Nelly Agassi is making art widely accessible to everyone—“from children to art-loving people.” She is addressing the fields of architecture and design through video, performance, sculpture, fiber installation and paper.

Agassi’s artwork moves between body and space, using imperfect objects to express her own fragility. The body is used as “a site and a storage space” while she experiments with the expansion of the self by creating dynamic spaces around it. In recent years, her abstract pencil-drawings have been inspired by floor plans of Kirkbride Buildings, yet still portray a personal and conceptual language.

Agassi has installed her work around the world—from museums such as London’s Tate Modern, the Israel Museum and Milan Triennial, to several artist-run galleries in Chicago. In addition, she co-founded the Fieldwork Collaborative Project, which creates cultural experiences within existing urban infrastructures. Written by Daniela Engelberg.

Nelly Agassi, Bedroom, 2005, wood construction, mattresses, quilt.

Nelly Agassi, Bedroom, 2005, wood construction, mattresses, quilt.

Nelly Agassi, Bedroom, 2005, wood construction, mattresses, quilt.

Nelly Agassi, Bedroom, 2005, wood construction, mattresses, quilt.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 1, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 1, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 2, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 2, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 3, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 3, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 4, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 4, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 5, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 5, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 6, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 6, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 7, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 7, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 8, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 8, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 9, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 9, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 10, 2014.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 10, 2014.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 11, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 11, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 12, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 12, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 14, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Drawing no. 14, 2014, inkjet print.

Nelly Agassi, Whispers, 2004, coat hanger.

Nelly Agassi, Whispers, 2004, coat hanger.

Nelly Agassi, Whispers, 2004, coat hanger, knitting.

Nelly Agassi, Whispers, 2004, coat hanger, knitting.


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