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Ariela Kader

Social Trash

Ariela Kader is an emerging Costa Rican artist who recently obtained her BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons The New School for Design. She has exhibited in San Jose, Costa Rica, New York and Scope Art Miami. Kader currently lives and works in New York City.

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ONE trash bag: a lonely person, TWO trash bags: a romantic couple, THREE trash bags: adventurous siblings, FOUR trash bags: double dates, FIVE trash bags: family portrait…

The artists interprets the compositions of trash bags along 14th street, relating them to social actions or events.  Through her labels, she creates portraits of the consumerist society that we live in, that place us and trash bags on the same level: we are what we consume – we are what we throw away.


Check out the #SOCIALTRASH blog for current updates and photos!


October 11 – October 20

Time • Duration • Location

New interventions will be created daily along 14th Street for the duration of the festival.