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Simon Leung

September 3, 2014 7PM

Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

Simon Leung’s projects in various media include an opera set in Griffith Park; a live/video performance addressing AIDS in the figure of the glory hole; a trilogy on “the residual space of the Vietnam War;” an extended proposal of Duchamp’s oeuvre as a discourse in ethics; a meditation on the site/non-site dialectic by way of E. A. Poe; and site/situation specific works based on the squatting body. ACTIONS!, Leung’s “art worker’s theater” project initially inspired by the workers’ strike at MoMA in 2000, was presented at the Kitchen in Fall 2013. He has participated in the Guangzhou Triennial (2008), the Venice Biennale (2003), the Whitney Biennial (1993), as well as exhibitions at MoMA, MOCA, 1A Space (Hong Kong), the Generali Foundation (Vienna), and the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw). Leung has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Clark Institute, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Art Matters, and the City of Los Angeles. He is co-editor, with Zoya Kocur, of Theory in Contemporary Art Since 1985 (second edition 2012, Wiley-Blackwell), and has taught at CalArts, UCLA, NYU, RISD, and UC Irvine, where he is Professor of Art.