AMT Visiting Artist Lecture Series: David Diao

7:00 p.m.

David Diao was born in China in 1943. He left with his grandparents for Hong Kong in October 1949 at the moment of the Communist takeover. At age 12 he joined his father in New York where he has lived and worked ever since. He began showing his work in 1969 with almost concurrent shows at Paula Cooper and Leo Castelli. He participated in several Whitney Biennials in the 70s. He joined Postmasters Gallery upon its establishment in 1985 and has had solo shows there every few years, the most recent in 2009. A survey show was mounted at the Museum of Modern Art, St. Etienne, France, 1990. Most recently Postmasters mounted Richteriana which featured his early and current work. The Museums of Strasbourg has engaged him to make work based on the recently restored Café Aubette to debut in October 2013. He will be showing his new work in a 2 person show with Walid Raad at Paula Cooper, opening Sept 22. He will also be showing old and new work in a new iteration of Conceptual Abstraction at Hunter College, opening October 3.

Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 66 Fifth Avenue

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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