Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Ziyang Wu

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2019

Ziyang Wu’s art practice focuses on a new power of control rooted in what he has termed as “post Internet micro-alienation.” Referring to contemporary technology, digital power structures, popular culture, and the alienation of an individual’s spirit and body, he draws on these themes to create works rooted in absurdist and carnivalesque techniques to propose critiques and celebrations of alienated culture.

At MacDowell, he explored of how the Internet algorithm personalizes an individual’s online experience and created the Filter Bubble, in the form of social practice, archive, and AI-generated simulation, to be shown at AC Gallery in Beijing, China. Wu was an artist-in-residence at the Institute for Electronic Arts and a Fellow of the New Inc, New Museum.

Studios

Mixter

Ziyang Wu worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The small building was originally entered on the…

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