My work mines the intersection of my personal life and local community. I work in a range of media, often falling into prints, objects, photo, video, and performance. Critical discourse is important to complete the work, as I often embrace themes that need to be unpacked. The intersection of themes such as race, class, religion and popular culture, are explored and deconstructed. Although the content may be loaded, I am primarily interested in creating formally engaging objects. The foundation of my art practice is a daily process of finding intimacy in all things big and small. My work is a conceptual practice, with the idea dictating the medium. Context becomes a crucial factor – whether it is a specific neighborhood or the architecture of a building – the work is contingent upon this. Many themes arise from the neighborhood where I live, from which ideas are culled from everyday experiences and activities. I use my politicized physical body, in photographs and video, as a major component in the work, but only as the medium of communicating ideas that reach beyond the political, into a psychological space.




2007 - Master of Fine Arts - Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY - Combine-Media

2006 - Universität der Künste, Berlin, Germany - Photography / Video

2000 - Bachelor of Fine Arts - New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL - Graphic Design



2016 The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, New York, NY

2012 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, NY, New York

2011 Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, Brooklyn, New York



2016 - The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL - Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, UK

2015 - Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program, Brooklyn, NY

2013 - Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2013 - New York Foundation for the Arts Studio Residency Program, New York, NY

2013 - Winter Workspace, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

2013 - Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2011 Swing Space at Governors Island, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY

2010 - Jardim Canadá Art and Technology Center, Belo Horizonté, Brazil

2010 - HomeBase V, Home Base Project, Berlin, Germany

2009 - Workspace, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY


Solo Exhibitions & Projects

2016 - From the Wolf to the Fox, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

2016 - X Diamond Cut, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2016 - Gamut, Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL

2015 - X Black Y, New Media Artspace at Baruch College, New York, NY

2014 - Chanting Black Clouds, RL WINDOW, Ryan Lee Gallery, New York, NY

2014 - Tether Me Not, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY

2014 - lorem ipsum, Art in General, New York, NY

2014 - Video is Dead, The Bindery Projects, Saint Paul, MN

2014 - Forget me not, Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2012 - Marrow in the Morrows, Third Streaming, New York, NY

2012 - Arrival; Departure, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2010 - Not Cool: Out of Balance, Galerie Open, Berlin, Germany

2007 - Dark Matter, Galerie Open, Berlin, Germany


Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 - Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

2016 - BRIC Biennial: Volume II, Bed Stuy/Crown Heights Edition, Gallery at BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY

2016 - NWSA Alumni Series: Art & Technology, New World School of the Art Gallery, Miami, FL

2016 - Remaining/Reminding/Remains/Remainders, PPL Space, Brooklyn, NY

2016 - Polaris, Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York, NY

2016 - The ‘91 Violence, Repair the World, Brooklyn, NY

2016 - City Utopia: Metabolics of Future, Galerie Kritiku Palac Adria, Prague, Czech Republic

2016 - Field Studies, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Brooklyn, NY

2016 - NADA Lounge, Art Cologne, Germany

2016 - Play, Pulse New York, NY

2015 - Hard Work 2: Zachary Fabri / Becky Sellinger, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, New York, NY

2015 - Chefs-d’oeuvre d’Afrique, Musée Dapper, Paris, France

2015 - Of Gentle Birth, Repair the World, Brooklyn, NY

2015 - Animismo Digital Vol. 1, Centro de Arte Digital Juan Downey, Puerto Varas, Chile

2015 - FIND YOURSELF HERE, Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY

2015 - Radical Presence: Black Performance, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2015 - FIND YOURSELF HERE, American Dance Institute, Washingtin, DC

2015 - Making Space, North Seattle College Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014 - Crossing Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

2014 - Radical Presence: Black Performance, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

2014 - Strangloscope Experimental Video and Audio, 1A Edition: Performative, Florianópolis, Brazil

2014 - In Light of It, Museum of Contemporary Art Calgary, Calgary, Canada

2014 - Confluence: Shifting Perspectives of the Caribbean, Third Space Art Projects, Toronto, Canada

2014 - The Wayland Rudd Collection, First Floor Gallery Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe

2014 - Incen•diario II: Live Art & Video-Performance, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Brooklyn, NY

2014 - Between You & Me, Vanity Projects, New York, NY

2014 - Big Window Little Field, Heliopolis, Brooklyn, NY

2014 - flashBlack: The African Diasporic Impulse in American Photography, The Fogelman Galleries, Memphis, TN

2014 - Joanna Kotze: Trio B, Movement Research at Judson Church, New York, NY

2014 - The Wayland Rudd Collection, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY

2013 - Shiny Shoes, Performa13, New York, NY

2013 - 50.0833° A, 14.4167° V 40.6700° Z, 73.9400° F, Czech Center New York, New York, NY

2013 - Radical Presence: Black Performance, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2013 - Crown Heights Film Festival, Five Miles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013 - Hair, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey

2013 - tête-a-tête, curated by Mickalene Thomas, QF Gallery, East Hampton, NY

2013 - The People’s Laundromat Theater, The Laundromat Project, Brooklyn, NY

2013 - I’ll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours, ABC No Rio, New York, NY

2013 - Lumen International Video & Performance Festival, Joseph H. Lyons Pool, Staten Island, NY

2013 - The Cipher Crit Salon, The IMC Lab + Gallery, New York, NY

2013 - And I Feel Fine, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA

2012 - Radical Presence: Black Performance, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX

2012 - Voices and Visions: Re-Imagining America, Imagining America National Conference, New York University, NYC

2012 - Fore, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

2012 - Bigger Than Shadows, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY

2012 - Chosen, Art Gate Gallery, New York, NY

2012 - Art In Odd Places, New York, NY

2012 - Artist Respond: Mark di Suvero, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Governors Island, New York, NY

2012 - Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, El Museo del Barrio, New York, NY

2012 - Performance: Not Otherwise Specified, Space on White, New York, NY

2012 - Pardon Our Analysis: Gathering for Gil Scott-Heron, Symphony Space, New York, NY

2012 - Travel, Hotel villa Kastania, Berlin, Germany

2011 - Curate NYC, Brooklyn, New York

2011 - Others In Me - Me In Others, La Biennale de Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico

2011 - A Movement in Time, Harlem Biennale/Taller Boricua, New York, NY

2011 - Anomalistic Urge, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY

2011 - Greener on the Other Side, Berlin/Chongqing Video Art Festival, Organhaus, Chongqing, China

2010 - Planet of Slums, Third Streaming, New York, NY

2010 - The Big Screen Project, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NY

2010 - Planet of Slums, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ

2010 - Show VI, MMX Open Art Venue, Berlin, Germany

2010 - HomeBase V, HomeBase Project Berlin, Germany

2010 - Entre Pontos, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2010 - Civil Disobedience, White Box, New York, NY

2010 - PULSE Play >, Pulse New York, New York, NY

2010 - Hair Tactics, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ

2010 - The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks, MOCADA, Brooklyn, NY

2010 - Ves•sel, Brennan Gallery, Jersey City, NJ

2010 - Into Halloween, Galerie Open, Berlin, Germany

2009 - Rockstone and Bootheel, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

2009 - Eternal Telethon X, Dome Colony X in the San Gabriels, X-Initiative, New York, NY

2009 - 101: Performances, Brooklyn, NY

2008 - It’s Not Easy, SEA (Social Environmental Aesthetics) - Exit Art, New York, NY

2008 - Freeze Frame, Rush Arts Gallery, Miami, FL

2008 - Black Gold, Flawless Sabrina’s Salon, New York, NY

2008 - Metro Poles: Art in Action, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

2008 - Subpoena, Talman + Monroe Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2007 - The Red Carpet Treatment, Rush Arts Gallery, Miami, FL

2007 - NABLAB Volume 1: Video, NAB Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007 - Neo Neo Dada, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2007 - Hunter College MFA Thesis Exhibition, Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

2006 - Mastered: A Showcase of Recent MFA Video Art, The Pioneer Theater, New York, NY

2006 - Sequences: Real Time Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland

2006 - Nordic Biennale, Momentum 2006, Moss, Norway

2006 - Domestic Affairs, Projekt 0047, Berlin, Germany


Artist Talks / Panels

2015 - Lecture, Baruch College, New York, NY

2015 - Talk, Mini-Bar, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2014 - Panel, Art in Odd Places on Governor’s Island, New York, NY

2013 - Panel, Pope.L and Zachary Fabri, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

2013 - Talk, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2013 - Talk, Today and Tomorrow, Riverdale Country School, Bronx, NY

2013 - Talk, And I Feel Fine, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA

2012 - Panel, Artists in Conversation, with Elia Alba and Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

2012 - Talk, Zachary Fabri: Marrow in the Morrows, In conversation with Adrienne Edwards, Third Streaming, New York, NY

2012 - Panel, Unknown Boricuas Streaming: A Nuyorican State of Mind, Hunter College School of Social Work, New York, NY

2012 - Talk, The City College of New York, CUNY

2011 - Panel with Pedro Motta and Francisca Caporali, Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, NY

2010 - Talk, Guignard University of Art of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil


Selected Press

2014 - Jillian Steinhauer. “A Survey of Art from Across Brooklyn”. Hyperallergic. Oct.1. Online.

2014 - “Inside Looking Out, Outside Looking In”. The Miami Herald. September 11.

2014 - Matthew Zuras. “Power Grid: 29 Artists You Need To Know”. Refinery 29. July 23. Online.

2014 - Holland Cotter. “The Wayland Rudd Collection”. The New York Times. Feb 6.

2014 - Alex Rendon. “The Artist as Lecturer”. New Times Broward-Palm Beach. April 10.

2014 - Sarah Michelle Rupert. “Zachary Fabri, Forget me not, as my tether is clipped”. The Miami Rail. Fall 2014.

2013 - “Zachary Fabri’s Performance A Movement in Time: Alphabet City”. Art Forum. Video. November 2013. Online.

2013 - “Harlem: Artists must shape the future”. Art Collector Magazine. Summer 2013. No13. p.120.

2013 - LLoyd Wise. “Fore”. Artforum. May. p. 332

2013 - Holland Cotter. “Museum and Gallery Listings”. The New York Times. March 7. p. C19

2013 - “Black Artists: 30 Contemporary Art Makers Under 40 You Should Know”. The Hufington Post. February 26. Online.

2013 - Dominic Hackley. “Fore: Made in 2012”. Studio. The Studio Museum in Harlem Magazine. Fall/Winter. p.49-50.

2012 - Jessica Lott “Alchemy of Inspiration I “Fore”ward at The Studio Museum in Harlem”. ART21 Magazine. Nov 20. Online

2012 - Wayne Hodge. “Future Anterior: An index to contemporary arts imminent history”. Art Papers. November. p. 58.

2012 - Whitney Kimball. “This Week’s Must-See Art Events and Openings”. The L Magazine. October. Online.

2011 - Liz McGrath. Howard, Jack. “10 of the best galleries in Berlin”. The Guardian. August 17. Online.

2011 - Veken Gueyikian. “This Weekend’s Maximum Perception Performance Festival”. Hyperallergic. January 13. Online.

2010 - Barbara Behrendt. “Das Unbehagen unter der Coolness”. Taz. November 26. p. 28

2010 - Gustavo Mendicino. “Vibra BH”. Hoje em Dia. September 2.

2010 - Douglas Resende. “JA.CA recebe artistas estrangeiros.” O Tempo. July 6.

2010 - “Jardim Canadá: garantia de cultura e lazer para os visitantes.” Jornal Belvedere Cultura. July 25.

2009 - Hrag Vartanian. “Reflecting on ‘Maximum Perception’”. Hyperallergic. December 13. Online.

2009 - Hrag Vartanian. “Liveblogging “Maximum Perception” at English Kills”. Hyperallergic. December 12. Online.

2007 - Nuit Banai. “Neo, Neo-Dada”. Time Out New York. October 25.

2007 - R.C Baker. “Ryan McGinness, God’s Phallus, and Chris Ofili: Recommendations by R.C. Baker”. The Village Voice.