汉斯·欧普·德·贝克 Hans Op de Beeck （1969 - Turnhout, Belgium )
Visual artist Hans Op de Beeck lives and works in Brussels, where he has developed his career through international exhibitions over the past ten years. His work consists of sculptures, installations, video work, photography, animated films, drawings, paintings and writing (short stories). It is his quest for the most effective way of presenting the concrete contents of each work that determines the medium that the artist ultimately selects. The scale can vary from the size of a small watercolour to a large, three-dimensional installation of 300m2.The artist not only uses a very wide variety of media, but also deliberately employs a diversity of aesthetic forms, ranging from an economical, minimalist visual language to overloaded, exaggerated designs, always with the aim of articulating the content of the work as precisely as possible.
里奥·维拉里尔 Leo Villareal ( 1967 - Albuquerque, NM )
Leo Villareal (1967, Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an American artist living and working in New York City. His work combines LED lights and encoded computer programming to create illuminated displays.Villareal received his BA from Yale University and his MPS from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Throughout his career, Villareal has sought to work with the newest developments in technology, beginning with strobe lights in 1997 and moving into the LEDs utilized in this exhibition.
莫娜·哈透姆 Mona Hatoum ( 1952- Palestinian, Beirut )
Mona Hatoum was born into a Palestinian family in Beirut, Lebanon in 1952 and now lives and works in London and Berlin.Mona Hatoum’s poetic and political oeuvre is realised in a diverse and often unconventional range of media, including installations, sculpture, video, photography and works on paper. She started her career making visceral performance art in the 1980s that focused with great intensity on the body. Since the beginning of the 1990s, however, her work moved increasingly towards large-scale installations that aimed to engage the viewer in conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion, fear and fascination. In her singular sculptures, Hatoum has transformed familiar, every-day, domestic objects such as chairs, cots and kitchen utensils into things foreign, threatening and dangerous. In Feb 2011, Mona Hatoum was awarded the 2011 Joan Miró Prize.
乌戈·罗迪尼 Ugo Rondinone ( 1963 - Brunnen, Switzerland )
Ugo Rondinone was born in Brunnen, Switzerland, in 1964.Both nationally and internationally, Ugo Rondinone (b.1964) is one of the most noted contemporary Swiss artists. He was master student under Ernst Caramelle at the Hochschule für angewandte Kunst (University of Applied Arts) in Vienna from 1985 until 1990. Since the late 1990s he lives in New York He works in a variety of media and art forms – sculpture, painting, sound installation and installation art, collage, with his entire output being suffused by a sense of poetry. The exhibition ALMOST TANGIBLE brings together three of his works and the theme is the juxtaposition of the spiritual and the poetic with the banal and the everyday, revolving around a reflection on spatial aspects and the relationship to transience and time.
塞格多尔·古德扬森 Sigurdur Gudjonsson ( 1975 - Reykjavik, Iceland )
Sigurdur Gudjonsson is a visual artist from Iceland, working primarily with video and photography for his installations. He studied at the Iceland Academy of the Arts and the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna, and this seems to have had an effect on his imagery, which mixes the mythical landscape of his native land with the dark atmosphere of Viennese aktionism. The video narratives of Sigurdur Gudjonsson refuse linearity and work with superimposing cuts in which sound, mostly taken while filming, becomes also an important element for his broken narratives. He plays with the games of light on the Icelandic landscape and the violence of the weather. Sigurdur Gudjonsson currently lives and works in Reykjavic.