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Zac Hacmon:
New Belonging

Zac Hacmon’s sculpture and sound interactive installation will collaborate with The RDJ Refugee Shelter, a non-profit shelter in New York City that exclusively serves asylum seekers and refugees experiencing homelessness. Hacmon will conduct a sound workshop with five shelter residents, during which time he will create an audio play based on their individual stories mixed together into a hybrid narrative. The audio will emanate from sound structures in the final installation, each structure referencing air ventilation shafts and echoing institutional architecture and creating a non-place, a location with no history or entity.

The work explores the idea of a sense of belonging in the 21st century, capturing the diverse voices and perspectives of those who were forced to leave their homes and families due to their sexuality or political opinions.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Zac Hacmon is an installation artist and a sculptor; In his work, Hacmon explores socio political conflicts through architecture. Through large-scale interactive installations, his work gives viewers access to sites that are usually rejected or hidden from public perception. Hacmon investigates the use of architecture as a tool for division or as a measure to generate identity. His sculptures and installations deal with the relationship between architecture and the human body. Hacmon is interested in how the dichotomy of private and public can be reconfigured into an autonomous object. With acts of construction and deconstruction, Hacmon creates objects and fictional environments that allow him to question social conventions and to form a new type of architecture, a non-declared one, with a call for use and yet no clear function. 

Zac Hacmon (b.1981 Holon, Israel) is an artist based in New York.  He has recently exhibited at Jack Shainman Gallery, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Smack Mellon, LMAKgallery, Petach Tikva Museum of Art (Israel), Meet Factory Gallery (Czech Republic), and Artsonje Center (South Korea).  Hacmon has had residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace program (LMCC) and at Salem Art Works (NY), MeetFactory Studio (Czech Republic), and MMCA National Art Studio in Seoul (South Korea).  He has received the Rita Glasser Fellowship Award, the UJA-Federation of New York’s Rose Biller Endowment Fund Award, Unesco Aschberg Scholarship. Hacmon received an MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Israel).

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