Entangled, Ensnared, Entwined
3 March 2023 – 15 August 2023
Alicja Kwade, Hypothestisches Gebilde, 2018, copper, charcoal, 182 x 205.3 x 182.3 cm. Collection of Longlati Foundation
Hu Xiaoyuan, Ant Bone No.2, 2015, reclaimed wood beam section, ink, silk, paint, steel, iron nails, 423.5 x 285 x 234 cm. Collection of Longlati Foundation. Image courtesy of the artist and Beijing Commune
Carol Bove, Hairpin, 2018, stainless steel and unrethane paint, 150.5 x 40.6 x 17.8 cm. Collection of Longlati Foundation. Image courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner
Alicja Kwade. Courtesy of the artist. Photography by Portrait Christian Werner
Alicja Kwade (born 1979 in Katowice, Poland) lives and works in Berlin. She earned a BA from the University of the Arts (UdK) in Berlin in 2005. In 2019, Kwade has been selected for the Roof Garden Commission for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. She participated in the Helsinki Biennial (2021), Desert X, Coachella Valley, California (2021), the Setouchi Triennale (2019), the 57th Venice Biennale (2017), and the 3rd Aros Triennale in Aarhus (2017). In 2015-2016, Public Art Fund commissioned AGAINST THE RUN, an installation in New York’s Central Park. Important recent solo shows of the artist took place at Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Berlin (2021), Langen Foundation, Neuss (2020), MIT List Visual Arts Centre, Boston (2019), Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki (2018), Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2018), Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich (2018), YUZ Museum, Shanghai (2018), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2016-2017), Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt/Main (2015), Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin (2008). Kwade’s works are part of numerous private and public collections worldwide, such as the Centre Pompidou, Paris, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, LACMA – Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, MATE – Mario Testino Museum, Barranco, Mudam – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, mumok – Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, and Yuz Museum, Shanghai, amongst many others。
Carol Bove. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner
Carol Bove born in 1971 in Geneva, Bove was raised in Berkeley, California, and studied at New York University. Between 2009 and 2013, she was a clinical associate professor of studio art in Steinhardt’s Department of Art and Art Professions at NYU. The artist joined David Zwirner in 2011. In 2015, “The Plastic Unit” marked her first solo exhibition at the gallery’s London location, which was followed in 2016 by “Polka Dots”, her first solo show with the gallery in New York. The artist’s third solo exhibition at the gallery was presented in London in 2018. In 2019, “Ten Hours marked the artist’s fourth solo presentation with the gallery and her first in Asia. Two concurrent exhibitions of the artist’s new work, titled “Chimes at Midnight” and “Carol Bove”, were on view at the West 20th Street and 69th Street locations in New York in 2021. In 2022, David Zwirner, Paris, presented “Carol Bove: Vase/Face”. Also in 2019, the artist was selected to participate in the 58th Venice Biennale (2011, 2017 and 2019); documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2012); and the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008), which featured a focused selection of recent work.Venues that have hosted significant solo exhibitions include The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013); The Common Guild, Glasgow (2013); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2010); Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich(2004); the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2004); Hamburg Kunsthalle, Hamburg(2003). The artist’s first major museum presentation was held at Kunstverein, Hamburg, in 2003.Work by the artist is represented in permanent collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Guggenheim Museum, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Jumex Museum, Mexico; Fonds régional d’art contemporain (FRAC) Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkirk, France.
Hu Xiaoyuan. Courtesy of the artist and Beijing Commune
Hu Xiaoyuan graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts, and currently lives and works in Beijing. Hu Xiaoyuan’s works have been widely shown in the international art scenes. Important shows she has taken part in include “The Great Acceleration: Taipei Biennial” (Taipei, 2014), “The Ungovernables: New Museum Triennial” (New York, 2012), and Documental12 (Kassel, 2007), etc. Her works have also been shown in numerous museums and art centers, such as Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Tank Shanghai, Shanghai; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Mingsheng Art Museum, Beijing; Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing; chi K11 Art Museum, Shenyang, China; Qiao Space, Shanghai; Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing; Orange County Museum of Art, Orange County; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, U.S.A.; Museum of Fine Arts, St.Petersburg, U.S.A.; Bildmuseet, Bildmuseet Umeå University, Sweden; Musée d’Art Moderne dela Ville de Paris, Paris; Taikang Space, Beijing; Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai; Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern; Kunsthalle Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany; Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; Power Station of Art, Shanghai; Shanghai Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel and so on. Her works have been collected by Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; M+Museum, Hong Kong, and Power Station of Art, Shanghai, etc. In 2019, she was nominated for the first Sigg Prize by M+, Hong Kong.