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Shubigi Rao at Rossi & Rossi

Eating One’s Tail
Mar 18 – May 13, 2023 
Opening: Mar 18, 11am

Rossi & Rossi
11F, M Place
54 Wong Chuk Hang Road
Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong 
+852 2116 5282
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm

Rossi & Rossi is thrilled to be presenting the first ever survey of Indian-born Singaporean artist Shubigi Rao (b.1975) in our Wong Chuk Hang space. 

 Rao is known for her long-term, multidisciplinary projects, comprising layered installations of books, etchings, drawings, pseudo-scientific machines, metaphysical puzzles, video, ideological board games, garbage and archives. Her interests include archaeology, neuroscience, libraries, archival systems, histories and lies, literature and violence, ecologies and natural history. 

 Her art, books, films, and photographs look at current and historical flashpoints as perspectival shifts to examining contemporary crises of displacement, whether of people, languages, cultures, or knowledge bodies. As an artist, Rao critically, poetically and wittily examines the systems of knowledge that structure our world. Her immersive and tongue-in-cheek works range from creating archaeological archives of garbage, writing How To manuals for building a nation and a culture from scratch, discovering and diagnosing peculiar forms of urban malaise where digital dandruff and pixel dust accumulate like lint and cloud the contemporary brain, building immortal jellyfish, to pseudo-museums regenerating mechanisms of knowledge accumulation, storage, and destruction. 

To coincide with the survey, a catalogue documenting Rao’s practice from 2008 to 2022 will be published with an essay written by art historian and curator of modern and contemporary art Jennifer Gross.

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