Artists - A
Taisuke Abe (Japan)
Born in 1974 in Oita, Japan. Lives and works in Oita.
Based in Fukuoka and Oita, recently his installation works
are featuring large and small stuffed toys made from used
clothing, in which the artist interacts with viewers as he
continues to operate his sewing machine. The stuffed toys
hanging upside down intercept the space between the artist
and the viewer, representing the murmur of vacillating meaning.
Abe plans to produce these stuffed toys on an ongoing basis
at the Triennale venue.
Major exhibitions include “Introductory Series 1999
- Sawagu Yoru [the noise at night]” (Mitsubishi-Jisho
ARTIUM, Fukuoka, 1999), the two-man exhibition “OK” with
Sudo Hideyuki (Gallery SOAP, Kita Kyushu, 2000) and IRIS Art
Days – the Abe Taisuke solo exhibition “Kotoba
wo miru kimono [Kimono that sees words]”, (IRIS Kyuden
Community Plaza, Oita, 2003) and the “Toori to hiroba
[Roads and Plazas]” exhibition (Gallery Artlier, Fukuoka,
2004), while his work features – together with
the work of photographer Kubo Takashi – in a photography book
titled Clover published in 2003.
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Alma Quinto (Philippines)
Born in 1961 in Pangasinan, Philippines. Lives and works
in Quezon City.
In 2003, Quinto embarked on a project in collaboration with
young girls who had suffered sexual abuse, titled “Soft
Dreams and Bed Stories” (Havana Biennale, Cuba) featuring
toy-like soft sculptures and mattresses. Quinto’s
at Yokohama 2005 will also feature soft sculpture as part
of this ongoing series. By incorporating symbols of family
life into the exhibition, Quinto conveys her conviction that
everyday life is inextricably linked to creative and artistic
expression – a characteristic of Philippine culture – and
that it is when these are fused that social and political
issues can be addressed and gender policies promoted. Apart
from her creative activities, Quinto, through her position
heading the women’s art organization KASIBULAN, organizes
activities to promote the improvement of the status of
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Atelier Van Lieshout (Netherlands)
by Joep Van Lieshout in 1995.
Joep Van Lieshout was born in 1963 in Ravenstein, Netherlands.
Lives and works in Rotterdam.
Van Lieshout’s work is diverse, covering sculpture and
furniture through to mobile housing and a range of building
equipment, all of which reflect his unique perspective. A
participant in the 2003 Sao Paulo Biennale.
Major works include Total Faecal Solution (installation, 2003),
Bonnefantopia (installation, 2002), Modular House Mobile (model
unit, 1995), Pitiful One (sculpture,1996) and Liver (sculpture,
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