January 16, 2015

David Zink Yi (winter 2015) An-My Lê (spring 2015):recipients of the Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence program honorees

Emily Carr University of Art + Design
An-My Lȇ, Manning the Rail, USS Tortuga, Java Sea, 2010. Inkjet print, 40.25 x 56.75 x 1.5 in.

The Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence program, established in 2013, is generously funded by the Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Residency’s mandate is to bring renowned contemporary artists to Vancouver, to create curriculum specific to each individual visiting artist, and to support the creation of new works.

Berlin-based artist David Zink Yi (b. 1973; Lima, Peru) will be resident at Emily Carr in the winter of 2015. His multifaceted art practice comprises sculpture, film and photography. His investigations explore concepts of identity and the processes in which the individual becomes part of the collective through a variety of actions such as making music, dancing or physical labour.

Zink Yi studied at the Kunst Akademie in Munich and at Universität der Künste in Berlin. He has recently participated in the 8th Berlin Biennale, the 55th Venice Biennale in the Latin American Pavilion, and the 10th Havana Biennale. He has had solo exhibitions at Johann König Gallery, Berlin; Hauser & Wirth, Zurich; and Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany. His work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern, London; Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City; Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany; and the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo.

New York-based An-My Lê (b. 1960; Saigon, Vietnam) joins the Emily Carr community as the spring 2015 Audain Distinguished Artist-in-Residence. Lê’s work explores the American military. She presents photographs of landscapes transformed by war or other military activities, blurring the boundaries between Hollywood portrayals and photojournalistic documentation. Much of her work is inspired by her own experiences of war and dislocation.

Lê moved to the United States as a political refugee when she was 15. She received her Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Science degrees in biology from Stanford University and her Master of Fine Arts in photography from Yale University. Her work has been widely exhibited internationally. Lê has had solo exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art; Museum ann de Stroom, Antwerp; Dia:Beacon, New York; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and MoMA PS1, New York. Lê is the recipient of numerous awards including fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and the MacArthur Foundation. She is a Professor of Photography at Bard College.


Emily Carr University of Art + Design announces honorees of the 2015 Audain Distinguished Artists-in-Residence program

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