Zaq Landsberg

Born 1985 in Los Angeles, CA; Lives in New York City, NY

Education: 2007 BFA, New York University, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

2022: For centuries, and still...(anticipated completion), collaboration with Kevin Quiles Bonilla, Harlem Art Park, NYC
Reclining Liberty, Liberty State Park, NJ
Tomb Effigy of Magaret Corbin, Green-Wood Cemetery, NYC

2021: Tomb Effigy of Magaret Corbin, Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award Exhibition, NYC Parks, Fort Tryon Park, NYC
Reclining Liberty, NYC Parks, Morningside Park, NYC

2018: Islands of the Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY

2016: Discover Zaqistan: the Art of Adventure, CUAC, Salt Lake City, UT

2012: Consulate-General of Zaqistan, chashama, New York, NY

Embassy of Zaqistan, Nuevo Museo Energía de Arte Contemporáneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2008: Rewarding Savagery with Sweets, Pehrspace, Los Angeles CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020: Dissolving Artifacts, Studio 200, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

2019: Race and Revolution: Reimagining Monuments, Old Stone House, Brooklyn, NY

NYU Grounds Art, Schwartz Plaza, New York University, New York, NY

Reclaiming the Hall: Diversity in Public Art, Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY

Art Alumni Show 2019, New York University, New York, NY

2018: Democracia en obra, Centro Cultural Kirchner, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2017: Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

Venedigbiennalen, ARTiE, Eslöv, Sweden

2015: ‘Solidaridad Obrera’ La Ene, Marker 2015, Art Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2014: Surcursal/Colección (La Ene), Sala Luis Miró Quesada Garland, Lima Perú

Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens NY

C-32 Sucursal. La Ene en Malba, Museo del Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Colección, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina

2012: Figment Festival Sculpture Garden, Governor’s Island, New York City NY

2011: Figment Festival Sculpture Garden, Governor’s Island, New York City NY

2010: One Eye, Two "I's" Union Docs, Brooklyn NY

2007: End Times, BFA Thesis Exhibition, The Commons, New York University, New York NY


Awards, Honors and Residencies

2020: Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award, NYC Parks Department; UMEZ Arts Engagement & LMCC Creative Engagement Grantee

2019: LMCC Artist-in-Residence, Workspace, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC

2018: Art in the Parks: UNIQLO Park Expressions Grant, NYC Parks Department

More Art Engaging Artists Fellowship, New York, NY

2017: NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Sculpture, NY

2017: Jerome Fellowship, Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

2014: Emerging Artists' Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens NY

2012: Residency, Sculpture Space, Utica, NY

2007: ISC Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, Honorable Mention

The NYU Dept. of Art and Art Professions Student Excellence Award

Selected Press

Lady Liberty is Currently Relaxing at a Park across the Hudson, Anna Rahmanan, Time Out New York, 5/26/2022

Arts in the City October 2021, Donna Hanover, CUNY TV, 10/2021

5 Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend, Melissa Smith, The New York Times, 5/27/2021

Lady Liberty Seems to Want You to Draw Her Like One of Your French Girls, Valeria Ricciulli, Curbed/, 5/18/2021

The Get Out, Jennifer Vanasco, All of It, WNYC, 5/13/2021

A Review of: Race and Revolution: Reimagining Monuments, Heather Radke, The Believer, 5/24/19

[Reasons to Love NY] Because We’re Colonizing Utah, Jessica Roy, New York Magazine, 12/17/15

Welcome to Zaqistan, an Artist-Run Republic in the Utah Desert, Claire Voon, Hyperallergic, 11/11/15

A Trip to Zaqistan, One Man's 'Sovereign Nation' in the Middle of the Utah Desert, Mike Abu, Vice, 10/29/15

Welcome to Zaqistan! New York artist founds his own nation in Utah desert — and keeps it going for a decade, Jason Silverstein, NY Daily News, 11/1/15

Sculptor Remakes NYPD Surveillance Tower as Terrifying Spider, Sarah Cascone, artnet news, 9/11/14

Artist Version of NYPD Surveillance Tower Has Legs, Howard Halle, Time Out New York, 9/8/14