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
Frances Goodman creates atmospheric and immersive sound pieces that cross the boundaries between visual and media arts and unveil everyday routines, obsessions and social interactions. Her works, presented as installations and sculptures, are influenced by South African society and the countries in which she has undertaken residencies. Goodman’s art focuses specifically on the subject of middle class experience and prejudices; looking at everyday obsessions and superficial behavior (such as fanatic exercise culture and conventions of marriage and beauty) she explores the way individuals respond to our contemporary, highly materialistic society and the idiosyncratic coping mechanisms they develop. Her works reflects a morbid ambiguity of excess and loss; a dislocation between appearance and truth. ‘Beautiful’ or seductive objects, environments and installations are used as a ruse to obscure the primary subject matter, which is often dark, complicated and messy.
Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, Frances Goodman (born 1975) studied Fine Art at Wits University, Johannesburg. After graduating with an MA at Goldsmiths College, London in 2000, she lived in Antwerp until 2003 where she was artist in residence at HISK. Goodman has given solo exhibitions in South Africa, Belgium and Denmark and has participated in major international exhibitions such as Lust and Vice: From Durer to Nauman at the Kunstmuseum Bern in 2010 and Sphères, at Le Moulin, France in 2009. She has been invited to do a number of residencies, including The Foundation GegenwART Berne, Switzerland, Recollets International Accommodation and Exchange Centre, Paris and Artist’s Work Programme, Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin. Goodman is represented by the Goodman Gallery in South Africa and Aeroplastics in Belgium.
Residents from South Africa
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.