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Oscar yi Hou: Concepts of Practice, with Eugenie Tsai
The Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. With inquiries, please contact Kara Carmack at email@example.com.
Oscar yi Hou is an artist and writer based in New York. He was born and raised in Liverpool, England. He received his B.A in Visual Art from Columbia University. He has also studied at the L’École des Arts de la Sorbonne. His work is anchored in personhood, pulling together a syncretic field of iconography that describes complex layers of identity and relation. Alongside his solo exhibition East of sun, west of moon at the Brooklyn Museum, yi Hou is recipient of the third annual UOVO Prize in 2022. In 2021 he presented A sky-licker relation and A dozen poem-pictures at James Fuentes, New York and JamesFuentes.Online, respectively. His work has also been included in exhibitions at the Royal Academy, UK; Asia Society, New York; T293 Gallery, Rome, Italy; Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles; and Sprüth Magers Online.
Eugenie Tsai is the John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum, where she recently organized Oscar yi Hou: East of sun, west of moon. Previously she was Director of Curatorial Affairs at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center in Queens, New York. Notable exhibitions Tsai has organized include Threshold: Byron Kim, 1990-2004; Robert Smithson, which received the International Association of Art Critics’ first place award for the best monographic exhibition of 2005; and Shuffling the Deck: The Collection Reconsidered. Tsai received a BA from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, and a PhD from Columbia University.