Christian Hincapié

Christian Hincapié is an artist working in a variety of practices and media, including drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and photography. He teaches printmaking at Parsons in New York City and Foundation's Drawing at Rutgers University. He was born in Colombia and immigrated to the US as a child with his family. He received his Bachelor's degree from Cooper Union in 2009 and his Master’s from Rutgers in 2020. In 2021 he was included in a three-person exhibition at Abrons Arts Center in the Lower East Side alongside artists Emily Jacir and Rose Salane. The subject of the show revolved around retail development at or near the World Trade Center site in Downtown Manhattan. In the summer of 2022, he was a printmaking fellow at the Vermont Studio Center, and in January of 2023, he was a Sculpture resident at 51 CTH in Denmark. You can read more about his art practice in the September 2022 issue of the Brooklyn Rail.

Photography by Richie Talboy.

Proposal for a Dismantling

My proposal would destroy this obelisk and transform the marble into public seating to be placed around the city of Rome. The project would extend towards creating a large public seating program made from cut sections of other fascist era monuments and architecture.