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
By means of different media, including wall paintings, drawings and prints, Motoko Dobashi creates imaginary landscapes that reflect visions of contemporary society. In her work elements from the graphic art of various cultures and eras coexist on a monochrome surface. The source for her inspiration can be found in Rennaissance copperplate engravings as well as in contemporary Japanese Mangas, computer graphics and images from the internet. Dobashi makes use of diverse perspectives to establish a unique visual perception, and allow the viewer to access fictitious worlds, particularly in her site-specific wall paintings.
Motoko Dobashi (born 1976, Tokushima, Japan) lives and works in Munich and Berlin. She studied painting at the Musashino Art University, Tokyo, and the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including Lenbachhaus, Munich; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; and Tokyo Wonder Site. She is represented by Gallery Dina4 Projekte, Munich, Lullin + Ferrari, Zurich, and Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris, and her work is included in major public and private collections.
Residents from Japan
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.