Anicka Yi in Conversation

Anicka Yi, Tobias Rees & Ralph Rugoff will discussion dialogue & collaboration between artistic and scientific communities

Join Artist Anicka Yi, Anthropologist and Philosopher Tobias Rees and 58th Venice Biennale curator Ralph Rugoff for a discussion on dialogue and collaboration between artistic and scientific communities.

In this panel discussion led by Ralph, Anicka and Tobias will each present their recent work and projects and the research behind them.

The event is organised by Gaia Art Foundation in partnership with Bagri Foundation and Royal College of Art.

Anicka Yi’s new works, Biologizing the Machine (terra incognita) and Biologizing the Machine (tentacular trouble), supported by the Bagri Foundation, are currently showing at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, on until 24 November.

Anicka Yi lives and works in New York City. Her recent solo exhibitions include Gladstone Gallery, Brussels; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Fridericianum, Kassel; Kunsthalle Basel; List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts; The Kitchen, New York; and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Yi’s work has also been included in group exhibitions at Gagosian, San Francisco and Hong Kong; the Serbian Academy of Art and Science, Belgrade; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Kitchen, New York; Witte de With Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth; New Museum, New York; and Palais De Tokyo, Paris. Yi’s work is also currently featured in the 58th Venice Biennale (2019). Her work is included in several public collections including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Dikeou Collection, Denver; the Cleveland Museum of Art; Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Yi has screened her film, The Flavor Genome, at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam in 2017. In 2016 she was awarded the Hugo Boss Prize. She is represented by Gladstone Gallery and 47 Canal, New York.  She was an artist fellow at the Transformations of the Human Program at the Berggruen Institute in 2018.

Tobias Rees is the founding Director of the Transformations of the Human Program at the Berggruen Institute in Los Angeles. He also serves as Reid Hoffman Professor of Humanities at the New School for Social Research and is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Ralph Rugoff OBE is the director of Hayward Gallery in London since 2006 and the curator of the Venice Biennale in 2019.

Gaia Art Foundation is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to support and nurture diverse cultural initiatives and to build a platform to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue through visionary artistic practices and partnerships. This year Gaia Art Foundation supported Anicka Yi’s new commission at the 58th Venice Biennale and is partnering with Delfina Foundation on a new thematic residency programme crossing art, science and technology. Gaia Art Foundation continues to support Cooking Sections and their ongoing CLIMAVORE project that sets out to envision seasons of food production and consumption that react to man-induced climatic events and landscape alterations. Learn more here.


Sep 28 2019


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Royal College of Art
Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, London, SW11 4AN

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