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4 exhibitions, 4 projects, 4 countries!

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It's often said that once you put your work out there, it begin to have a life of their own. Without the support of those who believe in our work, we would truly never be able to give our work the audience it deserves. So a big shout out and thank you to everyone behind these exhibitions!

Three personal projects spanning ten years are concurrently on view in three countries—Iceland, Latvia, Hungary, and a fourth exhibition is on its way here at home in NYC! I'm thrilled to announced an upcoming group show I'm privilege to be part of along with Thomas Holton and An Rong Xu opening next month at The Museum of the City of New York:

Upcoming Exhibition: 

INTERIOR LIVES: CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHINESE NEW YORKERS
CMNY. Manhattan, NY, USA
Group exhibition coming soon: October 26, 2018 - March 24, 2019

Current Exhibitions:

OPEN HOUSE: MOMENTS FROM THE LIFE OF ASYLUM SEEKERS IN ICELAND
Gerðuberg Culture House. Reykjavik, Iceland
Solo exhibition on view now: May 4 - *extended* till September 16, 2018

INFINITE SAUVAGE: ISSP 2018 EXHIBITION IN KULDĪGA SAVVAĻA
Kuldīgas Mākslas Nams. Kuldiga, Latvia
Group exhibition on view now: August 4 - September 9, 2018

AWHERENESS: HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN ROMANIA AND MOLDOVA
Grand Cafe. Szeged, Hungary
Solo exhibition on view now: August 11 - September 30, 2018

"Open House" Exhibition at Gerðuberg Culture House, Reykjavik

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My series Open House is currently on view as a solo exhibition in Reykjavik all summer long, coinciding with this year's Nordic Conference Roots & Wings. If you're flocking to Iceland for the summer, hope you can stop by! 

"Moments From The Life Of Asylum Seekers In Iceland" will be at Gerðuberg Culture House until the end of August. The Culture House hours are Monday to Thursday from 10:00-18:00 and Friday from 11:00-18:00. 

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Tribeca/Chinatown NYC pop-up show: "Between Here and Home"

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Over the years, my work with immigrant communities and refugees dove into the nuances of home and identity in flux. Unsurprisingly perhaps, these themes have long marked my own journey of displacement and loss. When the opportunity came to participate in a pop-up group exhibition aptly named "Between Here and Home",  I decided it was time to unveil new work that resulted from recent attempts to dig deeper into my personal experience. And so, I'm pleased to present never before seen images from my recent travels along the Silk Road in China, along with an installation of diaristic 16mm and Super 8mm films from NYC. Please stop by, otherwise I hope we'll get a chance to connect another way in person.

From the series:  Double Take . 2016. Chromogenic prints. ©Annie Ling

From the series: Double Take. 2016. Chromogenic prints. ©Annie Ling

Between Here and Home | curated by Alan Chin
December 12, 2017 - January 7, 2018
384 Broadway, New York, NY

Opening Reception: Friday, December 15, 6 - 9pm

Exhibition Open Hours: 
Tuesday - Wednesday, 10am - 4pm
Thursday - Friday, 10am - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday, 2 - 7pm
Closed for Christmas, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

What does it mean to be Chinese in the contemporary moment of technological transformation as well as dangerous nationalist imagery? In Between Here and Home, seven photographers — one Chinese, three American-born-Chinese, one who emigrated to Queens from China as a young child, a Taiwanese Canadian, and a Filipina who has worked in Hong Kong — share their perspectives on various aspects of Chinese life and culture, both in China and in the diaspora, including New York City’s Chinatowns. They document traditional communities facing tremendous change, personal journeys of discovery, and political conflict. 

"Open House" exhibition walkthrough in Djúpavík, Iceland

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The old herring factory in Djúpavík (tucked in the remote West Fjords of Iceland) provides an inspiring setting to debut my latest photo series from Iceland: OPEN HOUSE

Each year, the population of roughly 300,000 inhabitants in Iceland triples with tourists arriving from around the globe seeking breathtaking vistas and itineraries packed with otherworldly tours of lava-fields, glaciers, and waterfalls. This year, an unprecedented seven hundred asylum seekers are expected to arrive in the island nation just south of the Arctic Circle, doubling last year’s count. The majority end up in Iceland after their intended destination to the United States, Canada, or the UK is denied. A few sheltered in hostels among tourists and the rest isolated, asylum seekers predominately from the Balkans and the Middle East wait months before few are granted residency. How do asylum seekers experience Iceland in limbo? How do resettled refugees adapt and make a home here? Is this paradise or is this purgatory?

"Passage" Group Show at Photo Gallery Brussels — Oct 7th-23rd

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This exhibition celebrates the 10th anniversary of Photo Gallery Asblvzw, a beautiful non-profit space and education center in the heart of Brussels, Belgium. It's an honor to be exhibiting my series "Independent Mothers" along works by Sébastien deVille, Yenci Kiss, Valentina Stellino, and Constantin Schlachter.

"Independent Mothers" at the National Museum of Iceland

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As my latest exhibition at the National Museum of Iceland / Þjóðminjasafn Íslands comes to a close next weekend, I must thank everyone involved in the project, the staff at the museum and the photo community in Reykjavík for the welcome, particularly visionaries of the Icelandic Photography Festival. What an honor to share this work with my "mothers" and their families, as well as countless other mothers who have since reached out to me since the unveiling of this series.

This monumental museum at the heart in Reykjavík has been the ideal venue for showcasing this work. Fielding questions from locals along with curious foreign visitors at the museum during my artist talk last month offered a tangible window into the kind of cross-cultural dialogue we could and should be having about gender equality, and how societies can change and adapt to the needs of the population. I'm proud of the fact that this series highlighting the strength and independence of single mothers in Iceland can bring to question the treatment of single mothers elsewhere in the global community.

Listen to my interview with National Public Radio of Iceland (RÚV) in English with Icelandic translation here: http://www.ruv.is/frett/sjalfstaedar-frekar-en-einstaedar-maedur

#Supercrawl2015 #FloatingPopulation

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So grateful for an incredible exhibition and all who came out to the opening in Hamilton! None of this would have happened without good friends and volunteers who were willing to pitch in, assist with transportation, installation and take down of a epic show with near ninety images in one action-packed week in Canada. It's an honor to be named Alumni of the Year and receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. Thanks RUC for your support of this exhibition!

A Floating Population at Hamilton SuperCrawl

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Friends in Hamilton, Ontario and beyond, it's my pleasure to bring you an epic reincarnation of last year's solo exhibition "A Floating Population" at MOCA museum in NYC, this weekend only at #SuperCrawl2015 the largest art crawl event of the year!

Except this time the venue won't be a polished museum, the exhibition will be gloriously re-imagined in an expansive vacant furniture show room (formerly Ricca's Furniture) at the center of the one and only James St. in Hamilton with an expected near 200,000 art crawl attendees.

Around 90 images from "A Floating Population" will be on display Sept 11-12, for 2 days only! It takes much longer to transport and install the show, just to give you an idea of the scope of our ambition!

It's especially a joy and privilege to bring this show to Hamilton and to you, friends who have rallied and supported me through so much, but have not been able to travel long distances to shows in NY and abroad. This show is for you, and I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

OPENING RECEPTION:
This Friday, Sept 11th -- 7-9pm
245 James Street N., Hamilton, ON
*Street entrance to show on 2nd floor (above The Forge)

Links:
SUPERCRAWL
Hamilton Spectator feature
 

Independent Mothers - Debut Exhibition in Akureyri, Iceland

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I had dreamed not long ago that I would find the ideal venue in Iceland to debut this personal project, on June 19th, 2015, the 100th anniversary date of Women's Suffrage in Iceland, when a number of women in the country were granted voting rights for the first time.

With utmost respect and gratitude for all the single mothers who welcomed me into their families and lives, sharing stories over meals and coffee, your generosity of spirit and nurture got me through during the dark winter months of Skammdegi this winter in Ólafsfjörður, Iceland.

Also, a special thanks to Listhús í Fjallabyggð in Ólafsfjörður and the fantastic Mjólkurbúðin Gallery... I could not have asked for better enablers and supporters of this work.

So, it is with great pleasure I say... the dream has been realized! And it's damn good to be back. More to come... and be sure to check back in a few days when the series will be up online. If you enjoyed following my experience of short winter days (see: New Yorker), you can now follow on Instagram as I share glimpses of long summer days touring Iceland!

"Awhereness" project featured today on Feature Shoot

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Thank you Feature Shoot and Sukruti Anah Staneley for writing this feature! Excerpt from FS:

"For her work Awhereness, Annie Ling, a Taipei-born photographer from New York, spent two months traveling through parts of Romania and Moldova to meet with the survivors of sex trafficking and listen to their stories. Using a medium format camera, Ling tries to eschew sensational images and instead approaches her subjects with a sense of quiet, acting as a listener. Through her project, she focuses on where trafficking happens and how people overcome this chapter in their life. Ling’s work traces the effect of such spaces on these women and how it shapes them."

Awhereness is currently on view as part of Take Ten, a group exhibition at ICP, from January 17 – March 15, 2015.


Two exhibition openings tomorrow: New York City / Ólafsfjörður

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Friends, it's my pleasure to invite you to the opening tomorrow of two groups shows I'm excited to be part of. I'll be in Ólafsfjörður but will celebrate in spirit in NYC also, with my project Awhereness in the company of strong works by women photographers who are dear friends and colleagues. Don't miss it!

In NYC:
Take Ten
School at ICP, 1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York
On View: January 17–March 15, 2015
Opening Reception: January 16 | Friday | 6 pm
Ten photographers, all alumnae of the School at ICP's Full-Time Programs, tackle critical issues facing women and children today, from sex trafficking in Eastern Europe to child beauty contests, racial identity, personal loss, and digital identities.

In Ólafsfjörður:
Skammdegishátíð 2015
Listhús í Fjallabyggð Gallery, Ægisgata 625, Ólafsfjörður, Iceland
On View: January 17-25, 2015 | 5-8 pm Every Thursday to Sunday
Opening Reception:
16 January | 8-11 pm
Listhus artists in residence present a multi-disciplinary exhibition of work created during the dark winter, featuring individual reflections on local encounters, mysterious landscapes and indoor living in North Iceland.

The Smell of Dust - Official Launch in São Paulo, Brazil

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So excited to have my work in the official launch of the audiovisual performance THE SMELL OF DUST, taking place at the Gallery KUNSTHALLE in São Paulo, Brazil on April 16th, 2014 at 8pm.

The soundtrack of the projection composed exclusively for TSOD will be executed live by the Brazilian musician BASS N' INSANE. And of course a big shout out to all the talented photographers and musicians involved in the project, not least my friend Sue-Elie Andrade-Dé who is the mastermind behind all of this!

Check out my recent interview with TSOD on my latest series "Anonymous" and this great teaser:

"A Floating Population" in Fast Co. Design & Epsilon Magazine

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It's hard to believe we're already at the halfway mark of my first major solo exhibition "A Floating Population" since it opened at MOCA this past December. We've received remarkable enthusiasm and support both in the community and beyond for the show, which features around eighty images spanning four years of work in Chinatown. Through public programming, panel discussions and walking tours around the exhibition at the museum, we're able to engage audiences with this body of work in a richer and more dynamic way than ever before. What's especially exciting to me is that all new current exhibits at the museum ("Portraits of New York Chinatown" by Tomie Arai, and "The Lee Family Since 1888" show) are taking a closer look at contemporary Chinatown, making this a distinctly historical season for the museum and the neighborhood.

The show is up till April 13th, so I wholly encourage a visit to MOCA in Chinatown soon! In the meantime, thank you Fast Company Design, Epsilon Magazine (below) and countless visitors for highlighting the show thus far.

Awhereness at CRS for Human Trafficking Awareness Day

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This Saturday, January 11th is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

The Center for Remembering & Sharing (a community center located in the East Village in NYC that presents healing, arts and cultural programs) in partnership with Think Act Change NYC will be hosting a free evening of film screenings and a panel discussion on what trafficking looks like today domestically and abroad. In conjunction with the event, a selection of images and stories from my project AWHERENESS on human trafficking in Romania and Moldova will be installed in the lobby for the month.

Please take this opportunity and direct your attention to SocialDocumentary.net which highlights work by photographers around the world shedding light on the tragedy of trafficking.

Awhereness Photo Exhibition Opening

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I am honored finally to share this work with you. My project partner Patricia Chabvepi (Romanian-born human rights activist) and I warmly invite you to the New York photo exhibition opening of AWHERENESS, a collaborative work with survivors of trafficking in Romania and Moldova, this Thursday, April 25th, 7pm @ All Things Project Space on 269 Bleecker St.

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About AWHERENESS: 

Romania and Moldova are beautiful countries with an ugly problem. Every year, thousands of women, men and children are trafficked outside and within the borders for sex and forced labor. 

We met many survivors of human trafficking who share similar histories. In most cases, children and young adults turn to the streets to escape harsh conditions at overrun orphanages or domestic abuse at home. Survivors are often exploited by those closest to them, such as a family member, partner, or lover. Psychological manipulation, coercion, and physical violence form the basis for a majority of these stories. 

Human trafficking is rooted in various systems of oppression. Hearing these stories, it is impossible to understand and address human trafficking without addressing broader socio-economic realities, gender inequality, domestic violence, corruption, racism, and poverty. 

Trafficking in Romania has swelled since 1989, with the end of communism. Upon joining the European Union in 2007, Romania relaxed its border patrol measures, which exacerbated the problem. The situation is even more critical in Moldova due to the rise of orphanages amidst a declining economy and lack of employment opportunities in the country. 

Awhereness is a collaboration with trafficked survivors to trace their stories and expose the places that enable trafficking. Trafficking is pervasive, making it hard to detect. It takes on many different forms, often in the most mundane places: at home, parks, transportation hubs, and beyond.

Devastation, Document, Drive: A SANDY Benefit Exhibiton

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I'm honored to be part of an upcoming New York Photo Festival initiative and support other artists in need.
A group show benefiting artists affected by Hurricane Sandy will have it's opening reception from 7pm-9pm this Wednesday (Feb 13th) at the PowerHouse Arena in DUMBO at 37 Main St., Brooklyn.

All photos in the exhibition, including several of my selects from Breezy Point will be available for purchase for only $5 per photo (!!!) as suggested donation. Arrive early and invite all your friends to this special event. You wouldn't want to miss out!

"Large devastating storms like Sandy generate non-stop news coverage in the hours, days, and weeks after the initial tragedy. Too often, as the story begins to fade, so does the awareness about those still in need. While those in the areas deeply affected by Sandy are still rebuilding––and will be for quite some time––it is our goal to make sure the devastating visuals from the storm remain at the forefront of the public consciousness.

AdoramaPix has generously printed the exhibition’s over 1000 photographs, which “flood” The POWERHOUSE Arena walls. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, The POWERHOUSE Arena suffered damage caused by 28” of water that entered our space and shattered our doors during the surge. It is our goal to replicate this flood line by displaying a 28” swatch of photographs depicting Sandy and the rebirth after the storm."

Music is my escape

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Over the past couple of years I've had the pleasure of spending some quality time with incredibly talented artists and friends for whom music flows in their veins. Images below have appeared in The FADER Magazine, or have graced the covers of albums and EP releases in recent years. Tonight, a select number of these prints will be on display at a friend's house show in Harlem.

Here's a preview from shoots with the formidable hip-hop artist and entrepreneur El-P; the thoughtful man at the piano Ryan Redebaugh; the producer, visual artist, and wizard Slava; and wicked-with-words singer-songwriter Rachel Zylstra.