Owen Leong

We are proud to announce Owen Leong will be exhibiting with us in 2012. Leong works with photography, video and installation to explore how the body is physically, socially and culturally framed. His artwork visualises the structures that mark our bodies through race, gender and colour. On a recent Asialink Visual Arts Residency in Tokyo, Leong created Frozen, a powerful temporal installation evoking darkness and longing. Inside a cage of silk and suspended from fisherman hooks were two frozen shark hearts. Over the course of a single day the hearts melted and dripped blood onto a cone of salt. This piece produces spatial anxieties in which time dissolves and gravity evaporates into loss and desire. Leong has exhibited in Australia and internationally. His work has been exhibited at the National Museum of Poznan, Poland; Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai & Today Art Museum, Beijing amongst others. Owen has been a recipient of awards and grants from Australia Council, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Art Gallery of NSW and Asialink. He has held residencies in Sydney, Manchester, Paris, & Tokyo.