Frieda Toranzo Jaeger
Autonomous Drive
22 Sep 2022 – 13 Mar 2023


Frieda Toranzo Jaeger, Autonomous Drive, Installation view, MoMA PS1, New York, NY, 2022

Through her dynamic and modular paintings, Frieda Toranzo Jaeger proposes a futurity of queer freedom, connection to nature, and the creation of new spaces of joy and pleasure. Marking Toranzo Jaeger’s first major solo museum exhibition in the United States, Autonomous Drive brings together over a dozen recent works including three new commissions.

Toranzo Jaeger’s research into the history of painting, with a focus on 15th-century European altar paintings, informs her multi-paneled works. With a particular interest in the sculptural forms and religious symbolism of this period, which was synchronous with Western colonial expansion, Toranzo Jaeger reclaims and expands these references, creating imagined constructions for a world after decolonization. To produce these scenes, she examines traditional origin myths, such as that of Adam and Eve, and recasts them to envision new beginnings.