Ghislaine Leung (Sweden, 1980) lives and works in London and Brussels.
Ghislaine Leung is one of the six artists that shape the ambitions and drives of The Unreliable Protagonist, the first two-year programme of Netwerk Aalst.
Leung engages with the forces that shape our personal environment and the institutions that cast our communal lives. Who is speaking? Who is being listened to? Which voices and languages constitute its specific environment and infrastructure? What kind of agency does it perform - who’s in and who’s left out?
VIOLETS is a long term project Ghislaine Leung develops for Netwerk Aalst that exists as a series of workshops, interventions and installations. They comprise exercises in transcribing, editing, and rescaling, to explore the possibilities of non-singular constitution in the development of formal languages and given infrastructures.
VIOLETS addresses economies of value questioning how so-called neutral structures from exhibition architecture to institutional set-ups are often politically charged forms. Ghislaine Leung describes VIOLETS as a physical exercise in structural and material constituting.
Recent solo projects include The Moves at Cell Project Space, London, 078746844 at WIELS, Brussels, Soft Open Shut at Studio Voltaire, London and group projects YOUR WORDS IN MY MOUTH | MY VOICE ON YOUR TONGUE at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Hollis & Money at ICA, London. Her collection of writing Partners appeared in 2018.