Artist Talk | Sung Tieu

11may3:00 pm4:00 pmArtist Talk | Sung Tieu

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Oakville Galleries is pleased to welcome Berlin-based artist Sung Tieu
for an Artist Talk on Saturday, May 11th at 3:00 pm. Recent winner of
the 2024 Schering Stiftung Award for Artistic Research and premiering
her first solo exhibition in Canada, Tieu will speak to her exhibition Civic Floor, on view at our Centennial location until June 1st.


upon extensive research, Sung Tieu produces works of sculpture,
drawing, text and sound. Her work explores questions of governance,
civic responsibility and justice, and analyzes mechanisms of state
control. Her research ventures into the quiet violence of bureaucratic
systems in particular and how these systems impact people
psychologically and emotionally. Her work has itself sometimes taken the
form of reconstructions of sites of bureaucratic control and
surveillance, even referencing her personal experiences with various
administrative apparatuses.


Tieu (b.1987, Hai Duong, Vietnam) lives and works in Berlin. She has
held solo exhibitions at Kunstmuseum Bonn; Galerie für Zeitgenössische
Kunst, Leipzig (2021); Nottingham Contemporary; and Haus der Kunst,
Munich (2020). Her work was included in the 34th Bienal de São Paulo and
has been exhibited at Museion, Bolzano; Kunsthalle Basel (2021); Museum
Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt; GAMeC Museum, Bergamo; and Hamburger
Bahnhof, Berlin (2020). Tieu is the recipient of the Frieze Artist Award
2021 and the 2021 ars viva Prize. She also received the audience award
for the 2021 Preis der Nationalgalerie, Berlin.


Floor is produced in partnership with Luxembourg -Musée d’Art Moderne
Grand-Duc Jean, MIT List Visual Arts Center, and Southern Alberta Art
Gallery Maansiksikaitsitapiitsinikssin (SAAG).



(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Oakville Galleries in Centennial Square

120 Navy St, Oakville


Oakville Galleries 1306 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville, ON L6J 1L6

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