Showroom view, Galerie Martin Janda, 2022, Photo: Manuel Carreon Lopez /

Booth A14

Galerie Martin Janda is pleased to show works by Hugo Canoilas and Chin Tsao (曹晶) at viennacontemporary 2022.

The universe for Hugo Canoilas’ work is the deep sea, considered by the artist as a speculative field capable of absorbing projections of a non-colonised future. The deep sea provides us with a tangible experience of new forms of life, which we observe through the gathered data, specimens, and media collected by robots. Thus technology, biology, and art come together in an exercise, or attempt, to breach beauty with the purpose of creating greater empathy for all forms of life. His work acknowledges otherness, and he refers to post-humanist currents of thought that question an anthropocentric view of the world, and call for an empathetic approach to nature and the natural environment.

Hugo Canoilas, born in 1977 in Lisbon (PT), lives and works in Vienna (AT). Canoilas is the winner of the Kapsch Contemporary Art Prize 2020/2021. Solo Exhibitions (Selection): CAV, Coimbra; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; 2020 mumok, Vienna; Serralves Museum, Porto; 2016 Chiado Museum Lisbon, Lisbon; 2007 Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt. Group Exhibitions (Selection): 2022 Istituto Svizzero, Rome; 2021 Kunstverein in Hamburg, Hamburg; Vienna Biennale for Change, MAK, Vienna; Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg; Culturgest, Lisbon; 2014 De Appel, Amsterdam. Collections: mumok, Wien; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Artothek des Bundes Vienna; Wien Museum; Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz; EVN Collection; Vienna Insurance Group et al.

Chin Tsao’s (曹晶) practice encompasses sculpture, installation, music, performance, and new media. She is fascinated by material artificiality as a narration of human memory and history. Tsao's ceramics and porcelain works are inspired by historic styles such as Chinoiserie and Art Deco: a play with ornamentation and splendour. In her works, she creates an anachronistic setting to address the historic events between the East and the West, as well as the hybridization of the past and the future. Their appearance overlaps in our perception of time with the shifting identities of a post-globalized culture.

Chin Tsao, born in 1989 in Taipei (TWN), lives and works in Vienna (AT). Chin Tsao is one of the winners of the Preis der Kunsthalle Wien 2021. Solo Exhibitions (Selection): 2022 Echo Correspondence, Vienna; 2021, Jo-Anne, Frankfurt; 2020 Nevven Gallery, Gothenburg; Whitedwarf projects, Vienna; 2019 Stiege13, Vienna, Artist Statement // Parallel Vienna, Vienna. Group Exhibitions (Selection): 2022 Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna; Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; 2020 Künstlerhaus Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt. Performances at Volkstheater Vienna (Rote Bar), mumok, Vienna.


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