“My quarantine was about reading, solitude, going through mental struggles, and having a relationship with my close ones. This series of still-lifes was my daily routine and an attempt to not lose a sense of time. They were made using asian household groceries and small sculptures inside my refrigerator.”
Mo Kong is a multidisciplinary artist and researcher. They are currently residing in Queens, NY. They received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Their work, which is deeply impacted by the social events coded by the “educational information system,” poses questions about the current political environment. Their research-based process usually takes the form of large-scale installations involving scientific research and multiple journalistic perspectives through which they challenge key issues of the day using complex narratives that synthesize the past with the present.
They have been the subject of solo exhibitions at CUE Art Foundation (New York), Artericambi Gallery (Verona), Gertrude Gallery (Stockbridgeand), and Chashama (New York). Their work has been included in Queens Museum, RISD Museum, SFMOMA, Minnesota Street Project, Spring/Break, ARTISSIMA, Make Room Gallery and Rubber Factory Gallery. They have also received fellowships/residencies from Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Triangle art association, Mass MOCA Studio, Vermont Studio Center, Gibney Performance Center, and Lighthouse Works.
Portrait Image courtesy of Leonard Suryajaya