FRIEZE - Angela Su \ Blindspot Gallery
3 – 6 October 2019 Woven, Stand W6
Blindspot Gallery is pleased to present a newly made body of works by Angela Su at “Woven”, a new themed section curated by Cosmin Costinas at Frieze London 2019. Created recently during the turbulent protesting months in Hong Kong (since June 2019), this body of works examines the act of sewing in the medium of hair embroidery. The artist intentionally subverts the traditional notion of sewing as a feminine activity inhabiting the domestic sphere, and portrays it as an extreme form of protest in the public domain. Along with drawings that allegorise bodily fragmentation and schizophrenia, the artist critiques the physical and psychological experiences of living in the post-colonial city state.
About Angela Su (b. Hong Kong)
Angela Su received a degree in biochemistry in Canada before pursuing visual arts. Su places the human body in the nucleus of her practice, whether these bodies are her own or others’, real or imaginary, historical or speculative. Her research-based projects include drawing, video, performative, installations and book project that focus on the interrelations between our post-humanist state of being and scientific technology.
In 2019, Su was commissioned by Wellcome Trust to present a commission project in “Contagious Cities: Far Away, Too Close” at Tai Kwun, Hong Kong. She has also participated in exhibitions in museums and institutions internationally, including the 17th Biennale of Sydney, Australia; the 2nd Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, China; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria; CAFA Art Museum, China; Saatchi Gallery, UK; He Xiangning Art Museum, China. In 2013, she published an artist novel Berty, and in 2017, a science fiction anthology Dark Fluid where she uses sci-fi as a method for social critique. Su currently lives and works in Hong Kong.