ABOUT

photographed by Moran Shavit

I work with sensations of my body. I see my body as an instrument and medium of my artwork. My exploration is based on pushing the limits of my body and emotions. My practice is to seek for non-verbal ways of communication between myself and the public. My works are extensions of my everyday life experience. Im interested in peoples behavior in public due to various established social conventions and structures. I integrate my experience, memory, sometimes dream with body movement, gestures and facial expression; then turn them into performative elements that implement my concept. I like to put myself into the situation and set up dialogues with the people out there on the street, with the uncontrollable situations that happen all the time in the social interactions. I am researching the impreciseness of body languages and discomfort feelings triggered from devised body language and movement in various public spheres. For me, it is a never-ending process to explore and research on this theme.

My goal is to communicate with audience and provide them a moment of rethinking their ordinary life. I challenge myself with confronting the public face to face during my working process. I work with outdoor/indoor installations, sound installation, performative interventions and video, etc. Commemoration, temporary intervention and site-specific work in public spaces are my interest fields of work.

As a female artist, my way of dealing with the public is not to solve problems or to help with difficulties, but to raise questions and point out the inattentive aspects in our everyday life. By ways of questioning the surroundings and myself, I am searching for ways of understanding and being understood by others.

Education Background
09.2009 — 07.2011      MFA “public art and new artistic strategies”, Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany
09.2007 — 06.2009     Multiple Material and Public Art, Faculty of Oriental Arts at the Nankai University, China
09.2002 — 07.2006     Visual Communication Design, Faculty of Art and Design at the Nankai University, China

Residencies and Grants
17.09.2013 — 26.09.2013  Art, cities and regeneration Asia and Europe
Default 13 – Master Class in Residence, Lecce, Italy
03.2013 — 03.2013            Artist residency at Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöpinggen, Germany
10.2012 — 11.2012            Artist residency at Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöpinggen, Germany
11.2011 — 01.2012            Artist residency in Cultria, Berlin , Germany
07.2010 — 08.2010           Artist residency in Kardamyli, Greece

Selected Exhibitions
08.2013BANDPROBE_21, collaboration with project of Antonia Nordmann and Katja Pudor in Delikatessenhaus, Leipzig, Germany
04.2013 — strahlen. emits. xinglang guo, solo exhibition at WiE KULTUR Gallery, Berlin, Germany
04.2013 — Καιρός no 5., The M{ }esum, Berlin, Germany
11.2012 — Wachsende Plastik / Growing Plastic, solo exhibition at Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany
08.2012 — Architecture as Human Nature, group exhibition at SUPERMARKT wedding, Berlin, Germany
01.2012 — Culturia Artists in Residency Show, group exhibition in João Cocteau Gallery, Berlin, Germany
07.2011 — Mapping the self, solo exhibition, Weimar, Germany
06.2011 — Still, Fuller, video display, Bucky Fuller conference in Marta, Herford, Germany
12.2010 — Anbau, public art proposal for Art center Welthecho, Chemnitz, Germany
08.2010 — Legitimate possession, artist residency show in Greece, Kardamyli, Greece
07.2010 — Restart, replay, recycle, M10 gallery, Weimar, Germany
07.2010 — Swimming backwards, workshop and exhibition in 13th district, Bétonsalon, Paris, France
05.2010 — CITYMAP: WEIMAR – SARAJEVO, Group show at Marke. 6, New Museum, Weimar
03.2010 — Pushing the elastic cube, exhibition in Arttransponder gallery, Berlin
01.2010 — City Map, group show invited by Sarajevo Winter 2010, Muzej Sarajevo, City of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Selecterd Art Projects
2013 — Mit freundlichen Grüßen, collaboration of public intervention with AGORA collective in Galerie im Saalbau, Berlin–Neukölln, Germany
2012 — Wachsende Plastik / Growing Plastic, site-specific installation, Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen, Germany
2012 — Human body as architecture, public intervention and video documentation, Berlin, Germany
2012 — 7000 Imprints, Group Project ink-rubbing in public space, Kassel, Germany
2012 — Under the shade, public intervention with video documentation, Berlin, Germany
2011 — Moving mediations, collaborate with Margarita Garcia Asperas, public interventions inside subway train of NYC, AIOP public art festival, New York City, USA
2011 — Mapping the self-personal space across boundaries, territories and contexts, thesis project for MFA public art and new artistic strategies, Weimar, Germany
2011 — Ephemeral relations, collaborate with Margarita Garcia Asperas, performance and video documentation, Weimar, Germany
2010 — Breathing light, public art proposal for Art center Welthecho, Chemnitz, Germany
2010 — Overseas, outdoor installation, Kardamyli, Greece
2010 — Myths of the river, performative interventions in public space, Erfurt, Germany
2010 — Searching for the neighborhood, research and intervention in the neighborhood of Bétonsalon, Paris, France
2009 — Travelling cube, indoor video projection in Arttransponder gallery, Berlin, Germany
2009 — Weimar wecker, collaborate with Li-shih Chen, interactive sound installation and video documentation, Weimar, Germany
2009 — Rainbow walk, indoor installation, Tianjin, China
2009 — Return/Fairy tale, outdoor installation and participatory activity, Tianjin, China

Catalogues
2011 – – Mapping the self, master thesis for MFA program “public art and new artistic strategies”, Bauhaus University Weimar
2011 — Anbau, catalogue for exhibition in Welthecho art center of Chemnitz
2010 — Swimming backwards, catalogue for exhibition and workshop in beton salon, Paris
2010 — ENTROPHY, catalogue for semester project Bauhaus University Weimar
2010 — Pushing the elastic cube, catalogue for exhibition in Arttransponder gallery, Berlin
2010 — Citymap, catalogue for public art projects in Weimar

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