Dash Snow

Dash Snow was born in 1981 in New York, the city that would define his life and artwork until his death in 2009. He was a street kid from his mid-teens, writing graffiti with the IRAK crew. By his early twenties, Snow was at the center of the so-called “Bowery School,” a group of artists that would come to define the post-9-11 art scene in New York: Dan Colen, Ryan McGinley, Hanna Liden, Agathe Snow, Nate Lowman, and others. Snow started his career as an artist by taking Polaroid photographs of his friends and their city lives, but he soon expanded to 35mm photography, ‘zines and posters, neo-Dada psycho-political collage and assemblage sculpture, and finally haunting Super 8 and 16mm films. Across all of these artistic modes, Snow’s anachronistic style, raw emotional access and poetic, antiestablishment paranoia provide a bracing connective tissue. Snow’s artwork was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, as well as in exhibitions at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the MACRO Museum in Rome, the New Museum in New York, and, most recently, at the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague and the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden- Baden.