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Archive for September, 2010

September 22, 2010: Simon Leung

Posted on September 22, 2010 by School of Art

Born in Hong Kong and living primarily in Los Angeles, Simon Leung is an artist who works across disciplines and mediums. His project-based works include “squatting projects” in various cities; an opera set in Los Angeles’s Griffith Park; a rethinking of the psychological, philosophical, and political dimensions of AIDS in the figure of the glory hole; a reposing of Marcel Duchamp’s oeuvre as a discourse in ethics; meditations on “the residual space of the Vietnam War” (comprising of projects on the squatting body as counter-architecture, military desertion as askesis, and surfing); and a video meditation on Edgar Allan Poe and “the non-site.” Leung’s work has been exhibited in the 2008 Guangzhou Triennial; the 2003 Venice Biennale; the 1993 Whitney Biennial; the Museum of Modern Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles; NGBK in Berlin; the MIT List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, MA; and the Generali Foundation in Vienna. He has taught at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), New York University, CalArts, the Rhode Island School of Design, and since 2001, at the University of California, Irvine, where he is a Professor of Studio Art.