Lieselotte Fontrodona/Stefani Kuo: Absence
December 19, 5 pm
the state of being away from a place or person
an occasion or period of being away from a place or person
the nonexistence; lack of; deficiency
failure to attend or appear when expected
NARS is pleased to present Absence, a collaboration between New York-based artist Stefani Kuo and Dutch artist-in-residence Lieselotte Fontrodona.
Stefani Kuo will be performing in Lieselotte Fontrodona’s sculpture installation space on Tuesday 19 December 2017 at 5pm.
A piece of what it means to be defined by absence, to be the object and its border, to be the backbone and yet have no dimensions, Absence began in Berlin when Fontrodona and Kuo first met and has flourished into two separate artists’ work colliding as one.
Stefani Kuo is a poet, playwright, actor, and translator. She is a native of Hong Kong and a recent graduate of Yale University in Theatre Studies. She is currently working and living in Brooklyn, NY. She is fluent in English, French, Mandarin, and Cantonese. Her work in translation involves all four languages and has appeared in China Hands, and the New York Times. She considers all her work an act of translation.
Summer of 2017 she was an artist in residence at the Centre of
Substructured Loss in Berlin, and her work was displayed as an
installation during Berlin Art Week.Previously, she worked at the
Williamstown Theatre Festival, where her new play delicacy of a puffin
heart was developed. Her play, Architecture of Rain, premiered at the
Iseman Theatre with the Yale Dramatic Association. As an actor, she
was most recently seen in The Markers by Maryna Majok, directed by
Lieselotte Fontrodona has a degree in Fine Arts from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Notable posts include an artist-in-residence Barcelona, residency at CENTRE / SUBSTRUCTURED LOSS, Berlin and at NARS Foundation in New York. Lieselotte has exhibited widely internationally with group and solo shows in the Netherlands, Austria, Spain, the U.K, the U.S., and Germany. She has presented international lectures, and her work has been internationally published in books, catalogs and (online)magazines. Lieselotte is the founder of Fontrodona Artspace, Amsterdam, has completed several research trips to Tokyo, Cape Town, and New York; and was awarded first prize in the GRIT Project from the Amsterdam Centre of Entrepreneurship in 2016. Self-titled upcoming publication of works will be released in 2018.