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BIO_WilliamPowhida

William Powhida

Via New York, NY, USA

William Powhida makes fun of the art world to highlight the paradoxes and absurdities of economic and social value systems that keep the sphere of visual art afloat on a tide of inequality. His work relies on research and participation to diagram, list, perform and critique the forces that shape perceptions of value. He is responsible or partly responsible for exhibitions including "Overculture" at Postmasters Gallery, "Bill by Bill" at Charlie James Gallery, "POWHIDA" at Marlborough Gallery and "#class" at Winkleman Gallery. 

Powhida is also an infrequent contributor to ArtFCity and Hyperallergic on issues that alarm him and a founding member of Placeholder, a group committed to developing long-term, rent-stabilized studio space in New York. His complicit criticism has been rewarded with gallery representation, numerous exhibitions and critical debate. He was born in 1976 in upstate New York and still lives and works in New York City despite the crushing costs.

 

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