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Artists Residency

Wen-Hsi Chen
Wen-Hsi Chen

As a Taiwanese woman living and working "in between" cultures(Taiwan and UK), I have recognized how challenging it is to survive in the western society. I would like to use this artist-in-residence opportunity to develop my current practice-the predicament of identity. I use ready-made objects to create a dialogue between the different political power platforms. Time and space changes, many objects are situating / shifting in different systems. Sometimes similar objects take on different meanings such as bananas, Chinese feet, Chinese medicine, spoons and rose petals. My aim is to unpack the layers of meanings behind objects in cross cultures and between who I am. How can I develop my studio practice research in ceramics in order to find ways of working that express and communicate my situation and my Taiwanese cultural identity?

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