OLIVER (b.1995 Hong Kong), is a conceptual artist living and working in Portland, Maine, United States. Focusing on pessimism, the critique of institutions, apocryphal narration and archives, their art practice includes installation, video, durational and participatory performance, painting, and drawing. Oliver is a queer and trans person of colour growing up in the aftertaste of colonisation in Hong Kong. This identity contributes a lot to the basics of their work -- they critique on the futileness of the search for sense of belonging, constructed systems and institutions, and ultimately making projects as an assignation of being to themselves in this purposeless life. They often recontextualise imagery and text, and mimic the structures of hierarchies within institutions, trying subvert systems by being and reintroducing those power structures in a different context. Interested in flying saucers and spirituality, they also study and write about Ufology and Moon conspiracy theories.
OH hey, also, I am building a time machine, please contact me if you know how. One seat only, don’t come asking for a ride.