Born in Bueno Aires, raised in Thailand, Ethiopia and Canada, and educated in Chicago and New York, Tiravanija’s life has been a constant negotiation of cultures and languages where itinerancy has become a constant source of inspiration. His works tend to set the stage and offers opportunities for interaction and participation. Integrating the flux of his life into the quiet spaces of museums and galleries, Tiravanija effectively blurs the vision between art and life.
Born and based in Yogyakarta, Eko Nugroho is inspired by the environment in which he resides. He creates works using a diverse media including murals, paintings, animation, video projection, comics and large-scale embroideries, appealing to his native Indonesia’s younger audience and featuring both humorous and disturbing social satires.
Fascinated with domestic appliances and other found objects, Haegue Yang produces sculptural assemblages that convey her sentiments on the mystery and spirituality in the most banal of things. Items like Venetian blinds, feather dusters and foldable laundry racks are common features in her work, often composed of objects of mass production staged in a new arrangement. Using light, sound, wind, scent, and movement, her installations allegorise and visualise historical narratives, yet-to-be articulated situations and unexpected moments of perception.
Wu Shanzhuan & Inga Svala Thorsdottir
The duo Inga Svala Thorsdottir (Iceland) and Wu Shanzhuan (China) have been working and exhibiting collaboratively since 1991. Wu gained momentum as one of the leading figures of the pre-Tiananmen square generation of Chinese Conceptualist artists while Inga’s own investigations into semiotics have propelled her to deconstruct the relationship between humans and objects. Together, these two artists have worked in media ranging from video and sculpture, commenting on social and political concerns in abstract and whimsical ways.