Digital Paradise

07.10.14 – 17.10.14

Miguel Chevalier

Puerta Roja proudly presents Digital Paradise, Miguel Chevalier’s first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. From October 9-18, Digital Paradise will feature works from the artist’s celebrated virtual garden concept known as the Fractal Flowers series, including a new large-scale digital installation that will be shown for the first time.

Miguel Chevalier’s first Hong Kong exhibition is one of the highlights of a landmark year for the internationally recognised artist, whose recent projects include an iconic digital installation projected onto the façade of the Grand Palais during Paris Art Fair; Magic Carpets, an interactive light display in the former Sacré Coeur church in Morocco and at the Castel del Monte in Italy. His work, The Origin of The World, an immersive virtual reality installation, was one of the featured pieces at Metamorphosis of the Virtual 5 + 5, a group exhibition at the chi K11 Art Museum in Shanghai. The artist collaborates with Samsung in Berlin later this month, after being commissioned to create a digital installation that merges art with the latest technology.

Born in Mexico and based in Paris, Miguel Chevalier is a pioneer of virtual and digital art, having focused exclusively on computers as an artistic means of expression since 1978 – before the personal computer became widely used by the public. During the exhibition, a series of educational events and programs will allow practitioners, students and the public to engage with the artist, who will share insights into his practice as it has evolved with technology.