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— Featuring Major Works by Michael Armitage, Ian Cheng, David Czupryn, Sanya Kantarovsky, Josh Kline, Pia Krajewski, Christina Quarles, and Avery Singer —

— On Loan from the Prestigious Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo —

August 22, 2023: Art Intelligence Global is honored to present VOICES OF A GENERATION: WORKS FROM THE COLLEZIONE SANDRETTO RE REBAUDENGO, a group exhibition presenting important works on loan from the prestigious Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Curated by Eugenio Re Rebaudengo, the exhibition features major pieces by Michael Armitage, Ian Cheng, David Czupryn, Sanya Kantarovsky, Josh Kline, Pia Krajewski, Christina Quarles, and Avery Singer. VOICES OF A GENERATION will be open for viewing at Art Intelligence Global’s Hong Kong headquarters from September 15 to December 15, 2023.

Conceived like a time capsule, VOICES OF A GENERATION focuses on Eugenio’s generation of artists, born between 1979 and 1990. Over the last decade, Eugenio developed deep relationships with artists of this generation, often since the very beginning of their careers. Driven by a profound passion for art accompanied by a mature eye for talent developed from an early age, Eugenio began collecting works by Avery Singer and Michael Armitage as early as 2013 and 2015 respectively. Handpicked by Eugenio, the works in VOICES OF A GENERATION are symbols of the vision and passion of one of the most prestigious collections in Europe.


Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, one of the most influential contemporary art collectors in Europe, began collecting contemporary art in the early 1990s. In 1995 she founded the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, a non-profit contemporary art foundation. Amongst the very first private foundations in Italy, the Fondazione’s mission for almost three decades has been to support artists in the early stages of their careers, oftentimes significantly before they receive international recognition.

The Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo comprises an exemplary constellation of works that reflects the diversity of art research in the past few decades. The Collezione has been shown in many different institutional venues across the world, including four times at the Whitechapel Gallery, London; as well as at the Rockbund Museum, Shanghai; the Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid; and recently, the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence with an extensive show titled Reaching for the Stars.


Turin-born, London-based collector and entrepreneur Eugenio Re Rebaudengo has been involved in the art world since an early age and entered the board of directors of the Fondazione in 2008. Inheriting his mother’s spirit and passion, Eugenio has in the last decade focused on identifying gifted young artists and supporting the development of their careers. Just as his mother Patrizia was instrumental in identifying the artistic luminaries of her time, such as Maurizio Cattelan, Cindy Sherman, and Rudolf Stingel, amongst others, Eugenio plays a crucial role in discovering and supporting the rising talent of his own generation. He has organized over 40 exhibitions worldwide.

Yuki Terase, Founding Partner, Art Intelligence Global: “We are incredibly honored and excited to present VOICES OF A GENERATION: WORKS FROM THE COLLEZIONE SANDRETTO RE REBAUDENGO in Hong Kong. Eugenio possesses boundless passion, deep knowledge, and profound relationships with artists of his time. He represents the finest of today’s young collectors and demonstrates the successful passing of the baton from one exceptional collecting generation to the next. Art Intelligence Global is privileged to present this visionary collection to audiences in Asia.”


Born in 1984 in Nairobi, Kenya, Michael Armitage lives and works between London and Nairobi. Armitage’s paintings weave multiple narratives surrounding the real and imagined histories of East Africa, giving shape to the myriad sociopolitical and cultural contexts of the region. Through painting with oil on Lubugo, a textured Ugandan bark cloth traditionally reserved for ritual purposes, Armitage employs a rich palette to build lush, lyrical dream-like imagery that unfolds to reveal harsh socio-political realities. Armitage received his BA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art, London (2007) and his Postgraduate Diploma from the Royal Academy Schools, London (2010). Solo exhibitions have been held at: Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria (2023); Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2022); Calcografía Nacional, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid (2022); Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen (2021); Royal Academy, London (2021); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2020); Projects 110, Studio Museum in collaboration with and at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York (2019); and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney (2019), amongst others. In 2015, Artuner presented the group show Artuner in Torino: Michael Armitage, Paul Kneale & Tabor Robak in the Palazzo Capris, Torino. In 2019, Armitage participated in the 58th Venice Biennale.


Born in 1984 in Los Angeles, USA, Ian Cheng lives and works in New York. Drawing on cognitive science and video game design, Cheng produces computer-generated simulations that mutate and evolve, exploring the human capacity for change. Recently, he developed BOB (Bag of Beliefs), a sentient AI creature resembling at times a snake, a caterpillar, or a dragon, that lives inside a set of screens, a sort of digital terrarium. Cheng uses artificial intelligence and machine learning so that BOB’s actions are not fully predictable, with its personality, body, and life story evolving across exhibitions. Cheng graduated from Berkeley University, California in 2006 having studied Cognitive Science and developed his artistic practice at Columbia University, New York where he graduated in 2009 with an MFA in Visual Arts. In 2015, Cheng’s work was included in the group exhibition Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism presented by Artuner in Berlin and Paris. Solo exhibitions have been held at: Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2022); The Shed, New York (2021); Luma Westbau, Zurich (2021); Luma Arles, Arles (2021); Fundación Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Madrid (2020); Espace Louis Vuitton Venezia, Venice (2018); Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin (2018); Serpentine Gallery, London (2018); and MoMA PS1, New York (2017), amongst others.


Born in 1983 in Duisburg, Germany, David Czupryn lives and works in Düsseldorf. Czupryn’s surrealist paintings feature fantastical worlds inhabited by humanoid hybrids and assemblages that straddle the intersections of the natural and the man-made. Informed by an exploration of the uncanny, Czupryn utilizes trompe-l’œil techniques to push the boundaries of representation and human perception, employing meticulous layering techniques as well as seamless finishes to convey depth, perspective, and richness of material within entirely flat surfaces. Czupryn graduated from the Düsseldorf Kunstakademie in 2015 where he obtained a BFA under Georg Herold (2011), a Meisterbrief under Lucy McKenzie (2011-2013), and an MFA under Tomma Abts (2015). In 2016, Czupryn received the 70th International Bergische Art Prize with a solo show at the Kunstmuseum Solingen in October 2017. In 2021, Czupryn received the prestigious Rome Prize from Villa Massimo, the Germany Academy in Rome, where he completed a year-long residency. Solo exhibitions have been held at: Villa Rot, Burgrieden (2020); Solingen Kunstmuseum, Solingen (2020); and Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt (2018), amongst others.


Born in 1982 in Moscow, Russia, Sanya Kantarovsky lives and works in New York. Kantarovsky’s works are infused with unearthly narratives and dark humor, proposing whimsical scenarios of turmoil, affect, and even cruelty, thrusting private space, whether it is physical or psychological, into public view. Drawing on the history of humanist painting and caricature, Kantarovsky situates his imagined subjects in a variety of discomforts, forcing them to grapple with the confines of their bodies, the limits of their embarrassment, as well as with each other, in a painterly satire of status anxiety and existential crises. Kantarovsky studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and received his MFA at the University of California, Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions have been held at: Aspen Art Museum, Aspen (2022); Kunsthalle Basel, Basel (2018); and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2017).


Born in 1979 in Philadelphia, USA, Josh Kline lives and works in New York. Working across a range of mediums, including sculpture, video, photography, and immersive installation, Kline questions how emergent technologies affect the way people live and work in the twenty-first century. At once unflinchingly incisive and boldly empathetic, Kline’s works engage with a range of concerns that impact the entire labor force, from essential workers to the creative class, and demonstrate the different ways in which technology widens inequality while also embodying the potential for a fairer world. Kline earned a film degree from Philadelphia’s Temple University, where he initially began making video art and installations, and held his first solo exhibition in 2011. In 2015, Kline’s work was included in the group exhibition Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism presented by Artuner in Berlin and Paris. Kline’s practice was recently the subject of a major retrospective Josh Kline: Project for a New American Century at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2023). Other solo exhibitions have been held at: Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (2020); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2016); Portland Art Museum, Portland (2016); and Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2015), amongst others.


Born in 1990 in Cologne, Germany, Pia Krajewski lives and works in Berlin. Krajewski isolates details from everyday objects such as ornaments, fruit, and hair, and transforms them via a distinctive painterly vocabulary. By employing strategies such as disarming perspectives, playful approaches to scale and texture, and monochromatic color schemes, Krajewski creates an enthralling duality of the familiar and the uncanny. Krajewski spent seven years at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf studying painting under Dietmar Lutz and Andreas Schulze. Following her graduation, she participated in the Winsor & Newton scholarship program at Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. In 2022 she received the inaugural NRW State Parliament Prize. Recent exhibitions include a group exhibition entitled The Inner Island at the Fondation Carmignac, Paris (2023) and the Artuner group exhibition Uno, Nessuno, Centomila in Turin (2021). In 2021, Krajewski’s work was presented in a solo exhibition entitled Sight and Touch at Artuner, Milan (2021). Most recently, Artuner presented the solo exhibition The Tactile Mind for Krajewski in Berlin, during which Artuner published the monograph “The Tactile Eye” (2022).


Born in 1985 in Chicago, USA, Christina Quarles lives and works in Los Angeles. Quarles’ paintings operate within the fraught politics of bodies marked by race, gender, sexuality, and identity. With a background in graphic design, Quarles combines drips, smears and scrapes created with combs or dry brushes with digital manipulation and laser-cut stencils, conjuring a jarring juxtaposition between the mechanical and the fluid. Quarles received an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2016 and holds a BA from Hampshire College. Solo exhibitions have been held at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin (2023); Frye Museum, Seattle (2022); South London Gallery, London (2021); X Museum, Beijing (2021); MCA Chicago, Chicago (2021); UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley (2018); and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2018), amongst others. Quarles participated in the 59th Venice Biennale The Milk of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani, and the 16th Biennale de Lyon, curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath.


Born in 1987 in New York, Avery Singer lives and works in New York. Singer’s innovative practice broadcasts a unique visual vocabulary that blurs the lines between painting and technology, digital and analog, genre and media. Through the use of new technologies to depict past art historical references, Singer pushes past the limitations of painting. The binary language of high-tech computer programs and industrial materials allows Singer to avoid any trace of the artist’s hand, enabling her to evoke a singular atmospheric finish that juxtaposes geometric precision with organic forms, and classical motifs with contemporary sensibilities. Singer received her BFA from Cooper Union, New York in 2010. Solo exhibitions have been held at: ICA Miami, Miami (2023); Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2019); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2015); and Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2014), amongst others. In 2019, works by Singer were chosen by Ralph Rugoff to be shown in May You Live in Interesting Times at the Venice Biennale.

Voices of a Generation: Works from the Collezione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo

15 September — 15 December 2023
Hong Kong
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