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b. New York, n. Hong Kong

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EDUCATION


M.F.A. Columbia University School of the Arts, Visual Arts, New York, NY, 2013

B.A. Yale University, Art, New Haven, CT, 2008



noogeneses // Grants, Awards & Residencies


Yaji Garden, Suzhou, China, 2016-17

PRACTICE, New York, 2016

Seawitch, Lantau, Hong Kong, 2015-16

CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan, 2014-15

Gallery Seescape AiR, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2014

SoART, MillstatterSee, Austria, 2013-16

Tropical Lab, LASALLE College of the Arts, ICAS, Singapore, 2013

The Fallen Tower / Matthew Ritchie, Detroit, Michigan, 2013 

LeRoy Neiman Fellowship / J. Neiman, New York, 2011-13

Martin Birnbaum Scholarship / Amb. Javits, New York, 2012-13

Visual Arts Program Fellowship, Columbia University, New York, 2011-12

The PostContemporary, CAC Troy, New York, 2009

Pont Aven School of Contemporary Art, Pont Aven, Brittany, France, 2006

Yamasa Institute, Okazaki, Japan, 2006

ECIS Award for International Understanding, Hong Kong, 2004

Harvard GSD Career Discovery Architecture, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2003

Tufts UEC in Talloires, Annecy, France, 2002



Selected Exhibitions : P L A Y ` P R E S S ,


:: solo

2017

- Weather Trust / Between Stars: Offer Balancing Scenarios, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY

- EXPRESS LABOUR, A muse B ending C hair, PRACTICE, New York, NY

2015

- All Bodies of Water Always Reflect the Moon, Picture Room, New York, NY

2014

- Body Temperature, a film, CoWorkerProjects, New York, NY

- d.t.e.m.h. ( __ ) / __ , Angkrit Gallery (curated by Ubatsat Sutta), Chiang Rai, Thailand

- d.t.e.m.h. ( __ ), Angkrit Gallery, Chiang Rai, Thailand

- d.t.e.m.h. (whence with (in) a garden an egg gave breath), Gallery Seescape, Chiang Mai, Thailand

2010

- Residues, Yale-China Association, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2004

- (O) temae, The Art of Tea, Fringe Gallery, Hong Kong, HK


:: group

2016

  1. -Soft Haze, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY

  2. -Outside Text, curated by Karl Holmqvist, Chiang Mai University Art Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand

  3. -Yaji, U3 - 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia, curated by Boris Groys, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2015

  1. -Sense (avascularemain), a transcribed collaboration with JaeWook Lee, Singapore Open Media Art Festival, Singapore

  2. -ROUND ROBIN, Ogura Gallery, CCA Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, Japan

2014

  1. -LunarmagmaoceanLove, NURTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  2. -Social Photography IV, Carriage Trade, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY

  3. -The Matricide (An Artificial Grammar for Nature), a collaboration with JaeWook Lee (curated by Steven Henry Madoff), CP Projects Space, New York, NY

  4. -When All Things Evaporate, We’ll Talk About Minerals, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY

- Zodiac in the house of Element, Pongnoi ArtSpace, Chiang Mai, Thailand

- Conscious/Consciousness: all rising boats lift tides, PUBLIC/PRIVATE, SpringBreakArtShow, Old Schoolhouse, New York NY

- Social Photography III, Carriage Trade, New York, NY

- PAGE179 ARTFORUM September 2013, Brennan & Griffin, New York, NY

2013

- Echo: The Poetics of Translation, Tropical Lab 7, ICAS, McNally Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

- Photogravure at Columbia, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

  1. -I Wish I Had A Wish To Wish Away, WISHMEME, SpringBreakArtShow, Old Schoolhouse, New York, NY

  2. -Live Archive, Crucible Building, Pittsburgh, PA

- MFA Thesis (curated by Fionn Meade), Columbia University, Emily Fisher Landau Center, Queens, NY

- Magical Thinking, (curated by Dana Liss & Juliette Premmereur), 200 Livingston, Brooklyn, NY

2012

- Home Goods, CourtSquare, Queens, NY

- Art and Social Activism, Nicholas Cohn Art Projects, Queens, NY

- Talent 2012, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, NY

- First Year MFA Show (curated by Anna Craycroft), Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

- Outside Mediation, Green Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2011

- Open Studios, Columbia University, New York, NY

- Up Against the Wall Motherf***** , LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY

- A Place to Which We Can Come, (curated by Serra Sabuncuoglu), Brooklyn, NY

2010

- Winter Salon: In Synthesis, Bjorn Ressle Art Projects, Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York, NY

2009

- Upstate Residues, CAC at Woodside, Troy, NY

2008

- Thesis, Yale University, Green Gallery, New Haven, CT

- Abstractions, Yale University, Branford College, New Haven, CT

2007

- Drawing Architecture, AACC, Yale University, New Haven, CT 

2006

- Pont Aven SCA Summer Exhibition, Green Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT


:: vox / readings & performances

2017

- Summer wind before rain, a distilled spirit for Wang Xu as displaced storm princess, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY

2016

- OOOL, a disembodied voice for Cedric Maridet as wind with Beckett’s Worstward Ho, Paris, France

- How Is The Weather?, a disembodied voice as bedtime story for Song Ta, transcription by Bill He, New York, NY

- Nothing-Nothing, an embodied voice in folk song for Wang Xu for Eve and David, lyrics by Gao Jiafeng, New York, NY

2015

- (avascularemain), an embodied voice with excerpt from Breton’s Mad Love as domesticate feed + hydration for scented plants, New York, NY

2014

- r{O, acushla}, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY

- Watermelon Greetings, a disembodied voice for Fritz Donnelly as puppeted Keats, New York, NY

- Body Temperature (in) An Embodied Voice Transcribed, as feed to Bataille’s The Solar Anus: Visions of Excess, New York, NY

- Werner Herzog on Wrestlemania, a disembodied voice for Peter Clough as The Most Beautiful Font in the World, Sister Sylvester, Brooklyn, NY

2013

- The End of History: Huang Wei, a disembodied voice for Alan Oei as umbra to Foucault’s Las Meninas: The Order of Things, Evil Empire, Singapore

- r{O, acushla}, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

- d.t.e.m.h. (play,plexus), apopemptica with Trevor Wilson, Ethan Woods, Michael Chinworth, Geoffrey Van, Emily Fisher Landau Center, Queens, NY

- d.t.e.m.h. (eat225), parley prop. with Sanford Kwinter, Emily Fisher Landau Center, Queens, NY

- d.t.e.m.h. (eat225), IAC Spring Salon, Columbia University, New York, NY

- it's a long way down / back to the place where we started from, a re-performance of Yvonne Rainer by Georgia Wall, Woods Cooperative, Queens, NY

2011

  1. -Banananation, Up Against the Wall Mother F*****, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY



Geologies , Epitaphs  ((Systems, Curatorials, Archives))


2017

  1. -ALI VAN: EXPRESS LABOUR, review by Mimi Wong, ArtAsiaPacific, New York, NY (2.15.17)

2016

  1. -Lecturer, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

  2. -to plumb dot com, Hong Kong, HK

  3. -BUM (A Proposition for a Mud Garden), The Land Foundation, Chiang Mai, Thailand + Social Capital, Hong Kong, HK

  4. -d.t.e.m.h. ( __ ) / __ / (     ), Chiang Mai, Thailand

  5. -SEVERN ROAD, Visitations & Geographies, a book, Hong Kong, HK

2015

  1. -Seawitch, a studio by the sea, a collaboration with Neil Logan and Kuilun Wong, Lantau, Hong Kong, HK

  2. -The Prisoner of Sex, in a project curated by TARWUK for NVV (NEW VISUAL VALUES), Zagreb, Croatia

2014

- BIO or O, acushla? or ALL BODIES OF WATER ALWAYS REFLECT THE MOON always, Body Temperature, a book, Vienna, Austria

- Gravity Rush Alphabet, (A), a collaboration with Alina Kolar, Vienna, Austria

- When All Things Evaporate, We’ll Talk About Minerals, the magazine, New York, NY

- a Kitchen, a Living Room, a Study, a Bathroom, a Bed, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, HK

  1. -In Chiang Mai, Thailand, a Hub for Creative Types, New York Times, New York, NY (2.13.14)

  2. -“d.t.e.m.h.”, Hip, Fine Art Magazine, Bangkok, Thailand

2013

- Tableau Vivant, Petit Mort, review by Jorge Alberto Perez, The Camera Club New York, NY (5.13.13)

  1. -(x)27.9167N.1222E 122.3964N.114.1095E(y), print edition, LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY

  2. -Teaching Assistant for Graphic Novel I/II with Tomas Vu-Daniel, Columbia University, New York, NY

- Independent Study with Rirkrit Tiravanija, Columbia University, New York, NY

2012

- Teaching Assistant for Advanced Printmaking with Sarah Sze, Kiki Smith and Valerie Hammond, Columbia University, New York NY

- Independent Study with Mark Dion, Columbia University, New York, NY

2011

  1. -Neiman Fellow, LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY (2011-2013)

  2. -Teaching Assistant for Relief I/II with Jennifer Nuss, Columbia University, New York, NY

- An Interview, Asian Contemporary Art Week, New York, NY (3.28.11)

2009

- Program Coordinator, Asia Art Archive in America, Brooklyn, NY (2009-2011)

2008

- Assistant Curator, M.Arch Thesis Projects, Architecture Gallery, Yale University, New Haven, CT

- An Interview, Art Thesis Projects, Yale Daily News, Yale University (4.22.08)

- Ice Cream Series I, The Yale Literary Magazine, Vol 20, Iss I

- Plan Synesthesia II, Dimensions, Journal of Art and Art History, Yale University, Vol III Iss I

2007

- Lecturer, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China

- An Analysis (Grove Cemetery) and a Mapping (Graphite), The Yale Literary Magazine, Vol 19 Iss I

- An Interview: Visual Distractions & Recycling Art, Dimensions, Journal of Art and Art History, Yale University, Vol II Iss II

- Espial II, Dimensions, Journal of Art and Art History, Yale University, Vol II Iss I

- Dwelling IV, Form II, Untitled, Calliope, Branford Literary Magazine, Yale University, Iss Fall

2005

- Docent, Yale Center for British Art, Yale University, New Haven, CT 

2004

- Co-Editor, yPages, Asian Literary Magazine, Yale University, New Haven, CT

- Co-Chair, SPARK, Arts & Crafts for New Haven Children, New Haven, CT

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