关于 | About
Xiaowen Zhu is a media artist, scholar and curator. Described as a visual poet, social critic, and aesthetic researcher, She uses video, photography, performance, installation and mixed media as platforms to communicate the complicated experience of being an international and to wrestle with the notion of a disembodied identity. Her questions are often raised from her observation and reflection as a critical thinker and an active communicator.

"I believe that in the matrix of worldly phenomenon and personal experience, there exists some fundamental truth that may explain the puzzle if we choose to look at things in an alternative way. Therefore, it is my goal to represent the different angle without actually telling the truth that I think is true."

Zhu is currently based in Los Angeles, USA. She is the first receipt of the TASML Artist Residency Award and Marylyn Ginsburg Klaus Post-MFA Fellowship. She received her MFA in Art Video from Syracuse University, USA and BA in Film, TV Production & Media Art from Tongji University, China. During her undergraduate study, she attended an exchange program in Academy of Art and Design Offenbach in Germany.

Zhu’s works have been shown at Art Basel Hongkong, ZKM | Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe, Germany), V2_Institute for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam, the Netherlands), ISEA2011 (Istanbul, Turkey), Dumbo Arts Center (New York, USA), Videonale (Berlin, Germany), Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, USA), Strozzina Art Space (Florence,Italy), Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts (Norwich, UK), DOK Munich (Munich, Germany), Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, USA), Shanghai eArts Festival(Shanghai, China) and more.

朱晓闻是一位媒体艺术家、学者、策展人,现居美国洛杉矶。她是首届清华大学与荷兰V2动态媒体艺术中心联办TASML艺术驻留奖的获得者,也荣获Marylyn-Ginsburg艺术硕士驻留奖。她擅长用诗意化的视觉语言传达质疑性的社会思考和对媒体美学的探究。她的创作媒介混合了纪录影片、实验影像、行为艺术和录像装置——通过对视觉传达不同方式的研究,创造一种开放的、生动的、全球化而又具有私秘性的对话方式。

朱晓闻毕业于美国锡拉丘兹大学,获跨媒体艺术硕士学位。本科毕业于同济大学,期间曾赴德国奥芬巴赫学院交流学习。她的作品在世界各地进行过多次展出,包括香港巴塞尔艺术展、意大利佛罗伦萨斯特罗慈宫美术馆、英国桑斯博里视觉艺术中心、美国芝加哥当代摄影美术馆、美国锡拉丘兹艾佛森美术馆、加拿大多伦多城市电影节、德国慕尼黑国际纪录片电影节、德国斯图加特电影节、希腊雅典录像艺术节、奥地利K3电影节、中国上海电子艺术节等等。她参与的艺术家驻留项目包括德国ZKM媒体艺术与文化中心、荷兰鹿特丹V2艺术家驻留奖等。

Artist Residency

Jul. - Sep. 2011 V2_Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Dec. 2010 - Jan. 2011 ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany
Dec. 2009 - Jan. 2010 ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany

Exhibitions // Screenings

2014
The New Baroque Group Exhibition juried by Martha Otero, Gallery 825 – Los Angeles Art Association, Los Angeles, USA, March 22 - April 18, 2014

2013
Moving Image Art Screening Series, Armory Center for the Arts – Pasadena, USA, 11.22.2013
17th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA – Novi Sad, Serbia, 11.29-12.1.2013.
Now what #2 , films, video, moving image performances program, Microscope Gallery
– New York, USA, 08.01.2013
"Place/Non-place: Locality in the Digital Age:, Venice Arts Gallery
– Venice, California, 06.29 - 08.16.2013
RUN RUN SHAW CREATIVE MEDIA CENTRE SUMMER FESTIVAL
– Hongkong, China, 22.5.2013 - 22.6.2013
Art Basel Hongkong – Hongkong, China, 05.15.2013 - 05.18.2013
Move on Asia - Video Art in Asia 2002 to 2012
ZKM | Center for Art and Media
– Karlsruhe, Germany, 02.09–08.04, 2013
Gettin' off the Ground: Contemporary Stories from an American Community,
Angel's Gate Cultural Center
– San Pedro, USA, 05.2013

2012
THERE IS NO WHY, SOLO EXHIBITION, The Arcade Gallery – San Pedro, USA 09.06-09.25
"those who believe in telekentics, raise my hand"
Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts
– Toronto, Canada 12.07, 2012
8th Budapest Short Film Festival – Budapest, Hungary, 09.04-09.09
KAMUNA 2012, ZKM | Center for Art and Media – Karlsruhe, Germany, 08.04
LICHTER OpenAir, Filmfest Frankfurt – Frankfurt, Germany, 07.12
A Virtual Memorial Phnom Penh 2012, META House Phnom Penh – Cambodia, 07.12-15
Videoart Festival Miden Kalamata – Greece, 07.5-6
Cologne One Minute Film Festival, Fundacion FIART – Madrid, Spain, 07.05
"Welcome to Tomorrow", Dumbo Arts Center – New York, USA, 05.23-27
MFA2012 SHOW, Syracuse University Art Gallery – Syracuse, USA, 04.05-05.13
14th Backup Festival – Weimar, Germany, 05.10-13
“Video Now!”, Everson Museum of Art – Syracuse, USA, 04.24
Collective Video Bohai – Frankfurt, Germany, 04.15-20
Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International – Frankfurt, Germany, 03.27-04.01
"I like America and America Likes Me" Exhibition, XL Project Gallery – Syracuse, USA, 03.07-04.01
Videonale Festival Berlin – Berlin, Germany, 02.25

2011
ISEA2011, International Symposium on Electronic Art (Istanbul, Turkey)
Test_Lab, V2_Institute for the Unstable Media (Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
Waterpieces Contemporary Art & Videoart Festival (Riga, Latvia)
Crosstalk Video Art Festival (Budapest, Hungary)
K3 International Short Film Festival (Villach, Austria)
Athens Video Art Festival (Athens, Greece)
Konstanz Short Film Festival (Konstanz, Germany)
Cologne International Videoart Festival (Cologne, Germany)
Fulldome Film Festival (Jena, Germany)
Stuttgart Filmwinter (Stuttgart, Germany)
FKN Mini-Video & Performance Festival (Nürtingen, Germany)
Spark Video, Spark Contemporary Art Space (Syracuse, USA)
Morocco International Student's Film Festival (Morocco)
“Video Now!” Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, USA)
“Journey” XL Project Gallery (Syracuse, USA)

2010
Toronto Urban Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)
"Double Infinity", Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven, the Netherlands)
"Double Infinity", Shanghai EXPO Dutch Cultural Center (Shanghai, China)
DOK Munich, One-Minute Documentary Film Festival (Munich, Germany)
Zero Film Festival (Syracuse, USA)
Cologne International Videoart Festival (Cologne, Germany)
“Video Now!” Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, USA)
Matrilineage Show, Spark Contemporary Art Space (Syracuse, USA)
"Nameless Child” Spark Contemporary Art Space (Syracuse, USA)
No Time To Think-Open Art Exhibition (Shanghai, China)
Global Identity-Screening of New Generation Visual Artists (Shanghai, China)
Kic Little World-Open Art Exhibition (Shanghai, China)

2009
“Reversed Images” Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago (Chicago, USA)
“China! China! China!” Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts (Norwich, UK)
Spark Video, Spark Contemporary Art Space (Syracuse, USA)

2008
“Cina! Cina! Cina!” Strozzina Art Space (Florence, Italy)
Shanghai eArts Festival (Shanghai, China)

2007
Xu Guangqi Film Festival (Shanghai, China)

2006
“Dormitory Dreams” Festival Junger Talente (Frankfurt, Germany)

Awards
2012 Ginsburg Klaus Post-MFA Artist Fellowship (San Pedro, USA)
2012 MFA Graduate Scholarship Fellowship, Syracuse University (Syracuse, USA)
2012 Creative Opportunity Grant, Syracuse University (Syracuse, USA)
2011 TASML / DSL Residence Artist Award (Beijing, China)
2011 Creative Opportunity Grant, Syracuse University (Syracuse, USA)
2010 Jury Award, DOK Munich one-miniute Documentary Film Competition (Munich, Germany)
2010 Creative Grant, Syracuse University (Syracuse, USA)
2008 Best Short Film, Xu Guangqi Film Festival (Shanghai, China)

Performance // Artist Talk
ILovePhotography Lecture, University of California, Irvine - Irvine, California, 01.29.2014
QuestionArtProject, 18th Street Art Center - Santa Monica, California, 07.06.2013