Ghislaine Leung’s playful interventions often take a critical look at art galleries, examining the circumstances affecting art’s production and exhibition. Her work is mainly concept-driven, examining ideas as much as objects. In Constitution (2019) she worked with sound, light, scale and temperature to address the conditions under which art and its audience come together. In the case of VIOLETS 2 (2018) and Shrooms (2016) she uses deceptively minimal means and readymade objects to highlight what is often unnoticed in institutions. VIOLETS 2 lays bare an institution’s hidden infrastructures, while Shrooms reveals the exhibition space’s concealed electrical circuitry, like a mycorrhizal network.
Ghislaine Leung (born 1980, Stockholm, Sweden) lives and works in London.