Isaac Pool

New York

Isaac Pool


Isaac Pool is an artist who works across sculpture, performance, poetry, and lens-based media. Their practice takes its cues from the suburban shopping mall, coded vernacular objects, and the glitzy affirmations promised by the pop diva remix. Pool's work engages feminism with a perverse sentimentality and antagonistic relationship to gender presentation. The work manifests dark humor, joy, glamour, and excess laced with an undercurrent of shame.

Pool amplifies the power of fantasy and creates spaces where superficial pleasures can become makeshift sites for social survival. They have performed and exhibited internationally with solo shows in New York, Detroit, and Brussels. ‘Light Stain’, a book of poems and photographs in print is available from What Pipeline, Detroit. ‘Alien She’, an ebook dedicated to Mark Aguhar, is available from Klaus eBooks.

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See their work at Prelude 2021

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This year at Prelude, we are trying out

chain curating!

Isaac Pool

was invited by curator

Jesse Firestone

and forms a part of

Chain 3


Untitled Mood Lighting

Monday, 25 October 2021

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Untitled Mood Lighting

An exploration of limits of isolation and uninhibited joy, and the psychic consequences we face when we unmute the excesses that animate our will to thrive.


Isaac Pool, Miriam Gabriel, Alexa Grae, Nina Guevara, Sahar Sepahdari-Dalai


Segal Talk: Chain Curation Thread 3

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

12pm ET


Segal Talk: Chain Curation Thread 3

In conversation with New York based artists and curators that comprise the third chain in our chain curation programming this year.


Jay Wegman, Sibyl Kempson, Lumi Tan, Alex Tatarsky, Alessandra Gómez, Jesse Firestone, Isaac Pool

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