Concurrent with Doorway to an Enlightened World, the Carlos Museum will exhibit new works by contemporary Tibetan-born British artist Gonkar Gyatso. One of the few artists from the Tibetan diaspora to gain international recognition, Gyatso’s work mixes Buddhist symbols with the iconography of pop culture, bridging Eastern and Western cultures, while examining the traditions of both in new and engaging ways.
In this exhibition, as yet untitled, Gyatso will explore the interdependent relationship between the Chinese and Tibetans living in the Tibet Autonomous Region and China. Gyatso’s work for this exhibition will stem from My Identity, a 2003 series of photographs in which the artist explores his personal ideological shifts across the political, social, and national boundaries that constitute “Tibet.” His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. Gyatso participated in the 53rd Venice Biennale, the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial in Brisbane, and the 17th Sydney Biennale.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website