Masahiro Sugano and Anida Yoeu Ali announced as exhibiting artists in the 2018 Gwangju Biennale

Ali and Sugano

IAS faculty members Masahiro Sugano and Anida Yoeu Ali have been selected as artists in the upcoming Gwangju Biennale. The artistic due will feature their Studio Revolt works on the deportation of Cambodian Americans as curated by prominent Thai curator Gridthiya Gaweewong, the artistic director of Bangkok’s Jim Thompson Art Center. Ali and Sugano’s video installation will be exhibited amongst a prestigious list of international artists including Kader Attia, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Yoshitomo Nara and Adrián Villar Rojas. The Gwangju Biennale, the longest running and largest art biennale fair in Asia, has revealed the list of the participating artists of its 2018 edition, which is titled “Imagined Borders,” in allusion to the Benedict Anderson book of the same name about nationalism. The twelfth edition of the biennial runs from September 7 to November 11 at South Korea’s Asia Culture Center. Rather than being curated by a few notable art-world leaders, the Gwangju Biennale has broken this edition into several mini-exhibitions organized by a total of eleven curators.