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Size: 0.4 W x 0.4 H x 1 D in
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Size:0.4 W x 0.4 H x 1 D in
Hiram To (杜子卿) is an artist who works in conceptual-based installations. He is also a writer in the visual arts, popular culture, film and fashion.Born in Hong Kong to Chinese parents, Hiram To lived in Scotland and Australia. He has widely exhibited in Australian public galleries and internationally, with works acquired by institutions such as the National Gallery of Australia, Powerhouse Museum and the Queensland Art Gallery. Hiram was invited by Londons Camden Arts Centre to exhibit a one-person exhibition in 1994. The invitation was the first Chinese artist solo show at a British contemporary art museum. The Winnipeg Art Gallery, the State Gallery of Manitoba in Canada also presented a selected projects survey of the artist in 2002. He was one of three artists representing Hong Kong at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007. As a curator, he has collaborated with Institute of Modern Art Brisbane, Artspace Sydney, Ipswich Art Gallery and Next Wave Festival in Australia, and Hong Kongs Goethe-Institut. Since 1995, he has resided in Hong Kong and worked in communications and journalism. His writings have appeared in South China Morning Post, Harpers Bazaar Hong Kong, C for Culture, City Magazine, The Standard and many other English and Chinese language publications. Hiram To's work tackles the nature of changing identity and its relationships with the mass media and personal / public interface.Taking reference from a wide variety of sources such as literature, film, art and popular culture, he creates multi-layered installations that embrace and challenge the way that identity is constructed or fragmented. You can find out more information through his book: Hiram To- Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood http://www.amazon.com/Hiram-Dont-Let-Me-Misunderstood/dp/0889151997/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1221341030&sr=8-1
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