David Kasprzak

b. 1983, Knoxville, TN; lives and works in San Francisco, CA

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A conceptual artist and curator, he is based in San Francisco, CA. He has exhibited at Southern Exposure and Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco, and was a founding member of the acclaimed artist trio that conceived and ran the alternative space Will Brown. He has curated exhibitions at the Kadist Art Foundation and the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art (CCA). Kasprzak holds an MA in Curatorial Practice from California College of the Arts. He is a co-founder of the San Francisco Art Book Fair. Kasprzak teaches in the Graduate Design program at the CCA and was recently an artist in residence at Iaspis in Stockholm, Sweden.

Installation views of Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 2017. Photos by JKA Photography.

Work of art in the exhibition:
The Diminishing, But Never Final, Sounds of the Dying, 2017
Syrinx aruanus shell, steel, media player, sonic transducer, looped sound
56 x 10 x 10 in.


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David Kasprzak was inspired by the folktale The Golden Mountain.”