Pablo’s Birthday was founded as a not-for-profit in 2002 by Arne Zimmermann in TriBeCa and later became a commercial gallery in 2004. In the fall of 2014, the gallery opened its current space in the Lower East Side on Orchard Street. The backbone of our program is rooted in the lineage of concrete/minimal abstraction with a special emphasis on light and materiality. Also present is an inclination towards a sculptural aesthetic that is evident in the staging and concept of many of the artists’ positions. That said, the only rule to our approach is that we believe in the work and it is engaged in the present contemporary dialogue.

In conjunction with an exhibition rotation of represented artists, Pablo’s Birthday regularly stages concept based group exhibitions in collaboration with curators that feature a broad array of positions and mediums.


Alice Quaresma, Outside City, 2018, Tape and pencil over photographic print, 82 x 102 cm / 32 x 40 in

Alice Quaresma (1985 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). Lives and works in New York.

Alice Quaresma confronts the limits of photography as a flat surface while painting, drawing, and collaging on photographs, allowing her work to be sensorial and playful. In her work, Quaresma uses her personal photo archive to elaborate on the idea of displacement, memory, and identity. Geometry is used as a simple and universal way to play with objectivity in photography, investigating its limits as a medium of truth and precision.

She invites the viewer to use their imagination: “In a world of so much information, I bring to my work the condition of imagination. My work deals with the condition of memory to find a sense of belonging.”

Quaresma received her BFA in 2007 at Central St. Martins, and MFA in 2009 at Pratt Institute. Additionally, she received a post-baccalaureate in History of Art at Columbia University.

Price: 3,700 USD

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