Wu Tsang

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Wu Tsang’s artistic practice explores states of connectedness and in-betweenness; often this fluidity manifests as collaboration or in the merging of disciplines, such as performance, moving image, sculpture, and installation. Coming from a filmic background, Tsang aims to collapse the boundaries between documentary and fiction, as a way to continually question the relationship between images and what the artist calls “sociality.”


Tsang’s projects have been presented at museums and film festivals internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin; Berlinale Film Festival, Berlin; Santiago International Film Festival; Hot Docs Festival, Toronto; and South by Southwest Film Festival, Austin. Her first feature film WILDNESS (2012) premiered at MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight, and her work was also featured in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, “The Ungovernables” New Museum Triennial, the 2012 Gwangju Biennial, the 9th Berlin Biennial, and Performa 11 Biennial. She has received grants from Creative Capital, the Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and the Rockefeller Foundation. She was a 2016 Guggenheim Fellow (film/video) and is currently shortlisted for the 2018 Hugo Boss Prize.

Wu Tsang, We hold where study, 2017. Two-channel HD video, color, stereo sound, 18 minutes, 56 seconds. Installation view at Kunsthalle Münster. Photo: Roman Mensing. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin.