Gabrielle Senza (she/her) is a transdisciplinary artist investigating the phenomenon of invisibility through installation, sound, and performance. Senza’s research project, the Invisibility Lab explores the vicissitudes of what and who is seen or willfully ignored while making visible a universal desire for acknowledgment and connection. To create opportunities for people to feel seen, heard, and respected, her work tells the story of global temporary amnesia and a vision for a better future.
Functioning as a mobile studio, stage, gallery, and research laboratory, the Invisibility Lab has conducted several participatory projects worldwide. Included in these are an interactive online archive, workshops, multi-media performances and installations, and interactive experiments. The Lab provides an engaging framework from which viewers are invited to become creative investigators, conducting and presenting cross-cultural research on the everyday seen and unseen aspects of life.
Senza’s work is included in corporate and private collections, as well as the public collections of MoMA, Whitney Museum, and Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, IA. She has received awards from the Puffin Foundation, Assets for Artists, and Transart Institute for Creative Research. Her performances and interactive projects have been featured at V-Day events and International Human Rights Art Festivals. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Walk Unafraid, a nonprofit organization that fosters creative activism. As an occasional guest artist and adjunct professor, she has taught at Cooper Union, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and MASS MoCA. Senza has curated exhibitions nationally and internationally as a guest curator and published critic. She is a Fellow of ZK/U Berlin – The Center for Art & Urbanistics and holds a Master’s in Fine Arts from the Transart Institute.