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Tuo Wang selected for the 2015 Studio Program, Queens Museum
"The Queens Museum welcomes five new artists to the Studio Program: ruby onyinyechi amanze, Andrew Beccone, Ander Mikalson, Tuo Wang, and Bryan Zanisnik. Artists applied for a subsidized studio at the Museum, available for one year, with possible extension for a second year. In designating permanent real estate to the long-term development of new work on-site, as well as to creating a community of artists, the Queens Museum aims to support artists’ creative processes and professional development. These artists were selected by artist Steffani Jemison and curator Jess Wilcox in dialogue with Queens Museum senior staff.
Born and raised in Changchun, China, Tuo Wang currently lives and works in New York. Through his performative manipulation on individuals’ lived experiences and intervention in intellectual legacies, Wang’s practice attempts to examine the unreliable relationship between the contemporary human status, myth and cultural archive. In the self-referential environments that he constructs, dramatic, often humorous as well as absurd aspects of the concept of society are exposed. Wang received his MA from Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2012 and MFA from Boston University, 2014, and has recently shown at HVCCA, NY, TEN Multimedia Center, Tirana, Albania, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt and NARS Foundation, NY."