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Vemo Hang

Born in Shanghai, 1991
Vemo today lives and works between Berlin and Zürich.
Her studies around the whole globe, art in Switzerland and USA – MFA, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste 2016-2018, BFA Painting Maryland Institute College of Art | Baltimore 2012, and journalism in Morocco SIT Field Study in Journalism and New Media | Rabat Morocco 2012, gave her the chance of travel.
Travel and intercultural exchanges are the basis of Vemo’s artistic research, and of her interest on our relationship with the surrounding spatial environments.

Vemo Hang

Born in Shanghai, 1991
Vemo today lives and works between Berlin and Zürich.
Her studies around the whole globe, art in Switzerland and USA – MFA, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste 2016-2018, BFA Painting Maryland Institute College of Art | Baltimore 2012, and journalism in Morocco SIT Field Study in Journalism and New Media | Rabat Morocco 2012, gave her the chance of travel.
Travel and intercultural exchanges are the basis of Vemo’s artistic research, and of her interest on our relationship with the surrounding spatial environments.

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Vemo Hang is a young artist lives and works in Berlin and Zürich. Her diverse, playful and paintery artistic practice is driven by an inquiry about our relationship with the surrounding spatial environments.

She was born in 1991 in Shanghai, lived afterwards in Japan, the U.S., Germany and Switzerland. Her art is deeply influenced by her experience of extensive traveling, at the moment consisting of site and room-specific installations and paintings about Shanshui/Landscapes.
The works inquire not only our common spatial notions but also those about shifting spaces, space as potentiality, movement-created, continual,  heterotypic spaces and at last simply about our experience and perception formed through a place.

From 2017, Vemo began to work intensively with the concept of playing inventively the Go/ Weiqi game in various interior spaces. Creating painted sculptures 30 times larger than the original game  pieces, she use her painted Goes, together with marking in rooms with coloured tape and process-oriented mural drawings, to explore the invisible, relational, effectual and potential spaces at given sites. On the other hand, contemplations on the notion of landscape also began to emerge and become central to Vemo’s artistic practice.

For Vemo, a space becomes a landscape at the presence of a witness, an “I”. A change between two possible positions of “I”, one that spectates and the other surrendered to the effects of experience, is both a negotiation of distance and a movement as much of the body and of our knowing (better is the german word Erkennen). “What moves the body returns as a movement of thought,” as it is said by Erin Manning. Vemo Hang’s work is eventually an act, which stretches a space into a potential, a potential into entrances, and those entrances invite movements that search for new equilibriums.

Vemo Hang| Go Dynamic Field, Wall Drawing & Painting Installation

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017

(TRANS) MEDIAL DRAWING AND PAINTING | Kustraum ZHDK, Zürich

Layers of Tension | Postbahnhof, Berliner Art Week, Berlin, Germany

Showcase| Camden Arts Center, London, UK

Open Studio | Slade Research Center, London UK

Aki House| aki Gallery, Kath. Hochschulgemeinde Aki, Zürich, Switzerland

2016

Experimental Drawing| Connecting Space, Hongkong

2015

Exhibition Pop up: Vemo Hang| Tapir Lab, Berlin, Germany

Emerging Artists Exhibition| Berlin Blue Art space,Berlin Germany

Blickpunkt| Takt Gallery, Berlim, Germany

Hyper Hyper| Spinnereirundgang, Leipzig, Germany

“II”|Das Japanische haus, Leipzig, Germany

“didididieh”|Piloten Kueche, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

2014

Galéria FOYER| Pešieho Pluku, Nitra, Slovakia

Multipoint| Gallery of Constantine University, Nitra, Slovakia

Open House| Your Mom’s Agency, Berlin

Multipoint”| Gallery of Constantine University, Nitra, Slovakia.

Residency/ Projects

2017    London Summer Intensive, Slade school of art, London, UK

2015    Piloten Küche International Artist residency, Leipzig, Germany

2014 “Multipoint” artist residency, Nitra, Slovakia

2012 Photographs for article: “Women”; “The People of Sbaa Rouadi, Morocco”, Round Earth Media.

 

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