Overview

Catalina Ouyang's work engages object-making, interdisciplinary environments, and time-based projects to indicate counternarratives around representation and self-definition. Ouyang's work addresses how a subject orients in physical and sociopolitical space: what histories and discourses are inscribed on the body, how the body exists in contingency with architecture and bureaucratic structures. Through both expansion and fragmentation, Ouyang proposes the body as a politicized landscape subject to partition. Working gnostically with materials, ideas, and stories that over years they build relationships with, Ouyang also attends to critical reimaging of historical formation wherein monstrosity, animality, and toxicity act as ciphers for the psycho-affective alienation of the minor subject. 

 

Recent solo exhibitions include Real Art Ways, Hartford, US; Knockdown Center, Queens, US; Make Room, Los Angeles, US; and Rubber Factory, New York, US. Ouyang’s work has been included in group exhibitions at the Sculpture Center, Queens, US (curated by Katherine Simóne Reynolds); Nicodim, Los Angeles, US; François Ghebaly, Los Angeles, US (curated by Kelly Akashi); BRIC, Brooklyn, US; Helena Anrather, New York, US; Asia Art Center, Taipei; and many more. Previous residencies include the OBRAS Foundation, Smack Mellon, and Storm King. They will be featured at group exhibition "52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone" at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum opening in Summer 2022. Ouyang received an MFA from Yale University in 2019. They are represented by Make Room Los Angeles, and Lyles & King, New York.

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