7" © Susannah Bielak and Fred Schmalz
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Construction/Demolition/Salad 3, 2015 Digital C-print 30" X 7" © Susannah Bielak and Fred Schmalz
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Mexico City
Lives in
Chicago
Schools
University of California San Diego, 2009, MFA
Statement

Susannah Bielak creates visual narratives that straddle the historical and contemporary. By researching paradoxical situations and uncanny relationships that she encounters in personal and public life, Bielak responds to social issues with material experimentation and collaborative practices. Projects have ranged from a happening staged on a seismic shake table, to prints pulled from engraved Formica kitchen tabletops. Collaborators have included rodeo cowboys, bus drivers, a veteran barbershop quartet, and, most recently, choreographers and engineers.

A graduate of Macalester College, Bielak earned her MFA in drawing, installation, and public practice at the University of California San Diego in 2009. Her work has been exhibited and collected internationally, including by the International Print Center, Luis Adelantado Mexico, San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, and Walker Art Center. Arts fellowships and awards include the Highpoint Jerome Fellowship, Jerome Visual Arts Fellowship, Minnesota Center for Book Arts Jerome Fellowship, Prometheus Award, and UC MEXUS Dissertation Award. Bielak’s artwork and writing have been published in Art Papers, New American Paintings, and for the National Endowment for the Arts and Walker Art Center, among others.