Lotus Laurie Kang: In Cascades

1 Jun-30 Jul 2023


Laurie Kang’s interests lie in unstable, continuously sensitive materials which are functionally and metaphorically in flux. Rooted in an enduring concern with the body and the forces that shape it – political, affective and otherwise – recent works have utilised processes rooted in photographic innovation. Kang references biology, feminist theory and science fiction to stage ambitious, site-specific installations that refer to the formation of the self and the memories imprinted upon us. Chisenhale Gallery will present a major new commission and first solo exhibition in the UK by Kang – producing her most ambitious site-specific installation yet. Comprising a series of sculptures and architectural interventions, the commission will continue her interest in the body as process, shaped and reshaped by the structures that surround it. Kang’s first artist publication will be developed alongside the commission, published by Hurtwood Press.

Laurie Kang holds an MFA from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College. Selected exhibitions include: Do Redo Repeat, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver (2022); 2021 Triennial: Soft Water Hard Stone, New Museum, New York (2021), Her Own Devices, Franz Kaka, Toronto (2020); Total Disbelief, SculptureCenter, New York (2019), If I Have A Body, Remai Modern, Saskatoon (2019); Beolle, Oakville Galleries, Oakville (2019), Formula 1: A Loud, Low Hum, Cue Art Foundation, New York (2019); Labor Relations, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw (2016); The Mouth Holds The Tongue, The Power Plant, Toronto (2015). In 2022 Kang was the inaugural resident of Horizon Art Foundation, Los Angeles and is currently in residence at Triangle Arts Association, New York.