Min-Jia


Min-Jia. Photo: Ellen Hu
Min-Jia, ‘Flower Fruit Mountain’, 2021, oil on canvas, 81.3 x 81.3 cm (32 x 32 in). Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid
Min-Jia, ‘Morning Glories’, 2021, oil on canvas, 81.3 x 81.3 cm (32 x 32 in). Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid
Min-Jia, ‘Falling Goose and Flying Goose’, 2023, graphite on paper, 29.7 x 42 cm each (11.7 x 16.5 in). Courtesy of X Museum.
Min-Jia, ‘White Peacock and Shadow’, 2023, graphite on paper, 80.7 x 29.7 cm (31.8 x 11.7 in). Courtesy of X Museum.
Min-Jia, ‘Falling Flying Goose’, 2023, oil on canvas 43 x 31 x 2 cm (17 x 12.2 x 0.8 in). Courtesy of the Bernheim.
Min-Jia, ‘Wind Catcher’, 2023, oil, acrylic and graphite on canvas collaged on grommeted cotton gauze, 117 × 142 cm (46 x 56 in). Courtesy of the artist. 


Biography
Min-Jia (b. 2001, lives and works in Berlin) approaches narratives of adaptation through a queer diasporic and disabled lens. Visually borrowing from hentai, BL/GL manga, as well as Chinese folk arts and crafts, their paintings depict how bodies transform into interchanging vessels that carry one another and the environment at large. They have recently studied the traditional art of Shaanxi Huaxian shadow puppetry under master Wang Tianwen in Xi'an, China, and gained their BFA in Interdisciplinary Sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art, USA. They have exhibited in group exhibitions at Bernheim, London (2023), A.I. Gallery with Linseed Projects, London (2023), X Museum, Beijing (2023), Universität der Künste Berlin, Berlin (2023), Hunt Gallery, Toronto (2022), Good Family Farms, Meaford (2021), Us Gallery Contemporary, Toronto (2021), and Ewha Women’s University, Seoul (2021). Their works can be found in the collection of the Royal Bank of Canada. They are currently completing their studies at the Berlin University of the Arts.

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Exhibitions
The Last Laugh
Artists: Sarah Fripon, Adéla Janská, Min Jia, Alicja Pakosz, Rachel Youn
Hong Kong
18 May—29 June 2024
PODIUM

Unit 9D, E Tat Factory Building,
4 Heung Yip Road,
Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

Tuesday – Saturday
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Closed on public holidays

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