New York–based artist David Altmejd has joined White Cube’s roster. The artist, who was previously represented by Andrea Rosen in New York, will have a solo exhibition of new sculptures and a selection of older pieces at the gallery’s Hong Kong space in March 2019. The show will coincide with Art Basel Hong Kong.
Altmejd’s works, which take the form of intricate plexiglas structures, maze-like systems, and grotesque life-size sculptures, grapple with bodily decay and the viability of organisms and ecosystems.
“A perfect object for me is something that is extremely seductive and extremely repulsive at the same time,” he’s said.
In 2007, Altmejd represented Canada at the Venice Biennale, and he’s appeared in editions of the Istanbul Biennial and the Whitney Biennial. A major survey of his work, called “Flux,” was on view in Paris, Luxembourg, and Montréal from 2014 to 2015.