Yve YANG is pleased to announce our participation in SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, 2019. We present four artists in this group show, including Bjorn Sparrman, Chando Ao, David OReilly, and Sam Ghantous. The 2019 Theme of SPRING BREAK is FACT AND FICTION.
Bjørn Sparrman (b.1989, US) lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his BFA from Calvin College in 2012 and his Masters of Science in Art, Culture and Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016. He is currently Research Lead at the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT. As recipient of the ArtPrize 2014 Pitchnight grant, he exhibited his large public work, The Grand River Checkpoint Project, during the citywide festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Chando Ao was born in Chongqing, China, 1990, and now Lives and works in New York and Shanghai. Education: Tufts University + School of Museum of Fine Arts, 2016. Recipient of The Chan Sculpture Award receiver, 2015.
David OReilly is an artist, film-maker and game designer whose distinctive style has made him one of the most respected and influential creative voices of the contemporary scene. Creator of the groundbreaking animated films Please Say Something and The External World, his work has won numerous awards and been the subject of several retrospectives internationally. He served as writer for the television shows Adventure Time & South Park, and created the fictional video games in Spike Jonze’s Academy Award-winning film Her. In 2014 he released his first game Mountain and in 2017 released his second game, Everything, which is a metaphysical tour de force that suggests entirely new directions for games as an art form.
Sam Ghantous (b. 1989) explores architecture’s tension with technology and its effects on cultural production. His work exists both online and in real life as objects, images, videos, situations, and installations. He recently graduated from the MIT Department of Architecture where he teaches and researches now. Sam has contributed to exhibitions in Toronto, Canada; Cambridge, USA; and Venice, Italy.