The sculptures of Rochelle Goldberg are structured by the logic of intraction—the artist’s term for an unruly set of relations in which the boundary between one entity and another is continually undermined.


Across Goldberg’s body of work, intraction operates in tandem on the levels of form and content. The residue of the encounter between material and touch is significant for Goldberg: “The indentation on the surface of the ceramic material is the registration of the raw ceramic moving away from you while you are in the act of touching it…. [It] will continue to recede until you remove touch from it. The fingerprint arrives at the termination of this contact.”

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Rochelle Goldberg (b. 1984, Vancouver, Canada) currently lives and works between New York and Berlin. She received a B.A. from McGill University, Montreal in 2006, and an M.F.A. from Bard College in 2014. Her recent solo exhibitions include Miguel Abreu Gallery (2020, 2017); The Power Station, Dallas (2019); Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2019); Casa del sol at Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valderno, Italy (2018); GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy (2017); and Sculpture Center, New York (2016); among others. Her work has been in group exhibitions at Art Hub, Copenhagen (2021); Centre international d’art et du paysage de Vassivière, Beaumont-du-Lac, France (2021); the Berkley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, California (2021); a two-person exhibition with Rebecca Brewer at the Oakville Galleries, Ontario (2019); the first Frieze Sculpture at Rockefeller Center, curated by Brett Littman (2019); Éclair, Berlin (2018); and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2016). In 2016, Goldberg participated in the Okayama Art Summit, a biennial exhibition organized by Liam Gillick across multiple venues in Okayama, Japan.


Goldberg’s work is held in the collections of the ICA Miami, GAMeC, the Philara Collection, and the Celine Collection. She has been the recipient of the Chinati Foundation Residency (2018), the Battaglia Foundry Sculpture Prize (2018), and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award (2015). Cannibal Actif, her first monograph designed with Geoff Kaplan, was co-published by Totem and Sequence Press and her second monograph, born in a beam of light, was published by The Power Station in Spring 2020.


Rochelle Goldberg: No Where, Now Here
Sara Fumagalli and Stefano Raimondi eds.
GAMeC Books, 2017