© Abbey Muza

Fragments | Abbey Muza

Abbey Muza is an artist and weaver from Chicago. Currently Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley grantee and resident at the FEU, this solo exhibition shows their work merging weaving and visual arts.

Fragments is an exhibition about looking for yourself in something else, about same/same, about lesbianism, about reading slowly in French, about assembling a subjectivity, about weaving stories between threads, about the feeling of finding a fingerprint on an old piece of paper, and about longing. Fragments has been conceived as a tribute to queer artists and writers during the Paris of the 1920s &1930s.

The opening will take place on Wednesday, April 5 as part of Art-Hop-Polis. The detailed program will be available on CitéScope soon.

Practical Information

Dates April 5-28 | Opening Monday to Friday 10am-1pm / 2:30-5:30pm | Getting to FEU

Exceptional Closures : Friday, April 14 after 2pm | From April 19 to April 23 (Guided Tours only)

If you wish to come at another time, please contact us at contact@fondationdesetatsunis.org

Grand Opening

Date Wednesday, April 5th | Time 7-8:30pm | Facebook Event

Reservation mandatory. Depending on the number of visitors, you may be asked to wait before entering the exhibit.

Free registration

Guided Tours

Visits will be organized with the presence of the artist.

April 19 @ 6pm

More dates to be annonced….

Meet the Artist

Abbey Muza uses weaving as a methodology for image-making centered in queer identity, haptics, and sensuality. While at the Fondation des États-Unis, Muza will make a series of tapestries that pay homage to the revolutionary queer artists and writers working in Paris during the 1920s and 1930s. To produce this work, they will study period archives of French queer artists and writers and conduct research into tapestry produced during the time. They will make this work as a visiting artist in the Department of Design textile et matière at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Decoratifs. In their work, they aim to highlight these remarkable histories and redefine them for the contemporary era.

Muza received their MFA as a University Fellow at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, and their BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. They have shown their work throughout the United States and internationally, at spaces including Tiger Strikes Asteroid Philadelphia, Threewalls, and LVL3. Their residencies include an Ox-Bow Fellowship, ACRE (Artist’s Cooperative Residency and Exchange), and Alternative Worksite (supported by the Robert Overby Foundation).

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