Graciela Cassel was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Cassel currently lives and work in New York City. “Reality cannot be described in a sequential story,” states Cassel, “but it exists in broken strands of time where present, past, and future weave together through the process of perception.” The artist combines video with sculpture, creating a unique view of her environment by re-interpreting space and time.
In her current video installations, the artist brings the viewer inside the city by zooming in and out, accelerating and de-accelerating, then both recreating and showing how the artist sees the connection between nature and architecture. Without pause, Cassel utilizes the moving image to turn on personal memories and nostalgia.
In 2012 the artist earned an MA in Studio Art from New York University and in 2014 she received an MFA from the School of Visual Arts. Within the past two years Graciela Cassel’s videos have received early international recognition. Accelerate was selected for a show in Arte x Arte. This video also earned a First Award from Art Slant and was then selected as part of an exquisite cadaver piece by the North Carolina Museum. Citylife was also selected for a show in Arte x Arte. In 2015 her video titled In the Sky was selected for the Spring Premiere of New York Filmmakers at the Anthology Film Archives, located in New York City. In 2016 Cassel was a resident at Residency Unlimited, based in Brooklyn, New York. In association with Residency Unlimited, the Rooster Gallery is hosting a two-person show The Passenger: Ivan Gaete & Graciela Cassel from June 9th to 29th, 2016.