Mu Li works with video, photography, installation and performance art. His work transcends the boundaries of the artist by broadening his personal understanding of art through the works themselves. Everyday life also plays an important role in Li’s work, in which a relationship between the environment, the general public, and the artist is established. Often, the boundaries between art and life are questioned by the artist’s personal experiences portrayed in his work.
Mu Li (born 1974, Feng County, Jiangsu Province, China) lives and works in Shanghai. He graduated from the Suzhou School of Art and Design, Suzhou, 1995 and the Academy of Art of Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2001.
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Residents from China/Hong Kong
Brendan Van Hek
Brendan Van Hek works predominantly in the field of installations. These vary in tone and scale, shifting from minimal or industrial to lush and colorful. His work is influenced by popular culture, literature and the diverse, conflicting and varied sources that affect cultural producers today. Van Hek’s work emerges from elaborate narratives based on the artist’s personal history, fiction or cultural politics. Through these narratives, the artist explores the concepts of race, religion and masculinity, often looking at the social politics around these issues. Van Hek works with materials such as neon, mirror, glass, metal and disco balls. He manipulates the elemental properties of these materials in order to extend and often negate their symbolic potential.
Brendan Van Hek (born 1968, Perth, Western Australia) studied at Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, Western Australia, graduating in 2001. He has exhibited nationally in Australia in various group exhibitions including: Neon, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney; NEW11, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne; remix, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth. His solo exhibitions include; Some kind of love story, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney; A certain slant of light, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth. He has also developed artwork for a number of public art commissions.
Residents from Australia
Anton Cabaleiro explores the relationship between new technologies and society through digital means. His work includes the different phases of the creative process, from graphic design stages to the final audiovisual result. In his single-channel videos and video installations he mixes several techniques, such as motion graphics, animation and augmented reality, to combine real and virtual elements within the same environment. He employs concepts from landscape design, anthropology, philosophy and mass media theories to create a synthetic, clean, compact and direct work; paying special attention to how the various real and virtual layers interact with each other.
Anton Cabaleiro (born 1977 in Spain) received a MFA in Computer Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York; a MS in Landscape Design from Columbia University, and a PhD in Art, Design and Technology at the Complutense University, Madrid. Past exhibitions include the Bronx Museum Biennial, New York; Armory Show, New York; New York University, New York; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Times Square Public Space Projects, New York; Under the Bridge Festival, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art of Vigo, Spain; the Andalusian Center of Contemporary Art, Spain; ARCO International Fair of Contemporary Art, Madrid; The Cervantes Institute, Beijing; Marisa Marimon Gallery; Marlborough Gallery; and the Loop International Fair of Video, Barcelona.