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Liquid Being, Up in the Air and other recent projects
Ed Pien has a BFA from Western University and a MFA from York University.
Pien has shown extensively, both nationally and internationally, in venues that include the Drawing Centre, NYC: the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; The Canadian Culture Centre in Paris; The Goethe Institute in Berlin; The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; The Art Gallery of Ontario; Musée des beaux arts, Montreal; Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal; Songzhuang Art Centre, Beijing; the National Art Gallery of Canada; as well as Oboro. He has participated in the 2000 and 2002 Montreal Biennales; the 18th Edition of the Sydney Biennale, "Oh Canada", at MASS MoCA. Pien also presented work at the 5th Edition of the Moscow Biennale, and two years ago, at the Beijing Biennale. This Fall, his installation, Corridor of Rain, will be featured at the Curitiba Biennial, in Brazil.
His work is collected widely and include FRAC Lorraine, Metz, France; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria; The National Art Gallery of Canada; Art Gallery of Ontario; Musée d’art contemporain de Montreal. Musée des beaux arts, Montreal; Mendel Art Gallery; Weatherspoon Art Museum, University Of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina; as well as other institutions and private collections. Since 2014, Pien has been working with Elders in St. Agustine, Cuba. Together, they explore notions of time, over time. This project will end when the Elders or the artist dies, or when the Elders lose interest in continuing this exploration. His other main research includes the sentience of water and the representation of trauma.
Over and Over, vinyl records, portable record players, crystal gems, strings, motion sensor, variable dimension, 2016 Photographer: Toni Hafkenscheid
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