Soft Opening is pleased to announce the opening of Victoria Sin, She’s Hopeful (2018), makeup on facial wipe, 21 × 17 cm. The exhibition presents a single work on view in the Piccadilly Circus Underground Station gallery.
Sin is an artist using speculative fiction within performance, moving image, writing and print to interrupt normative processes of desire, identification, and objectification. Drawing from close personal encounters of looking and wanting, their work presents heavily constructed fantasy narratives on the often unsettling experience of the physical within the social body.
Victoria Sin (b. 1991, Toronto, CA) recently opened the solo exhibition Narrative Reflections on Looking at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Zagreb, 2020). In 2021, the artist will be included in the touring exhibition British Art Show 9. Selected recent exhibitions and performances include Play & Loop II at Blindspot Gallery (Hong Kong, 2020), TOGETHER at M HKA (Antwerp, 2020), MORE, MORE MORE at Tank (Shanghai, 2020), Masks at Galeria Municipal do Porto (Porto, 2020), Age of You at MOCA (Toronto, 2019), La vie des chose at MOMENTA biennale de l’image (Montreal, 2019), Kiss My Genders at Hayward Gallery (London, 2019), Meetings on Art at the 58th Venice Biennale (Venice, 2019), Rising up in the infinite sky, Sophia Al-Maria: BCE at Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2019), Do Disturb at Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2019), PLANTSEX, General Ecology at Serpentine Galleries (London, 2019), DRAG at Hayward Gallery (London, 2018), Narrative Reflections on Looking (solo) at Sotheby’s S2 (London, 2018), The sky as an image, an image as a net as part of Serpentine Park Nights (London, 2018), Swinging Out Over the Earth at Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2018), Indifferent Idols (solo) at Taipei Contemporary Art Center (Taipei, 2018), We Share the Same Tears at Whitechapel Gallery (London, 2018), Glitch Feminism at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, 2017) and TATE EXCHANGE: GENDER TALKS at Tate Modern (London, 2017). Sin lives and works in London.