Image courtesy of Blindspot Gallery and the artist.

Screening, Talk

Screening and Conversation with Angela Su

February 2, 2024 – February 2, 2024
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Asia Art Archive in America

23 Cranberry St. Brooklyn, NY

Asia Art Archive in America was pleased to host a screening and conversation between artist, Angela Su and AAAinA’s Manager of Programs and Collections, Claire Kim. This event served as an additional touch point for Su’s exhibition at the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, which opened on February 2. The exhibition, titled Angela Su: Melencolia, is the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work in the Western Hemisphere and showcases installations, speculative docufiction videos, as well as drawings and hair embroideries of composite cyborgian bodies. 

Our program screened three short films (two of which will not be available in the aforementioned exhibition) followed by a conversation about the major themes in Su’s practice including notions of social control, perceptions of reality, and reimaginings of historical narratives. 

Content Warning: The video works shared during this screening include depictions of violence and sexual assault. 

Angela Su holds degrees in biochemistry from the University of Toronto and visual arts from the Ontario College of Art and Design. She presented Arise, Hong Kong in Venice in the Hong Kong pavilion at the 2022 Venice Biennale and Lauren O—The Greatest Levitator in the Polyhedric Cosmos of Time at M+ in 2023. Su’s commissioned work, Contagious Cities: Far Away, Too Close, was exhibited at Tai Kwun, Hong Kong (2019). Group exhibitions include Levyhalli (Suomenlinna, Helsinki, 2021); Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (Mexico City, 2020); The Drawing Center (New York City, 2020); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, 2020); Frieze London (London, 2019); Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2019); Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (Vienna, 2017); The 2nd CAFAM Biennale (Beijing, 2014); and the 17th Biennale of Sydney (Sydney, 2010). She published an artist novel Berty (2013), and science fiction anthology Dark Fluid (2017), where she uses science fiction as a tool for social justice.

Asia Art Archive in America has received support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts, Ruth Foundation, and Vilcek Foundation in addition to other generous donors.