During the months of May and early June, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) is partnering with K11 Art Foundation (KAF) to pair works on SCREEN. Founded by Adrian Cheng in 2010, K11 Art Foundation is a non-profit organization in Hong Kong dedicated to fostering the development of Chinese contemporary art. This all-digital collaboration will allow viewers to experience key works from these institutions’ collections during a time when travelling and physical viewing has been made difficult. KAF X MOCA: Transpacific Stream will be available 24/7 on MOCA’s SCREEN platform, as well as on KAF’s website.
KAF x SCREEN: Transpacific Stream pairs four video works by MOCA collection artists with four works on loan to KAF. Videos and films by Judy Fiskin, Erin Cosgrove, Mark Leckey, and Damian Ortega will be paired with those by Chinese artists Liu Chuang, Guan Xiao, Li Ming, and Cheng Ran. Screened over the course of six weeks, each pairing will highlight a theme shared by the two works, and that showcases the similarities and differences in both the physical and cultural landscape of each institution’s location, as well as the unique experience of viewing these works during a global pandemic.
Visit K11 Art Foundation (KAF) to view the full program.
Guan Xiao was born in 1983. She currently works and lives in Beijing.
The art practice of Guan Xiao mainly focuses on sculpture, video and installations. She uses her own identity, history and geographical background as material, to collage with the increasingly converging world conditions in the current high-speed decomposition, attempts to emphasise the importance of differences by creating direct or tactful contradiction; and to express her understanding of the importance of differences through various themes.
Recent solo exhibitions include 8 stories at Antenna Space, Shanghai (2020); Products Farming at Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (2019); Individuality has completely vanished, only traces become memories that linger in the recesses of consciousness at Kunsthalle Winterthur (2018); Living Sci-Fi, under the red stars at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2017); Elastic Sleep at chi K11 art Museum, Shanghai (2016); Flattened Metal at ICA, London (2016); and Weather Forecast at CAPC musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux (2016).
Selected group exhibitions include the 34th edition of the Bienal de São Paulo (Forthcoming); Metamorphosis Overdrive at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen (2020); Viva Arte Viva, the 57th Venice Biennale (2017); She at Long Museum, Shanghai (2016); The Present in Drag at the 9th Berlin Biennale (2016); Basic Logic at Antenna Space, Shanghai (2015); Biennale de Lyon (2015); and Surround Audience at New Museum, New York (2015).