• Sep 27 2017 | 9:00 pm

    Vesseling: Cathy Hsiao & Ben Foch


Cathy Hsiao

Cathy Hsiao is an artist working in Chicago. She was born in NYC but immigrated to Taiwan due to familial financial difficulties when she was three. She graduated from a Christian missionary high school in Taichung Taiwan and both her parents both still live in Asia. Her mother lives in Hong Kong, China as part of a Buddhist commune affiliated with Falun Dafa Buddhism. Her mother doesn’t believe in technology so photographs of her are rare and the same one often repeats. Hsiao graduated from the University of California Berkeley and holds a Certificate in Criticism and Theory from Cornell University. She is currently a MFA candidate at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2017). She has been awarded the 2016 Emerging Illinois Artists Triennial Juror Prize, curator Kelly Schindler; the New Artist Society Fellowship, School of the Art Institute (2014 – 2017), the W. Burghardt Turner Summer Study Fellowship (2012), amongst others. Upcoming two-person and group shows in 2017 include Comfort Station, Chicago and Experimental Sound Studio, Chicago.

Ben Foch

Ben Foch is an artist and curator based in Chicago. His work pulls from a diverse range of sources from antiquity to contemporary conspiracy theory expressing challenging social and political content rooted in personal narrative. Recent exhibitions include Making An Entrance, curated by Vincent Uribe at Robert Blumenthal, New York; Ben Foch/Chelsea Culp at Robert Blumenthal, East Hampton; and Group Show at Patrick Gomez 4 Sheriff, Los Angeles. In addition to his studio practice and New Capital, he is also the co-Director of Boyfriends, an artist run exhibition space in Chicago that focuses on emerging artists. He most recently curated  META MORPH ISIS for Black Paper, Los Angeles and Architecture + Art: Inspiration Amplified at Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House for the National Trust For Historic Preservation. He is also a member of the band Apocalypse Whenever.