Heather Dewey-Hagborg Collaborates with Chelsea Manning on "A Becoming Resemblance"

Aug 02 2017 - Sep 05 2017


Fridman Gallery
287 Spring Street
New York, NY


Emerging Fields

In 2015, Heather began to produce 3D printed portraits derived from the DNA extracted from cheek swabs and hair clippings Chelsea mailed out of prison. Incarcerated since her gender transition and subject to a strict policy on visitation, Chelsea’s image was suppressed from 2013 until her release from prison in May this year. The artistic collaboration with Heather gave Chelsea back a form of visibility, a human face she had been denied.

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