Zaq Landsberg

Born 1985 in Los Angeles, CA; Lives in Brooklyn, NY

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

Solo Exhibitions

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

2017: Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer, MN

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


2015: Republic of Zaqistan and State of Deseret, Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts, Salt Lake City, UT

2011: Nationalism, Micronationalism, Unrecognized States and Zaqistan, Experimental Station, Chicago IL

2010: Zaqistan: Secession as Gesture and Gesture as Secession, MICA, Baltimore MD

2009: Republic of Zaqistan: Nation Building, US-Zaqistani Relations, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore

Awards, Honors and Residencies

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

[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