Gabe Kenney creates elaborate installation and performance works that combine carefully arranged and selected printed matter like scientific illustrations, diagrams, digital prints and graphic wall patterns with objects of aging technology, whiteboards, organs, janitors equipment to set the stage for a conflicted character to emerge, often performed by the artist under different aliases. Whatever the battle – identity, nostalgia, mental instability – the characters who animate the worlds Mr. Kenney creates challenge viewers to consider their own personal battles and subjectivities.

Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide Mr. Kenney with a direct artist grant to assist his production and development of new work.