OWEN LEONG

EDUCATION
2005 Master of Fine Arts. University of New South Wales
2002 Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours). University of New South Wales

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 Emotional Geometry. Artereal Gallery, Sydney
2014 Bloodmilk. Artereal Gallery, Sydney
  Bloodmilk. Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne
2012 Infiltrator. Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne
  Tidal Skin. Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne
  Tidal Skin. La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre, Bendigo
2011 Infiltrator. GRANTPIRRIE, Sydney
2010 Birthmark. Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne
2007 Owen Leong. Ryan Renshaw, Brisbane
  Owen Leong. Mori Gallery, Sydney
2006 Ghost Heart. Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art, Manchester
  Owen Leong. The Prism, Westpac Corporate Art Collection, Sydney
2005 Autofiction. Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney
2004 White Amnesia. Sherman Galleries, Sydney
  Crisis Tendencies. ROOM 35, Gitte Weise Gallery, Sydney
2003 Owen Leong. 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017 Ramsay Art Prize, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  Art Central Hong Kong (with Artereal Gallery), Hong Kong
  Closing the Distance (curated by Sophia Cai), Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, Melbourne
  Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra
  Paramor Prize. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney

2016 Longli International New Media Arts Festival, China
  Fables of Change (curated by Alasdair Foster). Month of Photography in Minsk, Belarus
  Artereal X/II. Artereal Gallery, Sydney
  MAMA National Photography Prize. Murray Art Museum Albury
  Sunshine Coast Art Prize, Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra
  Grace Cossington Smith Art Award, Sydney
  Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sydney

2015 Sydney Contemporary (with Artereal Gallery). Carriageworks, Sydney
  Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfers Paradise  
  Paramor Prize. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney
  Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award. Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney

2014 Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize. Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
  Mind the Gap. Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney
 

Fictions. Parer Place Urban Screens, Queensland Festival of Photography, Brisbane

  New Contemporaries. Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney
  Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. Gold Coast City Gallery, Surfers Paradise
  Bowness Photography Prize. Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
  Blake Prize. Galleries UNSW, Sydney; Delmar Gallery; Bayside Cultural Centre; Goulburn Regional Gallery; University of Newcastle Gallery; The Schoolhouse Gallery.

2013 Fables of Change (curated by Alasdair Foster). Krasnodar Institute of Contemporary Art, Russia
  Phantom Limb. UTS Gallery, Sydney
  Auckland Art Fair (with Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects). Auckland
  MAKE UP: painted faces in contemporary photography. Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne
  Made In China, Australia (touring). Burnie Regional Gallery; McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park; Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery; Adelaide Festival Centre; Ararat Regional Art Gallery; Kickarts Contemporary Arts; Artspace Mackay; Grafton Regional Gallery; Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.
  Blake Prize. Galleries UNSW, Sydney

2012 Instinct. Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
  Made In China, Australia (curated by Greg Leong). Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart
  Chinese Australia (curated by Venita Poblocki). Australia China Art Foundation, Melbourne
  John Fries Memorial Prize. Gaffa Gallery, Sydney

2011 Magic Spaces (curated by Binghui Huangfu). Today Art Museum, Beijing
  The Rest is Silence. Death Be Kind, Melbourne
  Night Vision. 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

2010 Melbourne Art Fair (with Anna Pappas Gallery), Melbourne

2009 NEXT Art Fair (with Über Gallery), Chicago
  Surveying the Field. Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
  Bowness Photography Prize. Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne

2008 Bridge Art Fair (with City Art Rooms), Berlin
  Reflecting Skin. City Art Rooms, Auckland
  Leading Lights. Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

2007
Soft Power. Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai
 
Asian Attitude: Transit Forces. National Museum of Poznan, Poland
 
I’ll Be Your Mirror. Gallery Primo Alonso, London
 
Synthetic / Aesthetic. 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney
 
Entanglement (with Shoufay Derz). Westspace, Melbourne
  Funeral Songs (curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham). MOP Projects, Sydney
 
Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, Anglican Church Grammar School, Brisbane
 
Blake Prize. National Art School Gallery, Sydney

2006 I’ll Be Your Mirror. Liverpool Biennial Independents, Liverpool
  Video Easy. The Hart Center For Arts, Beijing
  Helen Lemprière Traveling Art Scholarship Award Exhibition. Artspace, Sydney
 
2005 Asian Traffic. Esplanade Jendela Visual Art Space, Singapore; Today Art Museum, Beijing; Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai; OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen; Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
  Contemporary Collection Benefactors Art Auction. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  Text Me: an exploration of body language. Sherman Galleries, Sydney
  Helen Lemprière Traveling Art Scholarship Award Exhibition. Artspace, Sydney

2004 Asian Traffic (curated by Binghui Huangfu). 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney. Official Parallel Event of the Biennale of Sydney.
  Res Artis (with Song Dong and Shen Shaomin). Artspace, Sydney
  Night Vision. 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney
  Helen Lemprière Traveling Art Scholarship Award Exhibition. Artspace, Sydney

CURATED EXHIBITIONS
2013 Phantom Limb. UTS Gallery, Sydney

AWARDS
2017 Ramsay Art Prize, Finalist
  Asialink Visual Arts Residency
2016 MAMA National Photography Prize, Winner
2015 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, Winner
2014 Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant
  Arts NSW Grant
  Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize, Finalist
2013 Australia Council New Work Grant
2012 La Trobe University Visual Arts Centre Facade Project
2009 Asialink Visual Arts Residency
  Bowness Photography Prize, Winner People's Choice Award
2008 Australia Council New Work Grant
  Art Gallery of NSW Moya Dyring Studio
  Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant
2007 Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, Winner Works on Paper
2005 Australia Council New Work Grant
2003 Australian Postgraduate Award
1998 College of Fine Arts Undergraduate Scholarship

RESIDENCIES
2017 Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
2016 Parramatta Artist Studios, Sydney
2015 Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai
2009 Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo
2008 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2006 Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art, Manchester
  Artspace Visual Arts Centre, Sydney

COLLECTIONS
Bendigo Art Gallery
Gold Coast City Gallery
Murray Art Museum Albury
Willoughby City Council Collection
Swatch Art Peace Hotel Collection, Shanghai

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Mikala Tai, "Closing the Distance", catalogue essay (January 2017)
Pedro de Almeida, "Australia", ArtAsiaPacific Almanac (January 2017)
Barbara Dowse, "Emotional Geometry", catalogue essay (June 2016)
Nicholas Forrest, "Owen Leong Wins 2015 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Award", BLOUIN ARTINFO, www.blouinartinfo.com (30 March 2015)
Sam I-shan, Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize catalogue essay (January 2015): 8-19
Dan Rule, "Australian artist Owen Leong in running for Singapore Art Prize", Sydney Morning Herald, (23 January 2015)
Barbara Dowse, "Bloodmilk", catalogue essay (December 2014)
Lindy Lee, "Phantom Limb", catalogue essay (September 2013)
Alaisdair Foster, "Fables of Change", catalogue essay (8 May 2013)
Dan Rule, "Owen Leong: Infiltrator", Australian Art Collector, issue 60 (April-June 2012): 205
Dan Rule. "Owen Leong: Infiltrator", Life & Style - The Saturday Age (6-7 April 2012): 7
Carrie Miller. "Changing with the Landscape", Australian Art Collector, issue 59 (January-March 2012): 202-205
Bree Hadley. "Re-Constructing Asianness in Australia: Yumi Umiumare, Owen Leong, and the Remobilisation of Monstrosity", Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, volume 7, no. 3 (Autumn 2011)
Aaron Seeto. "Transcultural Radical", Artlink, volume 31, no. 1 (March 2011): 28-31
Christen Cornell. "Old Categories New Frameworks", Artlink, volume 31, no.1 (March 2011): 24-27
Lian Low. "Interview with Owen Leong", Peril Magazine, (20 June 2010)
Dan Rule. "Owen Leong: Birthmark", A2 - The Age, (Saturday 22 May 2010): 18
Damian Smith. "Birthmark", catalogue essay (April 2010)
Robert Nelson. 'Perpetual pirouette is a novel spin', The Age, (22 July 2009): 14
Anna Edmundson. "But where are you really from?: The crisis of multiculturalism examined through the work of four Asian-Australian artists", Humanities Research, volume XV, no. 2 (2009): 93-113
Felicity Fenner. "Leading Lights", catalogue essay (November 2008): 22-23
Francis Maravillas. "Constellations of the contemporary: Art / Asia / Australia", Journal of Australian Studies, 1835-6419, volume 32, issue 4, 2008: 433 – 444
Alan Cruickshank. "Asian Attitudes", Art & Australia, volume 45, no. 3 (Autumn 2008): 362-363
Uros Cvoro. “Owen Leong”, Art & Australia, volume 45, no. 2 (Summer 2007): 288
Chris Long. "Man of Milk and Honey", BBC Online UK (23 June 2006)
Barbara Bolt. “Queer Spill”, RealTime, issue 72 (April/May 2006): 26
Prue Gibson. “Busy Benefactors”, Australian Art Collector, issue 34 (October-December 2005): 94-95
Gary Carsley. “Asian Traffic”, Broadsheet, volume 33, no.4 (December 2004): 22-25
Felicity Fenner. “Shifting Gears: Asian Traffic”, Artlink, volume 24, no. 3 (December, 2004): 20-27
Lilly Wei. “South by Southeast”, Art in America (December 2004): 63
Aaron Seeto. “Flaccid momentums and tactical interventions”, EastWest, issue 1 (September-November, 2004): 108-109
Joanna Mendelssohn. "Owen Leong", Tema Celeste (Italy), issue 104 (July-August, 2004): 80