Upcoming｜“Space/Reflection - Condo Shanghai” Opens July 13
Space/Reflection – Condo Shanghai
Artists：Chen Wei, Benjamin Horns, Alex Ito, Ann Veronica Janssens, SUPERFLEX, Sydney Shen, Diana Thater, Pae White, Xia Tao
Duration：July 13 – August 30, 2019
Reception：July 13 (Sat.) 4pm
Venue：A+ Contemporary （Room 106, Bldg. 7, 50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai, China）
A+ Contemporary is pleased to participate in the second edition of Condo Shanghai on July 13, 2019, teamed up with 1301PE from Los Angeles and Springsteen from Baltimore to present a group exhibition “Space/Reflection”. The artists – Ann Veronica Janssens, Diana Thater, Pae White, SUPERFLEX from 1301PE, Alex Ito, Benjamin Horns, Sydney Shen from Springsteen, and two Chinese artists Chen Wei and Xia Tao presented by A+ Contemporary – share the gallery space and present a series of works in the medium of painting, installation, video and mural, etc. Through this collaborative platform, the show displays a part of various perspectives of contemporary life. The exhibition will be on view until August 30, 2019.
Established by gallerist Vanessa Carlos in London, 2016 and subsequently introduced to New York by Simone Subal and Nicole Russo in 2017, Condo was brought to São Paulo, Mexico City and Shanghai by Jaqueline Martins, Pamela Echeverría and Lorraine Malingue respectively in 2018. Condo takes its name from ‘condominium’ and represents a new format for international galleries to collaborate in exhibition-making. The 2019 edition will feature a total of 21 galleries and spaces working together for a collaborative exhibition across 7 local Shanghai art spaces. The 7 Shanghai art spaces will host 14 international galleries from cities including London, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Mexico City and Guatemala City, displaying major works by their represented artists alongside those of the host spaces.
Chen Wei was born in 1990 in Jiangxi, China. He graduated from Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute with a BA in Ceramic Art in 2011, and from Fine Arts College of Shanghai University with a MA in 2014. He currently lives and works in Shanghai. Chen Wei is interested in the common destiny of humans and the mystery lies in daily life. He cultivated a sense in material from his background in ceramic art. Chen forms his unique language through a high abstraction toward ceramics, architecture, as well as physical performance. His group exhibitions include: Space/Reflection -Condo Shanghai (co-organized by A+ Contemporary, 1301PE and Springsteen, A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, 2019) (Upcoming), Exchange Value, (BANK/Mabsociety, Shanghai, 2019), SAYA Embrace Project Exhibition (Museum of Contemporary Art Chengdu, Chengdu, 2017), The Shanghai Award Exhibition (Italy Garuzzo Visual Art Center, Milan, 2014), M50 Creative New Artist Award Exhibition (M Art Center, Shanghai, 2013). Recent artist-in-residence programs include: GlogauAIR Artist Residency (Berlin, 2017); Swatch Art Peace Hotel Artist Residency (Shanghai, 2016); Red Gate Residency (Beijing,2015); The Shanghai Award Artist Residency (Milan, 2014); Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts Artist Residency (Newcastle, 2013); Visva-Bharati University Artist Residency (Calcutta, 2013). Recent awards include: SAYA Embrace Projcet Annual Award (2017); The Shanghai Award – Italian and Chinese Emerging Artist (2014); M50 Creative New Artist Award – the ShanghART Gallery Award (2013).
Benjamin Horns was born in 1989 in the United States. He graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art with a BFA in 2011 and from Städelschule (Frankfurt, Germany) in 2016. He currently lives and works in New York. His solo exhibitions include: Some New Social Portraits (Springsteen Gallery, Baltimore, 2017 ), Liste (Federico Vavassori, Basel, 2015 ), Two Person Show with Eric Mack (Elaine Levy Project, Brussels, 2014 ). Select group exhibitions include: Space/Reflection – Condo Shanghai (co-organized by A+ Contemporary, 1301PE and Springsteen, A+ Contemporary) (Upcoming), Paint The Sky Blue (Mallorca Landings, Mallorca, Spain, 2015), Bloom (Kinman Gallery, London, 2015), Neueröffgnung (Federico Vavassori, Milan, 2014), The Arcades Project (Bugada & Cargnel, Paris, 2014), To Do As One Would (David Zwirner, New York, 2014), Minty (Foxy Production, New York, 2013), A Stone Left Unturned (Yvon Lambert, Paris, 2013).
Alex Ito was born in 1991 in Los Angeles. He graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Sculpture, Double Minor in Cultural Studies and Art History in 2013. He currently works and lives in Queens, New York. He is the director of Chen’s, a townhouse gallery based in New York. His selected solo exhibitions include: God Has No Fingernails (Good Enough Gallery, Atlanta, 2019), You Promised Catastrophe (Zeller Van Almsick, Vienna, 2019), EXPO Chicago (AALA Gallery, Los Angeles, 2017), (O), The Stranger (with Amna Ashgar, Hotel Pavilion, New York, 2017), NADA Miami (Springsteen, Miami, 2016). His selected group exhibitions include: Space/Reflection – Condo Shanghai (co-organized by A+ Contemporary, 1301PE and Springsteen, A+ Contemporary, Shanghai) (Upcoming), Full House (White Columns, New York, 2017), Bruise (Et Al Etc., San Francisco, 2016), A Perfect Lie (Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Brussels, 2015), Young Americans (Franz Josefs Kai 3, Vienna, 2015), Testing Ground: The Still House Group (The Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2015), Service Entrance (Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium, 2015).
Ann Veronica Janssens
Ann Veronica Janssens was born in 1956 in Folkestone, England. She currently lives and works in Brussels. Her work has been widely recognized for its ability to challenge and experiment with the definition of perception. Her selected solo exhibitions include: Ann Veronica Janssens (Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, 2017), Work/Travail/Arbeid (Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2017), A.S.M.A.K. (Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium, 2015),18th Biennale of Sydney (Sydney, 2012), Fase: Four Movements to the Music of Steve Reich (2012 version) (the Tanks, Tate Modern, London, 2012), Rouge 106, Bleu 132 (Musée d’Orsay, Paris, 2003), Horror Vacui (48th Venezia Biennale, Belgian Pavilion, French Community of Belgium, Espace, 251 Nord, Venice, 2000). Her selected group exhibitions include: Space/Reflection – Condo Shanghai (co-organized by A+ Contemporary, 1301PE and Springsteen, A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, 2019) (Upcoming), Hors Commerce Is Ook Commerce (Ronny Van de Velde, Knokke, Belgium, 2019), Indiscipline (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2016), Illumination (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, 2016), Light Show (Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, 2015), Lumineux! Dynamique! Espaceet vision dans l’art de nos jours à 1913 (Grand Palais, Paris, 2013), Fruit de la passion, 10 ans duprojet pour l’art contemporain (Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2012), The Unseen (The Fourth Guangzhou Triennial, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, 2012), Manifesta 8 (Murcia, Spain, 2010), Documents 2010 (Today Art Museum, Beijing, 2010), Brussels Body Speech (Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, 2010), City that never was: Fantastic Architecture in Western Art (Museo de Bellas Artesde Bilbao, Spain, 2004). She has solo exhibitions coming up at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark and M Woods, Beijing in 2020.
SUPERFLEX is a Danish artists’ group founded and directed by Jakob Fenger, Rasmus Nielsen and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen since 1993. SUPERFLEX projects examine the dynamics and dependencies created by economic systems and develop tools to be used in constructive transformations. Their selected solo exhibitions include: It Is Not the End of the World (Cisternerne, Copenhagen, 2019), We Are All in the Same Boat (Museum of Art and Design, Miami, 2018), Whatever Works (1301PE, Los Angeles, 2018). Their selected group exhibitions include: Space/Reflection – Condo Shanghai (co-organized by A+ Contemporary, 1301PE and Springsteen, A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, 2019)(Upcoming), Desert X (Dive-In, Palm Springs, California, 2019),There Will Come Soft Rains (Oasis, Frankfurt, 2018), Why Not Ask Again: Arguments, Counter-arguments, and Stories (11th Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai, 2016), Gwangju Folly II (9th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, 2013), 7th Liverpool Biennial (Liverpool, 2012), Free Beer School (Taipei Biennial 2010, Taipei, 2010), 5th Berlin Biennial ( Berlin, 2008), Collect to Win a Trip to Zanzibar (52nd Venice Biennale, Venice; Art Basel, Basel ; Documenta 12, Kassel; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2007), Utopia Station ( Venice Biennial, Venice, 2003). Their artworks are among the collections of: Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (Leipzig), Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), National Gallery of Denmark (Copenhagen), Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (León, Spain), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Humlebaek, Denmark ), Malmö ArtMuseum (Malmö, Sweden), FRAC Nord-Pasde Calais (Dunkerque, France), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane), Kunsthaus Zurich (Zurich) and so on. In 2017 SUPERFLEX was awarded the Hyundai Commission in the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern.
Sydney Shen was born in 1989. She graduated from the Cooper Union, New York with a BFA in 2010 and from Universität der Künste, Berlin in 2011. Sydney Shen currently lives and works in New York. Her selected solo exhibitions include: Every Good Boy Does Fine (Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna, 2019), Onion Master (New Museum, New York, 2019), What’s Worse Than The Void Is Matter (Motel, New York, 2017), Four Thieves Vinegar (Springsteen, Baltimore, 2017), Master’s Chambers (Interstate Projects, New York, 2016),骨蘋果茶 (Bone Apple Tea) (Holy Motors, Hong Kong, 2016). Her selected group exhibitions include: Space/Reflection – Condo Shanghai (co-organized by A+ Contemporary, 1301PE and Springsteen, A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, 2019)(Upcoming), Flea Market (The Loon, Toronto, 2019), No Body To Talk To (Invisible Exports, New York, 2019), On The Use of Unknown Objects (Aldea, Bergen, 2019), Jane Fonda (Pina, Vienna, 2018), The Private Collection of Water McBeer (Deitch Projects, New York, 2018), The Changes Wrought (American Medium, New York, 2018), Ever (Shimmer, Rotterdam, 2018), A Most Filial Imprint (Aike Dellarco, Shanghai, 2017).
Diana Thater was born in 1962 in San Francisco. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Diana Thater has created pioneering film, video, and installation-based works since the early 1990s. She makes video installations that poetically grapple with threats to the natural world, from the extinction of species to long-lasting environmental disasters. Her selected solo exhibitions include: Diana Thater: A Runaway World (Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, 2018), As Radical as Reality (Borusan Contemporary, Istanbul, 2017), Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 2015), Diana Thater: The Sympathetic Imagination (Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, 2016), Chernobyl (Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, 2011), Diana Thater: Between Science and Magic (Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, 2010), Delphine (Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Stuttgart, 2010). Her selected group exhibitions include: Space/Reflection – Condo Shanghai ( co-organized by A+ Contemporary, 1301PE and Springsteen, A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, 2019)(Upcoming), David Zwirner: 25 Years (David Zwirner, New York, 2018), Nedienkunst von Nam June Paik bis Pipilotti Rist/Media Art from Nam June Paik to Pipilottie Rist (Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen, 2017), Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 2014), Video Playlist: The Old Spaghetti Factory (Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, 2014), Not Yet Titled (Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 2013), Alice In Wonderland (Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, 2011), Taking Place (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 2010), After Darwin: Contemporary Expressions (Natural History Museum, London, 2009), Whitney Storefronts (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2008). Her artworks are among collections of: The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago), Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (University of California, Berkeley), Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (Turin), Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart (Berlin), Kunsthalle Bremen (Bremen), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles), Muséed’Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg (Strasbourg, France), Museum Ludwig (Cologne), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Sammlung Hauser & Wirth (Henau, Switzerland), Sammlung Goetz (Munich), Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Tate Gallery (London), The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21)(Vienna), Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver), Vanmoerkerke Collection (Belgium), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York).
Pae White was born in 1963 in Pasadena, California. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles. White’s practice is known for blurring the traditional and often nebulous boundaries between the fine and applied arts, architecture and design. White’s works subverts viewers’ expected relationship to familiar objects, processes and spaces. Her selected solo exhibitions include: Beta Space (San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, 2019) (Upcoming), Presumptive Close (greengrassi, London, 2018), Small World (Galería Elvira González, Madrid, 2018), Summer XX (The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, 2012), Restless Rainbow (The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 2011), Here Today (1301PE, Los Angeles, 2011). Her selected group exhibitions include: Space/Reflection – Condo Shanghai (co-organized by A+ Contemporary, 1301PE and Springsteen, A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, 2019) (Upcoming), Less Is a Bore: Maximalist Art & Design (Instituteof Contemporary of Art/Boston, Boston, 2018) (Upcoming), The World on Paper (Museum Palais Populaire, Berlin, 2018), Walking on the Fade Out Lines (The Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, 2018), Print Out (The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2012), Made in California, 1900 – 2001 (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, 2000). She has presented major projects at: The Whitney Biennial, 2010; the 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009; Skulptur Projekte Muenster, 2007. Her works are among the collections of: Tate Modern (London), The ArtInstitute of Chicago (Chicago), MoMA (New York), The Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), LACMA (Los Angeles).
Xia Tao was born in 1981 in Shanghai. He graduated from Shanghai Normal University with a BA in Art Education in 2003 and from Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany with MFA in Fine Art in 2010, entitled with “Meisterschüler” of Prof. Norbert Radermacher. He currently lives and works in Shanghai. Xia Tao concentrates transformation of meaning on building, material and form within time and space. He tries to feel the spectrum of where the body resides and to create a new context using ready-mades and waste materials. His recent works show the interest of variations of urban daily kernels “housing” and “driving” under a certain pressure from outside. His selected solo exhibitions include: Rolling (Moshang Experiment, Beijing, 2017), Love at Second Sight (J Space, Beijing, 2015), Guang (Autohaus Heller, Kassel, 2012), 8 mal (Alte Brüderkirche Kassel, Kassel, 2011), Schluss mit Gegensätzen (Kunstbalkon Kassel, Kassel, 2010), Dying Will Be the Death of Me (Stellwerk Kassel, Kassel, 2008). His group exhibitions include: Space/Reflection – Condo Shanghai (co-organized by A+ Contemporary, 1301PE and Springsteen, A+ Contemporary, Shanghai, 2019) (Upcoming), 6th Tomorrow Sculpture Awards (Museumof Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, 2018), Tracing Utopia (ZKR Schlosspark Biesdorf, Berlin, 2017), Centralized Localization (Dabaotang Beijing, Beijing, 2017), Gemischte Seele (Residenz des Deutschen Botschaft in Peking, Beijing, 2016), Mrs. Jian and Mr. Ka (Songzhuang Art Center, Beijing, 2016), Art Nova 100 (National Agricultural Exhibition Center, Beijing, 2016), Remixing the Local (The 4th Edition Beijing One Arts Festival, Beijing, 2016), Centralizd Localization (Jiujiang Art Museum, Jiujiang, 2016), 5+1=6 (Social Research Art Project, Oneway Space, Beijing, 2015), Meet Again (C5 Art Center, Beijing, 2014), Reactivation (Fei Art Center, Shanghai, 2013), Filter the Public (Shanghai World Financial Center, Shanghai, 2013), Sayizheng (Doujiao Hutong, Beijing, 2012), Interventionen (Regierungspräsidium Kassel, Kassel, 2011), Hausstellung (Blaue Laguna, Vienna, 2010), Ge An Guan Huo (ESG, Kassel, 2007).