Hauser & Wirth announces global representation of artist Firelei Báez

Portrait of Firelei Báez © Firelei Báez, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Amilcar Navarro

Renowned New York-based artist Firelei Báez, has garnered widespread acclaim throughout the last decade for her captivating works of historical references, which span the realms of immersive paintings, installations, and sculptures.

It wouldn’t come at a better time than now for Hauser & Wirth to represent her work globally, the gallery announced yesterday. The artist is slated to have upcoming shows. Next month, Báez will have her first European solo exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark and in spring 2024 Báez will be the subject of her first US survey exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, which is slated to tour to the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Des Moines Art Center.

Báez dives into the intricate tapestry of diasporic histories, set against the backdrop of colonial narratives and traditional modes of observation. Her work beckons the viewer with visceral abstractions, a multisensory approach, and arresting beauty, triggering a profound, instinctual response that precedes the crystallization of conceptual understanding. This sensory reorientation serves as a catalyst for the emergence of novel ways of perceiving and imagining

On the artist’s instagram post, the artist says” I am delighted to be joining Hauser & Wirth's impressive family of artists, even more so to me for their racial and gender parity. It is an honor to be among these pathbreakers, many of whom I have long admired. My work has always been built for and to expand beyond the limits of the human senses. The body serves as a tool for navigation in questioning and re-imagining normative histories. With this, I hope to continue to provide spaces for new ways of seeing."