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Ting Teal

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

Video installation, including mounted inkjet print ‘Healing Brush’ (2021)

2021
4-channel video projection, sheetrock doorway extension and wall-mounted inkjet print
Approximately 26 mins / 109.2 x 144.7 cm / 43 X 57 in (inkjet print)

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‘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.

artist portrait for Hunter College X Hauser & Wirth thesis spotlight 2021

2021
Vinyl sticker on stairs (original image by Néstor Daniel Pérez-Molière)
Approximately 208.2 x 289.5 cm / 82 x 114 in

Pepper Box
(Stony Point Battlefield)

2020
Cold-rolled steel, video, tablets, plexiglass
33 x 43.1 x 26 cm / 13 x 17 x 10.25 in

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Hunter MFA

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.

Discover more at huntermfastudio.org

Images: All photographs by Néstor Daniel Pérez-Molière