Location & Hours

• Schanzeneckstrasse 3
3012 Bern, Switzerland
• Thursday - Saturday
11:00 - 18:00 

We are closed for summer break from 21 July - 1 September

Contacts

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+41 76 506 48 08
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• Email info@gallerykendrajaynepatrick.com

In The News

• Gallery Press

Artists

• QUALEASHA WOOD
• ADA FRIEDMAN
• MANUELA MORALES DÉLANO

Current

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31 May - July 20, 2024
• Bern

Orbital

ADA FRIEDMAN
PAINTING DECONSTRUCTED
Group Exhibition
Curated by Leeza Meksin
• Ortega y Gasset Projects
Through 18 Aug, 2024

QUALEASHA WOOD
code_amina
Solo Exhibition
• Harvey B. Gantt Center for
African-American Arts + Culture
24 May - 22 September, 2024

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I Drive Thee
Solo Exhibition
• The Clark Institute
10 February, 2024 - January 26 2025

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GIANTS: Art from the Dean Collection of Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys
Group Exhibition
• The Brooklyn Museum
10 February 2024 - 7 July 2024


Forthcoming

Twenty-first Century Occupational Adjustments & Considerations
EPISODE 8: (to be announced)
Group Exhibition
• Bern

TIMOTHY YANICK HUNTER
Solo Exhibition
• Bern

CONSTANZA CAMILA CRAMER GARFIAS
Solo Exhibition
• Bern

Past

• Bern Gallery Weekend
Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th January, 2024
• Presenting
MANUELA MORALES DÉLANO & ROBYN TSINAJINNIE
Twenty-first Century Occupational Adjustments and Considerations
EPISODE 7:
Do You Care Too Much?”
8 Sep - 21 Oct, 2023
• Bern


QUALEASHA WOOD
Manic Pixie, Magical Negro
10 November - 16 December, 2023
• New York City

MANUELA MORALES DÉLANO
& ROBYN TSINNAJINNIE
Twenty-First Century Occupational Adjustments and Considerations,  EPISODE 7: Do You Care Too Much?
8 September- 21 October, 2023
• Bern

ANDRÉ MAGAÑA
Riquisimo
10 February - 25 March, 2023
• Bern


ADA FRIEDMAN
Paintings in Pisces
7 October - 17 December, 2022
• Bern


S. ALVAREZ, KÉVIN BRAY
PAOLO CIRI, JOSHUA CITARELL, JIBADE-KHALIL HUFFMAN, KAHLIL ROBERT IRVING, EVEREST PIPKIN, KHADIJAT YUSSUF

Twenty-First Century Occupational Adjustments And Considerations,
EPISODE 6: OK, Computer
• New York City:
4 March - April 10, 2022
• Basel:
19 March - 26 April, 2022


DAVID-JEREMIAH
PLAY
15 January - 20 March, 2021
• The Hamptons

BAS JAN ADER, !MEDIENGRUPPE BITNIK, ANDRÉ BUTZER, HALIM FLOWERS, CAMILLE HENROT, SHAWNÉ MICHAELAIN HOLLOWAY, ISSAC JULIEN, MIKE KELLEY, LOUISE LAWLER, TREVOR PAGLEN, PAULINA OLOWSKA, JO SHANE, CINDY SHERMAN, ARDEN SURDAM, KENYA (ROBINSON), B. WURTZ, WICKERHAM & LOMAXTwenty-First Century Occupational Adjustments And Considerations,
EPISODE 4: Seating Chart for a Fall Dinner Party in a Pandemic
16 Septmber - 31 December, 2020
• GKJP X Metro Pictures

CARDI B, CAITLIN CHERRY, KEZIA HARELL, KENYA (ROBINSON)
Twenty-First Century Occupational Adjustments And Considerations,   
EPISODE 3: ”I told my parents I was babysitting some really rich white folks’ kids”/”Dis here da new time. Let dat be.” 
• An essay by KJP for, YARD Magazine, July 2020

JO SHANE
Sculptures: 1990 - Present
2 May - 1 June, 2019
• New York City

JOSHUA CITARELLA, LAP-SEE LAM, TATIANA KRONBERG
Four as One and Three
16 September - 4 November, 2018• New York City


PAUL MCMAHON, EILEEN ISAGON SKYERS, JEFFREY SONGCO Twenty-First Century Occupational Adjustments And Considerations,
EPISODE 2: One Liners
26 May - 17 June, 2018• The Hamptons

IVAN ARGOTÉ, ROSA MENKMAN, KENYA (ROBINSON)
Twenty-First Century Occupational Adjustments And Considerations,
EPISODE 1Magnification
18 January - 28 February, 2018
• New York City


KENYA (ROBINSON)
Paper Rain for
Invocation Proclamation
Manifesto 2 & 3
 
• Gibney Dance Center
28-30 September, 2017• New York City


Art Fairs

ADA FRIEDMAN
A Suite of Five Paintings
• Art Basel Miami Beach 6-10 December, 2023

ADA FRIEDMAN
The trailer to her forthcoming
• Art Basel Miami Beach 2023 presentation
10 November - 16 December, 2023


SHARONA FRANKLIN
Bouquet Solutions
• Art Basel
13-18 June, 2023

DAVID-JEREMIAH
FOGA: Real Nigga Edition
EXPO Chicago
13-16 April, 2023


TERESA BAKER, SHARONA FRANKLIN, CONSTANZA CAMILA KRAMER GARFIAS
The Three Fates
Art Basel Miami Beach 2022
1-4 December, 2022

QUALEASHA WOOD
A Suite of New Works
• Art Basel Miami Beach 2021

2-6 December, 2021

QUALEASHA WOOD
• NADA Miami Beach 2020
1-5 December, 2020

ROSA MENKMAN
• Daata Miami 2020
1-13 December, 2020

JO SHANE, QUALEASHA WOOD, !MEDIENGRUPPE BITNIK, ARDEN SURDAM
• NADA presents “FAIR”
Inaugural Edition 2020

Newsletters

• Newsletter Summer 2023

• Newsletter Winter 2022
• Newsletter Fall 2021
• Newsletter Midsummer 2022
• Newsletter Summer 2022
• Newsletter Spring 2021
• Newsletter Fall 2021
• Newsletter Fall 2020

About

An itinerant art gallery in New York City, USA
permanent locaton in Bern, Switzerland

QUALEASHA WOOD 

Manic Pixie, Magical Negro
10 November - 16 December 2023 


CURRICULUM VITAE
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System Maintenance, 2023
woven Jacquard, Glass Beads
56 x 82 inches 
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Dirt Off Your Shoulder - Jay Z, 2023

woven Jacquard, Glass Beads
56 x 80 inches


PRESS RELEASE
Qualeasha Wood’s latest investigations into digital Black womanhood lead her to the relationship between artificial intelligence and perceptions of the black femme self. AI-engineered face and body filters encoded into Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, et al are far more intensely transformative than their predecessors. Lead by a myth of neutrality - a myth the tech bros cum overlords tell themselves over and over about the character of the systems they develop - the digital tools that alter bodies on social media surreptitiously and instantaneously impose Eurocentric beauty ideals upon us in overbearing ways.


For women of color, long harried by the pressure to meet those standards, Wood proposes this leading to a new kind of dysmorphia. One wherein Eurocentric beauty standards don’t simply haunt one from the magazine cover or the movie theater or even the trashy celebrity TikTok account. Instead, these standards sit directly on your visage, showing you exactly how green eyes, a dainty nose, a higher cheek as applied to the specifics of your face make ideal beauty *just* within reach. These digital interventions symbolize a complex interaction of technology, identity, and sexual expectations.


She posits that the allure of these filters isn’t merely about beautification, but about finding belonging in a society that regards Black femme culture as a commodity. These instant image alterations can translate to feelings of inadequacy, triggering both depersonalization (a disconnection from one’s own identity) and body dysmorphia (a distorted view of one’s own appearance). Exacerbated by the racial biases of AI filters, these conditions carry deep psychological weight. Wood is thinking heavily about Afro-pessimism and the reduction of self to a casualty of white supremacy.


The broader effects of these systems are also prominent. Among women Qualeasha’s generation and younger, plastic surgery is out in the open, run of the mill, whereas women older than her whisper about it, hoping any work they’ve had done goes unnoticed. “Snapchat dysmorphia” is a term coined by plastic surgeons who have within the last few years noticed an uptick of patients who, instead of bringing in photos of their favorite celebrity whom they want to resemble, now present AI-filtered and AI-edited versions of themselves as aspirational imperatives.



Asl?, 2023 
tufted Wool and Acrylic 
31.25 x 28 inches


(the) Big Comfy Couch, 2023
tufted Wool and Acrylic
63 x 59.5 inches


1312 (cop car piece), 2023
tufted Wool and Acrylic
63 x 60.5 inches


Got My Eye On You, 2023
Tufted Wool and Acrylic
31.25 x 28 inches 


Swag Surfin, 2023
Woven Jacquard, Glass Beads
84 x 56 inches 


~Circumambient~ alt. Asunder, 2023
woven Jacquard, Glass Beads
80 x 56 inches

To Catch a Predator, 2023

tufted Wool and Acrylic
104 x 82.5 inches 

Screensaver, 2023
woven Jacquard, Glass Beads
82 x 56 inches


Peep Show, 2023
woven Jacquard, Glass Beads
56 x 80 inches 


Keyboard Warrior(The People´s Champs, 2023 
woven Jacquard, Glass Beads
60 x 160 inches