Zhiwan Cheung

The intersection of national identity and the personal psyche is complex, not always clear nor fixed; as an artist, I probe these paths and how and where they join and diverge. As an odyssey toward a home that does not exist, a rite of passage with no destination, I use my work to search for a critical understanding of an impossible homecoming. Through sculpture, film, and performance, I focus on the meaning and space between identities, examining the feeling of a liminal displacement. It is a journey guided by an allusive visual language, with a mix of pop cultural, art historical, and aesthetical signals and choices that also guide audiences into finding their own rites of passage.

 

I’m also the host of the Seeing Color Podcast, a show that talks with cultural workers and artists of color in order to expand the area of what is a predominantly white space in the arts. Find out more here: seeingcolorpod.com

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