Debo Eilers

Debo Eilers was born in 1974 in Texas, and lives and works in New York. Eilers’s multifaceted practice includes sculpture, video, collaborative installations with the painter Kerstin Brätsch, and interactive performances with a friend’s teenage daughter, Kaya. Through giving Kaya the power to direct the performance, Eilers elicits questions about power dynamics between artist and subject, pushing viewers into potentially uncomfortable terrain.

Employing references to children’s games, toys, and characters, Eilers is interested in sculpture as an object that’s constantly redefined by its context and interaction with an audience, as opposed to fixed piece in a gallery.

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