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Annie Albagli

As a multimedia artist, Annie Albagli examines personal narratives and their entanglements with ecological histories and landscapes shaped by different forms of power. Her work creates scenarios for viewers to build meaningful connections between one another and the environments we inhabit. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally at such venues including the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Art Museum of the Americas, Dream Farm Commons, Royal NoneSuch Gallery, the High Desert Test Sites Headquarters, and Fort Mason Center for the Arts. As an artist who often activates the commons, Albagli has installed public sculptures and interactive projects such as PHITO-BAR as part of Art Prospect, in St. Petersburg Russia, Worth Your Salt in The Please Touch Garden across from San Francisco’s City Hall, and the Hot Salt Sauna on Djerassi’s grounds in Woodside, CA. She has contributed to and participated in various artists’ land projects such as Andrea Zittel’s AZ West, where she was employed as the host for the wagon station encampment, J Morgan Puett’s Mildred’s Lane, and Fritz Haeg’s Salmon Creek Farm. Albagli has participated in national and international residencies such as CEC’s Back Apartment residency in St. Petersburg, Russia, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus in Schwandorf, Germany, This Will Take Time in Point Arena, CA, and Djerassi in Woodside, CA. From 2017-18 Albagli was a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Truth Fellow.

In 2017, Albagli co-founded the quarterly publication and art machine, WHIZ WORLD, which highlights the lived experiences of women and non-binary artists. WHIZ WORLD uses allegory and magical language to scrutinize our lives, and practices a reverence for the body and ecological entanglements. WHIZ WORLD has held residencies, performances, talks, and itinerant choreographed dinners, throughout California; most recently at the University of California, Berkley’s Sagehen Field Research Station, Dream Farm Commons in Oakland, and Ooga Booga in Los Angeles. In September WHIZ WORLD performed at Headlands Center for the Arts as part of their Night Under the Stars program. Their publications can be found at Artbook at MoMA PS1, Ooga Booga, and Printed Matter; they have participated in art book fairs throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Albagli holds a BFA from Boston University and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.