Since the mid-1980s, Tishan Hsu’s prescient artistic practice has been probing the cognitive as well as physical effects of transformative technological advances on our lives. Through the use of unusual materials, software tools, and innovative fabrication techniques, his enigmatic paintings and sculptures explore and manifest poetic new ways to engage and reimagine the human body.

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Tishan Hsu (b. 1951, Boston) lives and works in New York. He studied environmental design and architecture at MIT and received his BSAD in 1973 and M.Arch in 1975. His first exhibition in New York was at Pat Hearn Gallery, and in 1987, he had a one-person show at Leo Castelli. Hsu’s survey exhibition, Liquid Circuit, opened at SculptureCenter in 2020, following its first iteration at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. In 2021, his work was included in the 13th Gwangju Biennale, Minds Rising, Spirits TuningTECHNO at Museion, Bolzano, Italy; Zeros + Ones at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; and The Poet-Engineers at Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York. In 2019, Delete, was held at Empty Gallery, Hong Kong. Hsu’s first New York gallery exhibition in 32 years, skin-screen-grass, opened at Miguel Abreu Gallery in October 2021. In 2022His work was included in the 59th Venice Biennale: The Milk of Dreams, and in the 58th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh: Is it morning for you yet? Tishan Hsu: recent work was on view at the Secession, Vienna in winter 2023; and his first European survey exhibition is currently on view at MAMCO, Geneva.

 

Tishan Hsu’s work is in the collection of  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London; Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt am Main; MAMCO Geneva, Switzerland; Pinault Collection; High Museum, Atlanta; The Weisman Museum, Minneapolis; Terra Museum, Mexico City; Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami; X Museum, Beijing; and The Rubell Family Collection, Miami.