Vandelay Industries Fiona Connor, Nicholas Mangan, Renee So, Sarah Ortmeyer


Vandelay Industries
Fiona Connor, Nicholas Mangan, Sarah Ortmeyer, Renee So
02 – 27 Aug 2011

Hopkinson Cundy is pleased to present Vandelay Industries, a group exhibition featuring work by Fiona Connor, Nicholas Mangan, Sarah Ortmeyer, and Renee So.

Fiona Connor (b. 1981; Auckland, New Zealand) graduated with a BFA from the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts in 2004 and in 2011 completed an MFA at California Institute for the Arts. Recent solo exhibitions include: Reading the map while dricing, CalArts, Los Angeles; Something Transparent (please go around the back) II, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland; Something Transparent (please go around the back), Michael Lett, Auckland; and Notes on half the page, Gambia Castle, Auckland. Group projects include: Another Romance: The New Wight Biennial, UCLA Wight Gallery, Los Angeles; NEW010, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne; The Future is Unwritten, Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University, Wellington; F is for Fake, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Manukau City and HEADWAY: 2006 New Artist Show, ARTSPACE, Auckland.

Nicholas Mangan was born in Geelong in 1979, studied and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. Recent solo projects include: Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; A1 Southwest Stone, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne; and Comparative Material, Sutton Gallery, Melbourne. Mangan’s work has been included in international exhibitions such as: Talking Pictures, Artspace, Sydney; Lucky Number Seven, SITE International Biennial, Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Shadow Cabinet: the second phase of “Master Humphrey’s Clock”, de Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam; Lost and Found: an archeology of the present, TarraWarra Biennial, Melbourne; and Uncanny Nature, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA), Melbourne.

Sarah Ortmeyer was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1980 and graduated from the Städelschule in 2010. Her work has been exhibited widely in Europe and increasingly in the USA, most recently in: Biennale Lodz, Lodz; Christmas in July, Yvon Lambert, New York; One leading away from another, 303 gallery, New York; Wystawa, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; One’s history is another’s misery, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam; and Political / Minimal, Kunst-Werke, Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin.  Recent solo exhibitions include: NAVY ROYAL, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen; INTERNATIONALISMUS, Kunstverein, Heilbronn; MAURICE, Hotel Marienbad / Kunst-Werke, Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; and SABOTAGE, Figge von Rosen Galerie, Cologne.

Renee So was born in Hong Kong in 1974, graduated from RMIT, Melbourne in 1997, and currently lives and works in London. Over the past few years, as well as making solo shows at Uplands Gallery, Melbourne (2008, 2010) and Kate MacGarry, London (2009), So’s work has been included in group exhibitions such as: Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, and The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia (2010/2011); The Keno Twins 4, Villa Merkel und Bahnwärterhaus, Esslingen (2011); Opera Rock, Musee de Art Contemporain de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (2008); Swans Reflecting Elephants, Kate MacGarry, London (2008); and SV07, Studio Voltaire, London (2007).