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Cici Wu

b. 1989, Beijing, China; lives and works in New York, U.S. and Hong Kong.

Cici Wu produces a wide range of artworks that defy easy categorization. Her work manifests in various forms, ranging from drawings and sculptures to installations composed of delicate components. She also frequently works with film, video, rice paper, ink, bamboo wire, and found objects. Wu's artistic exploration extends beyond the physicality of the tools and objects used for observing and interpreting the world; she delves into the affective interactions that shape these observations. Her installations inscribe audiences within a dream-like environment, that facilitates the probing of profound questions surrounding memory, identity, mobility and belonging. With historical research and material experimentation, socio-political structures are questioned and interrupted, and dominant perspectives on nationhood and borders are gently questioned. By combining disparate materials and elements, Wu invites viewers to engage on multiple sensory levels, prompting contemplation and introspection. Her work becomes a poetic reflection on the intricate connections between the tangible and intangible aspects of our human experience.

Cici Wu's ecent exhibitions include Belonging and Difference, Empty Gallery, Hong Kong (2023); Tsaiyun (Rosy-Cloud) Bridge / Forget Each Other in the Rivers and Lakes, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway (2023); Where We Stand, organized by Park Xun, Kim Geun-tae Memorial Library-Archives, Seoul (2023); Of Mythic Worlds: Works from the Distant Past through the Present, curated by Olivia Shao, The Drawing Centre, New York, NY (2023); Barbe à Papa, curated by Cédric Fauq, CAPC Musée d'art Contemporain de Bordeaux, France (2022); Watch and Chill, MMCA, Seoul, South Korea, MCAD, Philippines, MAIIAM Contemporary Art Museum, Chiang Mai, Thailand, and M+, Hong Kong (2022); Seoul Mediacity Biennale: One Escape at a Time, curated by Yung Ma, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul (2021), Curtain, Para Site, Hong Kong; Soho House, Hong Kong (2021); Lantern Strike (Strong Loneliness), 47 Canal, New York, NY (2021); After La vida nueva, Artists Space, New York, NY (2020); Yokohama Triennale 2020, Johannesburg, South Africa (2020); Movies, curated by Lorel Easterbrooks, Interstate Projects, Brooklyn NY (2019);Crush, curated by Qu Chang, Para Site, Hong Kong (2018); Upon Leaving the White Dust, 47 Canal, New York, NY (2018), and A Disappearing Act, curated by Xiaofei Mo, Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, NY (2017).

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