Chinese artists by Michel Nau - Wu Tsang  
 

 

 
 

Wu Tsang

 
     
 

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1982

Wu Tsang was born in Worcester, Massachussetts, in the northeastern United States.

   
 

She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. ( SAIC )

2004

She graduated with a Bachelor in Art..

   
 

She continued her studies at the University of California Los Angeles.

2010

She holds a Master's degree  ( Fine Arts Department )

   
 

Filmmaker, activist and artist, she explores the issues of transgender identity

 

and queer communities, through installation, performance, filmmaking, sculpture.

   

2011

First solo exhibition in New York : Damelo Todo ( Give Me Everything ) - VHD Video

 

with sound, 20 min - adaptation of a short story by Raquel Gutierrez telling the story

 

of an Salvadorian teenager  who took refuge in a transgender bar, befriended customers

 

and began performing on stage in nightclub shows.

   

2012

She shot Wildness, a 75mn feature film showing the conflict between a queer colored

 

group and the group of artists who came to do a performance at the Silver Platter,

 

Los Angeles'transgender bar frequented by the LGTB community immigrant mostly

 

Latino.

 

Presented during the fortnight of MOMA's documentary, it introduced the artist

  

to the public and won the Grand Jury Prize at OUTFEST Los Angeles.

   

2013

Breakdown   Kelela - Asland Mines - Wu Tsang - a performance using voice, sound, light.

 

The Tate Modern United Kingdom.

   

2014

A Day of the Life of Bliss - Video, 3 projections, colour and stereo sound, 20mn 25 s

 

The Tate Modern  United Kingdom

 

You're Dead to Me  -  created on PBS won the Imagen Short Film Award.

   

2015

Premiere of Duilian, an experimental film about the legendary revolutionary feminist

 

Chinese Qiu Jin ( 秋瑾 1875-1907 ), following the two three-month residencies,

 

at the Spring Workshop Hong Kong China.

   

2018

Into a Space of Love, the first of a four-part film project, in partnership with Frieze Magazine

 

in which Wu Tsang shows how house music has been created by queer communities,

 

then appropriated by white cultures.

   

2020

First exhibition in France, in France, at LafayetteAnticipations  Paris : Visionary Company.

 

In this project, built around a monumental video installation The show is over, a kind of opera,

 

dancers move to the rhythm of the text of of the poet's and academician's African-American

 

Fred Moten, revealing stories of marginalized communities.

   
 

She lives and works in Los Angeles  United States.

Danièle Sicard

   

   

 

exhibitions  selection
   

2010

California Biennial  Orange County Museum of Art  Los Angeles  United States

2012

Whitney Biennial  Whitney Museum  New York  United States

2012

Liverpool Biennial Liverpool  United Kingdom

2012

Gwangju Biennial  Gwangju  Korea

2012

The Ungovernables New Museum Triennial  New York  United States

2016

12.03 22.05  Duilan Solo exhibition  Spring Workshop  Hong Kong  China

2017

23.09 02.11  Sustained Glass Solo exhibition  Antenna Space  Shanghai  China

2018

Wu Tsang - Fafswag - Watermelon Sisters  cinéma Centre Pompidou  Paris  France

2019

04.09 12.01 There Is No Nonviolent Way To Look At Somebody  solo exhibition

 

Martin  Gropius Bau  Berlin Germany

2020

21.10 03.01 2021  Wu Tsang  Solo exhibition  LafayetteAnticipations  Paris  France

   
   

 
 

 Wu Tsang  -  Visionary Company  -  LafayetteAnticipations  Paris  21.10 2020  03.01 2021

Wu Tsang  -  Visionary Company  -  LafayetteAnticipations  Paris  21.10 2020  03.01 2021

 

 Wu Tsang  -  Visionary Company  -  Into a Space of Love  - the first film in a four-part series collaboration with Frieze-Gucci Stories

Wu Tsang  -  Into a Space of Love  - the first film in a four-part series collaboration with Frieze-Gucci Stories

 

 
 

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