Borna Sammak

Art Works
image

Installation View:

Martha Rosler, Borna Sammak, Michael St. John
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
October 31 - December 6, 2014

image

Installation View:

Martha Rosler, Borna Sammak, Michael St. John
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
October 31 - December 6, 2014

image

Installation View:

Martha Rosler, Borna Sammak, Michael St. John
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
October 31 - December 6, 2014

image

Untitled
2014
heat applied t-shirt graphics on canvas
37 x 25 inches
(94 x 63.5 cm)
ARG# SB2014-005

image

Untitled
2014
Embroidery on canvas
Dimensions: 26 x 20 x 1 1/2 inches)
(66 x 50.8 x 3.8 cm)

 

image

Installation View:

Martha Rosler, Borna Sammak, Michael St. John
Andrea Rosen Gallery
New York, NY
October 31 - December 6, 2014

image

Here
2014
paint and vinyl on steel, found flag
Overall Dimensions:
127 x 24 1/8 x 36 inches
(322.6 x 61.3 x 91.4 cm)
ARG# SB2014-004

image

American Party Ice
2014
paint and vinyl on steel
48 x 36 x 1 3/4 inches
(121.9 x 91.4 x 4.4 cm)
ARG# SB2014-002

image

Untitled
2014
heat applied t-shirt graphics on canvas
112 x 72 x 2 inches
(284.5 x 182.9 x 5.1 cm)
ARG# SB2014-009

image

Installation View

Borna Sammak: All dogs are pets
JTT Gallery, New York, NY
March 9 - April 27

image

Installation View

Borna Sammak: All dogs are pets
JTT Gallery, New York, NY
March 9 - April 27

image

Untitled
2014
Vinyl and paint on steel
36 x 36 inches

image

Untitled
2014
Heat applied T-shirt graphics on canvas
Dimensions: 36 x 24 inches

 

image

Installation View

Borna Sammak: All dogs are pets
JTT Gallery, New York, NY
March 9 - April 27

image

Untitled
2014
Found subway sign
Dimensions: 41.5 x 29.5 inches

image

Untitled
2014
Roofie's griptape, frame
Dimensions: 33 x 11 x 2 inches

image

Untitled
2014
Heat-applied t-shirt graphics on canvas,
drywall mounts, toy basketball
Dimensions: 72 x 44 x 7.5 inches

image

Untitled
2014
Heat applied T-shirt graphics on canvas
Dimensions: 26 x 20 inches

image

goo stand
2013
Two televisions, extension cord, two videos
Larger television: 15 seconds looped, 30 frames per second
Smaller television: 15 seconds looped, 24 frames per second

image

LAZY
2012
Television, spray paint, HD video
Dimensions variable

image

Sluppy
2013
Television, extension cords, drywall mount, video
Video: 15 seconds looped 30 frames per second

 

image

New York Post New York
2012
Vinyl, aluminum, wood, paint
96 x 48 inches

image

Rat poison
2013
Television, extension cords, spiral ground anchor, drywall mounts, video
Video: 64 seconds looped, 24 frames per second

Biography

BORNA SAMMAK

Born in Philadelphia, PA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION

2011 BFA, Studio Art, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 All Dogs Are Pets, JTT, New York, NY 

2012 Jeff Cold Beer, JTT, New York, NY

2009 Borna Sammak: Best Buy, Best Buy, New York, NY, curated by Thomas McDonell

SELECT TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2013 As Is Wet Hoagie, Oko, New York, NY with Alex Da Corte, curated by Alison Gingeras

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014 Michael St. John, Borna Sammak, Martha Rosler, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

2013 DSM-V, The Future Moynihan Station, New York, NY, curated by David Rimanelli, presented by Vito Schnabel

Why is Everything the Same? Works from the Collection of Anne Collier and Matthew Higgs. 
Shoot the Lobster, New York, NY

Ivory Tower, Fjord, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Kaitlynd O’Doherty and Sarah Peter

Gordian Conviviality, Import Projects, Berlin, DE, curated by Max Schreier

Dead Zone, Nudashank, Baltimore, MD, curated by Alex Da Corte

Analogital, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, Utah, curated by Aaron Moulton

2012 Style is the Tailor, American Medium, New York, NY

Ugly, Broke, Sober, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY, curated by Adam Sherman and Kathleen Cullen

Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY, presented by Venus Over Manhattan and White Columns

DVD Dead Drop, Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY, curated by Aram Bartholl

Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, Higher Pictures, New York, NY, organized by 

Artie Vierkant & Higher Pictures

B-OUT, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Scott Hugg

Bulletin Boards, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY, curated by Matthew Higgs

Textual Attraction, Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, NY

2011 Borna Sammak, Fourth Wall, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA, curated by Jasmin Tsou

Distributed Collectives, Little Berlin, Philadelphia, PA

2010 Black Mondays: Good Visions, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY, curated by Thomas McDonell 

Short Term Deviation, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY, curated by Jie Liang Lin

Troll, envoy enterprises, New York, NY, curated by ctrl + w33d

2009 Black Mondays, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY, curated by Thomas McDonell

Paws with Claws II, Video Gallery, Brooklyn, NY *DH

A Dry Run, Charlie Horse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Catharine Ahearn

2008 New Blood, vertextlist, Brooklyn, NY *DH

2007 Laugh Now Cry Later, Island 6 Art Center, Shanghai, CN, curated by Jasmin Tsou

2006 Kamp K48, John Connelly Presents, New York, NY, curated by Scott Hug

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014 Stipanovich, Alexandre. “Borna Sammak.” Flash Art, May – June. 

Walker, Espeth. “Borna Sammak: All Dogs Are Pets at JTT. Dailing Serving, Online: April 4.

2013 Stipanovich, Alexandre. “ ‘As Is Wet Hoagie’: Alex da Corte & Borna Sammak at Oko Gallery.” 

Opening Ceremony, Online: August 26

Jovanovic, Rozalia. “Luxembourg & Dayan Spin-Off OKO Gallery Features Mind-Altering 

Hoagie.” Blouin, ArtInfo, Online: August 8. 

Shiffman, Allyson. “Art, Power, and the Sandwich.” Interview, Online: August 5. 

2012 Droitcour, Brian. “Artforum Critics’ Picks: Borna Sammak. Artforum.com, May 24. 

2009 Archey, Karen. “Borna Sammak Opens Video Exhibition in Best Buy, New Yorkers Annoyed.” 

Art Fag City, Online: October 9. 

Konya, Keehnan. “One Night At Best Buy: A Discussion Between Kari Altmann, Thomas 

McDonnell, and Borna Sammak.” Art in America, Online: October 6.

2008 Olson, Marisa. “Lost Not Found: The Circulation of Images in Digital Visual Culture.” Words 

Without Pictures, September 18. *DH 

2006 Baker, R.C. “Beauties and Beastliness.” The Village Voice, August 15.

PUBLICATIONS 

2010 DOMAIN, created by Keehnan Konya for the 2010 New York Art Book Fair. New York, NY. 

2009 Pink Laser Beam, This Is A Magazine, 6th Compendium, Numbered Edition of 666, Italy: Nava Milano. 

Younger Than Jesus Artist Directory: The Essential Handbook to a New Generation of Artists. 

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY. London; New York: Phaidon.*DH

2008 Starship Counterforce, K48, issue no. 7. edited by Scott Hug.

*DH as a part of the collaborative Double Happiness (http://doublehappiness.ilikenicethings.com/)