The ground-breaking feminist artist Ida Applebroog has consistently explored the interconnected themes of power, gender, politics, and sexuality throughout her career. Over the past six decades she has navigated an in-depth inquiry into the polemics of human relations, dissecting and reassembling the world around her across diverse mediums and modes of display. The forthcoming exhibition consists of highlights travelling from the artist’s largest retrospective to date at Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid, alongside important new works created over the past year. Now in her 90s, the comprehensive survey speaks to Applebroog’s intimate revelations as a woman and an artist, mapping her desires, struggles and radical introspection.
Applebroog lives and works in New York. She has been the recipient of multiple honours including the MacArthur Fellowship ‘Genius Grant’ in 1998. Her work has twice been featured in Documenta, Kassel, Germany, and it resides in the collections of major museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. An exhibition of Ida Applebroog’s acclaimed ‘Mercy Hospital’ works were on view at the Freud Museum in London in 2020, alongside a solo exhibition ‘Applebroog Birds’ at Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street.
Ida Applebroog. Right Up To Now 1969 – 2021 | Press Release