Tracey Snelling

«[…] Through the use of sculpture, video, installation, and performance, I give my impression of a place, its people and their experience. Often, the cinematic image stands in for real life as it plays out behind windows in the buildings, sometimes creating a sense of mystery, other times stressing the mundane. My work derives from voyeurism, film noir, and geographical and architectural location. Within this idea of location, themes develop of a particular locale’s inhabitants: Who lives here? What do they do, and why?

These questions transport observation into the realm of storytelling. I explore place, people, and culture through the use of scale and repetition of a theme, creating new realities that change with the viewer’s perception. Utilizing video, sound, and manipulation of size, I am not trying to replicate a place; rather I give my impression of a place, its people and their experience, and allow the viewer to extrapolate his or her own meaning. […]» Tracey Snelling
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Available works

Available works

  • Tenement Rising, 2016

    Mixed media with video
    325 x 240 x 135 cm

  • Communist apartment #1, 2013

    In collaboration with Idan Levin
    Mixed media with video
    52 x 40,5 x 56 cm

  • Communist apartment #2, 2013

    In collaboration with Idan Levin
    Mixed media with video
    47 x 53 x 80 cm

  • Chongqing Nights, 2018

    Ed. 1/5, 2 AP
    Mixed media wall sculpture with video
    48 x 58 x 9 cm

  • Tokyo, 2012

    In collaboration with Idan Levin
    Mixed media sculpture with video
    50 x 120 x 40 cm

  • Serial Killer Room - Fantasy Mirror Room - Club, 2018

    Mixed media sculpture with video
    20 x 80 x 26 cm

  • Rainy Night, 2013

    Mixed media sculpture with video
    40,5 x 43 x 51 cm

  • MIS Döner Kebap, 2018

    Mixed media sculpture with video
    38 x 32 x 45 cm



  • Tracey Snelling’s work Chongqing Nights will be on display within the exhibition Look out, see in, a solo show by the Romanian artist Cristian Avram, hosted in the exhibition spaces of Boccanera Gallery Milano. On view from 24 November 2023 to 13 January 2024.

  • An important work by Tracey Snelling is on display at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna Achille Forti in Verona as part of the CONTEMPORANEO NON-STOP. Il respiro della natura | ARIA curated by Patrizia Nuzzo. The show opens on October 7, 2023 and runs until October 6, 2024.

  • Tracey Snelling was invited to participate in the Suddenly Wonderful exhibition on the occasion of the reopening of the Berlinische Galerie, Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, with the work Bierpinsel, created especially for this occasion. The exhibition opens on May 26 and runs until September 18, 2023.

  • As part of a 12-month collaboration, the MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo – opens its doors to Swatch Art Peace Hotel, the Swatch artists residency project. Among the participants also the artist Tracey Snelling with a recent work of the 2020 Lost Year Motel + sign. 01 October > 24 October 2021, MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts – Rome.

  • A Poem is a City is a short film by Tracey Snelling and Arthur Debert, produced by Künstlerhaus Bethanien. Set to a narration of Charles Bukowski’s A Poem is a City, Snelling becomes a character in her mini cityscapes… WATCH THE FILM

  • Tracey Snelling will participate in the 58th Venice Art Biennale with her solo show Shanghai/Chongqing Hot Pot/Mixtape supported and promoted by Swatch.
    May 11 – November 24, 2019 | Sala d’Armi – Arsenale, Venice