About the Artist:
Anne Samat (b. 1973, Malaysia) graduated from the Mara Institute of Technology in Malaysia with a bachelor’s degree in textile design with an emphasis on weaving and a minor in resist print technique. She has shown extensively in Southeast Asia, most recently in an exhibition entitled Stories We Scare Ourselves With at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taiwan (2019); Elevation Laos, Vientiane, Laos; and the Yokohama Triennale in Japan (2017). In 2018, she had an exhibition at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium in Norway, and in 2019, a residency and museum show at Hudson Valley MoCA in New York. Her work was featured in a major installation at the 2020 Asia Society Triennial in New York City. Samat has upcoming solo shows in university museums at the University of Wyoming in 2022 and at Virginia Tech in 2023. MASS MoCA will be Samat’s first exhibition in an American contemporary art museum.
No Place for Beginners or Sensitive Heart #2, 2021
Rattan sticks, kitchen and garden utensils, beads, ceramic, metal and plastic ornaments
113 x 79 x 5 inches
Courtesy of the Artist and MARC STRAUS, New York
© Anne Samat