February 1st - March 1st

Incidents And Accidents

Magda Sayeg

“My passion is with the material: I love displacing hand made, mostly woven, material in environments where it seemingly doesn’t belong only to discover that they can coexist quite harmoniously. I understand the limitations of this medium intimately, and I continue to challenge it. There is a transformation that occurs when I cover an inanimate object with soft hand made material. This interaction changes the object without taking away its identity or paralyzing its original function. It is this unplanned arrangement of the material that makes these objects come to life, become sculptural and even redefine or reinterpret a space. The exploration of environmental change drives me; provoking the world to be a more challenging, unconventional, and interesting place.”

Considered the founder of Guerrilla Knitting, Magda’s 14 year body of work includes the widely recognized knitted/crocheted covered bus in Mexico City, as well as her first solo exhibit in Rome at La Museo des Esposizione. Her work has evolved to include large scale installations around the world including commissions and collaborations with companies such as Commes Des Garçon, CR Fashionbook, Absolut Vodka, etc. She continues to participate in shows such as Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, Milan’s Triennale Design Museum, Mori Art Museum, among others. Her installations have also been featured prominently in contemporary venues such as Dover Street Market, as well as Ten Over Six and By George in Texas and California.

Magda Sayeg