1986, New York, NY
WangShui’s work explores divergent structures of perception. Through video, sculpture, painting and installation, they examine the psychosomatic loops that form our experience of the world. The artist’s polyvocal practice seeks to integrate diverse personal experiences and research into trauma, architecture and media. A central theme in the work is liminality, and its radical potential as a form of resistance. WangShui often addresses the latent space of images and materials as a way to activate the hallucinatory states between detail and distance, transparency and opacity, knowing and unknowing.
WangShui received a BA in Art Practice and Social Anthropology from UC Berkeley, CA and an MFA in Film and Video from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
Past solo exhibitions include: Window of Tolerance, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (2023); WangShui: poiesis, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2023); Whitney Screens: David Hartt and WangShui, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2020); and WangShui, Julia Stoschek Collection, Berlin (2019), among others.
Past group exhibitions include: Human Is, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin (2023); Myth Makers–Spectrosynthesis III, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong (2022); Quiet as It’s Kept, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (2022); Manifeste de la fragilité, Biennale de Lyon, France (2022); No Humans Involved, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2021); Open Call, The Shed, New York, NY (2019); International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), The Netherlands (2019); In Practice: Another Echo, SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY (2018); New York Film Festival, Film at Lincoln Center, New York, NY (2018); SCREENING, 67 Ludlow, New York, NY (2017) and anonymous gallery, Mexico City (2017), among others.
WangShui lives and works in New York, NY.