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Xiaowen Zhu - Visual Poetry and Digital Collage


One commission available from Xiaowen this month. If you see them marked as sold out, just email us to be added to the waiting list!    

Xiaowen is a Berlin-based artist, writer and academic. Her work is concerned with how things and beings migrate across time (historical and contemporary) and space (borders and boundaries) with a particular interest in personal witness and testimony.

We've known Xiaowen for a long time and admired her work since the beginning. Xiaowen has made commissions for us before, as part of our Lockdown Commissions project, and this is a continuation of that.    

Read more about this awesome woman on our blog: Where is Home? An Interview with Xiaowen Zhu

Xiaowen will write a poem and create a digital collage based on the answers you give to the questionnaire that is sent. The collage (20cm x 25cm) will be printed and framed in a wooden box frame. We've included examples of her previous commissions here, so you have some expectation of what you will receive, but each poem and collage will be unique to you.  

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