Born in Hong Kong, raised in England and now an immigrant to America, I am an interdisciplinary artist who negotiates between research and making by asking questions I’m afraid to answer. Through aesthetic environments that play with the mysterious and the unnoticed, I present a space where real-world logistics do not apply and moments of reprieve are made possible. As the world undergoes its tumultuous changes, my evolving desires create a parafiction that performs as both a portal and a looking-glass.
‘How to kill in a palace courtyard’ comes from the etymology of my own name, chosen by my mother and a priestess. We are in an age of confidently naming every aspect of being; this body of work seeks to unravel such societal imprints in order to mine what is unnameable within myself. Can I miss something I never had, can I return to a place I’ve never been? Even in vocalizing these desires, it is unclear what tongue I am speaking in.
2021 Vinyl sticker on stairs (original image by Néstor Daniel Pérez-Molière) Approximately 208.2 x 289.5 cm / 82 x 114 in
This spring, the Hunter College MFA Program in Studio Art will graduate 26 artists who completed their degree over the challenging months of the COVID-19 pandemic. These talented MFA Thesis Candidates are exhibiting their work in six group exhibitions at 205 Hudson, in addition to this online spotlight hosted by Hauser & Wirth. At time when the public audience for in-person exhibitions has been limited by the pandemic, we are excited to provide this digital platform to the emerging artists from Hunter College’s MFA Program in Studio Art.
Images: All photographs by Néstor Daniel Pérez-Molière