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Current Resident: Apr 1, 2017–Aug 31, 2017

Ministry of Culture, Taiwan

Studio #302


Ling-lin Ku

Ling-lin Ku hybridizes language and daydreaming in her sculptures and installations, weaving her sense of humor into the structure she makes. Using everyday objects as references, she digs deep inside them creating transformative relationships and new modes of interconnectivity. She always sees objects as being unfixed, plastic, liquid and slippery, and resists the habit of using a single static name to denominate things. Her plays between faux and “real” materials, and exaggerated scale shifts, give her work a feeling of deceptive mass, strange gravity and unknown physics.

Ling-lin Ku (born Taiwan) completed her undergraduate degree at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. She was the recipient of travel grants for locations along what used to be referred to as the Silk Road in Asia and Europe. Ku also obtained a law degree law in Taiwan before relocating to the United States.

Current Resident: Mar 1, 2017–Feb 28, 2018

Australia Council for the Arts, Creative New Zealand

Studio #303


Jess Johnson

Jess Johnson’s drawings and installations are influenced by the intersections of language, science fiction, culture and technology. In her drawings, she depicts complex worlds that combine densely layered patterns, objects and figures within architectural settings. Johnson’s drawings are often displayed within constructed environments. Her recent video collaborations with Simon Ward have involved translating her drawings into animated videos and virtual reality, enabling audiences to have simulated experiences of her drawings.

Jess Johnson was born in Tauranga, New Zealand in 1979. After ten years of living and working in Melbourne, she relocated permanently to New York City in 2016. Her work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions at Jack Hanley Gallery, New York; Art Basel Hong Kong; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; Centre CLARK, Montreal; National Gallery of Victoria, Australia; Museum of Contemporary Art Australia; and Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu, New Zealand. She is represented by Jack Hanley Gallery, New York; Darren Knight Gallery, Australia; and Ivan Anthony Gallery, New Zealand.

Current Resident: Jul 1, 2017–Dec 31, 2017

Aisho Miura Arts

Studio #304


Shuhei Yamada

Shuhei Yamada works with a variety of media including photography, video, sculpture, collage and installation. Through his art, he examines themes of power and social conditions.

Shuhei Yamada (born 1974, Shiga) has had solo exhibitions at Aishonanzuka, Hong Kong, 2014, 2016, 2017; The Armory Show, New York, 2013; Aisho Miura Arts, Tokyo, 2010, 2012; and Capsule, Tokyo, 2012. He has also participated in group exhibitions including Unclear nuclear, Urano, Tokyo, 2016; Resonance, Sao La Gallery, 2014; Leather Japan 2014, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, 2014; and V, Sprout Curation, Tokyo, 2013.

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