Painters & Sculptors Program 2019 Candice Lin

Painters & Sculptors Program

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Candice Lin

Altadena, CA

Candice Lin is an interdisciplinary artist. Her recent solo exhibitions include the exhibition cycle A Hard White Body at Bétonsalon, Paris; Portikus, Frankfurt; and the Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago; as well as solo exhibitions at Francois Ghebaly, Los Angeles; Ludlow38, New York; and Gasworks, London. Her work was recently in the 2018 Taipei Biennale, the 2018 Athens Biennale, Made in L.A. 2018, Sharjah Biennial 2017, and group shows at Para Site, Hong Kong; ICA London; Ballroom Marfa; New Museum, New York; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; and SculptureCenter, New York. She has upcoming solo exhibitions at the Walter Phillips Gallery, Alberta, Canada (2019); Times Museum, Guangzhou (2020); Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Zealand (2020); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2021); Spike Island, Bristol (2021); and the Harvard Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Cambridge (2021).

“The work I make seeks to denaturalize and make visible the ways that power operates in the world through a research-based, material-focused, historical approach. I create installations that exceed my control, with living processes of fermentation, distillation, or decay that slowly evolve over time.” 

  • A Hard White Body, un corps blanc exquis, 2017, 1000 kilograms of unfired porcelain, 30 x 126 x 138 inches

  • A Hard White Body, a Soft White Worm, 2018, porcelain, silkworms, research materials, bricks and other construction material, variable

  • A Hard White Body, a Porous Slip, 2018, porcelain, porcelain slip, research materials, plants, variable

  • La Charada China, 2018, red clay, cement, dirt, opium poppy, sugar cane, poisonous tropical plant seeds, embedded sprinkler system, audio and video projection, mylar, ceramic objects, dried herbs, research materials and objects, variable, installation view in Taipei Biennial, Taiwan

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.