2019 Artists in Residence

2019 Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence
Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal is an internationally acclaimed artist and writer, best known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels, often created in response to collections and archives or the history of a particular place. Both his written and artistic practice have broken new ground through their critical engagement with the history and potential of ceramics, as well as with architecture, music and poetry. His interventions and artworks, exploring themes from diaspora and memorial to anxiety and the color white, have been made for diverse historic spaces and museums worldwide, including the Schindler House, Los Angeles; the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; Royal Academy of Arts, London; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; and the National Museums and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff.  Beginning May 30, The Frick will present a temporary installation, Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at The Frick Collection.