Friday, April 8, 2016

Ice Passing, 2016

Abinadi Meza
Ice Passing, 2016
mixed media on panel, 30 x 40 inches

Monday, February 1, 2016

Conquistador, 2016

Abinadi Meza
Conquistador, 2016
mixed media on panel, 30 x 36 inches

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Loco Miroir, 2016

"all words, once spoken, are dead and function only at the moment when they are uttered, that a form, once it has served, cannot be used again and asks only to be replaced by another..."

Abinadi Meza
Loco Miroir, 2016
mixed media on panel, 30 x 40 inches

Friday, January 22, 2016

Red Sky at Night, 2015

Abinadi Meza
Red Sky at Night, 2015
mixed media on panel, 30 x 36 inches
"The Text is plural. Which is not simply to say that it has several meanings, but that it accomplishes the very plural of meaning: an irreducible (and not merely an acceptable) plural. The Text is not a co-existence of meanings but a passage, an overcrossing; thus it answers not to an interpretation, even a liberal one, but to an explosion, a dissemination."


Sunday, January 3, 2016

In the Dream We Spoke a New Language, 2015

Abinadi Meza
In the Dream We Spoke a New Language, 2015
mixed media on panel, 30 x 36 inches

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Is That the Sea, 2015

Abinadi Meza
Is That the Sea, 2015
mixed media on panel, 24 x 30 inches

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Your Beautiful Name, 2015

Abinadi Meza
Your Beautiful Name, 2015
mixed media on panel, 24 x 30 inches

Friday, September 11, 2015

Studio, Roman Light

You Need to Look Away Anyway (Lethal Black Clouds), 2015. Acrylic & vinyl on paper, 70 x 100cm
Abinadi Meza in studio, Rome Italy, 2015

Need to Keep Needing (The Last Wet Nerve), 2015. Acrylic & vinyl on paper, 70 x 100cm

Thought I Was, 2015. Acrylic & vinyl on paper, 70 x 100cm

Dedicated to No One, Thanks to No One, 2015. Acrylic & vinyl on paper, 70 x 100cm

Picture the Dead, 2015. Acrylic & vinyl on paper, 70 x 100cm

Thursday, May 21, 2015


Nocturne R6105 from abinadi meza on Vimeo.

"The third is a nocturne set on the Janiculum hill. The full moon shines on the pines that grow on the hill of the temple of Janus, the double-faced god of doors and gates and of the new year."

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Performance, Milan

Live concert Saturday March 14 at O' in Milan. Guitars, resonators, live electronics. With Paula Matthusen and Ron Kuivila.
Abinadi Meza & Paula Matthusen, photo: John V. Maciuika

Sunday, February 1, 2015

"Milk Revolution" curated by CURA. (Rome)

Delay in Glass (2015) installation detail. sound, three glass panels, 120 x 150cm.
photo: Artimages Art Photo Agency, Rome

Milk Revolution, curated by Ilaria Marotta and Andrea Baccin for CURA.

Artists: Artie Vierkant, Vanessa Safavi, Bunny Rogers, Alessandro Piangiamore, Abinadi Meza, Cynthia Madansky, Adam Kuby, Corin Hewitt, Elias Hansen, Keith Hennessy, Francesca Grilli, Carin Goldberg, Martino Gamper, Anna Franceschini, Luca Francesconi, Andrea De Stefani, Gabriele De Santis, Tomaso De Luca.

29 January – 1 March, 2015

American Academy in Rome Gallery
Via Angelo Masina 5
00153 Roma

from friday to sunday
from 4pm to 7pm
or by appointment

"When Allen Ginsberg, writer and poet of the Beat Generation, photographed his friend Harry Smith – painter, archivist, anthropologist and film-maker – in 1985 at the Breslin Hotel in Manhattan attempting to turn milk into milk, he portrayed in a concise image an entire generation called to face major changes and struggles, through the subversive gesture of an impossible alchemy. At times, the impact of an artistic action can assume its own revolutionary force, even if only transitory, fleeting, light. According to Bachelard, poets and alchemists are those who translate into images the spell that the image itself casts on the psyche – a spell that becomes stronger with the poets and alchemists’ deepening knowledge of the basic elements that determine moods, and the ability to manipulate, process, transmute them.

Under this reverie of alchemical connections, milk revolution brings together the work of fellows from the American Academy in Rome and that of a selection of non-resident international artists, outlining an unsystematic, anti-narrative, fluid path, an open device, which contravenes the common sense of a concise thought and amalgamates temperaments and moods associated with changes of state, metamorphosis, the temporal span of the work, in an anarchical opposition of elements pitted against approval and control. In the abstract dimension of the exhibition space, the mutant and regressive process acts as a counterpoint to an aestheticized, timeless and suspended ambivalence, probing whims of resistance, autonomy and escape, but also empathy and unpleasantness, fascination and revulsion for the elements."

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Surface/Re-surface, at MAXXI, Rome

Saturday, November 22. 6:30pm, Gallery 3
Guido Reni, 4 A
00196 Roma

"Surface/Re-surface" is a collaborative sound art performance by Paula Matthusen and Abinadi Meza at Museo MAXXI, as a part of the Open Museum, Open City program curated by Hou Hanru. 

Supported by Fondazione MAXXI and the American Academy in Rome.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Air, Condition at Blaffer Art Museum

Abinadi Meza: Air, Condition opens August 8, 2014 at Blaffer Art Museum's two exhibition spaces in Houston, Texas. In downtown Houston a two-channel video, four-channel sound installation is installed in former storefront windows at 110 Milam Street. At the Blaffer Museum's main gallery a four-channel sound installation activates windows of the architecture itself.

This project is based on a pirate radio transmissions that explore and intervene in urban space - specifically, the territory of air-space. The broadcasts are transmitted from a moving car, and create temporary glitches in sonic and living space.

Recommended in NY Times
Read more at Blaffer Museum of Art
Featured on "Houston Matters" radio broadcast, 88.7 Houston Public Media

still from Air, Condition (2014) video, sound
still from Air, Condition (2014) video, sound

Air, Condition (Part 1), excerpt from abinadi meza on Vimeo.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Sky Opens Twice, at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Installing The Sky Opens Twice at M.I.A. Abinadi Meza, photo by Christopher Atkins, 2014

The Sky Opens Twice (2014) is a three-story, 8 channel sound installation commissioned by the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The installation extends upwards through three vertical floors of the Target Rotunda designed by Michael Graves. It is exhibited with 6EQUJ5, a video installation by Jennifer Steinkamp.

The Sky Opens Twice was conceived as an "aural film" inspired by Interstellar Radio Messages (IRM's), space mythologies and exploration narratives.

Read Abinadi Meza's interview with curator Christopher Atkins here.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Delay in Glass, in "The Audible Edge" exhibition, Minneapolis

Delay in Glass, 2014. Glass, sound. 30 x 30, installation variable.

Delay in Glass (2014) is included in the exhibition The Audible Edge: Architecture and Sound at Katherine Nash Gallery, Minneapolis May 27 - July 26, 2014. The exhibition includes With Hidden Noise, and ICI production curated by Stephen Vitiello.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Live at 2014 Sonorities Festival, Belfast

Sound check at Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC). Abinadi Meza, photo by Hyeonmin Ghim 2014.

2014 Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

April 30: live performance (noise, drones, sensors, oscillators) at SARC (Sonic Arts Research Centre), and radio broadcast on Resonance 104.4fm London.

Other performers include Atau Tanaka, Adam Parkinson, Nic Collins, Jonathan Impett, Sidsel Endressen, Jan Bang, Jean-Claude Risset, Ryo Ikeshiro, David Ikard, Barry Cullen and Dithernoise.

May 3: presentation in 2014 Sonorities Symposium: Remembering & Forgetting, sponsored by Queen's University, Belfast.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Black Box Recorder at Anthology Film Archives, New York

Black Box Recorder will screen at 8pm, Wednesday April 16 at Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Vein of Sky, Houston

Vein of Sky is a weather-based sound installation in Houston, Texas. It is presented by the 2014 CounterCurrent Festival and the Art in the Park centennial celebration at Hermann Park. Vein of Sky was commissioned by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.

The installation is made from sonifications of atmospheric dynamics such as light, humidity, temperature, as well as kinetic movements of plants and trees. Vein of Sky will be exhibited through December 2014.

"Listening to Light: A Conversation with Sound Artist Abinadi Meza" by Nancy Wozny.
"When the Earth Talks..." by Joel Luks

Thursday, February 20, 2014

"Ghost Station" at MICA, Baltimore

Ghost Station is a nomadic hacking and haunting of Baltimore's airwaves. Urban field recordings are re-broadcast as clandestine FM radio transmissions. Exhibited as a 5 channel radio and video installation at MICA, Baltimore. Curated by Bryan Hempel (Baltimore), with catalogue essay by Michael R. Griffiths (New York).  Opening Saturday, Feb. 22, 6pm at MICA, Gateway Building, 1601 Mt. Royal Ave.

still from Ghost Station, 2014

still from Ghost Station, 2014

Ghost Station, 2014 (Excerpt) from abinadi meza on Vimeo.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Debating the Darkness, NY Arts Magazine

"Debating the Darkness: Talking Film with Abinadi Meza," Interview with Matthew Hassell, NY Arts Magazine:

Monday, October 28, 2013

Live Performance at Close Closer, 3rd Lisbon Architecture Triennale

Excerpt from live performance at Close, Closer the 3rd Lisbon Architecture Triennale. Performed with field recordings, custom-built sensors (light, temperature, heat) and custom software.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mere Pis at 3rd Lisbon Architecture Triennial

A window in Lisbon; sensing microclimates, for Mere Pis
On September 19 Mere Pis launches at Close, Closer the 3rd Lisbon Architecture Triennial, curated by Beatrice Galilee with Liam Young, Mariana Pestana and José Esparza Chong Cuy. Mere Pis is an exploratory sonification of non-human and residual materials of a city (tectonic vibrations, dust, heat, humidity, shadows, insects).

The project includes a live Internet transmission, digital downloads, and two performances at Sinel de Cordes Palace - a formerly-abandoned 18th c. palace now serving as Triennale headquarters.

The title Mere Pis is a simple anagram of the word 'empires,' and conceptually relates to the Merz projects of Kurt Schwitters - compositions made from all kinds of refuse and found materials...the residue/remainder of kommerz...

"Close, Closer, the third edition of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale examines the political, technological, emotional, institutional, and critical forms of global spatial practice." -Triennale statement

Sinel de Cordes Palace, Lisbon

Monday, August 19, 2013

"Grey Ecologies: Sonic Transfers and Monuments" at TransX Symposium, Deep Wireless Festival, Toronto

Abinadi Meza presenting in Trans X: Transmission Art Symposium
Full text here:

Listen to the presentation here:

May 17-20, 2013. TransX Transmission Art Symposium at 12th Annual Deep Wireless Festival of Radio & Transmission Art, Toronto. With Anna Friz, Tetsuo Kogawa, Steve Bates, Csenge Kolozsvari, Robert Mackay, Alyssa Moxley, Robin Koek, Samwell Freeman, Victoria Estok and many others.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Salt Lake City Film Festival presents Hour Between Dog and Wolf

still from Hour Between Dog and Wolf
Hour Between Dog and Wolf (2013) is an official selection of the 2013 Salt Lake City Film Festival. The film will screen on opening night, Thursday Sept. 26, at Broadway Centre Cinemas with an opening reception at 7pm.

This short film is loosely autobiographical, unconventionally structured, and incorporates found film footage with an original script and soundtrack.

An enigmatic woman - a disembodied artificial intelligence, narrates Hour Between Dog and Wolf. The film combines incidents, dreams and memories into a non-linear spatial montage; everything is a potential cipher, symptom or trigger.
"The unexpected thrived in such an ambience..." J.G. Ballard, Endgame

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Limited-edition Tape Release at Expo Chicago Contemporary Art Fair, Navy Pier

Fourth of July, limited edition tape series, 2012-13

Fourth of July is a limited-edition tape release at ACRE's special exhibition in the 2013 Expo Chicago Art Fair. Vernissage Thurs. Sept. 19th 6-9pm. Fair hours Sept. 20-22. Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Driftless Moment, Chicago

On June 16 The Driftless Moment, a solo exhibition of new video work will premiere at ACRE Projects, Chicago. Curated by Alicia Eler.

Opening reception 4-8pm
1913 W 17th St, Chicago, IL 60608
(Near 18th street train station, pink line)
still from The Driftless Moment, video installation

still from The Driftless Moment, video installation

Friday, June 14, 2013

Glass, Sound, Space

studio detail, Ruins in Reverse, glass, sound.

Black Box Recorder: UK premiere

On June 15 Black Box Recorder will screen at Bloc Projects in Sheffield, England as a part of Sheffield Fringe: Film at the Intersection of Art & Documentary.
"[A] disembodied desire...a pervasive sense of yearning for something impossible..."
  -Esther Harris, curator (London)

still from Black Box Recorder, found film transfers, original sound 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

German premiere / Official Filmposter

official film poster, Black Box Recorder

Black Box Recorder will premiere in Europe 7pm Friday, June 14 at Team Titanic, Berlin.

Exhibited in the Neukölln district gallery through June 22.

Flughafenstraße 50
12053 Berlin
U8 Boddinstraße

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hour Between Dog and Wolf

Found film footage transferred to video, original sound. View screening copy here.

still from Hour Between Dog and Wolf, 2013
still from Hour Between Dog and Wolf, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

Between Plant and Ghost

Archival giclée print from Chaos, Birth of a Star

Archival giclée print from Chaos, Birth of a Star

Archival giclée print from Chaos, Birth of a Star

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tuesday, January 8, 2013