Artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and curator Glenn Barkley represent Australia at the 2016 Kuandu Biennale

2016 Kuandu Biennale: Slaying Monsters

Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran 2016

Artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and curator Glenn Barkley have represented Australia at the 2016 Kuandu Biennale, which launched on 30 September. Taking place for the fourth time and with an audience of over 200,000, the Biennale is presented by the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, part of the Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA)

Addressing the biennale theme of ‘Slaying Monsters,’ Nithiyendran has created a new body of work titled ‘Archipelago of Ramesh.’   The creations have been made on site ahead of the biennale opening, are site specific and ephemeral. Arguably one of the most influential, visible and successful young practitioners working today in Australia, the work will be the chance to introduce to Taiwanese audiences the work of this extraordinary artist. 

Following presentations at the 2016 Adelaide Biennale and a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, the Kuandu Biennale provides Nithiyendran an international opportunity to create his first ephemeral installation.  

The Biennale has a structure of ten artists and ten curators from ten countries who also participate in the forum that accompanies the exhibition.

Biennale Participants: China Zhang Peili+ Lu Mingjun (Curator), Indonesia Tromarama + Asikin Hasan, Japan Tsubaki Noboru + Mogi Kenichiro (Curator), Korea Ahn Kyuchul + Lee Dae-Hyung LEE DAE-HYUNG (Curator), Malaysia Samsudin Wahab + Nur Hanim (Curator), Singapore Lim Tzay Chuen + Lee Weng-Choy (Curator), Vietnam Nguyen Phoung Linh + Nguyen Nhu Huy (Curator), Taiwan Lu Ming-Te + Lai Ying-Ying (Curator), Taiwan Zhang Xu0-Zhan + Gong Jow-Jiun (Curator)

For more information on the exhbitons and to hear an interview with Nithiyendran see 2016 Kuandu Biennale: Slaying Monsters

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