February - June 2014
Simon Leung is Professor of Art at the University of California, Irvine. His projects include an opera set in Griffith Park; a trilogy on the residual space of the Vietnam War; site/situation specific works centered on the squatting body; and meditations on Duchamp, Smithson, Poe, and Kant. Leung's work has been presented at the Venice Biennale, the Guangzhou Triennial, the Whitney Biennial, the Museum of Modern Art, the Generali Foundation (Vienna), 1A Space (Hong Kong) and the Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw). He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the City of Los Angeles. He is co-editor, with Zoya Kocur, of Theory in Contemporary Art Since 1985 (2nd edition 2012). His project at the Clark is an experimental film essay on Wong Kai Kah (1860-1906), a story of the modernization of China seen through the portrait of a historical figure.