Angela Su
The Afterlife of Rosy Leavers

Angela Su

Born in Hong Kong

Angela Su received a degree in biochemistry in Canada before pursuing visual arts. Su’s works investigate the perception and imagery of the body, through metamorphosis, hybridity and transformation. Her pseudo-scientific drawings often combine the precision of scientific sketches with a mythical aesthetics, challenging the audience’s visual sensation of the pleasure of pain. Her research-based projects include drawing, video, performative and installation works that focus on the interrelations between our state of being and scientific technology.

In 2002, Su had her first solo exhibition “De Humani Corporis Fabrica” at Goethe-Institut Hong Kong. She has also participated in group exhibitions including “Time Test: International Video Art Research Exhibition” (CAFA Art Museum, China, 2016); “17th Biennale of Sydney” (Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, 2010); “Hong Kong Eye” (Saatchi Gallery, UK, 2012); “Departure” (He Xiangning Art Museum, China, 2009); “Reversing Horizons” (Museum of Contemporary Art, China, 2007); and “The 2nd Shenzhen Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism” (OCT Shenzhen, China, 2007). In 2013, she published an artist novel Berty, and in 2017, a science fiction anthology Dark Fluid where she uses sci-fi as a method for social critique. In 2018, Su is preparing for a multi-city project, “Contagious Cities”, commissioned by Wellcome Collection. Works from the project will be presented in an exhibition at Tai Kwun, opening in January 2019. Her work is collected by M+ Museum (Hong Kong) and CAFA Art Museum (China).

Su currently lives and works in Hong Kong.


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