Opening: Sung Tieu – Not Yet Titled (AT)

For his final project, scholarship fellow of the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony (Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen) 2020/21 Tuan Do Duc, will work with the artist Sung Tieu on developing a newly conceived solo exhibition for GfZK Leipzig.

Tieu’s artistic practice spans a wide range of media, including installation, sound, video, sculpture, photography, performance, and public interventions. Often based on historical and political studies, her work investigates questions surrounding national and transnational historiography, and within it movement of both, people and objects. In this context she analyzes their political, bureaucratic and social power relations as well as their historical preconditions. Last but not least, subjects such as displacement and its psychological effects are at the center of her work.

Sung Tieu was born in 1987, in Hai Duong, Vietnam. She studied Fine Art at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, at Goldsmiths College, London, and at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. This year she was awarded the Ars Viva 2021. She is also the recipient of the prize AUSGEZEICHNET of the Stiftung Kunstfonds and will be honoured with a solo exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bonn in October 2021. Further group exhibitions planned for 2021 include: Ars Viva 2021 at the Kunstverein Hannover, INFORMATION (Today) at the Kunsthalle Basel and Though It’s Dark, I Still Sing, at the 34th São Paulo Biennale in Brazil. In 2020 she had solo exhibitions at Haus der Kunst in Munich, Nottingham Contemporary, UK and Galerie Emalin in London, UK.

Her first catalog, Oath Against Minimalism, with a comprehensive documentation of her multi-layered work was published by Spector Books (Leipzig) this year.

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