CCC X Untitled Art Fair, January 18-20, 2019
Friday, Jan 18, 12pm – 8pm
Saturday, Jan 19, 12pm – 6pm
Sunday, Jan 20, 12pm – 6pm
UNTITLED, San Francisco is located at Pier 35, 1454 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133
You can find out more about UNTITLED, Art Fair here.
The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) is pleased to partner with UNTITLED Art Fair, San Francisco. For 2019, we are excited to feature works by Hong Chun Zhang at our booth, as well as presenting a special project by Kuang-Yu Tsui.
Hong Chun Zhang
Born in Shenyang, Northeast of China during Chinese Cultural Revolution, Hong began her professional art training at the age of 15 at Central Academy of Fine Arts affricated high school in Beijing from 1986-90. She then spent another 4 years majoring in Chinese Ink Painting and received a BFA degree at CAFA in 1994. Although Hong learned fine craftsmanship at the Academy, the art content was restricted by the Chinese government. In 1996, She came to the United States to further her education in visual art and received an MFA degree in painting at the University of California, Davis in 2004. Through her training in Chinese and Western aesthetic modes over the past 20 years, Hong has developed a solid foundation and have been able to explore other possibilities to expand her art. She combines traditional skill with new concepts and draws from her own experiences in China as well as the United States. The
result is work produced on a massive scale with incredible fine details. Her signature works are
black and white charcoal drawings that are based around the idea of hair, and explore her identity as a woman, a sister, a mother and a Chinese.
Hong’s work has been collected and exhibited in North America, Asia and Europe at prestigious venues including The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, China National Art Museum in Beijing, The Contemporary Museum of Art Norway in Oslo and The Central Museum in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Her work is also in the permanent collections of the Spencer Museum of Art at University of Kansas and The Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University as well as in the private collections on contemporary Chinese art such as White Rabbit Museum in Sydney, Australia, DSL collection in Paris and The Ink Studio in Beijing. Moreover, Hong has received many awards including The Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship, The Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Artist Residency Full Scholarship. She currently resides and works in Lawrence, Kansas.
Kuang-Yu Tsui has been trying to respond to the adaptation relation between human and the society from a biological point of view. He also attempts to redefine or question the matrix of the institution we inhabit through different actions and experiments that ignore the accustomed norm. In doing so, the artist has developed new means to adapt to the environment and redefine
reality. His action can be regarded as a medium, or a parameter, to gauge social tolerance. Also an attempt to show relationships in the present institution and the relation between man and his environment, Kuang-Yu’s repetitive body experiments accent the absurdity of the social values and reality that people have grown accustomed to. He was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1974. In 1997 he graduated from National Institute of the Arts and has exhibited internationally since, including Venice Biennale, Liverpool Biennale, Reina Sofia Museum, Chelsea Art Museum, Mori Museum, OK Centrum.
For questions about CCC’s partnership with UNTITLED, Art Fair, please contact Hoi Leung, [email protected]
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Hong Chun Zhang, "Small Wave #1," "charcoal on paper, 30in x 42in, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.
Kuang-Yu Tsui, "Exercise Living : We Are Not Performing," Action Video, 02'41" loop, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.