Candice Lin is a Los Angeles-based artist working in large-scale installation. Lin draws from multiple disciplines to unearth largely forgotten or disregarded histories and to highlight practices that have been marginalized or discredited, including the legacies of colonization the attendant fictions relating to authenticity, purity, and birthright.
Her work in the exhibition, Meditations on Last Philosophy (in which the possibilities of a coevolutionary, spontaneously generated, parasitic future are demonstrated), is part of a larger body of work that retells marginalized stories from science in order to trouble its common categories along with other hegemonic categories, such as that of individualism, gender, and sexuality. This work also references the now obsolete theory of spontaneous generation, which takes its assertion that living organisms could be formed from dissimilar and inanimate matter, to move towards entangled and coevolutionary possibilities.
Candice Lin (b. 1979, Concord, Massachusetts) has exhibited at the ICA London (2019); Ballroom Marfa (2019); Weingart Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles (2019); the Hammer Museum’s biennial exhibition, Made in L.A. 2018; Portikus, Frankfurt (2018); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2017); Bétonsalon—Center for Art and Research, Paris (2017); Human Resources, Los Angeles (2017); New Museum, New York (2017); SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York (2017); Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (2016); and Vincent Price Art Museum, Los Angeles (2013), among others. She is the recipient of several residencies, grants, and fellowships, including the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award (2017), the Davidoff Art Residency (2018), Fine Arts Work Center Residency (2012), and Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (2009).
Candice Lin is represented by Francois Ghebaly Gallery.