Edouard Malingue Gallery is delighted to announce that Laurent Grasso (b.1972, France), Su-Mei Tse (b.1973, Luxembourg) and Samson Young (b.1979, Hong Kong) are participating in the 21st Biennale of Sydney.
Curated by Artistic Director Mami Kataoka, the 21st Biennale of Sydney examines the world today by borrowing the word ‘superposition’, the quantum mechanical term that refers to an overlapping situation. The state of superposition lies across all conceptual levels: from different climates and cultures to views of nature and the cosmic orders, conceptions of Mother Earth and interpretations of land ownership, readings of human history and conditions, the history of modern and contemporary art and the meaning of abstractions. The 21st Biennale of Sydney offers a panoramic view of how they all come together in a state of 'equilibrium', while delving into the workings of individual phenomena, considering the equivalence of these opposing notions through the lens of 'engagement'.
Laurent Grasso lives and works in France. He has held residencies at the Villa Medicis, Rome and ISCP, New York. In 2015 he was awarded the esteemed Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture, and in 2008 was awarded the prestigious Marcel Duchamp prize. Grasso has been widely exhibited at MASS MoCa, North Adams; Pompidou-Metz, Metz; Fondation Etrillard, Paris; Jeu de Paume, Paris. In 2016 Grasso unveiled ‘Solar Wind’, a major public permanent installation in the 13th District, Paris. Moreover, his work is held in collections around the world, including the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and Leeum, Samsung Museum, Seoul.
Su-Mei Tse is an internationally-celebrated artist. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including solo shows at Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; Art Tower Mito, Japan; amongst others. Group exhibitions include Setouchi Triennial, Japan; Zentrum Paul Klee, Switzerland; Hirschhorn Museum Washington DC; and others. Tse has additionally been the recipient of multiple prizes, including the Prize for Contemporary Art by the Foundation Prince Pierre of Monaco and the Edward Steichen Award, Luxembourg.
Samson Young is a highly regarded composer and media artist based in Hong Kong. Holding a PhD in Music Composition from Princeton University, Young was selected to represent Hong Kong at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. He has held multiple solo exhibitions worldwide, including M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong; Manchester International Festival, Manchester; Goethe-Institute, Hong Kong and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan. Group exhibitions include 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney; Asia Triennial, Manchester; amongst others. Furthermore, he has participated in multiple festivals, as well as been the recipient of several prizes, including most recently the 2015 BMW Art Journey Award.
Biennial - 16.03.18 - 11.06.18
'SUPERPOSITION: Equilibrium & Engagement'