Isaac Chong Wai invited to 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Foreigners Everywhere (03/02/2024)

Zilberman is proud to announce that Isaac Chong Wai is invited as participating artist for the 60th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, Foreigners Everywhere, curated by Adriano Pedrosa. The Biennale Arte 2024 will be held at the Arsenale and Giardini from 20 April to 24 November 2024.

Isaac Chong Wai’s (b.1990; works in Berlin and Hong Kong) artistic practice integrates conceptual, political, and performative elements through an interdisciplinary approach, engaging with the urgency of societal changes and global phenomena. Through performance, video, installation, photography, and drawing, Chong transforms the emotions, tensions, and memories from human interactions into performative materiality and immersive experiences.

In his broad spectrum of works, the artist delves into power relations by exploring both the physical and theoretical boundaries of the body. Navigating the struggles between the individual and the collective, he examines the vulnerability of the body and the inherent violence  within social systems and historical traumas. His subtle, poetic, yet critical works infiltrate the systems of meaning, inviting viewers to reexamine their perceptions of power, violence, and fragility.

Chong’s works have been featured at the 22nd Biennale of Videobrasil, Sao Paulo; Hamburger Bahnhof - Nationalgalerie der Gegenwart, Berlin; Bundeskunsthalle Bonn; MMCA, Seoul; IFFR, Rotterdam; MOCA Taipei; M+, Hong Kong; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong; Museum Schloss Moyland; Bauhaus Museum, Weimar; ifa-Galerie, Berlin; Zilberman, Istanbul, Berlin, and Miami.

Photo credit: Mia Maria Knoll