Calls for Submission

In Transition, a Solo Exhibition by Chun Hua Catherine Dong

The Ottawa School of Art is proud to present In Transition, an engaging exhibition by Chun Hua Catherine Dong.

Vernissage: Thursday, January 16th 2020 from 5-8pm (Free - All are welcome)

Exhibition: January 2 - February 2 2020

RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/events/567122977170219/

Ottawa School of Art Main Gallery, 35 George Street Ottawa, ON KIN 8W5
The exhibition, In Transition, is a hyperreal vision of our near future, exploring how humans and robots coexist and bind together with one destiny. While our societies continue struggling with modernity, and questions of “Where are we?” and “Where are we going?” still have not been fully answered yet, the human-robot coexistence demonstrates a profound challenge in modern civilization, and our inseparable relationships with technologies challenge our everyday lives. We are in transition, in a process of transiting into our unknown global future.

Through performative gestures and expressions by creating different interactions between a robot and the artist herself, this work provides an alternative perspective for a better understanding of ourselves, our bodies, our emotions, our responsibilities, and our relations with non-human others. In Transition also raises questions about binary system, about how to challenge boundaries of self/other, culture/nature, and human/machine, moving beyond traditional gender, feminism, and politics, creating a new social relation that expands and amplifies humanity.
Chun Hua Catherine Dong is a Chinese born Montreal based visual artist working with performance, photography, and video. She received a BFA from Emily Carr University Art & Design and MFA from Concordia University. She has performed in multiple international performance art festivals and venues, such as Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival in Chicago, The Great American Performance Art in New York City, 7a*11d International Festival of Performance Art in Toronto, Infr’Action in Venice, Dublin Live Art Festival, Experimental Action/ Performance Art in Houston, ENCUENTRO Performance in Santiago, Internationales Festival für Performance in Mannheim, Place des Arts in Montreal, Inverse Performance Art Festival in California, Miami Performance International Festival, Visualeyez Performance Festival in Edmonton, M:ST Performance Art Festival in Calgary, and so on.

She has exhibited her works at Quebec City Biennial, The Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de-Marne in Paris, MOMENTA | Biennale de l’image in Montreal, Kaunas Biennial, DongGang Museum of Photography in South Korea, Bury Art Museum in Manchester, Museo de la Cancillería in Mexico City, Canadian Museum of Immigration, Art Museum at University of Toronto in Toronto, and so on. Her video work has been screened in Brazil, Mexico, Finland, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Colombia, Spain, The Netherlands, Finland, Poland, Greece, Romania, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden, Scotland, China, USA, and Canada.

Among many other awards and grants, she is the recipient of Franklin Furnace Award for contemporary avant-garde art in New York in 2014. She is listed the “10 Artists Who Are Reinventing History” by Canadian Art in 2017 and ‘‘Top Nine Political Art Projects of 2010’’ by Art and Threat magazine.

For more information, contact our Gallery Coordinator Cathy Brake at (613) 241-7471 ext. 27 or boutique@artottawa.ca.


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