This is Who I Am Now
This is Who I Am Now was my first solo exhibition with Hamiltonian Artists in Washington, DC. The work is based on an archive of every ad that I viewed on Instagram over a one-week period. Composed of 126 images that almost exclusively depict household goods, the archive presents a self-portrait through the lens of targeted advertising. Alongside the archive of Instagram ads is a group of one-of-a-kind objects and images displayed in white frames, while a companion guide extrapolates the components of the exhibition and features AI-generated poetry based on the advertising captions. Finally, a performative screen recording layers a promotional video about Google's data storage methods with concurrent internet searches as a way to critique what is unknown when one is online. Vacillating between physical and digital worlds, the exhibition functions as a case study in the aspirational.