Is It Morning For You Yet?58th Carnegie International

Tishan Hsu

Tishan Hsu (b. 1951, Boston, MA; lives in New York, NY) has been probing the cognitive as well as physical effects of transformative technological advances on our lives since the mid-1980s. Through the use of unusual materials, software tools, and innovative fabrication techniques, his enigmatic paintings and sculptures explore and manifest poetic new ways to engage and reimagine the human body. A survey exhibition of his work, Liquid Circuit (2020), was organized by the SculptureCenter, New York, where it was on view following its first iteration at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Other recent exhibitions include the 13th Gwangju Biennale, Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning; and his first solo exhibition at Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York, titled skin-screen-grass. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main; High Museum, Atlanta; Terra Museum, Mexico City; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; Rubell Family Collection, Miami; and Weisman Museum, Minneapolis, among others. He was a professor of visual arts at Sarah Lawrence College and a visiting professor at Pratt Institute and Harvard University.

Tishan Hsu’s commission for the 58th Carnegie International is funded in part by the Henry Moore Foundation.

Tishan Hsu, Grass-Screen-Skin: New York, 2021, inkjet on Mylar, with QR code linked to video (2:10 min.), 122 1⁄2 × 229 3⁄4 in., edition of 3 + 1 AP, © 2022 Tishan Hsu / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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