2016

Design Trust Feature Grant

Simon Denny: Real Mass Entrepreneurship

“Simon Denny: Real Mass Entrepreneurship” is a solo project by Simon Denny commissioned by OCAT Shenzhen. Opening on 18 Mar 2017, it presents the artist’s new body of works in collaboration with international hardware accelerator HAX and Hong Kong-based architect Betty Ng, along with a designed public program. The project commences with the artist’s research in tech-manufacturing in Pearl River Delta and aims at converging the vectors of arts, science and technologies to form a discursive platform transcending the imaginary seamless space of globalisation.

Venus Lau is a curator and writer based in Beijing and Shenzhen, where she is artistic director of OCT Contemporary Art Terminal. She won the Chinese Contemporary Art Award jury’s prize with her proposal to rethink strategies of institutional critique within a Chinese context while exploring the links between ontology and objecthood in art. She is the curator of the “Secret Timezones Trilogy” at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing), an exhibition series comprised of solo presentations by Korakrit Arunanondchai, Ming Wong, and Haegue Yang. Lau also curated “Digging a Hole in China”, “Summer Triangle” and “Jiang Zhi: All” at OCAT Shenzhen. She co-curated “rites, thoughts, notes, sparks, swings, strikes. a hong kong spring” with Cosmin Costinas at Para Site, Hong Kong. She is the editor of publications including Cao Fei: Splendid River and Certain Pleasures: A Zheng Peili Retrospective.