The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
I interrogate the gap between thinking and feeling. Sometimes I hope to bridge it. Sometimes I hope to stretch it. Sometimes I hope to close it. To do this I use projections, sculptures and sound often in the same space at the same time. In pursuit of this gap, I concentrate on the moments that show the vulnerable body, the traumatic body in the psychology of the ‘everyday.’ Coming from a background that privileges systems over experiences, I have made it my mission to dismantle the dialectical relation of intellect and emotions. My work provides indexical content where I construct and magnify moments of dissonance and resonance.
An artist and researcher, Jenyu Wang invests most interests in temporal and spatial relationships. Born in Taiwan and immigrated to the United States in her mid-teens, Jenyu perceives her world in disjunction, instead of continuity- a direction she’s taken in both art and research projects. Jenyu received a dual bachelor degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Photography and Art History in 2006. She worked in Modern Taiwanese Art at University of Maryland, College Park and received an MA in 2010 and her MFA in Photography from University of Illinois at Chicago in 2014. Jenyu’s writing has been published by art criticism websites Chicago Artist Writers and Temporary Art Review.
Currently a HATCH resident artist at Chicago Artist Coalition, Jenyu is a 2014 Robert Flaherty fellow and a 2014 ACRE artist.