Stay, create and present in th heart of Tokyo
Residence Period: 2018.06.01-2018.06.28
Inspired by the aesthetics of "Void" and "Empty" in the composition of artworks, Wei Mao is planning to work on a new series as a project combining lighting installation and photos based on her research about objects ("things", "mono") in Tokyo. Her intention is to explore the ambiguous emotions and existence of memory rooted in Japanese culture.
1) MFA candidate, Duke University
2) "World is Harmonious", Advance Art Museum
3) Distinguished Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Base of activity: Chicago, U.S.; Shanghai, China
Media Used: Photography, installation
Wei Mao is a multimedia artist currently based in Shanghai, China, and Chicago, USA. Her artworks create realms to explore mediation and representation in the real world and examine the complex interactions of real and imaginary space through photography, sculpture, installation and mixed media.