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CAROLINE MAK
Born London, United Kingdom. Raised in Hong Kong. Works and lives in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION
2003 – 2005 University of Chicago, IL
M.F.A. from the Committee on Visual Arts in sculpture and installation
1998 – 2002 Stanford University, CA.
B.Sc Degree in biological sciences and a B.A minor in studio art
Jan – Jun ’01 Hopkins Marine Biology Station, Pacific Grove, CA

GRANTS/ AWARDS
Spring 13 Aljira Emerge, Newark, NJ
Fall 12 Residency at Contemporary Artist Center, Troy, NY
Fall 10 BRIC Rotunda Media Fellowship, Brooklyn, NY
July 10 Elsewhere Collaborative Residency (NEA Fellowship), Greensboro, NC
Feb 10 Gallery Aferro Studio Residency, Newark, NJ
June 07 EAF07: Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY
2003 – 2005 University of Chicago Unendowed Fellowship

SOLO EXHIBITIONS/ INSTALLATIONS
Dec 12 Cell, Detour, Hong Kong
Spring 12 Circulation, ArtSpace, New Haven, NH
Sept 11 Chain Reaction, Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Sept 11 Scabs, Bandages & Skeletons, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ
Dec 07 Nylon Riots, New Life Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Oct 06 Home Improvement, PS 122 Gallery Hallway Space, New York, NY

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Sept 14 Aljira Emerge, Newark, NJ
April 12 Through You Into Action, Center for Contemporary Art, NJ
July 10 Ongoing work, Elsewhere Collaborative, Greensboro, NC
Feb 10 Housebroken, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
Nov 09 Sculpture on Sea, Hong Kong (catalog)
Oct 09 Nurture Art Benefit, Claire Oliver Gallery, NYC
Dec 08 Postcards from the Edge, Metro Pictures, NYC
Sept 08 Engendered Space, SCA Contemporary, Albuquerque, NM
Aug 08 Projects ’08, Carriage House, Islip Art Museum, Long Island, NY (catalog)
May 08 Mirage, Hong Kong Art Fair 08, curated by Sabrina Fung (catalog)
Dec 07 Brief Encounters, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
Sept 07 EAF: Emerging Artist Fellowship 07, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY (catalog)
March 07 Greater Good, Site for Art and Architecture, Philadelphia, PA
June 06 Seventh Biennial Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, Bellevue, WA (catalog)
Jan 06 2nd Annual East Williamsburg Survey Show, Tastes Like Chicken Art Space, Brooklyn

CURATED ARTIST REGISTRIES
The Drawing Center, New York, NY

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
“Aljira’s Emerge Fellows have arrived”, Brick City Live, November 10, 2014
“Mixing & Matching – Caroline Mak”, South China Morning Post, June 2, 2014
“Detour – installations on the 1st floor”, U Magazine, Dec 7, 2012
“Using the old police station”, Milk Design Magazine, Dec 6, 2012
Chan, M. “Detour 2012”, RTHK (television interview), Dec 4, 2012
Ho, C. H, “Detour”, Apple Daily, Dec 4, 2012
“October’s Featured Artist” Brooklyn Arts Council
Peete, P. “Art Talk with Caroline Mak – Take Two,” Art Works, April 3, 2012
Singer, N. “An Artist, a Chemist And a Lot of Fizz,” New York Times, March 06, 2011
Beete, P. “Art talk with Visual Artist Caroline Mak”, Art Works, Sept 03, 2010
Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook, 2008
Chui, H.K. “The Mirage Amongst the Art Galleries’, Artist, June 2008, no. 397 (illus)
Chan, K. Ming Pao Daily News, May 14, 2008, A. 28 (illus)
Burrows, V. “No doubt about it, local art scene is alive and kicking”, South China Morning Post, May 9, 2008 (illus)
“Itinerary – Socrates Sculpture Park”, Sculpture, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 19 (illus)
Starita, A. “Socratic Dialogues”, Architects Newspaper, No. 16, Oct 2007
Fitch, G. “A Brief and Partial View of Socrates Sculpture Park”, Artezine, No. 15, Oct ’07
Enriquez., L. “Sculpture: Looking inward, reaching out at biennale”, The Seattle Times, June 30, ’06
Powhida, W. “Critic’s Pick” , WagMag Feb 2006