Enkhbold Togmidshiirev’s performances make a connection with his surroundings

Mongolian artist Enkhbold Togmidshiirev is known for his large-scale, monochromatic canvases, as well as his Ger Project performances. Togmidshiirev staged an improvised roving performance in the outdoor spaces surrounding the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) for The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) opening weekend as part of his ongoing Ger Project. Since 2008,…

Soe Yu Nwe’s serpent is significant personally and symbolically

Ceramicist Soe Yu Nwe draws on the folklore and vernacular arts of Myanmar, as well as Buddhist and animistic practices. Working with clay allows her to express her feelings of disconnection when away from home, and to explore elements of her culture and heritage. In her works, the female body is often fragmented and transformed…

Real and imaginary: Interactions between humans and animals

During the ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9), the Gallery’s Research Library is displaying artist books from its collection by Robert Zhao Renhui, whose collaborative work with Donna Ong, My forest is not your garden is currently on show in the Queensland Art Gallery Watermall. Watch Robert Zhao Renhui and Donna Ong introduce ‘My forest is…

Women’s Wealth Interactive extends beyond Gallery walls

The ‘Women’s Wealth’ project in ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9) focuses on what contemporary art can mean for women living in villages in Bougainville and the Solomon Islands. Envisaged as a collective collaboration rather than a static installation, the project involves public engagement that extends beyond the walls of the gallery, including…

Installing Aisha Khalid’s steel and gold-plated pin tapestry

Pakistani artist Aisha Khalid’s site-specific triptych Water has never feared the fire is a set of hanging textiles embedded with millions of long, steel and gold-plated pins commissioned for ‘The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT9). This remarkable sculptural textile presented unique unpacking and documenting challenges upon its arrival at the Gallery. Emily Gray takes us behind-the-scenes…

The Triennial and the painter: Zico Albaiquni

Zico Albaiquni’s paintings are rich with diverse themes and genres from the history of Indonesian art, incorporating early influences from his father’s generation of artists, as well as referencing works that have featured in previous Asia Pacific Triennials and Venice Biennales. From the role of painters in traditional Sundanese contexts to the commodification of Indonesia…