Boz Deseo Garden (b. 1997) is an artist and theorist whose interdisciplinary practice works within the material and conceptual impasses between Afropessimism and psychoanalysis. Through sculpture, video, and critical writing, Garden positions transatlantic slavery as the unconscious ligature for knowledge production, Western notions of form and matter, and psychoanalytic modes of enjoyment. Their recent solo exhibitions and group exhibitions include Timeshare, Los Angeles (2024), Petrine, Paris (2023), Fellows of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2023), Active Cultures, Los Angeles (2023), Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2022), Jargon Projects, Chicago (2022), Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2021), Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles (2020), and Public Storage Gallery, Los Angeles (2018). Their writing was recently published by Cassandra Press (2022) and presented at UC Irvine’s Comparative Literature Conference (2022). They received their BFA from California Institute of the Arts and are an MFA Candidate in New Genres at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Boz Deseo Garden is represented by Petrine, Paris