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INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS: ZENTAI EXHIBITION


For the months of April-May 2015 Singapore's Institute of Contemporary Arts presents 'Invisible Whole'
, including Linda's new Zentai Koan photography as part of the inaugural Zentai Art Festival. The festival aims to investigate questions around personal sense of identity, transcending psychological boundaries and societal taboos in perception of self and relationship to the other. Visit the festival website for more information and join for the opening on the 2 April. In addition, Zentai Day on the 11 April will present numerous performative and

interactive Zentai artworks from both local and international artists from 12-6pm.


EXHIBITION AT SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM, SENSORIUM 360°

Singapore Art Museum's upcoming exhibition Sensorium 360° will be centred around exploring the full range of human senses and is hereby going present Continuum of Consciousness for its distinctive use of sight, infrasound and smell. By exploring how sensory experiences locate us in understanding the world and knowing the self, Sensorium 360° also seeks to highlight the extra-sensorial experiences of synesthesia (cross-sensory perception), and the the so-called 6th sense.
Join us for the opening at SAM on July 30th 2014, download invite here.

TIMENSIONS EXHIBITION IN VIENNA

Dario Lombardi's and Linda Solay's interactive installation exhibitionTimensions opened on the 1st April 2014 at Vienna's Technical University, where it received an enthusiastic response from both art and science communities alike. As part of of the "Wiener Wunderkammer", it was exhibited alongside contemporary works merging art and science, yielding exchange with other artists also exploring the subject of quantum physics in their practice.

ZENTAI ART IN HAMPI, INDIA

In March 2014 Linda traveled to India to work on a new Zentai art project together with collaborators Yuzuru Maeda and Geraldine Kang among the ancient ruins of Hampi. Zentai emerged from Japan in mid 1990's as an expression of free body culture as well as a challenge of identity; allowing practitioners to explore the boundaries of body and self by wearing skintight spandex suits covering the entire body. The breathtaking ruins of the 14th century Vijayanagara empire provided an evocative backdrop for a new series of fine art photography works exploring a withdrawal from ego and belonging.

2x VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Two years in a row Linda received Golden Key's Visual & Performing Arts Achievement Award for her installations Timensions and Continuum of Consciousness, in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
The award credits most outstanding new creations among art schools across the globe, with Golden Key being the world's largest collegiate honour society open to the top 15% students of each class.

'SCENT IN CONTEMPORARY ART' RESEARCH AWARDS

In December 2012 Linda concluded her Master of Arts thesis "Scent in Contemporary Art - An Investigation Into Challenges and Exhibition Strategies" at Goldsmiths College London and Lasalle College of the Arts Singapore, which earned her both the Lasalle Scholarship and the Golden Key Asia-Pacific Postgraduate Award. Her research analysed the practical creation and exhibition challenges of leading artists using scent as a primary medium; cumulating in a comprehensive technical exhibition installation guide for art institutions seeking to exhibit scent-related artworks.

 

INSTALLATION RESIDENCY & EXHIBITION IN INDONESIA

During her recent residency at Roma Arts Bandung in June 2012 Linda developed a new installation titled Continuum of Consciousness, involving an illumination column of heirloom crystal glasses, as well as immersive elements of scent, as well as sound by Bani Haykal. Inspired by spiritual and psychological concepts of "stream of consciousness", an darkened space with minimal sensory distraction will be created for its exhibition at the Institut Francais Bandung.
To be opened on 12th October by Tisna Sanjaya. Download invite

 

SYMPOSIUM AT ART/SCIENCE MUSEUM SINGAPORE


Museum Rendezvous: Borders of Perception is the first of a new forum series to take place at the newly opened Art/Science Museum at Marina Bay Sands on Saturday 8 October 2011. As a dialogue reflecting the crossings between art and science, Linda will be presenting the installation Timensions to speak about its background and theory, as well as of her recent artist-in-residence experience working with theorist and experimentalist physicists at Singapore's Centre for Quantum Technologies. More details can be found here.

 

 

ARTIST RESIDENCY AT CQT, SINGAPORE

Linda Sim Solay was invited as the artist-in-residence of National University of Singapore's Centre for Quantum Technologies from May-July 2011. With Dario Lombardi joining her from Austria for part of the residency, they conceptualised and built a complete setup of their new work Timensions;
an installation inspired by current theories of Quantum Physics and String Theory.
Their presence at CQT allowed them to engage in stimulating conversation with CQT's researchers to expand the work's theoretical foundation; cumulating in an artist talk and
open house event to view Timensions. Its documentation can be found here.

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MASTERS STUDIES IN SINGAPORE

After relocating to the Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore, Linda will be commencing her Masters Degree studies at Lasalle College of the Arts in January 2011. Lasalle is recognised as one of the forerunning educational institutions for contemporary art in the region; details can be found here.
Her theoretical research focus will lie on challenges and exhibition strategies for scent art.

QUANTUM PHYSICS IN VIETNAM

Since mid-2009 Linda has been collaborating with Italian photographer Dario Lombardi on a new project investigating current theories in quantum physics and string theory. They are exploring questions related in particular to multiple dimensions, parallel universes and the many-worlds interpretation as by Everett. Both self-taught, they have been studying and working online since Linda's move to Vietnam in late 2009. Dario is based in Vienna, where his background lies in both dance and fashion photography;
find his work here.

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EUROPEAN MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY

As part of the European Month of photography Linda will be showing her recent series Nebula in a 3D modeling multimedia collaboration together with F8! in Galerie Ruth Maier, Vienna from 21 November to 5 December 2008.

In this new extension of the series, a 3D-tracking video installation will add calculated yet fluid movement and forms to Linda's images; speaking about the culturally surprisingly undefined nature of human perception.

Exhibition Opening/Vernissage: Friday 21 Novemner, 8m till late. www.monatderfotografie.at ...
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UPCOMING GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Over Easter Linda's work will be on display in three group exhibitions, both in Australia and overseas:

"Fear, Masks & New Beginnings" will show at the Toyota Community Spirit Gallery in Port Melbourne,
from 27 Feb - 28 May, opening 27 February, 6-8pm.
download invitation (478kb PDF)

"Luscious Allsorts" is showing at the new DebsKey project Gallery at 15 Keys Street in Beaumaris
from 5 - 29 March, with its opening on 5 March, 6-8pm.
www.thedebskeyproject.com

In the Vaasa Arthall in Finland Linda's new work will be exhibited alongside 3 fellow resident artists Katarina Sevic (HU), Vera Maglioni (I) and Pirko Julia Schröder (D)
from 28 March - 13 April, opening on the 28 March, 6-9pm.

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EXHIBITION AT GALLERI IKON, STOCKHOLM

Joakim Hansson and Linda Sim Solay will be exhibiting new works of their recent collaboration Obfuscated Buoyancy at Galleri Ikon, Stockholm from 14th - 29th April 2007. On display will be 2 series of photographs on rag paper, created during their artist residency at Kunstnerhuset in the Lofoten Islands/Norway in February this year. Exhibition Opening/Vernissage: Saturday 14th April, 12 – 4pm. www.galleriikon.se ... download invitation.

ARTIST RESIDENCY IN FINNISH STYLE

During November and December 2006 Linda will focus on the creation of images for Miuki Miura’s fable “The Story of The Sea” whilst being the Artist in Residence of Svenska Konstskolan in Nykarleby, Finland. The polar winter months will provide her with an excellent environment of seclusion at the east shore of the Gulf of Bothnia. The book will be published in Japan.

BILLBOARD ART IN SPRING

SubUrban Art project, which will display Linda's and other artist's work on signboards this spring, is hosted by the 2006 Melbourne Fringe Festival, running from 27th September to 15th October. The artwork is brought out of the conventional gallery environment and exhibited in prominent public areas throughout the suburbs of Hobsons Bay, spanning a total of 15 sites. Linda's image 'sita' is located at the shore of Cherry Lake, Altona; Melway Reference 54 K9. The signboards will remain installed until the end of December.

DESERT WORK

In July 2006 Linda will leave for a month-long journey to India: Being her third visit to the Indian Subcontinent, she will travel solo to the remote deserts in western Rajasthan and Ladakh in the Himalaya for the creation of new work.

 

COCOON AT THE NEW ALTONA MEADOWS LIBRARY

In March 2006 the group exhibition Cocoon will open, for which Linda has been asked to contribute her new work, the Genesis series, alongside 5 other artists. The exhibition will formally open the new $4.2 million state-of-the-art Altona Meadows Library, which will host Cocoon from March 3 to April 7, 2006.

FEATURED ARTIST ON MAKING PHOTOGRAPHS

Video Education Australasia released their new educational film Making Photographs in late 2005, which contains Linda as one of their featured artists. VEA distributes its programs to universities, schools, libraries and other training institutions across Australia, Asia, Europe and North America.

 

RESIDENCY AT THE NORTHERN POLAR CIRCLE

For May and June 2005 Linda has been invited to be the artist in residency at Ricklundgarden, Saxnas. Designed by Folke Ricklund in the 1940s as a Nordic centre of fine art in the heart of Lappland, it has hosted hundreds of artists over the decades and today provides meeting point for exhibitions, project development and cultural heritage. Her stay in the northern Swedish mountains will encompass 4 weeks and provide a retreat for the creation of new work.

ARTIST RESIDENCY AT SLV

In 2005, Linda will be the artist in residence at the State Library of Victoria. She will use the research based program to explore how society can re-define its position in the evolution of this world in order to create a more self-sustainable approach to life as we know it. The residency will be concluded with an exhibition of artwork at the Experimedia, the new media space at the State Library of Victoria.

SOLO IN THE ATRIUM

The Atrium Gallery in the Incinerator Arts Complex will host Linda's coming solo show in March 2005. On display will be her large format digital pigment prints, comprising a survey of her work of 2004 during which she travelled through numerous countries from canada to malaysia. She calls it "a piece of resolution".

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