Candice Lin


1979, lives and works in Los Angeles

Candice Lin works with installation, drawing, video, and living materials and processes. Lin interrogates the ways in which histories of power and marginality are inscribed into bodies and into the natural world, stressing the entanglements that compose them. She often creates sculptural environments that breathe, seep, ferment, and decay, working with an arsenal of sculptural forms that include finely crafted objects, organisms such as plants, insects, bacteria, and natural compounds.


Recent solo and two person exhibitions: 2020 – Natural History: A Half-Eaten Portrait, an Unrecognizable Landscape, a Still, Still Life, Pitzer College, California, USA; Candice Lin: Pigs and Poison, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China; Candice Lin, Nichols Gallery, California, USA. 2019 – A materialist history of contagion, Banff Art Center, Walter Philips Gallery, Banff, Canada; Spice, Ludlow 38, New York, USA; Meaningless Squiggles, François Ghebaly, Los Angeles, USA; The Inscrutible Speech of Objects, Weingart Gallery, Occidental College, Los Angeles, USA. 2018 – A Hard White Body, a Porous Slip, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA; A Hard White Body, a Soft White Worm, Portikus, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Selected group exhibitions: 2020 – Excerpts, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA; To Thomas, École nationale supérieure d’art de Bourges, Bourges, France, Paul R. Jones Museum, University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA; “Emotional Labor,” La Box, Bourges School of Fine Arts, Bourges, France; Prospect 5 Biennial, Louisiana, USA; Gwangju Bienniale 2020: Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning, Gwangju, South Korea; RIBOCA, Riga Biennial, Riga, Latvia. 2019 –  The Knife Without a Blade That Lacks a Handle, CRAC Alsace, Altkirch, France.