First-ever Residency Open Studio
2021, Jan 3rd
Open Studio Content
There are beer&snacks during the open studio, let’s drink some beer, chat about some art.
戴圣杰，1994年出⽣于中国江苏，曾在美国史密斯学院 (Smith College)、哥伦比亚⼤学(Columbia University)、和纽约⼤学 (New York University) 学习经济、戏剧、视觉艺术。她的作品曾在美国纽约、波⼠顿、新泽西等多地展出，⽬前于上海无题空间UИTITLEDSPΛCE️进进行艺术家驻地项⽬。
Shengjie Dai is a visual artist based in New York and Shanghai. She studied studio arts, theatre, and economics at Smith College (Massachusetts) and Columbia University (New York). She received her masters degree at New York University. Her works have been widely exhibited in New York, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.
Shengjie Dai’s artistic practice revolves around the two worlds of “self” and “nature”, proactively exploring the relationship between identity cognition and the external environment. Accompanying her frequent migration experiences during childhood, she uses her works to preserve memories and emotions, trying to answer the questions “where I come from and where I have been”. The 2019 abstract paintings, inspired by her traveling experiences in New Mexico, USA, focus on the correlation between the human figure and natural elements; mountains and lakes are not only pure physical existence but also closely connected with human self-identity. Her recent works attempt to use mixed media to explore the “de-labeling” of female bodies and identities in contemporary society.
Zhu Ziyi, b. 1994 China. Now work and live in London / Shanghai. Studying at Royal College of Art, contemporary art practice. Founder of Notzine.
Interdisciplinary artist. Her practices include performance, video, installation, and poem. She studied at Edinburgh College of Art, Donghua University, City College of New York, and Royal College of Art. Her works have been exhibited in Shanghai, Beijing, Macao, and London.
She has been focusing on the critical relationship and interaction between society and individuals in recent years. In contemporary society, how are we, as individuals, bound by the evaluation of group values. How does individual participation interact with the social development pattern when social movement and phenomenon happens？
She tries to explore the problems that we may be facing at the moment: How do the individuals’ choices affecting the direction of society’s development. She is looking for a new, independent ideology under this context. What is the ‘problem’? Do we have a choice? After placing herself in midst of the phenomenon itself, she completes the thinking towards ‘authenticity ’. Through body, performance, and experiment of works, she completes the reflection.
Alice Yutong Hua
Instagram@alice.yutonghua华雨桐 Alice，1995年出生于上海。现生活和工作在中国、美国和加拿大。作品以带有雕塑性质的绘画为主。高中毕业于加拿大St. Michael’s University School。曾在美国科尔比学院（Colby College）、芝加哥艺术学院（School of the Art Institute of Chicago）学习视觉艺术、音乐、化学、雕塑、戏剧和摄影。青少年时期热爱阅读与写作，深受中外虚构文学和古诗词中观察、体验、表达以及审美趣味的影响。大三（Junior Year）时从化学专业转修纯艺术。此后创作作品主要以抽象形式，运用多种材料探索自然与人造，随机与具象，生长与衰退的关系。“自然产生的事物（≠自然）并不会给我们一个直接的解释，它们不会清楚地以声明、形式、或者符号的面貌稳定出现。无论诉诸一件作品的哪一个基本元素，颜色、材料、大小、灯光条件…作品本身的意图在这里只是一把钥匙，一切都可以变得壮观或渺小，一切都可以隐在一片模糊中等待观者的解读。观看即是体验，体验即是结果。”
Alice Yutong Hua was born in 1995, Shanghai. Now lives and works in China, the US, and Canada. Her practice focuses on paintings with sculptural elements. She graduated from St. Michael’s University School in Victoria, BC, Canada. She then studied visual arts, music, chemistry, sculpture, theatre, and photography at Colby College and School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
She had a great passion for reading and writing in adolescence. She is deeply influenced by observation, experience, expression, and aesthetic preferences from the fictional literature and ancient Chinese poetry. She transferred from a science to a fine art major in her junior year of college. Then she began her exploration of nature and artificiality, randomness and embodiment, organization, and entropy.
“Things that exist naturally (≠Nature) do not always provide direct explanations. They do not articulate themselves into statements, forms, or signs. After tracing every principle element like color, material, dimension, light condition… the original intention from the creator is only a key. Everything can be fantastic or negligible; everything can be hidden inside a vague void, waiting for the viewers’ interpretations. Looking is the experience, and thus the result.”