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Art Taipei 2018 Ocula Report Art Taipei 2018 10 November 201810 Nov 2018 : Diana d’Arenberg for Ocula

'There is nothing more boring than the story of decline,' a journalist remarked at an art criticism panel I attended the evening before making the trip to see Art Taipei (26–29 October 2018). As I attended the opening night of Asia's oldest art fair, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, those words rang in my head. Wandering up and down...

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Charwei Tsai Ocula Conversation Charwei Tsai

Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai's memorising and compulsive writing of the Heart Sutra—a Buddhist scripture that distills the wisdom of impermanence—is at the heart of her practice. Over the past ten years, Tsai has moved from writing to drawing, photography, and film—a selection of which is being presented at the Centre for Chinese...

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Crush at Para Site: What if you couldn’t have it? Ocula Report Crush at Para Site: What if you couldn’t have it? 10 November 201810 Nov 2018 : Hera Chan for Ocula

Drawn on paper by Oscar Chan Yik Long in gestural black ink strokes, Cupid (2015) greets visitors with a sinister toothy smile as they enter Para Site. The strikingly fearsome figure is positioned on the wall of the gallery's entrance, near one of Chen Dandizi's vertical neon tube lights, part of the series 'Tick Away' (2015), along which a...

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Fiona Connor (born Auckland, 1982) competed her BFA/BA at Univeristy of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2004. She has studied at University of California in San Diego and University of Barcelona, and most recently completed her MFA at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Los Angeles.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Untitled (Mural Design), Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin (2012); Murals and Print, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles (2012); Reading the map while driving, CalArts, Los Angeles (2011); Something Transparent (please go round the back), Michael Lett, Auckland (2009); and Notes on the half the page, Gambia Castle, Auckland (2008). Connor’s work has been shown in group exhibitions throughout New Zealand and internationally including: Made in L.A., Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2012); Prospect: New Zealand Art Now, City Gallery, Wellington (2011); De-Building, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch (2011); On Forgery: is one thing better than another?, LAXART, Los Angeles (2011); NEW10, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne (2010).

In 2011 Connor received an Award for Partonage donation from Chartwell Trust and the Arts Foundation of New Zealand, and in 2010 she was a finalist in the Walters Prize.

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Featured Artworks

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Community Notice Board (Joshua Tree Laundry) by Fiona Connor contemporary artwork Fiona ConnorCommunity Notice Board (Joshua Tree Laundry), 2018 silkscreen and UV print on aluminum, vinyl, pins, tape, staples, cast resin
135 x 115 x 2.5 cm
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Untitled #9 by Fiona Connor contemporary artwork Fiona ConnorUntitled #9, 2018 Cast resin, black paint
71 x 122 x 2 cm
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Untitled #7 by Fiona Connor contemporary artwork Fiona ConnorUntitled #7, 2017 Cast resin, cream paint
685 x 2335 x 22 cm
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Untitled #5 by Fiona Connor contemporary artwork Fiona ConnorUntitled #5, 2016 Cast resin, green paint
2080 x 1120 x 25 cm
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Untitled #6 by Fiona Connor contemporary artwork Fiona ConnorUntitled #6, 2017 Cast resin, black paint
1700 x 1190 x 76 cm
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Closed Down Clubs, Ollie’s Lounge by Fiona Connor contemporary artwork Fiona ConnorClosed Down Clubs, Ollie’s Lounge, 2017 Wood door, paint, acrylic, silkscreen print on aluminium, vinyl, staples
940 x 2007 x 44 cm
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Closed Down Clubs, American Apparel by Fiona Connor contemporary artwork Fiona ConnorClosed Down Clubs, American Apparel, 2017 Aluminium door, paint, acrylic, silkscreen print on aluminium, vinyl
914 x 2134 x 51 cm
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Closed Down Clubs, French Bistro by Fiona Connor contemporary artwork Fiona ConnorClosed Down Clubs, French Bistro, 2017 Aluminium door, paint, acrylic, silkscreen print on aluminium, vinyl
813 x 2032 x 51 cm
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Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Fiona Connor, Oliver Perkins, Shadow Work at Hopkinson Mossman,
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2 August–1 September 2018 Fiona Connor, Oliver Perkins Shadow WorkHopkinson Mossman, Auckland
Contemporary art exhibition, Fiona Connor, Closed Down Clubs & Monochromes at Hopkinson Mossman,
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9 March–14 April 2018 Fiona Connor Closed Down Clubs & MonochromesHopkinson Mossman, Wellington
Contemporary art exhibition, Fiona Connor, Brick, Cane and Paint at Hopkinson Mossman,
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15 November–17 December 2016 Fiona Connor Brick, Cane and PaintHopkinson Mossman, Auckland

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