Art+Village+City (2015)


Supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Art+Village+City was an interdisciplinary research studio taught by professors Margaret Crawford and Winnie Wong at the University of California, Berkeley. The studio investigated a wide range of urban art villages in the Pearl River Delta in China through onsite fieldwork, and culminated in a multimedia exhibition in both Berkeley and Shanghai.  I documented the scope of the project through an extensive series of watercolors, which became central to the project’s website, exhibition and catalogue.

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Things that feed my practice: Building ethnographies, time collapsing,scale shifting, memory through drawing and observation, surveillance, hyper reality, fairs, consumption, sites of devotion, fake promises, the past, seasons, birthdays, Christmas, altars, architecture, temples, mathematical systems, mascot costumes, bathhouses, thresholds, faith, belief, food, the Golden Gate Bridge, Disco Music, Folk sensibilities…



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