Nathalie Miebach


ICA Central

Saturday, September 21, 2024 -
Sunday, January 26, 2025


Nathalie Miebach (b.1972, Zeven, Germany, lives Boston, MA) foregrounds the human relationship to data in her meticulously researched practice. Using basketweaving techniques to transform a variety of material into sculpture, wall installations, and 2D weavings, Miebach has devised her own visual languages to describe our reciprocal relationship with data. Each material in a work by Miebach represents a dierent datapoint, giving form to the human experience of catastrophic events such as hurricanes and the Covid19 pandemic. She takes an expansive approach to her data sets, incorporating other kinds of information, such as the number of sunny days in a month, her own maskwearing comfort levels, and tweets from disaster zones to create a more comprehensive –and personal– record of these experiences.

For this exhibition –her first in San Diego– Miebach will produce a new sculpture based on California’s recent extreme weather and will work with local musicians to create and perform a score for the work of art –a practice she began in 2009.

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Nathelie Miebach, The Burden of Every Drop (2018). Wood, paper, rope, data. 17 x 10 x 1 feet. Courtesy of the artist.


This exhibition is supported by the Linda Brandes Foundation.
ICA San Diego Exhibition Support Provided by the City of San Diego, Buttgenbach Foundation, and the Tippett Foundation.



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