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Xiaowen Zhu (b. 1986, Shanghai)
Xiaowen Zhu is an artist, filmmaker, curator and writer. She considers herself as a visual poet, social critic, and aesthetic researcher. Her work combines film, photography, performance, and installation to communicate the complex experience of being a diasporic person and to explore notions related to migration, including cross-cultural identity, emotional memories, material substances, and urban gentrification. The politics of migration also involve the psychological boundaries that shape different social groups' attitudes to outsiders, including tourists, immigrants, expatriates, and strangers.
Xiaowen has received numerous awards and fellowships and exhibited widely internationally, including at the Whitechapel Gallery, the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Beijing, and Art Basel Hong Kong. Most recently she exhibited during Berlin Gallery Week as part of the NON Berlin Contemporary Art Platform. She has also written extensively for numerous critical and art publications.
In addition, Xiaowen is a mentor of the British Film Institute's Film Academy, a member of the Los Angeles Art Association, and formerly a Visiting Professor of Media Art at Syracuse University and Marymount College in the USA. She was an artist-in-residence at ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany and V2_Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.