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Kala Gallery Talks with Zhiwan Cheung & Christoph Steger

Kala Gallery Talks with Media Arts Fellows Zhiwan Cheung & Christoph Steger

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7-8:30pm
Kala Gallery: 2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702

Zhiwan Cheung received his BFA from Cornell University and his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. Zhiwan probes the intersection of national identity and the personal psyche, focusing on how and where they join and diverge. As an odyssey toward a home that does not exist, a rite of passage with no destination, he uses his work to search for a critical understanding of an impossible homecoming. Through sculpture, film, and performance, this journey is guided by an allusive visual language, with a mix of pop cultural, art historical, and aesthetical signals and choices that also guide audiences into finding their own rites of passage. Zhiwan has exhibited work both nationally and internationally in venues such as NURTUREart Gallery in New York, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, in Los Angeles, Pica Piac Gallery in Berlin, and The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. http://www.zhiwan.is/

Christoph Steger is an experimental filmmaker whose work explores the intersections of documentary, animation and digital media. Incorporating traditional drawing, collage and computer generated images, his films highlight the relationship between reality and its representation through media. His recent pieces are formal investigations into the materiality of digital images. His work has been shown at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, Tate Modern London, Arnolfini Bristol, the Clermont­-Ferrand Short Film Festival and numerous other international film festivals and was screened on television in the United Kingdom and Europe. He received commissions from the Arts Council England and Channel Four TV. Recent video installations have been exhibited at the H&R Block Art Space in Kansas City. http://christophsteger.com/

Event Details

Date: January 11, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

Kala Gallery
2990 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702