One of three groups of freestanding sculptures featuring a glass dome and an etching of an astrological map

Mo Kong, Swift Island Chain (2024). Installation, dimensions variable.

Mo Kong, Swift Island Chain / Sunny Leerasanthanah, This is as far as I can take you

"Swift Island Chain," a solo exhibition by Mo Kong, explores racial melancholia and the information gaps experienced by Asian immigrants through disjunctures in contextual communication.

Sunny Leerasanthanah’s first solo exhibition in NYC "This is as far as I can take you" is a multi-channel video installation that combines footage taken by the artist during trips to Thailand between 2020 and 2023 alongside home video footage captured by their late father between 1991 and 1998.

Artists

Mo Kong

Mo Kong is a multidisciplinary artist, researcher. They are currently residing in NYC. They received an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Their work is always deeply impacted by social events, coded by the “educational information system” to post questions about the current political environment. Their research-led process usually takes the form of large-scale installations involving scientific research and multiple journalism perspectives in which they challenge key issues of the day using complex narratives that synthesize the past with the present. The systems they build merge multiple environmental crises and social political issues, through scientific research and social investigation, they find the similarity between two systems and bring them to one narrative storyline. They have been the subject of solo exhibitions at Queens Museum (New York), CUE Art Foundation (New York), Cuchifritos Gallery (New York), Artericambi Gallery (Verona), Gertrude Gallery (Stockbridge), Chashama (New York). Their work has been included in the RISD Museum, SFMOMA, Children’s Museum of Arts, Mana Contemporary, and the Noguchi Museum, among others. They also received fellowship/residency from Macdowell Colony, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Triangle Art Association, and The Drawing Center, among others.