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b. 1979, Australia

Owen Leong Biography

Owen Leong is a contemporary artist exploring liminality, abjection and transformation. Working with photography, video, and installation his art blurs the boundaries between real and fictional selves to explore how the body is physically, socially and culturally framed.

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Owen Leong has exhibited widely in Australia and internationally. He has held solo exhibitions at Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney; Sherman Galleries, Sydney; Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne; and Ryan Renshaw, Brisbane. His work has been included in major international group exhibitions at the Liverpool Biennial Independents, Liverpool; National Museum of Poznan, Poland; Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai; and Today Art Museum, Beijing.

Recent exhibitions include Trust Exercise, Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne (2012); Infiltrator, dianne tanzer gallery + projects, Melbourne (2012); and Infiltrator, Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney (2011). Group exhibitions include Chinese Australia (curated by Venita Poblocki), Ausin Tung Gallery, Melbourne (2012), Magic Spaces (curated by Binghui Huangfu) Today Art Museum, Beijing (2011); The Rest is Silence, Death Be Kind, Melbourne (2011); and Night Vision, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art at Grasshopper Bar, Sydney (2011).

A three-time finalist in the Helen Lemprière Traveling Art Scholarship, he has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants from the Australia Council for the Arts, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Art Gallery of NSW and Asialink. He has held residencies at Artspace, Sydney; Chinese Arts Centre, Manchester; Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris; and Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan. Most recently he has been commissioned for the Facade Project by La Trobe University.

Owen Leong Featured Artworks

Mantle by Owen Leong contemporary artwork photography
Owen LeongMantle, 2014Pigment print on archival cotton rag
50 x 50 cm
THIS IS NO FANTASY dianne tanzer + nicola stein Contact Gallery
Rania by Owen Leong contemporary artwork photography
Owen LeongRania, 2010Pigment print on archival cotton paper,
70 x 70 cm
THIS IS NO FANTASY dianne tanzer + nicola stein Contact Gallery
Jac by Owen Leong contemporary artwork photography
Owen LeongJac, 2011Pigment print on archival cotton paper,
70 x 70 cm
THIS IS NO FANTASY dianne tanzer + nicola stein Contact Gallery
Chi by Owen Leong contemporary artwork photography
Owen LeongChi, 2011Pigment print on archival cotton paper,
70 x 70 cm
THIS IS NO FANTASY dianne tanzer + nicola stein Contact Gallery
Ray by Owen Leong contemporary artwork photography
Owen LeongRay, 2011Pigment print on archival cotton paper,
70 x 70 cm
THIS IS NO FANTASY dianne tanzer + nicola stein Contact Gallery
Justin by Owen Leong contemporary artwork photography
Owen LeongJustin, 2010Pigment print on archival cotton paper,
70 x 70 cm
THIS IS NO FANTASY dianne tanzer + nicola stein Contact Gallery

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