2018 Season IV
Artist Statement/ BiographyMot create dioramas made by assembling fragile objects or ephemeral experiences that are presented through installations, performances and video documentations. His work is characterized by the criticism of hubris and by the appropriation of epic and supernatural stories woven into personal narratives. He uses technology as a process rather than an end in order to capture a form of contemporary alchemy. He is interested in fragility and obsolescence as a form poetic exploration of a tactile ecosystem of beliefs and identity.
Mot is an emerging visual artist of Cambodian origin, born in Montreal based in New York City, having received an MFA from Columbia University in 2015. Since 2008, his works has been presented in the province of Quebec, in New York, California, Mexico, Iceland and Singapore. He has received the support of several organizations including the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) in 2011 and 2013.